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Patton, Zerfoss, Thrush Lead the Way for District 9 Saturday at PIAA Boys’ T&F Championships

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. – Moniteau’s Jacob Patton and Clarion’s Brendan Zerfoss both took home a pair of individual medals Saturday at the PIAA Class 2A Boys’ Track & Field Championships at Shippensburg University.

(Photo: Clarion’s Brendan Zerfoss (left) and Brookville’s Ian Thrush)

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Meanwhile, Brookville’s Ian Thrush ended up with three total medals on the day, including two in the relays.

Patton finished third in the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 15.09 after qualifying for the finals by running a 14.96 in his semifinal heat. He then finished sixth in the 300-meter hurdles in a time of 39.27.

Zerfoss was fifth in both the 400-meter dash (50.19) and the 200-meter dash (22.94). He qualified for the finals in the 200 by running a 22.59 in his semifinal heat.

Thrush joined Zerfoss on the medal stand in the 200 finishing sixth in a time of 23.04 after qualifying for the finals with a semifinal heat time of 22.55.

Thrush was also part of two medal-winning relays joining Bryan Dworek, John Frank and Jack Krug to take fifth in the 4×100-meter relay in a time of 43.23 and also teaming with Frank, Krug and Dillon Olson to take eighth in the 4×400-meter relay in a time of 3:25.91.

Keystone’s Brody Coleman also came home a state medalist finishing fourth in the triple jump with a leap of 44-feet, 7 ½-inches, while Kane’s Bailey Blint was fourth in the shot with a toss of 51-feet, 4 ¾-inches.

The Elk County Catholic 4×800-meter relay team also medaled taking fifth in a time of 8:02.26. Team members were Jacob Carnovale, Matt Dippold, Logan Hoffman and Ben Hoffman.

Thrush and Jacob Koss both say their days in the 100-meter hurdles end in the semifinals with Thrush taking fifth in his heat in a time of 11.28 and Koss sixth in his heat in a time of 11.31.

Moniteau was the highest scoring District 9 team finishing in a tie for 13th with Winchester Thurston with 14 points. Brookville finished in a six-way tie for 18th with 10 points.

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