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Track and field: Berks County athletes who are top seeds for District 3 meet

Berks County athletes have the top performances in 20 events heading into this weekend’s District 3 Track and Field Championships at Shippensburg University.

Four athletes — Wyomissing’s Alexis Hardy, Schuylkill Valley’s John Kowalski and Luke Martinez, and Hamburg’s Jaydon Witman  — top the lists in two events.

In girls 2A, Hardy has the best times in the 100-meter dash at 12.25 and the 200 (25.82).

Also in the girls 2A meet, Wyomissing senior Adie Cohen has the top time in the 3200 at 11:18.31 and the second fastest time in the 1600 at 5:17.00.

In the long jump, Kutztown sophomore Clara Engel has top mark at 17-8½, with her teammate Lauren Akers, a senior, having the top mark in the javelin at 128-8½. In the high jump, Engel and Bermudian Springs’ Carly Himes are tied at 5-0 for the top performance.

In boys 2A, Kowalski, a junior, has the top time in the 100 at 11.06 and the 200 in 22.25.

Witman leads both hurdles with marks of 14.55 in the 110s and 39.83 in the 300s. Witman won both events at this past weekend’s BCIAA Firing Meet.

Martinez has the best mark in the pole vault at 14-3 and the long jump (22-2½).

In the boys 2A 1600-meter run, Berks athletes have the top five performances with Wyomissing junior Cameron Cohen leading the way at 4:22.32, with his teammate David Giles a second behind in 4:23.32.

Giles, a junior, has the top performance in the 3200 at 9:34.82.

In the boys shot put, Wyomissing junior Isaac Focht tops the list at 51-4½ with teammate Max Tipton second at 51-1.

Wyomissing’s Drew Forrey has the top mark in the discus at 157-6.

The Wyomissing boys 4 x 800 relay team has the best performance at 8:07.76.

In boys 3A defending district and state champion Brady Mider of Berks Catholic tops the list in the shot put at 62-4¾, a mark he hit Thursday in the Firing Meet. Exeter’s Logan Wegman is second seeded at 58-3.

Mider, a University of Iowa commit, won last year’s district title with a toss of 59-2¼ and then won the state title a week later with a throw of 58-9¾.

In the discus, Exeter’s Josiah Newman-Keregise tops the list at 175-2 with Mider second at 170-5.

Reading junior Xavier Beatty leads the long jump at 23-5½.

Gov. Mifflin senior Zack Zerbe tops the 800 list at 1:54.60, which he ran in winning at the Firing Meet on Saturday. Zerbe also won the 3200 at the Firing Meet.

In girls 3A, Wilson sophomore Violet Houck is seeded second in both the 100 hurdles (14.78) and 300s (44.27).

Gov. Mifflin’s Kaitlyn Highduch is seeded second in the girls 3A 3200 in 10:45.22.

The District 3 championships start Friday at noon and continue Saturday at 9 a.m.

In 3A, the top five boys and girls finishers automatically qualify for the PIAA Championships the following weekend at Shippensburg.

In 2A, the top two finishers in boys and girls competition automatically qualify for the state meet.

Athletes can also qualify based on bettering the state qualifying standard in the district meet.

Schuylkill Valley's Luke Martinez wins the pole vault at 13-6 at the William H. Firing Meet on Saturday at Gov. Mifflin. Martinez is the top seed in the pole vault and long jump in the 2A boys District 3 meet this weekend at Shippensburg. (BILL UHRICH - READING EAGLE)
Schuylkill Valley’s Luke Martinez wins the pole vault at 13-6 at the William H. Firing Meet on Saturday at Gov. Mifflin. Martinez is the top seed in the pole vault and long jump in the 2A boys District 3 meet this weekend at Shippensburg. (BILL UHRICH – READING EAGLE)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Source: Berkshire mont

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