Zimmerman banks 2 golds at districts

Mifflinburg’s Eric Zimmerman took the 200 and 100 championships. Here he leads the pack down the stretch in the 200.

WILLIAMSPORT — There was no room for error for Mifflinburg’s Eric Zimmerman as he stepped into the blocks looking for a repeat trip to states in the 100 and 200.

With Mifflinburg a Class 3A team, only the champions advanced and those with state-qualifying times.

Zimmerman made it look easy though, cruising to victory in both the 100 and 200 — with personal bests in both — clocking a 10.90 in the 100 and a 21.88 in the 200.

“It feels pretty good,” said Zimmerman, after picking up his first gold of the day. “I”ve put in a lot of hard work and to see it pay off is nice.”

Zimmerman credited his stiff competition with pushing him and he was glad to see Shikellamy’s Lucas Tilford qualified on time in 11.01.

“It’s going to be nice to run with him. All these guys push me,” he said.

Lewisburg’s Josh Gose is also headed back to states after winning the shot (51-4). Though not his best, he knows he has more in the tank.

“It always feels great (to win and qualify for states),” said Gose. “I felt confident coming in. Next week I just want to throw my best, hold nothing back.”

The Dragons’ hurdling duo of Kameron Schreffler (110H) and Zach Bedell (300H) took gold, as expected. Schreffler cruised to a 14.97 finish in the 110s.

“Last year I ended up fourth, so this is pretty special,” said Schreffler. “I know the competition and I know what I had to do.”

Running the 4x400 relay has helped his training for the hurdles, he admitted.

“This year, the second half of my race is better,” he said. “Running the 4x4 has helped.”

Bedell nearly qualified in the 110s, finishing third in 15.61. His 40.16 easily won the 300s though.

“The biggest help in the 300, form-wise, is the 110s,” said Bedell. “(Schreffler and I) push each other every day. My time was OK, definitely not my best, but states are next week. I want to run high 38s, low 39s.”

Warrior Run’s Addison Magyar is headed back to Shippensburg, having won the 800 in 1:58.03. He stayed with the pack through the first lap, then pulled away. Already headed to states as a part of the Defenders’ 3200 relay, this will be Magyar’s fourth trip to Shippensburg.

“I knew there’d be some tough guys that heat,” said Magyar. “I wanted to sit back and let them go and then in the second lap I started to pull away. It feels awesome to go to state four years in a row. This weekend has been great, starting with the 4x8 second-place Thursday.”

Making his first trip to states will be Mifflinburg’s Michael Antonyuk, who took gold in the discus (138-7).

“This is my first year throwing discus and I started off the year in the 70s and 80s,” said Antonyuk. “I got up to the 120s and threw 130 at the

Lock Haven invite. It took off from there. It feels good (to get to states).”

Milton’s Brant Long took gold in the pole vault, clearing 14-0, and will head to Shippensburg a district champion after a runner-up finish last year, when he competed for Southern Columbia.

“I’ve been hitting 14 pretty consistently this year,” said Long. “My goal this season was to set the school record (14-8, Todd Postie) and I’ve

still got time. I have one more year.

“Today, I wanted higher, but my coaches just said, ‘Relax, you know what to do, you know where you stand.”

Second-place finishers punching tickets to Shippensburg included Warrior Run’s Justis Brady in the high jump (6-1), Milton’s Kenley Caputo in the 300 hurdles (40.84) and Lewisburg’s Michael Tiffin in the discus (142-11)

“This is my first time going to states,” said Tiffin. “I’ve only been throwing two years. Last year I was skinny so I just gained a bunch of weight.” Tiffin also medaled in the shot, taking fifth (46-6.5).

Several athletes qualified for states on time. An amazing five athletes advanced in the 3200. Lewisburg’s Jacob Hess was third (9:41.81) and Milton’s Colton Loreman (9:45.14) and Tanner Walter (9:45.22) fourth and fifth.

Another five qualified in the 1600 as well. Warrior Run’s Damein Moser took third (4:25.54) and is headed to states.

Lewisburg’s James Koconis is going to states following a third-place finish in the 800 (50.65).

