SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – District 10’s top track and field athletes will descend upon Slippery Rock Saturday for the D10 championships, with plenty to watch for.
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The Slippery Rock (2A) and Hickory (3A) girls are the defending champions, while the Grove City (2A) and Cathedral Prep (3A) are coming off titles in 2021 as well.
There will assuredly be a new team champion on the 2A boys’ side, as Grove City bumped up to Class 3A this year.
The Slippery Rock boys have plenty of firepower returning, including Ethan Folmer, who won the high jump and triple jump at last year’s championships. He is seeded fifth in the high jump and second in the triple jump.
For the Prep boys, DeMario Crawford is back for more after winning the long jump and the 100-meter dash a year ago. He is seeded third in the 100 at 11.19 and is the No. 2 seed in the long jump behind General McLane’s Logan Anderson. Both are within striking distance of the meet record, set by Idris Cates of Strong Vincent back in 1994.
Defending champion in the javelin in Class 3A, Fort LeBoeuf’s Adam Lichtingeris once again favored in the event after coming back from injuries sustained in a fire last month. Hayden Skinner of LeBoeuf is the defending champion in the 110 and 300 hurdles. He’s seeded first in the 110s and tied for first in the 300s with Anderson.
On the girls’ side, defending discus and shot put champion Ashley Alcorn of Frankin is once again favored to win both of those events, as she is the top seed in each at 116-2 and 38-3.
Also in Class 3A girls, Christie Boren of Hickory returns to defend her title in the 400, as does teammate Paige Griffith in the high jump, where she is seeded first at 5-3. Grove City’s Abby Steffler, meanwhile, the defending champion in the 400, 800, and 1600, is seeded first in all of those events again this year.
On the Class 2A girls’ side, Reynolds sophomore Grace Bresnan looks to defend her title in the triple jump, while Farrell’s Sanaa Brodie is favored in the 100 and 200.
In the javelin, Fort LeBoeuf’s Audrey Friedman, a state medalist in the javelin a year ago, is the top seed in both the javelin and shot put.
Wilmington’s Lindsey Martineau is the defending champion in the 100 and 300 hurdles and is seeded first in each event again.
In Class 2A boys, Lakeview’s Gavin Murdock is the top seed in the 110 (15.91) and 300 (40.55) hurdles, while Hickory’s Keenan Scullin is the top seed in the 100 and No. 2 seed in the 200.
Action on both the track and in the field gets underway at 10 a.m.