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Falcons, Rollers win spots in PIAA track championships

Posted 5/21/13

Runners from Lower Dauphin and Steelton-Highspire claimed high finishes at the District 3 Track and Field Championships on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 at Shippensburg University and qualified for the PIAA championships.

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Falcons, Rollers win spots in PIAA track championships

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hurdles5 22 13Photos by Bill Darrah Lower Dauphin’s Elle Wallace (center) leads the way in a trial for the 100-meter high hurdles at the District 3 Track and Field Championships on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 at Shippensburg University. Wallace qualified for the PIAA Championships in Class AAA.The PIAA championship meet will be held Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25 at Shippensburg’s Seth Grove Stadium.

Lower Dauphin’s Jeff Groh finished third in the Class AAA 3,200-meter run with a time of 9:23.08 to qualify for the state championships, while teammate Cole Nissley finished sixth in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:21.12 to qualify.

Participants must finish in the top five or reach a standard time or distance to qualify for the state championships in running or field events.

Steelton-Highspire’s James Warren finished second in the Class AA 100-meter dash to qualify for the state championships. Warren finished in 11.27 seconds, 0.11 seconds behind winner Tyrone Gibson of Bishop McDevitt. Teammate Dywan Blanding finished fifth with a tie of 11.68 seconds.

The Rollers’ 4x100 relay team finished third with a time of 43.82 seconds to qualify for the state championships.

steelhigh5 22 13Steelton-Highspire’s James Warren, left, and Dywan Blanding competed in the 100-meter dash at the District 3 Track and Field Championships at Shippensburg University. Warren finished second to qualify for the PIAA Championships in Class AA, while Blanding finished fifth.Elizabethtown’s Austin Brinser finished seventh in the discus with a distance of 141 feet, 8 inches.

In the girls’ meet, Lower Dauphin’s Elle Wallace qualified for the state championships in the 100-meter high hurdles, finishing second with a time of 15.18, 0.18 seconds behind winner Sierra Brabham-Lawrence of Harrisburg.

Wallace also finished fourth in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles with a time of 45.09 seconds.

Lower Dauphin’s Tiffany Heisey finished second in the javelin with a distance of 127 feet, 11 inches, about 4 feet less than winner Stephanie Sievers of Daniel Boone.

Lower Dauphin’s Ella Breidenstine finished seventh in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 11:21.64, while teammate Joely Heider finished eighth in the long jump with a distance of 16 feet, 4.5 inches.

Lower Dauphin’s 4x400 relay finished eighth with a time of 4:02.57.

The Falcons, who have not lost a dual meet in four years, finished in 14th place with 17 points. Wilson, which won the team title, finished with 57 points.

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