BROOKVILLE – By the time the 2012 PIAA District 9 AA Track and Field Championships were over on Friday evening at Brookville Area High School, several District 9 records had fallen as athletes strove to qualify for the PIAA state meet.
In addition to Elk County Catholic High School's Kennedy Weisner's record-setting performances in the girls' 800-meter run and 1600-meter run, six other records were broken in the girls' events on Friday.
Brookville junior Lanae Newsome was named the James Manners Award winner as the Most Outstanding Female Athlete after snapping a trio of records. Newsome bested her own records in both the girls' 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash. In the 100-meter dash, her previous record of 12.55 was set just a year ago, but this year she was even faster, taking the District championship in the event in a time of 12.42. In the girls' 200-meter dash, Lewsome's previous record of 25.36 was set back in 2010. This year she won the title in a time of 25.26. Newsome also snapped a record that stood since 1996 in the girls' triple jump. Her jump of 39'9" was over a foot farther than the previous record of 38'.5" set by Coudersport's Kristin Zimmerman.
Aisha Newsome, also a junior at Brookville Area High School, set new District records in both of the girls' hurdles events. She took the win in the girls' 100-meter hurdles in a time of 15.47, beating a record of 15.62 set by Ridgway's Erin Carter in 2002. In the 300-meter hurdles, she finished first in a time of 45.4, breaking a record that Brookville's Paula Connor set in 1985.
The final record to fall in the girls' events on Friday was in the javelin. Northern Potter senior Clarrissa Knauer won the District title with a throw of 145'04", beating the previous record of 142'07" set by Union's Tiffany Corle in 2007.
Five more District records fell in the boys' events.
Sheffield senior Kalil Slaughter received the James Manners Memorial Award as the Most Outstanding Male Athlete after setting a pair of new records. Slaughter won the District title in the boys' 100-meter dash in a time of 10.88. The previous record of 10.94 had been set by Clarion-Limestone's Dan Alderton in 2000. The oldest record to fall during Friday's meet was in the boys' 200-meter dash. The previous record of 21.84 had been set back in 1967 by Union's Bob Butler. Slaughter finished the event in a time of 21.70.
Clarion senior Bryce Straffin put his name in the record books by finishing the boys' 400-meter dash in a time of 48.15, almost a full second better than the previous record of 49.14, which was set by C-L's Dan Alderton in 2000.
Port Allegany junior Nick Conway won the boys' 110-meter hurdles in a time of 14.9, betting the previous record of 15.04 that was set by Cameron County's Rod Lyon in 1977.
Brookville senior Ryan Kerr set a new record in the boys' javelin with a throw of 207'02", over 10 feet farther than the previous record of 193'06" set by Moniteau's Matt Schandelmeier in 2006.
Brookville 108, Elk County Catholic 77, Kane 61, Johnsonburg 50, Northern Potter 42, Cranberry 36, St. Marys Area 35, Clarion Area 30.5, Karns City 26, DuBois Area Catholic 15, Moniteau and Coudersport 11, North Clarion and Port Allegany 10, Cameron County 8, Clarion-Limestone and A-C Valley 6, Keystone 5, Curwensville 4, Sheffield 2.5, Redbank Valley 2, Smethport and Oswayo Valley 1.
100 dash - 12.42 - Lanae Newsome - BR, Ashley Wolfe - BR, Rhianon Fowler - J, Breann Wood - KC, Maddie Meyers - D, Maria French - D.
200 dash - 25.26 - Lanae Newsome - BR, Aisha Newsome - BR, Maddie Meyers - D, Ashley Wolfe - BR, Rebecca Warriner - NP, Emily Shumacher - KC.
400 dash - 58.60 - Rebecca Warriner - NP, Emily Shumacher - KC, Emily Merryman - CR, Malinda Brozenick - KE, Katie Zents - BR, Krista Miller - PA.
800 run - 2:12.59 - Kennedy Weisner - EC, Mckenna Spence - CR, Shannon Bridges - SM, Jill Wallace - NC, Krista Miller - PA, Sloan Foster - SM.
1600 run - 4:56.84 - Kennedy Weisner - EC, Adair Gennocro - SM, Jill Wallace - NC, Rebecca Johnson - CV, Emily Jones - KC, Emily Baughman - KE.
3200 run - 11:13.99 - Adair Gennocro - SM, Morgan Soule - NP, Rachel Guyer - J, Victoria Dippold - EC, Maggie Sorg - EC, Bailey Kemp - OV.
100 hurdles - 15.47 - Aisha Newsome - BR, Abbi Petrosky - EC, Chelsea Benson - J, Corrin Walker - CR, Abby Hileman - CL, Mercy Kroh - C.
300 hurdles - 45.40 - Aisha Newsome - BR, Dawn Saquin - KA, Abbi Petrosky - EC, Mercy Kroh - C, Chelsea Benson - J, Nikki Yeckel - M.
4x100 relay - 50.09 - Brookville, Karns City, DuBois Area Catholic, Johnsonburg (Kiesha Dornish, Rhianon Fowler, Emily Dubler, Marianne Aboussou), Clarion, Port Allegany.