Finally, the Dragons’ 4x400 relay team (Alex Sabo, Zach Bedell, Dylan Farronato, James Koconis) advanced on time, taking fifth in a stacked field in 3:29.56. Five teams advanced and Central Columbia’s winning team set a new district record.

Several area athletes earned medals (top eight in 2A, top six in 3A), but did not qualify for states.

Milton sprinter Owen Keister performed well Saturday, but in a stacked field of sprinters. Keister took third in the 200 (23.11) and fourth in the 100 (11.46).

Gose (Lewisburg) was fifth in the discus (128-11) and Milton’s Qamar Yasin-Bradley was fifth in the triple jump (42-2). Lewisburg’s Darren Baidoo was sixth in the triple (41-10).

Caputo (Milton) was fourth in the 110 hurdles (15.92) and teammate Long took fourth in the high jump (5-11).

In the 2A pole vault, Lewisburg’s Collin Runyon took fourth (12-6) and Warrior Run’s Levi Kennel was fifth (12-0). Mifflinburg’s Benjamin Chambers was eighth in 3A (11-3).

Tiffin (Lewisburg) was fifth in the shot (46-6.5). Mifflinburg’s Michael Antonyuk was seventh in the javelin (155-9).

Lewisburg’s Calvin Bailey was sixth in the 1600 (4:33.49) and Hess was seventh (43.50.70) and Warrior Run’s Caden Dufrene was eighth (4:35.74). Warrior Run’s Tyrese Hazzoum was seventh in the 800 (2:03.30).

District 4 Class 2A Track and Field Championships

Saturday at Williamsport

Top 2 advance to states plus qualifiers (SQ); top eight medal

3200: 1. Krystof Lapotsky, Mount Carmel, 9:27,90 (SQ); 2. Kevin Heeman, Wyalusing, 9:36.04 (SQ); 3. Jacob Hess, Lewisburg, 9:41.81 (SQ); 4. Colton Loreman, Milton, 9:45.14 (SQ); 5. Tanner Walter, Milton, 9:45.22 (SQ); 6. Ryan Bahr, Hughesville, 9:48.66; 7. Evan Hart, Lewisburg, 10:02.27; 8. Tyler Davies, Central Columbia, 10:02.57

110H: 1. Kameron Schreffler, Lewisburg, 14.97 (SQ); 2. Jake Rose, Southern Columbia, 15.05 (SQ); 3. Zach Bedell, Lewisburg, 15.61; 4. Kenley Caputo, Milton, 15.92; 5. Nathan Snyder, Central Columbia, 16.18; 6. Ian Huntington, Central Columbia, 16.26; 7. John Schrader, Towanda, 16.69; 8. Dustin Hagin, Troy, 16.71

100: 1. Julian Fleming, Southern Columbia, 10.95 (SQ); 2. Jacob Reeder, Montoursville, 11.18 (SQ); 3. Damian Hudson, Athens, 11.21 (SQ); 4. Owen Keister, Milton, 11.46; 5. Hunter Coulter, Bloomsburg, 11.46; 6. Tanner Karycki, Mount Carmel, 11.48

1600: 1. Ethan Knoebel, Southern Columbia, 4:21.42 (SQ); 2. Alex Patton, Wyalusing, 4:23.85 (SQ); 3. Damein Moser, Warrior Run, 4:25.54 (SQ); 4. Joshua Broadt, Central Columbia, 4:26.93 (SQ); 5. Port Habalar, South Williamsport, 4:28 (SQ); 6. Calvin Bailey, Lewisburg, 4:33.49; 7. Jacob Hess, Lewisburg, 4:35.07; 8. Caden Dufrene, Warrior Run, 4:35.74

400R: 1. Southern Columbia (Jake Rose, Gaige Garcia, Damien Ares, Julian Fleming), 42.72 (SQ); 2. Central Columbia (Eli Morrison, Jack Schechterly, Zander Bradley, Jared Verse), 43.66 (SQ); 3. Wellsboro, 44.34; 4. Wyalusing, 44.47; 5. Athens, 44.53; 6. Bloomsburg, 44.89; 7. Lewisburg (Gavin Sheriff, Darren Baidoo, Alex Sabo, Kameron Schreffler), 45.24; 8. MIlton (Qamar Yasin-Bradley, Owen Keister, Kenley Caputo, Chris Aviles), 45.69

