Lewisburg’s Zach Bedell took second in his heat in the 300 hurdles and advanced to today’s finals.

Lbg. and WR relay teams into finals

SHIPPENSBURG — Lewisburg’s dynamic hurdling duo of Kameron Schreffler and Zach Bedell have pushed one another all season. It paid off as both advanced in their respective races Friday at the PIAA Track and Field Championships at Shippensburg University.

Bedell finished second in his heat (39.77) in the 300 hurdles and advanced to today’s semifinals while Schreffler took fourth in his heat and advanced on time (15.54) in the 110 hurdles.

“I came here last year as a sophomore and blew it (in the 110s),” said Bedell. “I ran a 16.5 and didn’t even qualify for semis. Today was definitely a smooth race. I hoped to make it (to the finals). There are so many eyes on you. It gave me a push.”

In the 3A 200 prelminaries, Eric Zimmerman finished third in his heat to advance to today’s semifinals.

“I had a lot of tough guys in my heat and knew I’d have to finish top three,” said Zimmerman. “It feels good. I knew I was ranked the 15-16 area and I knew I was going to have to run pretty hard (in prelims). I’m looking to have a quality race (today) with a good start, good form. Making finals will be icing on the cake.”

Both the Lewisburg (Calvin Bailey, Elijah Adams, Peter Lantz, James Koconis) and Warrior Run (Tyrese Hazzoum, Addison Magyar, Caden Dufrene, Damein Moser) advanced to today’s finals. Lewisburg finished in 8:16.92 while Warrior Run came in at 8:19.07.

“We knew we had to get top four, so we just wanted to make sure we stayed in the top four,” said Koconis, who got the Dragon team out in the lead for a while. “Getting in first is stressful because you don’t know what you have behind you, but Peter kept telling me there’s a pack behind me.”

“I knew I had the 800 (later) so I didn’t want to go crazy,” said Warrior Run’s Magyar. “It felt comfortable. We have faith in the work we’ve put in. We felt prepared.”

Magyar qualified for today’s 800 final later in the day, taking third in his preliminary heat (1:59.08).

After running a leg of the 4x8 in the morning, Warrior Run’s Moser, a junior, did not qualify for the 1600 finals, finishing in 4:41.27 (12th in his heat).

Milton’s Kenley Caputo (300H) did not advance. He finished in 53.51 in preliminary action.

Lewisburg’s 4x400 relay team finished sixth in its heat and did not advance.


Lewisburg’s MIchael Tiffin took 18th in the discus (132-10). Warrior Run’s Justis Brady took 21st in the high jump (5-10).

Seeing their first action today will be Lewisburg’s Josh Gose (shot put) and Milton’s Brant Long (pole vault), and in the 3200, Lewisburg’s Jacob Hess, and Milton’s Colton Loreman and Tanner Walter.


Class 2A PIAA Track and Field Championships

Friday at Seth Grove Stadium, Shippensburg University


3200R (12 advancing): 1. Mount Carmel, 8:12.12; 2. Smithport, 8:15.50; 3. North Schuylkill, 8:12.58; 4. Lewisburg (Calvin Bailey, Elijah Adams, Peter Lantz, James Koconis), 8:16.92; 5. North East, 8:15.52; 6. Elk County Catholic, 8:16.97; 7. Wyomissing, 8:15.85; 8. Wyalusing, 8:16.99; 9. Oley Valley, 8:17.08; 10. Central Columbia, 8:17.71; 11. Warrior Run (Tyrese Hazzoum, Addison Magyar, Caden Dufrene, Damein Moser), 8:19.07; 12. Central Cambria, 8:19.80.

110H (semifinals, heat 1): 1. Kameron Schreffler, Lewisburg, 15.54; 2. Payton Rohrbaugh, Bermudian Springs, 15.46; 3. Jake Rose, Southern Columbia, 15.17; 4. Derek Haerr, Littlestown, 14.96; 5. Dillon Olson, Brookville, 15.12; 6. Ronald Holmes, Neumann Goretti, 15.25; 7. Collin Chidester, Montrose, 15.49; 8. Ben Hartman, South Park, 15.6 (Heat 2) 1. Addison Singleton, Brookville, 15.5; 2. Brody Coleman, Keystone, 15.46; 3. Ethan Kemmer, Johnsonburg, 15.16; 4. Daniel Layton, Waynesburg, 14.62; 5. Jordan Nelson, Palmerton, 15.18; 6. Braedon Allen, Hickory, 15.31; 7. John Mileic, Brentwood, 15.66; 8. Connor McEwen, Grove City, 15.65.

100: Julian Fleming, Southern Columbia, 10.86, 1st in heat, advanced to semifinals.

1600: Ethan Knoebel, Southern Columbia, 4:24.80, 6th in heat, advanced to finals; Alex Patton, Wyalusing, 4:29.53, 4th in heat, advanced to finals.

400R: Southern Columbia, 43.83, 1st in heat, advanced to finals; Central Columbia, 43.91, advanced.

400: Zander Bradley, Central Columbia, 50.08, first in heat, advanced to finals.

