Good morning from Shippensburg University, site of the 2017 PIAA Track and Field Championships.

It’s a bit overcast at the moment, and a tad chilly, but the sun is trying to break through and we are hoping to stay dry throughout the day.

Darcy

Today’s action will got pretty fast and furious, and for us in NEPA several athletes will be getting right after it here at 9 a.m. Dunmore’s Gavin Darcy is the No. 1 seed in the Class 2A javelin, Lake-Lehman’s Emily Johns is the No. 1 seed in the girls Class 2A javelin and Berwick’s Payden Montana is the No. 1 seed in the girls Class 3A shot put.

Also in the boys 2A javelin, Carbondale Area’s Jason Jablonowski is the No. 3 seed.

Inside of Seth Grove Stadium, Coughlin’s Madisyn Hawkins, Pittston Area’s Abby Norwillo and Abington Heights’ Dani Heine are all seeded among the top eight, and Scranton Prep’s Victoria Atkinson will also be in contention.

So, it appears we will be very busy early. Good thing I am well rested. …

Berwick’s Payden Montana got us going in style. She captured the girls Class 3A title in the shot put with a distance of 47 feet, 3 inches.

Moments later, Dunmore’s Gavin Darcy won the boys Class 2A javelin title with a distance of 199-6. Carbondale Area’s Jason Jablonowski placed seventh in the javelin with a best mark of 172-3.

Then, Scranton’s Ky’Ron Harbin placed third in the boys Class 3A triple jump.

Lake-Lehman’s Emily Johns placed second in the Class 2A discus with a mark of 142-8.

Meyers’ Je’Vondrea McClair placed second in the Class 2A long jump at 21-11.5.

LTC MEDAL WINNERS

Dunmore’s Gavin Darcy
2017 PIAA Class 2A Javelin Champion

 

Carbondale Area’s Jason Jablonowski
PIAA Class 2A Javelin – Seventh place

 

Scranton’s Ky’Ron Harbin
PIAA Class 3A Triple Jump – Third place

JAVELIN HIGHLIGHTS

 

BY THE NUMBERS

Gavin Darcy

by attempts

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2

3

4

5

6

196-10

199-6

196-9

199-0

179-8

191-10

 

2017 PIAA CLASS 2A JAVELIN CHAMPION – GAVIN DARCY

 

AFTERNOON RECAP

Lakeland’s Brooke Estadt got us going in the afternoon session. She captured a sixth-place medal in the girls Class 2A long jump.

Then, North Pocono’s Matt Slagus earned a silver in the boys Class 3A shot put with a personal-best distance of 59-8.5.

Lakeland’s Brooke Estadt

 

North Pocono’s Matt Slagus

 


There were a lot of qualifiers for Saturday’s meet, so expect a rush of medal winners.

I will be back at it tomorrow.