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PIAA State Track & Field Championships – Day 1 Results


On the first day of the PIAA State Track & Field Championships, nine LebCo athletes and four relay teams competed in a combination of finals and prelim races that served as qualification for Saturday’s finals. No matter the outcome, it is important to remember that even competing at the PIAA State Track & Field Championship is a huge accomplishment in the varsity career of a high school athlete.

Two Field events featuring LebCo athletes had their Finals on Friday afternoon. Palmyra’s Mason Bucks completed in the Boys AAA Pole Vault, where he medaled in the event for the third straight year, earning bronze after clearing 15’6″. In the Girls AAA Triple Jump, Lebanon’s Zariyah Whigham (Sr.) jumped 38’1.75″ to claim a 6th place medal. ELCO’s Makenna Haas (Jr.) finished 9th, just one spot shy of earning a medal.

The 1600m Finals were also run with Ramon Urena Bastista (Sr.) competing in the AAA race and Annville-Cleona’s Oliver Funck (So.) competing in AA. While both finished out of medal contention, they represented themselves very well. However, their exceptional efforts were out shadowed when Butler’s Drew Griffith won the AAA race with a 3:57.08 to set a new National Record.

Several Preliminary races were run on Friday, with the top eight from each event advancing to Saturday’s medal round. Palmyra’s Tyler Burgess (Jr.) earned his spot in the Finals of the 110m High Hurdles and the 300m IM Hurdles with the #1 and #2 seeds, respectively. Also carrying a top seed into Day 2 will be Cedar Crest’s Kaddel Howard (So.), who ran a 53.76 ahead of defending her State gold medal. 

The Annville-Cleona Girls’ 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams, consisting of Sophia Caporaletti, Kendall Cooper, Miracle Hershey, and Jada Morales, also qualified for the AA Finals. The Dutchmen’s qualification included breaking their own school record in the 4x100m, running a 49.08 to gain the #2 seed for the Finals.

Below is a comprehensive list of all of the results from Friday. Medal winners are highlighted in orange. Athletes advancing to the Finals are highlighted in green.

You can watch Satuday’s events live on PCN. Here is the schedule of events for when our local athletes will be competing.

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Day 1 Results

Triple Jump – Finals – AAA Girls

6th    Zariyah Whigham (Lebanon) – 38’1.75”

9th    Makenna Haas (ELCO) – 37’1.75”


Pole Vault – AAA Boys 

3rd   Mason Bucks (Palmyra) – 15’6”

1600m – Finals – AA Boys 

20th   Oliver Funck (Annville-Cleona) – 4:29.39


1600m – Finals – AAA Boys

26th    Ramon Urena Batista (Lebanon) – 4:21.58

*During this event, Butler’s Drew Griffith ran a 3:57.08 to set the National Record


100m – Prelims – AA Girls

11th   Kendall Cooper (Annville-Cleona) – 12.45


200m – Prelims – AA Girls

18th   Kendall Cooper (Annville-Cleona) – 26.31


110m High Hurdles Prelims – AAA Boys 

1st    Tyler Burgess (Palmyra) – 14.04 – Will enter the Finals as the #1 seed

26th  Jonathan McDannell (Palmyra) –  15.65

*Finals will take place on Saturday @ 10:15 am


400m Prelims – Girls AAA

1st   Kaddel Howard (Cedar Crest) – 53.76 – Will enter the Finals as the #1 seed

*Finals will take place on Saturday @ 1:40 pm


300m IM Hurdles Prelims – AAA Boys 

2nd   Tyler Burgess (Palmyra) – 38.21 – Will enter the Finals as the #1 seed

*Finals will take place on Saturday @ 1:55 pm


4x100m Prelims – AA Girls

2nd   Annville-Cleona (Sophia Caporaletti, Kendall Cooper, Miracle Hershey, Jada Morales) – 49.02 – Will enter finals as the #2 seed

*Finals will take place on Saturday @ 1:05 pm

*Broke own school record


4x100m Prelims – AAA Boys 

9th   Palmyra (Tyler Burgess, Jacob Burgess, Jonathan McDannell, Travis McDannell) – 42.52

*Finished .02 behind 8th place finisher North Penn


4x400m Prelims –  AA Girls

8th   Annville-Cleona (Sophia Caporaletti, Kendall Cooper, Miracle Hershey, Jada Morales) – 4:06.39 – Will enter finals as the #8 seed

*Finals will take place on Saturday after 3:20 pm


4x400m Prelims –  AA Boys

28th  Annville-Cleona (David Moran, Jon Moran, Samuel Domencic, Matt Clemson) – 3:37.17



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