400: 1. Zander Bradley, Central Columbia, 49.73 (SQ); 2. Dylan Devlin, Central Columbia, 50.60 (SQ); 3. James Koconis, Lewisburg, 50.65 (SQ); 4. Damien Ares, Southern Columbia, 51.68; 5. Austin Long, Hughesville, 51.75; 6. Cameron Tennis, Wellsboro, 52.05; 7. Braden Cott, Montoursville, 52.36; 8. Stefan Leitzel, Midd-West, 52.85

300H: 1. Zach Bedell, Lewisburg, 40.16 (SQ); 2. Kenley Caputo, Milton, 40.84; 3. Jake Rose, Southern Columbia, 41.75; 4. Jack Schechterly,

Central Columbia, 41.88; 5. Dylan Niles, Williamson, 42.26; 6. John Schrader, Towanda, 42.31; 7. Keenan Dietz, Midd-West, 42.63; 8. Quentin Nahodil, Mount Carmel, 43.0

800: 1. Addison Magyar, Warrior Run, 1:58.03 (SQ); 2. Logan Newton, Wyalusing, 1:59.99; 3. Ethan Knoebel, Southern Columbia, 2:00.53; 4.

Joshua Broadt, Central Columbia, 2:00.69; 5. Andrew Rooney, Mount Carmel, 2:01.45; 6. Alex Patton, Wyalusing, 2:02.23; 7. Tyrese Hazzoum, Warrior Run, 2:03.30; 8. John C. Cowles, NE Bradford, 2:03.34

200: 1. Damian Hudson, Athens, 22.82 (SQ); 2. Jared Verse, Central Columbia, 22.83 (SQ); 3. Owen Keister, Milton, 23.11; 4. Jack Schechterly, Central Columbia, 23.12; 5. Benjamin Gambrell, Athens, 23.18; 6. Dylan Devlin, Central Columbia, 23.49; 7. Devyn Parks, Troy, 23.53; 8. Kashawn Cameron, Wyalusing, 23.54

1600R: 1. Central Columbia, 3:21.73 (SQ, new District 4 record); 2. Southern Columbia (Ethan Knoebel, Gaige Garcia, Julian

Fleming, Damien Ares), 3:24.74 (SQ); 3. Mount Carmel, 3:26.86 (SQ); 4. Montoursville, 3:28.65 (SQ); 5. Lewisburg (Alex Sabo, Zach Bedell, Dylan Farronato, James Koconis), 3:29.56 (SQ); 6. Warrior Run (Michael Rafala, Tyrese Hazzoum, Damein Moser, Addison Magyar), 3:31.30; 7.

Midd-West, 3:33.85; 8. Troy, 3:35.89

Discus: 1. William Mcginley, Bloomsburg, 153-1 (SQ); 2. Michael Tiffin, Lewisburg, 142-11; 3. RJ Wildrick, Wyalusing, 131-1; 4. Brandon Paul,

Williamson, 131-0; 5. Josh Gose, Lewisburg, 128-11; 6. Chase Hallett, Williamson, 128-11; 7. Troy Donlan, Southern Columbia, 127-7; 8. Daniel

Seeley, NE Bradford, 125-7; 9. Jack Watkins, Warrior Run, 122-3

Shot put: 1. Josh Gose, Lewisburg, 51-4 (SQ); 2. Troy Donlan, Southern Columbia, 48-10; 3. Nevin Rauch, Milton, 47-1.5; 4. William Mcginley,

Bloomsburg, 46-65; 5. Michael Tiffin, Lewisburg, 46-6.5; 6. Mike Makowski, Mount Carmel, 44-7; 7. Jake Lusk, South Williamsport, 44-7; 8. RJ Wildrick, Wyalusing, 44-0

