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Mider, Archie, Martinez headline 2024 BCIAA boys track and field team

Three state champions, all seniors, headline this year’s Berks County Interscholastic Athletic Association boys track and field all-star team.

The all-star team is voted on by BCIAA coaches.

Berks Catholic’s Brady Mider, Muhlenberg’s Kyle Archie and Schuylkill Valley’s Luke Martinez each won a championship at the PIAA Track and Field Championship over Memorial Day weekend at Shippensburg University.

Mider, the two-time state Class 3A shot put champion who will attend the University of Iowa, was voted as the Athlete of the Year for this track and field season by the coaches.

Archie, in his first year of competition, won the high jump in Class 3A and Martinez won the Class 2A pole vault at the state meet.

BCIAA 2024 Boys Track and Field All-Star Team

Brady Mider, Berks Catholic, Sr.

Mider dominated the shot put competition this season, not just in Berks County but also at the state level. Along with being named the Athlete of the Year by the BCIAA coaches he also made the all-star team in the discus. Mider won the Berks title in the shot put at 62-4¾, captured the District 3 title with a heave of 60-7¼ and the state title at 61-10¾ . He was second in the discus at the Berks meet at 162-10, won the District 3 title with a throw of 176-5 and placed fourth in the discus at the state meet in 167-7. He will attend the University of Iowa. The BCIAA coaches named Mider the Athlete of the Year last year in track and field.

Muhlenberg's Kyle Archie, shown here at the Berks Firing Meet earlier this month, won the state title Saturday in the Class 3A boys high jump, clearing 6-8. (BILL UHRICH - READING EAGLE)
Muhlenberg senior Kyle Archie, shown here at the Berks Firing Meet, won the state Class 3A high jump title this year. (BILL UHRICH – READING EAGLE)

Kyle Archie, Muhlenberg, Sr.

Archie went out for track and field for the first time as a senior after spending his athletic career for the Muhls on the basketball team. He said he wanted something to do in the spring. He made a great choice. He won the state high jump title by clearing 6-8 after winning the District 3 and the Berks titles by clearing 6-8 and 6-6, respectively.

Schuylkill Valley's Luke Martinez, shown at the Berks Firing Meet last week, won the Class 2A boys pole vault title at the state meet on Saturday. (BILL UHRICH - READING EAGLE)
Schuylkill Valley’s Luke Martinez, shown at the Berks Firing Meet last week, won the Class 2A boys pole vault title at the state meet on Saturday. (BILL UHRICH – READING EAGLE)

Luke Martinez, Schuylkill Valley, Sr.

Martinez entered the state meet after winning the District 3 title at 13-0 in the pole vault and with a personal best of 14-3 set in April. He stunned the field by upping his personal best by more than a foot, clearing 15-6 to win the state title. He won the Berks championship by clearing 13-6. The coaches also voted him to the all-star team in the triple jump. He won the Berks title with a jump of 43-2½ and set his personal best of 43-5 in placing second in the District 3 meet. He was 11th in the event in the state meet.

Xavier Beatty, Reading High, Jr.

Beatty leaped onto the Berks track and field scene this spring and was named to the all-star team in the long jump. He capped an outstanding junior campaign by placing second in the long jump in 3A at the state meet with a leap of 23-1½. The week before he won the District 3 title with a personal best of 23-9 and took the Berks Firing meet title at 23-5½. Before the Berks meet, his best in the long jump was 21-10¾ which he did the week before. He also ran the 100 in 11.18 and the 200 in 22.44 during the season.

Jaydon Witman, Hamburg, Sr.

Witman made the all-star team in both hurdle events — the 110s and the 300s. He had a stellar senior season winning the 110s in the Berks (14.83) and District 3 Class 2A (14.48) meets and then taking seventh at the state meet in 14.82. He then set his personal best of 14.42 at the Adidas Track Nationals in mid-June. In the 300 hurdles, he won the Berks title in a personal best 39.83 and then finished fourth in the District 3 meet in 40.90.

John Kowalski, Schuylkill Valley, Jr.

Kowalski was named to the all-star team in the 200-meter dash, winning the Berks meet in 22.26 and the District 3 Class 2A title in 22.58. He finished eighth in the state meet in 22.83. He also won the District 3 Class 2A 100-meter title in 11.03.

Ben Grundy, Twin Valley, Soph.

Brundy, named to the team in the 400-meter dash, just missed breaking 50 seconds this spring. He won the Berks title in 50.38, took seventh in the District 3 Class 2A meet in 50.51 and then set a personal best in the qualifying heats in the state meet at 50.11.

