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Track & Field: District 3 Championship Meet – LebCo Results – Day 2


Following a successful Friday, LebCo’s athletes were back in action on Saturday for the second and final day of the 2024 PIAA District 3 Track & Field Championship Meet. Rainy conditions caused a one-hour delay to the start of the general line-up of events, but from the sound of the first gun, there was fierce competition, with our local athletes leading the way in many events.

On the first day, LebCo athletes won thirteen medals, including a gold medal won by Cedar Crest’s Eliana Schneider in the Javelin, along with ten qualifiers for States. When all of the events were finished on Saturday, LebCo athletes added thirty-two more medals, including eleven that were gold in color. Eighteen athletes and relay teams earned invites to next weekend’s PIAA State Championship Meet. 

The level of success achieved by LebCo teams was led by the Annville-Cleona Girls and Palmyra Boys, who each finished 2nd in the team competition. The Cedar Crest Girls also had a strong showing in the team race, finishing 3rd behind McCaskey and Spring Grove.

While the Annville-Cleona Girls did not repeat as champions, they did put up 99 points as a team in the AA competition. They finished just six points behind Wyomissing. The team element was in full effect as the Dutchmen swept the relays, winning the 4x400m and 4x800m with new school records. Kendall Cooperwho was a member of the 4x100m and the 4x400m, added a win in the 100m and then a silver medal in the 200m. 

The Palmyra Boys looked impressive in bringing a level of rarely-seen talent. The prime example is junior hurdling sensation Tyler Burgess, who cruised to victory in the 110m High Hurdles to break his own school record before then winning the 300m IM Hurdles. His time in the 300m race was 36.82, which broke a District 3 Meet record that had been in place since 1980. Burgess joined his brother Jacob Burgess, who on Friday medaled and qualified for States in the Long Jump, to team up with the McDannell brothers (Jonathan and Travis) to finish 6th in the 4x100m in a time that carries them into States. Finishing 5th in the 110m Hurdles, Jonathan McDannell had already gained an individual invitation to States. Joining them at States will be Mason Bucks, the senior Pole Vaulter who took 1st place after climbing to a height of 16’3″, putting him in good position to finish on the podium once again at States (2nd in 2023).

The Cedar Crest Girls were also led by some of the area’s best talent. They started the day with a win in the 4x800m, a team that included Schneider and Kaddel Howard, along with Audrey Fugate and Lizzie Lowe. Howard went on to far outclass her next nearest opponent in the 400m, her signature event in which she was the defending State Champion. A marquee match-up was then set in the 200m with Laila Campbell, a defending three-time State Champion. However, in what was maybe the most painful news of the afternoonHoward was called for a false start that led to her disqualification. While this is a controversial and often debated rule, it is the rule and it ended any chances that she would contend for a 200m medal at States.

In the Girls’ competition, there were several other medalists who picked up invitations to States. Lebanon’s Zariyah Whigham, who had qualified in the Long Jump after finishing 3rd, went on to defend her top seed in the Triple Jump. She became just the third female Cedar to win Districts, joining Jess Lentz and Erin Winters. Also in the Triple Jump, ELCO’s Makenna Haas finished in 4th place to secure her spot at States.

For the Boys, several Annville-Cleona athletes qualified for States with stellar performances. The 4x800m team of Landon Hostetter, Oliver Funck, Matt Clemson, and David Moran started the day by winning gold. Moran, a sophomore, would then go on to win the open 800m with a time of 1:57.31. Funck also earned his opportunity to compete as an individual as he hit the 2A State Qualifying Standard (SQS) by running 4:30.90 in the 1600m. The Dutchmen will also be sending their 4x400m, which finished 2nd and was comprised of Clemson, Moran, his brother Jon Moran, and Samuel Domencic

Lebanon will also be sending one male athlete to States after Ramon Urena Batista broke his own school record in the 1600m by running 4:17.18 and meeting the SQS after finishing 7th. Just last weekend, Urena Batista had broken the previous mark of 4:20.7 that had been set by Jon Arnold. Like Arnold, Urena Batista plans to attend Shippensburg. However, he’ll have one last high school race on the surface at Seth Grove before he can turn his attention to taking on the rigors of collegiate competition. 

ELCO will not have any males at States, but they did put forth an impressive 8th place finish in the 4x800m, just one spot behind Palmyra. Senior Luke Macchione also earned an 8th-place medal in the 300m Hurdles.

The Performance Lists for States will be released sometime on Sunday, giving more clarity as to the lay of the land heading into the final weekend.

Below are the results for every LebCo athlete. Medal winners are highlighted in this color. The full results from the meet are linked at the bottom.