Triple jump: 1. Dominic Caputo, Montoursville, 44-8.5 (SQ); 2. Nathan Snyder, Central Columbia, 43-3.5; 3. Osiris Hemphill, Bloomsburg, 42-10.5; 4. Benjamin Gambrell, Athens, 42-7; 5. Qamar Yasin-Bradley, Milton, 42-2; 6. Darren Baidoo, Lewisburg, 41-10; 7. Colin Gorini, Montoursville, 40-0; 8. J.T. Landis, Troy, 39-10.25

High jump: 1. Dominic Caputo, Montoursville, 6-1; 2. Justis Brady, Warrior Run, 6-1; 3. Alex Johnson, Troy, 5-11; 4. Brant Long, Milton, 5-11; 5. Isacc Pelka, Towanda, 5-9; 6. Frank Kewitt, Wellsboro, 5-9; 7. Christian Bossley, Montgomery, 5-9; 8T. Kabeer Khurana, Lewisburg, 5-9; 8T. Tobias Waldon, Southern Columbia, 5-9

Pole vault: 1. Brant Long, Milton, 14-0 (SQ); 2. Nate Burke, Central Columbia, 13-0; 3. Gabriel Waltman, Central Columbia, 12-6; 4. Collin

Runyon, Lewisburg, 12-6; 5. Levi Kennel, Warrior Run, 12-0; 6. Hunter Valles, Central Columbia, 12-0; 7. Ben Moore, Bloomsburg, 12-0. 8. Logan Gerrity, Towanda, 11-6

Team scores: 1. Central Columbia, 122; 2. Lewisburg, 105.5; 3. Southern Columbia, 93.5; 4. Milton, 64; 5. Montoursville, 48; 6. Wyalusing, 44; 7. Warrior Run, 42; 8T. Mount Carmel, Athens, 37; 10. Bloomsburg, 33; 11. Towanda, 14; 12. Wellsboro, 13; 13. Williamson, 12; 14. Troy, 11; 15. South Williamsport, 9; 16. Hughesville, 7; 17. Midd-West, 5; 18T. NE Bradford, Montgomery, 2; 20. Loyalsock, 1

District 4 Class 3A Track and Field Championships

Saturday at Williamsport

Champions advance, plus state qualifiers (SQ); top six medal

3200: 1. J. Henry Lyon, Williamsport, 9:32.72; 2. Doug Hallman, Shikellamy, 9:42.90; 3. James Zola, Danville, 10:16.75; 4. Conner

Anascavage, Shamokin, 10:22.81; 5. Eli Zakarian, Danville, 10:25.92; 6. Ethan Tharp, Shamokin, 10:31.54

110H: 1. Allen Taylor, Williamsport, 14.3 (SQ); 2. Marshall Buggy, Shamokin, 14.78 (SQ); 3. Ethan Williams, Williamsport, 15.30; 4. Brandon Zimmerman, Danville, 15.41; 5. Cameron Leib, Shikellamy, 15.85; 6. Gray Catherman, Selinsgrove, 16.07

100: 1. Eric Zimmerman, Mifflinburg, 10.91 (SQ); 2. Lucas Tilford, Shikellamy, 11.01 (SQ); 3. Joe Folk, Shikellamy, 11.21; 4. Gavin

Colescott, Shikellamy, 11.35; 5. Matt Schiccatano, Shamokin, 11.52; 6. Ry’Meer Brown, Williamsport, 11.61

1600: 1. Logan Strouse, Shikellamy, 4:27.17; 2. Doug Hallman, Shikellamy, 4:34.53; 3. J. Henry Lyon, Williamsport, 4:35.19; 4. John Maize, Danville, 4:37.76; 5. Eric Dixon, Shikellamy, 4:38.11; 6. Nick Kroh, Danville, 4:38.50

300H: 1. Allen Taylor, Williamsport, 38.83 (SQ); 2. Marshall Buggy, Shamokin, 39.26 (SQ); 3. Gray Catherman, Selinsgove, 40.33; 4. Brandon Zimmerman, Danville, 40.66; 5. Benjamin Bulger, Danville, 42.51; 6. Ryan Castillo, Shikellamy, 42.78

400R: 1. Shikellamy, 43.18 (SQ); 2. Shamokin, 43.78; 3. Mifflinburg, 44.50; 4. Selinsgrove, 46.72; 5. Jersey Shore, 47.58; 6. DQ

