Track and field athletes from four Diocesan high schools took gold and silver medals at the District 3 Championships at Shippensburg University’s Seth Grove Stadium on May 19 and 20.
Trinity’s Adeline Woodward set a new District 3, Class 2A record in the pole vault at 12-0, going toe to toe with Bermudian Springs’ Lilyana Carlson in the finals. Woodward cleared the 12-foot mark on her second vault, and Carlson cleared it on her third, thus giving Woodward the gold. Her Shamrock teammate Bryn Kilroy joined the record-holding pair on the podium, earning bronze at 9-0.
The ’Rocks’ gold-medal performances continued on the track, in the girls’ 4×800 and 4×400 meter relays. The team of Lila Shore, Julia Sheaffer, Sara Crowell and Frances Maury paced the field with a time of 9:52.24 in the 4×800. Later that day, Caroline Cunningham joined Shore, Crowell and Maury to win gold in the 4×400 with their time of 4:09.22.
In solo performances, Trinity’s Maury finished second in the 400 meter dash with a time of 59.84, and Shore earned silver in the 1600 meter run at 5:28.42. With their overall team efforts, the ’Rocks finished fourth in girls 2A team standings with 75 points.
Lancaster Catholic’s Margaret Bila earned silver in the discus throw with a distance of 106-10. In the high jump, Delone Catholic’s Fina Mochi soared to a silver as one of three girls to clear 5-0. Mochi, a senior, matched her personal best with the jump. The top three place winners in the high jump cleared 5-0, with Mochi finishing second based on the number of overall missed attempts at 5-2.
In boys’ competition, Delone Catholic senior Ryder Noel sprinted to a silver medal in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.30. Lancaster Catholic’s William Scott’s performances on the track earned silver in the 110 meter hurdles at 15.08 and the 300 meter hurdles at 40.08. The Crusaders placed fourth overall in the boys’ 2A team standings with 46 points.
Track and field competition continues with the PIAA state championships at Shippensburg University this Memorial Day Weekend, featuring a number of student-athletes from Diocesan high schools. Watch the next edition of The Witness for coverage of the state finals.
(Photos courtesy of PIAA District 3 and Trinity High School.)