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Two Meet Records Fall at Redbank Valley Invite Powered by Janney Montgomery Scott in Clarion

Mylee Harmon of Redbank Valley won the girls' 200 and 400 at the Redbank Valley Invite Thursday. Photo by Madison McFarland

NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – A pair of meet records fell at the 2022 Redbank Valley Invitational Thursday, while four athletes were individual double winners.
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The records to fall included the girls’ 3,200-meter mark and the boys’ high jump.

Morgan Roemer of DuBois set the 3,200 mark with a blistering time of 11:20.75 topping the previous meet record of 11:38.86 by just over 18 seconds. That was set by Karns City’s Rebecca Pennington in 2018.

Union/A-C Valley’s Hayden Smith set the high jump mark. Smith, a Union student, jumped 6-foot-9 bettering the previous mark of 6-7 set by Vinny Dougherty of Brookville in 2010.

Roemer was one of the double winners also winning the 1,600 in a time of 5:20.04.

Additional double winners were Redbank Valley’s Mylee Harmon, Brookville’s Ian Pete, and Franklin’s Ashley Alcorn.

Harmon won the 200 (26.43) and the 400 (1:00.03), Pete won the 110 hurdles (15.85) and the 300 hurdles (41.57), and Alcorn won the discus (114-feet, 10-inches) and the shot put (38-03).

The fastest man of the meet went to Brookville’s Jack Pete, the younger brother of Ian, in a tim of 11.41 edging DuBois’ Derraick Burkett (11.52).

The fastest woman of the meet went to Cranberry’s Laiyla Russell in a time of (13.02) topping Brookville Morgan Monnoyer, the 2021 District 9 2A champion (13.19). Evelyn Lerch was third in 13.30.

Additional top performances came in the boys’ and girls’ javelin.

In the boys’ javelin, Ryan Hummell won in convincing fashion with a throw of 180-07 over 30 feet farther than second-place finisher Luke Cramer of Karns City (148-09).

In the girls’ javelin, three throwers threw what would be PIAA marks next week at the district championships.

Evelyn Bliss of Union/A-C Valley was first at 136-2, Alivia Huffman was second at 132-11, and Ashley Fox of Karns City was third at 129-3.

In the boys’ discus, a pair of throwers hit what would be PIAA marks with Cam Wagner of Redbank Valley winning at 160-0 and Union/A-C Valley’s Landon Chalmers going 150-8 for second place.

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