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PIAA Track & Field

Shippensburg, PA - May 24-25, 2024: The 99th Annual PIAA Track & Field Championships were held May 24-25, 2024 at Seth Grove Stadium on the campus of Shippensburg University with over 2900 student-athletes participating, including 9 unified teams. Pennsylvania has a long history of great track & field athletes and after Drew Griffith, out of District 7 and Butler Area High School, ran a blistering 3:57.08 in the first event of the championships Friday morning, the AAA boys 1600 meter run, to set a new national (NFHS) Record, Pennsylvania athletes now hold a total of four National Records (Central Bucks South 4x800 relay, Silly Stanley of South Park in the javelin, and Madison Wiltrout of Connellsville in the javelin).

The team races saw West Catholic out of District 12 win the AA Girls title with 36 points, Slippery Rock Area out of District 10 won the AA Boys title with 41 points, Spring Grove out of District 3 won the AAA Girls title with 46 points, and Coatesville out of District 1 won the AAA Boys title with 27 points.

PIAA District XI (Lehigh, Northampton, Monroe, Carbon, Schuylkill counties) student-athletes experienced two very good days at states, bringing home a total of 57 medals. There were 14 events in which multiple District XI athletes were place-winners in the same event. In the AAA boys 300 meter hurdles for example, Andrew Beers of Parkland took 2nd, Jorge Santana of Louis E. Dieruff took 5th, and Jack Inglis of Southern Lehigh took 6th place. While in the AAA boys long jump, Kyle Moore of Emmaus took 1st, Ian Thomas of Whitehall took 4th, and Jack Inglis of Southern Lehigh took 8th place. In the AA boys 4x400 relay, Nativity BVM took first while Notre Dame Green Pond took 2nd; in the AAA girls javelin, Rosalind Gergely of Blue Mountain took 1st, Julia Pinter of Bangor took 2nd, and Makayla Keck of Blue Mountain took 6th; Alec Miner and Abraham Sasso, both of Notre Dame Green Pond took 4th and 8th in the AA boys 800 meter run.

The below photo shows Allentown Central Catholic's Clark Gulycz throwing the shot put on May 25, 2024. Gulycz won the AA boys shot put with a throw of 58-3.75.



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