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Friedman, Bertolasia Named PTFCA First-Team All-State in T&F; Smith, Bliss, Blauser Also Honored

Audrey Friedman (left) and Luca Bertolasio (right) were both named first-team all-state in track & field

HERSHEY, Pa. – Fort LeBoeuf’s Audrey Friedman and Hickory’s Luca Bertolasio were both named first-team all-state in track and field by the Pennsylvania Track & Field Coaches Association (PTFCA), while Union/A-C Valley’s Hayden Smith, Evelyn Bliss and Baylee Blauser were also honored.

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Friedman earned the honors in the girls’ javelin after taking home the PIAA Class 2A crown with a throw of 142-feet, 9-inches, while Bertolasio earned the honor in the boys’ long jump after winning the PIAA Class 2A title with a leap of 23-feet, 11-inches.

Smith was a second-team choice in the boys’ high jump after winning the PIAA Class 2A title with a jump of 6-feet, 5-inches.

Bliss took home third-team honors in the girls’ javelin after a PIAA Class 2A second-place finish behind Friedman with a throw of 140-feet, 11-inches.

Blauser earned honorable mention honors in the girls’ long jump after winning the PIAA Class 2A title with a leap of 18-feet, 6 3/4-inches.

The PTFC honored four individuals/relays per event regardless of classification or membership in the PIAA.

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