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Their Time: District 9 Class 2A Championships Will Feature Plenty of Talent Powered by Janney Montgomery Scott in Clarion

North Clarion's Evelyn Lerch is looking for a big day on Friday. Photo by Matt Lerch.

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BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Welcome back. 

After missing last season due to COVID-19, the District 9 Class 2A Track and Field Championships return to Brookville High School on Friday. 

Class 3A got its turn on Wednesday, now it’s the athletes’ turn in Class 2A. 

The top two finishers plus those who meet qualifying standards advance to the PIAA championships. 

Tickets must be purchased a the event – Tickets cost $6 for adults, $3 for students

Punxsutawney moves down from Class 3A to 2A on the boys’ side after taking the Class 3A title in 2019, and they figure to be a major contender, as well as 2019 Class 2A champion Brookville, which has won three straight team titles, and Moniteau. 

The Punxsy girls are also class 2A after moving down, and they will contend as well as defending champion Brookville and Elk County Catholic, among others. 

For a comprehensive guide to the District 9 Track & Field championships on Powered by Janney Montgomery Scott in Clarion, including an event timesheet, visit our championship hub.


110 Hurdles: Five runners are seeded between 15.40 and 15.72. Moniteau’s Alex Ball is the top seed, followed by Punxsutawney’s Tyler Elliott (15.50), Brookville’s Ian Pete (15.59), Union’s Doug Huffman (15.67), and Redbank Valley’s Marquise Gardlock (15.72). Elliott was second as a freshman in Class 3A in 2019. 

100: Cranberry senior JT Stahlman is the top seed, going sub-11 at 10.94. He is followed by Brookville standout Jace Miner (11.24) and Johnsonburg’s Eric Salberg (11.28). 

4×800 Relay: Punxsutawney (8:41.51) is the top seed, with Brookville (8:52.0) and Elk County Catholic (8:56.84) also clocking in at under 9:00. 

1600: This figures to be an exciting race, with ECC senior Joe Wolfe the top seed at 4:38.40. Three other runners – Keystone’s Koby Buzard, Matt Wolocock of Cranberry, and Coudersport freshman Kevin Sherry all check in at sub-4:43. 

4×100 Relay: Brookville is the top seed at 44.24, followed by Moniteau at 44.98 and Coudersport at 45.34. 

400: Karns City’s Kaden Scherer is the No. 1 seed at 51.87. Brookville’s Kyle MacBeth has also gone sub-52 (51.87). There is a drop-off by a full second after that. Scherer was third in 2019 and MacBeth fourth. 

300 Hurdles: Bell is the top seed in both hurdles races, and the only runner seeded under 41 seconds here at 40.86. The Moniteau duo of Elliott and Michael Bell follow at 41.34 and 41.35. 

800: This should be an exciting race, as the top two seeds, DuBois Central Catholic’s Landon Schmader and Keyston’s Buzard are seeded within .05 of each other at 2:05.95 and 2:06.00. They are followed by Calvin Doolittle of Brookville at 2:07.55. 

200: Coudersport sophomore Gavin Ayers is the No. 1 seed at 22.54, checking in ahead of teammate Josh Ross at 22.74 and Brookville’s Jack Krug (22.76) and Miner (22.89). Krug was third in 2019. 

3200: This should be a good one, as Aiden McLaughlin of Punxsy is the top seed at 9:52.69, followed by Wolfe at 9:56.86. Woolcock and Sherry are also well within striking distance. McLaughlin won the Class 3A title in 2019. Woolcock was fourth as a freshman in 2019. 

4×400 Relay: Kane is the top seed at 3:34.6, followed by Brookville (3:36.43), the only other team seeded under 3:40. 

High Jump: Hayden Smith of Union is the favorite, having cleared 6-5 this season. His closest challenger is Johnsonburg’s RJ Miller at 6-2, followed by Sam Lundeen of Kane and Cody Daniels of Moniteau, both of whom have cleared 6-0. Miller was third in 2019. 

Pole Vault: Coudersport senior Dalton Keglovits comes in at 13-6, one foot higher than the No. 2 seed, Kane’s Josh Greville. Redbank Valley’s Trenten Rupp has cleared 12-3. 

Long Jump: Ryli Burritt of Smethport is the No. 1 seed at 21.10.5, over one foot farther than the No. 2 seed, Stahlman, who has gone 21-9.5 this season. 

Triple Jump: Punxsy senior Jacob Ebel is the No. 1 seed at 43-11.5, followed closely by Burritt at 43-7.5 and Redbank Valley’s Joe Mansfield at 43-6.5. Ebel was third as a sophomore in Class 3A in 2019. Mansfield was third in Class 2A as a freshman in 2019. 

