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Track & Field- Jack Roddick Invite: LebCo Athletes Claim Three Golds; Palmyra Completes Record-Setting Day

On Saturday, the 97th Jack Roddick High School Track & Field Invitational took place at Shippensburg. This is a prestigious meet that drew entries from over one hundred teams, each letting its athletes preview Shippensburg University’s facilities ahead of the PIAA State Championship Meet.

LebCo athletes were especially impressive on the day, with three gold medals, four silver medals, and a bronze medal being won by athletes from ELCO, Lebanon, and Palmyra.

Leading the way was the contingent from Palmyra, with Tyler Burgess winning the 110m High Hurdles in a time of 14.08 (school record) and then doubling up with a victory in the 300m IM Hurdles with a time of 38.10. Not to be outdone by his brother, Jacob Burgess took 2nd in the Long Jump with a 22’6.25” to set a new school record. The two were then members of the 4x100m that took silver with a time of 42.72.

The jumps were where our local athletes were flexing their talent on the Girls’ side. Lebanon’s Zariyah Whigham won the Triple Jump with a 38’0.25”, with ELCO’s Makenna Haas claiming 2nd place with a 36’8.75”. The pair then went 2nd and 3rd in the Long Jump, with Whigham going 17’6” and Haas marking 17’3.5”.

Another highlight came when Palmyra senior Abby Berarducci ran a 5:13.22 to finish 10th in the 1600m. Her impressive time set a new Palmyra record. Lebanon’s Ramon Urena Batista almost did something similar in the 3200m but fell just .22 shy of the school record when he ran a 9:32.8 to finish 10th in the event.

We will attempt to compile the full results from every LebCo athlete, but you can check out the results by clicking here.


Track & Field Dual Meet Results Tracker: April 15-18

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Whigham & Haas celebrate their medal haul





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