400: 1. Ethan Klees, Danville, 46.69 (SQ); 2. Jermez Herring, Shikellamy, 50.95; 3. Billy Delbaugh, Shamokin, 51.8; 4. Dalton Biichle, Williamsport, 52.85; 5. Ian Paul, Shamokin, 53.08; 6. Alec Carpenter, Jersey Shore, 53.23

Long jump: 1. Joey Masser, Shamokin, 21-1; 2. Maxwell Goode, Williamsport, 20-9.75; 3. Matt Schiccatano, Shamokin, 20-2.5; 4. Thor Britton, Selinsgrove, 19-5; 5. Ayden Bradley, Wiliamsport, 19-4.5; 6. Dawson Gemberling, Selinsgrove, 19-4.5

800: 1. Owen Mahon, Williamsport, 1:56.77 (SQ); 2. Logan Strouse, Shikellamy, 1:57.01; 3. Micah Worth, Jersey Shore, 2:01.39; 4. Peyton

Riley, Danville, 2:02.63; 5. Dennis Cole, Shamokin, 2:03.59; 6. Jason Griffith, Shikellamy, 2:04.60

200: 1. Eric Zimmerman, Mifflinburg, 21.88 (SQ) 2. Ethan Klees, Danville, 22.25 (SQ); 3. Joe Folk, Shikellamy, 22.66; 4. Lucas Tilford, Shikellamy, 22.67; 5. Gavin Colescott, Shikellamy, 23.40; 6. Maxwell Goode, Williamsport, 22.53

1600R: 1. Williamsport, 3:28.35; 2. Shamokin, 3:29.08; 3. Danville, 3:30.11; 4. Shikellamy, 3:33.49; 5. Selinsgrove, 3:33.91; 6. Jersey Shore, 3:36.35

Shot put: 1. Brian Hornberger, Shamokin, 40-9.5; 2. Tucker Kreisher, Williamsport, 48-5; 3. Ethan Williamson, Willamsport, 44-5.5; 4. Matt

Knowles, Shamokin, 43-9; 5. Aaron Keeler, Shikellamy, 43-5 6. Blake Zalar, Shamokin, 43-5.5

Javelin: 1. Aaron Keeler, Shikellamy, 191-10; 2. Myles Barbour, Williamsport, 174-8; 3. Ian Persing, Danville, 173-0; 4. Jonathan Cramer,

Williamsport, 166-3; 5. Ryan Brouse, Danville, 158-10; 6. Isaac Smith, Danville, 156-10; 7. Michael Antonyuk, Mifflinburg, 155-9

Discus: 1. Michael Antonyuk, Mifflinburg, 138-7; 2. Charles Keer, Shikellamy, 136-11; 3. Billy Nace, Shikellamy, 134-8; 4. Giuseppe Ferraro, Selinsgrove, 126-11; 5. Tucker Kreisher, Williamsport, 125-10; 6. Isaac Smith, Danville, 124-10

Long jump: 1. Joey Masser, Shamokin, 21-1; 2. Maxwell Goode, Williamsport, 20-9.75; 3. Matt Schiccatano, Shamokin, 20-2.5; 4. Thor Britton, Selinsgrove, 19-5; 5. Ayden Bradley, Williamsport, 19-4.5; 6. Dawson Gember, Selinsgrove, 19-4.25

Pole vault: 1. Mason Brubaker, Shikellamy, 13-9; 2. Cameron Crowder, Shikellamy, 13-3; 3. Dylon Spotts, Danville, 11-9; 4. Bennett Beiler,

Selinsgrove, 11-9; 5. Callen Herb, Shamokin, 11-3; 6T. Ethan Fisher, Williamsport, 11-3; 6T. Wolfgang Pearson, Shamokin, 11-3; 8. Benjamin

Chambers, Mifflinburg, 11-3.

Team scores: 1. Shikellamy, 150; 2. Williamsport, 121; 3. Shamokin, 104.5; 4. Danville, 80; 5. Selisngrove, 48; 6. Mifflinburg, 42; 7. Jersey Shore, 11

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