Frankie DiSilvestro, Twin Valley, Jr.

Another underclassman who had a fine season for the Raiders. DiSilvestro placed second in the 800 in the Berks meet in 1:56.35 and then set his personal best of 1:53.69 by placing third in the District 3 Class 2A meet. He ran 1:56.20 in the heats at the state meet.

Chase Choudhry, Exeter, Soph.

Choudhry had a breakout season in the distance events, being named to all-star team in the 1600 but also running the fastest time by a Berks runner in the 3200. Choudhry won the Berks meet in the 1600 in 4:21.12. He was second in the Berks 3200 at 9:29.08, a week after running the area’s best time in the 3200 (9:14.79) for the year at the 19th Annual Hoka/Bryn Mawr Running Co. Henderson Invitational.

Zack Zerbe, Gov. Mifflin, Sr.

Zerbe was named to the team in the 3200-meter run. He defended his title in the 3200 at the Berks meet, running 9:20.93 and then finished fifth in the District 3 meet in 9:21.97. He also finished fourth in the 800 in the district meet in 1:54.40 and opted to run that race at the state meet where he ran 2:01.39 for 25th place.

Dylan Sutton, Berks Catholic, Sr.

Sutton won the 100 (11.20) at the Berks Firing Meet and then finished eighth in the District 3 Class AAA meet.

Drew Forrey, Wyomissing, Sr.

Forrey threw his best in the javelin when it mattered most. Heading into the Berks Firing meet, his seasonal best was 168-3 but he won the Berks meet with a throw of 175-10, then captured the 2A title at the District 3 meet with a chuck of 172-0 and then hit a career-best throw of 180-7 for fifth in the state meet. The versatile weight man also competed in the discus (best of 157-6) and shot put for Wyomissing.

4 x 100 relay

Exeter foursome of senior Manuel Boyd, junior Jayden Zandier and sophomores Lukas Petersen and Leomar Brown.

4 x 400 relay

Exeter foursome of senior Kameron Mills, junior Tai Morgan and sophomores Lukas Petersen and Riley Martinez

4 x 800 relay

The Twin Valley foursome of seniors Clark Gaynor and Sam Frey, and juniors Jackson Kinsey and Jack Taylor.

Coaches of the Year

Drew Eckel and Kevan Schaeffer of Exeter.

Best of the Rest

All-BCIAA Division I

100: Cameron Cremi, Daniel Boone, Fr.

200: Sean Singleton, Gov. Mifflin, Sr.

400: Lukas Peterson, Exeter, Soph.

800: Zack Zerbe, Gov. Mifflin, Sr.

1600: Elijah Stoudt, Wilson, Sr.

3200: Chase Choudhry, Exeter, Soph.

110H: Tristan Shayo, Gov. Mifflin, Jr.

300IH: Kameron Mills, Exeter, Sr.

4 x 100 relay: Reading (Manuel Cordero, Alijah Vasquez, Gabriel Laws, Xavier Beatty)

4 x 400 relay: Wilson (Tim Doyle, Elijah Stoudt, Junior Conteh, Jaiden Carpenter)

4 x 800 relay: Exeter (Slater von Stetten, Ryan Cherry, Trent Jordan, Jason Nester).

Long jump: Leomar Brown, Exeter, Soph.

Triple jump: Khalis Reyes, Reading High, Jr.

High jump: Alex Collado, Muhlenberg, Sr.

Shot put: Logan Wegman, Exeter, Jr.

Discus: Josiah Newman-Kegerise, Exeter, Sr.

Javelin: Austin Valukevich, Wilson, Sr.

Pole vault: John Barber, Gov. Mifflin, Jr.

All-BCIAA Division 2

100: Vincent Acinapura, Twin Valley, Jr.

200: Vincent Acinapura, Twin Valley, Jr.

400: Sam Frey, Twin Valley, Sr.

800: Asher Madison, Conrad Weiser, Soph.

1600: Frankie DiSilvestro, Twin Valley, Jr.

3200: Frankie DiSilvestro, Twin Valley, Jr.

110H: Jahmel Gordon, Fleetwood, Sr.

300IH: Jahmel Gordon, Fleetwood, Sr.

4 x 100 relay: Twin Valley (Noah Petrowsky, Dominic Summers, Ben Grundy, Evan Johnson).

