District III surprises in State AA Track & Field Championships, full PIAA results

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SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — District III schools had a handful of participants in the 2021 AA State Track & Field Championships. After Friday, many of those District III competitors are taking home hardware.

Girls 4×800 Meter Relay

Boiling Springs opened the morning session with an impressive performance in the 4×800. After the first half of the race, the Bubblers were in the middle of the pack. Anna Chamberlin made up a lot of ground in the third leg, pushing all the way to the top spot in the last 100m of her leg. Peyton Ellis anchored the team and kept the lead enroute to the podium.

The team of junior Anna Chamberlin, senior Katryn Yocum, freshman Sophia Felix, and sophomore Peyton Ellis won gold with a time of 9:37.94.

Boiling Springs 4×800 meter relay team won gold with a time of 9:37.94.

Boys 110 Meter Hurdles

Trinity’s Danny Britten surprised the field in the 110m hurdles. The junior was seeded middle of the pack after prelims, but managed to win second with a time of 15.16.

Trinity’s Danny Britten won second with a time of 15.16 in 110m hurdles.

Girls 300 Meter Hurdles

In the Girls 300 Meter Hurdles, Susquenita’s Haley Brenny found the podium. The senior finished eighth with a time of 47.82.

Girls 4×400 Meter Relay

The Bubblers turned in another impressive performance in the 4×400 Meter Relay. Boiling Springs sophomore Reagan Eickhoff, sophomore Peyton Ellis, senior Kara Dale, junior Anna Chamberlin won bronze.

With a time of 4:04.62, Boiling Springs won third.

Girls Pole Vault

Trinity has a bright future with freshman Adeline Woodward. The young Shamrock pole vaulter won sixth with a mark of 10 foot, 6 inches.

Trinity freshman Adeline Woodward finished in 6th in pole vault.

Girls Triple Jump

In triple jump, Bermudian Springs Alison Watts won gold. The freshman’s jump measured 38 foot, 4.5 inches.

Boys Javelin Throw

In boys javelin throw, Harrisburg Christian’s Matt Puleo earned bronze. The senior won third with a mark of 184 foot, 6 inches.

Girls Long Jump

Bermudian Springs Alison Watts found the podium twice on Friday. The freshman finished sixth in long jump at 16 foot, 11 inches.

Bermudian Springs freshman Alison Watts finished in sixth in long jump.

Boys High Jump

Littlestown’s Dante Elliot came into the meet ranked first in high jump at 6 foot, 6 inches. The senior competed in high jump and triple jump at the same time in the afternoon session. He managed to win third with a mark of 6 foot, 5 inches. The gold medal winner was better by two inches.

Annville-Cleona’s Noah Gunderson also found the podium. The senior finished eighth with a mark of 6 foot, 2 inches. Gunderson was the only Lancaster-Lebanon competitor to medal at AA states.

Boys Pole Vault

Camp Hill’s Brody Myers won silver in his final state track meet. The senior finished in second with a 14 foot, 6 inch performance.

Boys Triple Jump

Littlestown’s Dante Elliot pulled double duty competing in triple jump and high jump at the same time. He won fourth in triple jump with a 44 foot, 2.75 inch performance.

Boys Discus Throw

Greenwood’s Mitch Kauffman won eighth in discus throw with a mark of 149 feet, 6 inches.

Full results from the PIAA State Track & Field meet can be found here. State AAA Track & Field competes on Saturday, May 29 at Shippensburg University.

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