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May 17, 2012

GC to be well represented in Shippensburg

---- — TRACK & FIELD

District 10 Class AAA Championships


A total of 13 Grove City HIgh standouts and one from George Junior Republic advanced to the PIAA Championships after their performances on Wednesday at the District 10 Class AAA Championships at Harbor Creek High.

Grove City was led by triple-event winners Lauren Decker and Eliza Lowe.

Decker won the D-10 title in the 400 (59.78) and ran on the 1st-place 400 (45.88) and 3200 (10:01.69) relay teams. Lowe also ran on that 400 relay squad and swept the hurdles (14.97, 45.88).

Dan Jaskowak, Abby Casalnova and Courtney Corbin were double-event winners for GC.

Jaskowak won the 1600-meter run (4:21.57) and ran on the 1st-place 3200-meter relay team (8:00.51). Other members of the boys’ 3200 relay team were Alex Knaby, Ian Brown and John Scott Somora.

Casalnova, Mariah Treiber and Kara McClain composed the girls’ 4x8 squad while Casalnova and Corbin also ran on the 400 relay. Corbin also won the district title in the 100-meter dash (12.63).

Grove City’s Kelly Baglia took 1st in the pole vault with a height of 10 feet, 6 inches.

Also for the Grove City boys, Erik Record sped to victory in the 100-meter dash (11.14) and Kyle Trinch finished 2nd in the triple jump (45-0), but met the state qualifying distance of 44-6.

George Junior Republic’s Brian Jones took 3rd in the triple jump but leaped 44-7 to move on to states.

Ryan Thompson was the only Slippery Rock track member to qualify for the PIAA Championships. He won the 800 in 1:57.80.

The meet was still in progress when The Herald went to press. The remaining boys events were the 200, 3200 and 1600 relay. The girls events were the 3200, 1600 relay and long and triple jumps.

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