Shot Put: Ayers is the No. 1 seed at 53-7, with Nathan Waltman of Karns City the No. 2 seed at 51-7. After that, there is a drop off of more than five feet. Ayers was third in 2019. 

Discus: Cam Wagner of Redbank Valley is the No. 1 seed at 155-10, over six feet farther than No. 2 seed Ayers 149-2. Ayers is followed by David Stamm of Moniteau (147-3). Ayers was third in 2019. 

Javelin: Stamm is also the top seed here at 172-7, ahead of Punxsy’s Brandon Ishman (165-2). Ishman was second in Class 3A in 2019. 


100 Hurdles: Johnsonburg senior Chloe Trumbull is the top seed at 16.74. She is followed by Rossie McMillen of Karns City and Otto-Eldred’s Brooke Close 17.25 and 17.33. 

100: North Clarion’s Evelyn Lerch is the only sub-13 seed, clocking in at 12.84. The juniors is followed by Brookville’s Morgan Monnoyer, the 2019 champion in the event (13.08) and Karns City’s Ashley Fox at 13.14. 

4×800: Relay Punxsutawney appears to be a big favorite based on seed at 10:13.94. They are followed by Elk County Catholic (10:25.00). 

1600: Punxsutawney senior Olivia Roberts comes in as the top seed at 5:15.40. Next is Oswayo Valley’s Cheyenne Mehl (5:27.68) and ECC freshman Sophia Bille 5:32.37. Roberts won the event as a sophomore in Class 3A in 2019. 

4×100 Relay: Brookville is the top seed here by nearly a full second at 52.01, followed by Cranberry (52.91) and Karns City. 

400: Lerch is a big favorite here based on seed at 1:01.22. The No. 2 seed is Danielle Griebel of Punxsutawney (1:04.44) and Jordan Montgomery of Cranberry. 

300 Hurdles: Trumbull is the top seed in both hurdle races, seeded at 48.75 in the 300s, the only sub-49 second time. She is followed by Rylee Stancliffe of Brookville (49.35). Morgan Lorenzo of Cameron County is the only other sub-50 second runner. Trumbull was the 2019 champ as well. 

800: Mehl is the top seed here at 2:26.82, over four seconds faster than No. 2 seed Roberts of Punxsutawney at 2:31.30. Billie follows. Roberts was fourth in Class 3A in 2019. 

200: Monnoyer is the slight favorite here at 27.39. Fox (27.64) and Annasophie Stauffer (Johnsonburg, 27.84) are the other sub-28 second runners. Monnoyer was fourth in 2019. 

3200: ECC freshman Grace Neubert is the No. 1 seed at 11:59.24, in what should be an exciting race with Roberts (12:00.94). 

4×400 Relay: DCC is the top seed at 4:25.99, followed by Punxsy (4:27.60) and North Clarion (4:31.34). 

High Jump: This should be a highly competitive event, with Sheffield freshman Emily Foster the top seed at 5-1. She is followed closely by Brookville junior Laynee Sorbin and Moniteau senior Hailey Campbell, who both have cleared 5-0. 

Pole Vault: Another freshman top seed, as Redbank Valley’s Claire Henry checks in at clearing 9-3. Sorbin is the No. 2 seed at 8-6. 

Long Jump: A-C Valley’s Baylee Blauser is the top seed by almost a full foot at 18-3.5, Brooke Kessler of Clarion-Limestone checks in at 17-3.5, the only other jumper who has gone more than 17 feet this season. Blauser was second in 2019. 

Triple Jump: Blauser may be an even bigger favorite here, having jumped 36-1.5 this season. Rylee Long of Moniteau is the No 2 seed, and she is at 33-3.75, followed closely by Julie Monnoyer 33-3. Blauser was fifth in 2019. 

Shot Put: Mackenzie Martin of Punxsy is the favorite here, the only throw to clear 40-fee this season at 40-7, followed by Roz Page of Coudersport at 37-2.75 and Rebekah Miller of Punxsy (35-2.5). 

Discus: Page is the top seed here and a pretty clear favorite, having a mark of 117-04 this season. Sheffield’s Emily Leichtenberger’s closest challenger is 104-5.5 and Madison Foringer of Redbank Valley at 104-5. Page was second in 2019 and Leichteberger fifth. 

Javelin: Fox of Karns City is the heavy favorite here, checking in at 113-1. The No. 2 seed is Taylor Lamont of Cameron County at 118-3. 

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