4 x 400 relay: Conrad Weiser (Owen Miller, Elijah Madison, Luke Callahan, Asher Madison).

4 x 800 relay: Hamburg (Jarrid Hilt, Jaydon Billig, Ty Jozefick, Alex Phillips).

Long jump: Luke Martinez, Schuylkill Valley, Sr.

Triple jump: Eric Paul, Conrad Weiser, Soph.

High jump: William Maurek, Fleetwood, Sr.

Shot put: Mason Semmel, Hamburg, Sr.

Discus: No recipient.

Javelin: Harrison Springer, Twin Valley, Sr.

Pole Vault: Alex Rodriguez , Schuylkill Valley, Jr.

All-BCIAA Division 3

100: Justice Hardy, Wyomissing, Fr.

200: David Bates , Brandywine Heights, Jr.

400: Scott Duffy, Berks Catholic, Jr.

800: Joshua Wagner, Oley Valley, Sr.

1600: Cameron Cohen, Wyomissing, Jr.

3200: David Giles, Wyomissing, Jr.

110H: Aspen Freed. Oley Valley, Fr.

300IH: Lewis Dieffenbach, Tulpehocken, Jr.

4 x 100 relay: Berks Catholic (Josiah Turman, Elijah Komoro, Scott Duffy, Dylan Sutton).

4 x 400 relay: Berks Catholic (Elijah Komoro, Chris Roberts, Faith Zudie, Scott Duffy).

4 x 800 relay: Wyomissing (Jack Curran, Cameron Cohen, David Giles, Jace Carwll).

Long jump: Connor Loeb, Kutztown, Sr.

Triple jump: Joshua McKoy, Berks Catholic, Sr.

High jump: Joshua McKoy, Berks Catholic, Sr.

Shot put: Jack Heckman, Tulpehocken, Soph.

Discus: Drew Forrey, Wyomissing, Sr.

Javelin: Collin Niedrowski, Wyomissing, Sr.

Pole vault: Will Ambarian, Wyomissing, Sr.

Honorable mention

100: John Kowalski, Schuylkill Valley; David Bates, Brandywine Heights.

400: Troy Ruffner, Tulpehocken; Evan Rollman, Hamburg.

800: Aiden Konetsky, Schuylkill Valley.

1600: David Giles, Wyomissing; Joshua Wagner, Oley Valley; Ryan Gourley, Oley Valley; Aiden Konetsky, Schuylkill Valley.

3200: Ryan Gourley, Oley Valley; Aiden Konetsky, Schuylkill Valley; Brady Ruth, Schuylkill Valley.

110H: Mason Gruber, Hamburg; Carson Reali, Schuylkill Valley.

300IH: Ben Haines, Oley Valley.

4 x 100 relay: Wyomissing (Marcus Armistead, Jake Neff, Jossian Lopez-Sanchez, Justice Hardy); Hamburg (Aiden Poulos, Evan Rollman, Mason Gruber, Jaydon Witman).

4 x 400 relay: Tulpehocken (Lewis Dieffenbach, Parker Thomas, Troy Ruffner, Britton Hall); Wyomissing (Josue Torres, David Giles, Jace Carwll, Cameron Cohen); Oley Valley (Joshua Wagner, Ryan Gourley, Enyer Llovera, Drew Zook); Twin Valley (Vincent Acinapura, Jackson Kinsey ,Sam Frey, Ben Grundy).

4 x 800 relay: Oley Valley (Joshua Wagner, Ryan Gourley, Ben DeBalko, Drew Zook); Schuylkill Valley (Matt Maciejewski, Simon Faust, Galen Borkey, Brady Ruth).

Long jump: Logan Cammauf, Schuylkill Valley.

Triple jump: Logan Cammauf, Schuylkill Valley; Joel Thomas, Wyomissing; Eli Blatt, Hamburg.

High jump: Logan Cammauf, Schuylkill Valley.

Shot put: Max Tipton, Wyomissing: Isaac Focht, Wyomissing; Josiah Newman-Kegerise, Exeter; Tyler Hallock, Kutztown; Drew Forrey, Wyomissing.

Discus: Tyler Niedrowski, Wyomissing; Jamie Miller, Wyomissing; Ethan Jenkins, Schuylkill Valley; Tanner Staus, Schuylkill Valley; Jack Heckman, Tulpehocken; Logan Wegman, Exeter.

Javelin: Isaac Focht, Wyomissing.

Pole vault: Eli Blatt, Hamburg.


Source: Berkshire mont

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