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Clark Wins PIAA Title In Javelin as D9 Rules the Event

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. – District 9 girls ruled the Class 2A javelin throw at the PIAA Championships at Shippensburg University Friday.

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Trinity Clark of Kane won the event with a throw of 146-feet, 9-inches, Johnsonburg’s Skylar Sherry was second with a throw of 140-2 and Moniteau’s Cambrie Campbell was fifth with a throw of 130-10 – Tori Obenrader of North Clarion (118-9; 14th) and Alicia Fritz of Elk County Catholic (112-8; 17th) also finished in the Top 20.

From left: Trinity Clark, Sam Dyson, Adi Page

It was also a strong day for District 9 in the girls’ Class 2A discus with Sam Dyson of Punxsutawney taking second with a throw of 136-4, Clarion taking fifth with a throw of 127-3 and Adrian Page of Coudersport taking seventh with a throw 123-0. Three other D9 athletes finished in the Top 30 with Karns City’s Shaney Cheesman finishing 18th (106-0), Campbell finishing 26th (91-9) and Obenrader 27th (89-6).

It was also a nice day in the jumps for District 9 girls in Class 2A with Sara McKean of Oswayo Valley finishing fourth in the long jump with a leap of 17-9, ECC’s Taylor Newton taking fourth in the high jump going over the bar at 5-6 and Leah Miller taking seventh in the high jump going over the bar at 5-4. Also in the high jump not scoring were Audri Marconi tied for ninth (5-2) and Lexi Lauer tying for 14th (5-2 more attempts than Marconi).

McKean also moved into Saturday action in the 200-meter dash running a qualifying time of 26.53.

There were a pair of qualifiers for Saturday action in the Class 2A 100-meter hurdles with A-C Valley’s Amma Fox (16.49) and Brookville’s Brooke Quairiere (16.35) both moving on. Fox missed out moving on in the 300-meter hurdles finishing in a time of 49.51.

St. Marys’ Amanda Foster nearly put in a qualifying time in the 3A 1,600-meter run in a time of 5:08.54 finishing just out of qualifying position.

Three girls’ relay teams nearly pushed forward into Saturday with the Johnsonburg (50.77) and Oswayo Valley (50.79) 4×100-meter teams advancing and the Brookville (4:07.49) 4×400-meter team just missing out on moving on.

This story has been updated to reflect that Amanda Foster and the three relay teams just missed out on qualifying for Saturday.

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