300H: Zach Bedell, Lewisburg, 39.77, 2nd in his heat, advanced to finals; Kenley Caputo, Milton, 53.51, did not advance.

200: No D4 athletes advanced.

1600R: Southern Columbia, 1st in heat, advanced to finals; Central Columbia, 1st in heat, advanced; Lewisburg (Alex Sabo, Zach Bedell, Dylan Farronato, James Koconis), sixth in heat, did not advance


Long jump: 1. Brian Phillips, Hickory, 23-0.75; 2. Julian Fleming, Southern Columbia, 22-5.5; 3. Joseph Kearney, North Catholic, 23-5; 4. Josh Volak, Palisades, 23-45; 5. Bryan Dworek, Brookville, 22-5; 6. Nathan Sciarro, Riverside, 22-1.5; 7. Julian Muccioli, Frazier, 21-7.75; 8. Assad Whitehead, Hanover, 21-7.75.

High jump: 1. Kolt Byers, Bermudian Springs, 6-7; 2. Tyler Hulse, Tulpehocken, 6-7; 3. Joshua Forker, Faith Christian Academy, 6-7; 4. Jake Goff, Youngsville, 6-6; 5. Bryce Ellinger, Minersville, 6-6; 6. Michael Niemann, Lansdale Catholic, 6-6; 7. Darnel Howell, Monessan, 6-2; 8T. Logan Pfister, Chestnut Ridge, Brandon Peterson, Smethport, Zach Moyer, Northern Lehigh, 6-2; 21. Justis Brady, Warrior Run, 5-10.

Javelin: 1. Evan Niedrowski, Wyomissing, 191-3; 2. Noah Weese, Sharon, 187-5; 3. Chris Fredericks, Palmerton, 185-4, 4. Matt Saxe, Northwest, 180-3; 5. Scott Benco, Waynesburg, 179-4; 6. Nick Smither, Grove City, 174-7; 7. Kaleb Hilyer, Bishop Carroll, 171-10; 8. Hunter Lindsay, South Park, 171-10.

Discus: 1. Brock Grundy, Hickory , 183-2; 2. Duane Knisely, Chestut Ridge, 171-9; 3. Cj Dippre, Lakeland, 171-7; 4. James Parenti, Moniteau, 162-7; 5. Bailey Blint, Kane, 155-8; 6. Connor Vass-Gal, Wilmington, 155-7; 7. Jaxon White, Central Valley, 155-6; 8. Josh Sanders, Wilmington, 155-4; 18. Michael Tiffin, Lewisburg, 132-10.

Class 3A (locals only and finals)

200 semifinals today (Heat 1): 1. Rafael McCoy, James Coughlin, 21.9; 2. Jerome Jessup, Red Lion, 21.72; 3. Zack DeLone, Downington East, 4. Dymere Miller, Coatesville, 21.59; 5. Salim Epps, St. Joseph’s, 21.82; 6. Shawn Brown, Central Dauphin East, 22.05; 7. Tymire Jackson, Overbrook, 22.29; 8. Jared Bannon, Hempfield, 22.38; (Heat 2): 1. Isaac Kane, Upper St.

Clair, 22.21; 2. Eric Zimmerman, Mifflinburg, 22.01; 3. Joseph Bruno, Mechanicsburg, 21.98; 4. Savion Hebron, Neshaminy, 21.75; 5. Ezra Mellinger, Lampeter Strasburg, 21.76; 6. Darlington Brooks, Northeast, 22.04; 7. Brendan O’Malley, Baldwin, 22.08; 8. Joey Gant, Pennridge, 22.3.


Triple jump: 1. Lance Hamilton, State College, 49-6; 2. Naheem Moore, Coatesville, 48-0; 3. Cam Mbalo, Shaler, 47-6; 4. Will Rivers, Manheim Central, 47-6; 5. Lary Coaxum, Garnet Valley, 46-6.5; 6. Logan Williamson, Neshaminy, 46-5.5; 7. Caleb Mabins, McDowell, 46-5; 8. Jakari Lomax, Harrisburg, 46-1.

Shot put: 1. Nickolas Hyde, Somerset, 65-6.25; 2. Thomas Kitchell, Notre Dame Green Pond, 60-5.5; 3. Brandon George, Berks Catholic, 57-11.5; 4. Jeff Kline, Fleetwood, 56-6.75; 5. Brock Harmon, Chambersburg, 56-4.75; 6. Jason Wagner, Perkiomen Valley, 54-7.75; 7. Aiden Howard, Owen J. Roberts,

54-6.5; 8. Jack Miller, Wilson, 54-3.

Pole vault: 1. Luke Knipe, State College, 16-0; 2. John Franco, Council Rock South, 16-0; 3. Dan Dean, Neshaminy, 15-6; 4. Dan Hyatt, Hershey, 15-0; 5. Jack Codispot, Butler, 15-0; 6. David Wasson, State College, 15-0; 7. Pierce Genereux, Kennett, 14-6; 8. Matt Julian, Penn Manor, 14-0.

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