For more about the meet & seeding information, check out what we wrote before it started: Girls Preview / Boys Preview


District 3 Championship Meet – Day 1 Results

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DNP – Kaddel Howard (Cedar Crest) – False Start


1st    Kaddel Howard (Cedar Crest)  – 54.93     (PIAA Qualifier)



10th    Lizzie Lowe (Cedar Crest) – 2:20.67

19th    Eliana Schneider (Cedar Crest) – 2:25.30



12th    Abby Berarducci (Palmyra) – 5:14.23



9th     Cedar Crest (Emma Pavlesich, Opeyemi Ojo, Hayden Wamsher, Kaddel Howard) –  4:05.53

10th   Palmyra (Ella Stuart, Abby Berarducci, Maddy Waldron, Delaney Miller)  – 4:07.52


1st    Cedar Crest (Eliana Schneider, Audrey Fugate, Lizzie Lowe, Kaddel Howard) – 9:20.29  (PIAA Qualifier)

14th    Palmyra (Amber McCurdy, Ellie Schaffer, Madilyn Gingrich, Abby Berarducci) – 10:08.35

Triple Jump

1st    Zariyah Whigham (Lebanon) – 37’10”  (PIAA Qualifier)

4th   Makenna Haas (ELCO)  – 36’9.5″   (PIAA Qualifier)

19th   Opeyemi Ojo (Cedar Crest) – 34’4.75″


Pole Vault

6th      Ruby Wolfe (Cedar Crest) – 11’0″      

13th     Elaina Potter (Palmyra) – 10’0″

16th     Hailee Kreiser (Cedar Crest) – 9’6″


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7th   Jalik Hill (Lebanon) – 22.91



12th    Ramon Urena Batista (Lebanon) – 1:57.49

17th     Camden Marquette (ELCO)  – 2:01.27

21st     Owen Kreider (Lebanon) – 2:03.92


7th   Ramon Urena Batista (Lebanon) – 4:17.18   (PIAA Qualifier)


110m High Hurdles

1st     Tyler Burgess (Palmyra) – 13.88   (PIAA Qualifier)   

5th    Jonathan McDannell (Palmyra) – 15.17   (PIAA Qualifier)       

300m IM Hurdles

1st     Tyler Burgess (Palmyra) – 36.82  (PIAA Qualifier)

8th    Luke Macchione (ELCO) – 40.92         



6th    Palmyra (Travis McDannell, Jonathan McDannell, Tyler Burgess, Jacob Burgess) – 42.88   (PIAA Qualifier)

10th   Cedar Crest (Leo Tirado, Jeremiah Santiago, Cameron Tirado, Shade Rahman – 43.51



13th      Lebanon (Jalik Hill, Owen Kreider, Tyler Long, Ramon Urena Batista) – 3:31.61


7th    Palmyra (Jake Vottero, Ethan Yorty, Cohen Claar, Cornelius Cummings) – 8:10.82                

8th    ELCO (Luke Macchione, Ben Macchione, Chad Keller, Camden Marquette)   –  8:11.42    

13th   Lebanon (Tyler Long, Gavin Sheetz, Thadeous Gilbert, Jonathan Beltran Garcia) – 8:28.56


Pole Vault

1st   Mason Bucks (Palmyra) – 16’3″ (PIAA Qualifier)          


Shot Put

15th    Alex Kissinger (Cedar Crest) – 47’3″

18th    Tristan Long (Cedar Crest) –  47’0.5″


Full Results



Girls (Annville-Cleona)


1st    Kendall Cooper – 12.42 (PIAA Qualifier)

4th    Miracle Hershey – 12.86


2nd   Kendall Cooper – 26.29 (PIAA Qualifier)

6th    Miracle Hershey – 27.22


4th   Sophia Caporaletti – 1:02.34


8th    Megan Brophy – 2:29.58



3rd     Mackenzie Stellmach – 5:29.21

11th    Emily Maag – 5:44.28



1st      4x100m (Miracle Hershey Jada Morales Sophia Caporaletti Kendall Cooper) – 49.28    (PIAA Qualifier)

1st     4x400m (Sophia Caporaletti Jada Morales Miracle Hershey Kendall Cooper) – 4:08.23 (PIAA Qualifier)

1st      4x800m (Megan Brophy, Addison Sanchez, Emily Maag, Mackenzie Stellmach) – 9:56.03 (PIAA Qualifier)


Long Jump

5th    Madison Long – 15’11”

6th    Emily Shuey –  15’9.5″




Boys (Annville-Cleona)


5th     Jon Moran – 23.60


1st      David Moran – 1:57.31   (PIAA Qualifier)

10th    Z Moyer – 2:06.21



5th      Oliver Funck – 4:30.90   (PIAA Qualifier)

7th      Landon Hostetter – 4:32.84



1st    4x800m (Landon Hostetter, Oliver Funck, Matt Clemson, David Moran) – 8:06.66   (PIAA Qualifier)

2nd  4x400m (Jon Moran, Samuel Domencic, Matt Clemson, David Moran) –  3:33.09  (PIAA Qualifier)


Long Jump

5th    Wesley Heller – 19’10.75″



11th       Jon Shay  –  122’7″



10th    Bryson Fogelsanger – 137’8″


Full Results


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