4x400 relay - 4:10.03 - Kane, Cranberry, Elk County Catholic (Emma Daghir, Nicole Florio, Sydnie Stauffer, Kirstie Wehler), Johnsonburg (Abby Lampman, Chelsea Benson, Gabbi Benninger, Taylor Wolfe), Port Allegany, Karns City.
4x800 relay - 9:44.24 - St. Marys Area (Sloan Foster, Adair Gennocro, Shannon Bridges, Lauren McAnany), Cranberry, Elk County Catholic (Maggie Sorg, Morgan Onink, Cassie Thompson, Danielle Healy), Johnsonburg (Taylor Wolfe, Kathryn Polaski, Angela DeAngelo, Rachel Guyer), Northern Potter, Smethport.
High jump - 5'2" - Nicole Florio - EC, Emily Rickard - BR, Meredith Snyder - AC, Julie Kenneson - C, tied for fifth Ashley Davidson - SH and Laken Ganoe - C.
Pole vault - 10' - Heather Porter - M, Brandy Cooper - BR, Shannon Kocjancic - KA, Sequoia Henry - CL, Kelsey Bowser - RB, Jess Franco - EC.
Long jump - 16'11.25" - Ashley Wolfe - BR, Rhianon Fowler - J, Krieble McKenzie - C, Kirstie Wehler - EC, Mariah Salas - C, Jenna Gabreski - CO.
Triple jump - 39'9" - Lanae Newsome - BR, Laken Ganoe - C, Taylor Bucheit - KA, Kirstie Wehler - EC, Gabbi Benninger - J, Jenna Gabreski - CO.
Shot put - 37'6.25" - Taylor Detrick - KA, Morgan Nicholson - KA, Elizabeth Nicklas - EC, Rachel Taylor - PA, Madison Zerfoss - C, Haley Wilson - CO.
Discus - 107' - Clarrissa Knauer - NP, Haley Wilson - CO, Taylor Detrick - KA, Ashley Imbrogno - J, Ally Olkowski - KC, Jesse Ogorek - KA.
Javelin - 145'4" - Clarrissa Knauer - NP, Kayla Zoschg - CC, Morgan Nicholason - KA, Ashley Imbrogno - J, Ashley Cowles - CR, Jen Isenberg - SH.
Kane 55, Port Allegany, 50, Elk County Catholic 48, North Clarion and Clarion Area 44, Sheffield 42, Oswayo Valley 40, Cranberry 34, Moniteau 31, Brookville 30, Johnsonburg 29.5, Keystone and Redbank Valley 25, Karns City and Northern Potter 19, Coudersport 17.5, Union and Otto-Eldred 2.
100 dash - 10.88 - Kalil Slaughter - SH, Bryce Straffin - C, Mark Strothers - RB, Tyler Beck - C, Trevor Shaffer - M, Will Carley - KA.
200 dash - 21.70 - Kalil Slaughter - SH, Bryce Straffin - C, Nick Conway - PA, Trevor Shaffer - M, Dylan Reynolds - SH, Matt Hetrick - RB.
400 dash - 48.15 - Bryce Straffin - C, Tyler Beck - C, Joe Hart - CR, Tyce Miller - PA, Evan Matheny - BR, Gideon Coleman - BR.
800 run - 2:04.37 - Casey Spence - CR, Ryan Detsch - EC, Ryan Leahy - KE, Matt Morgan - NP, Spencer Howard - OV, Shane Hummel - BR.
1600 run - 4:35.64 - Spencer Cole - OV, Avery Colson - KA, Gabe Rees - OV, Ryan Zacherl - CR, Cole Shirey - RB, Noah Jordan - OE.
3200 run - 9:48.37 - Barrett Kemp - OV, Caleb Lecker - EC, Spencer Cole - OV, Caleb Byron - NP, Avery Colson - KA, Joe Hoffman - EC.
110 hurdles - 14.90 - Nick Conway - PA, Tyler Marsinetti - KC, Braiden Smith - BR, Sean Leahy - KE, Josh Kirkwood - NC.
300 hurdles - 39.98 - Nick Conway - PA, Josh Kirkwood - NC, Nathan Moore - KA, Sean Leahy - KE, Wyatt Everetts - KC, Braiden Smith - BR.
4x100 relay - 44.31 - Sheffield, Karns City, Redbank Valley, Elk County Catholic (Sam Mosebarger, Jake Herbstritt, Michael Jacob, Joe Georgino), Kane, Moniteau.
4x400 relay - 3:33.28 - Kane, Keystone, Clarion, Elk County Catholic (Caleb Lecker, Michael Jacob, Joe Georgino, Ryan Detsch), Cranberry, Sheffield.
4x800 relay - 8:20.26 - Northern Potter, Elk County Catholic (Caleb Lecker, Joe Hoffman, Ryan Detsch, Drew Bille), Oswayo Valley, Cranberry, Brookville, Karns City.
High jump - 6'5" - Jake Herbstritt - EC, Michael Shuey - J, Trevor Neal - PA, Nick Conway - PA, Tyce Miller - PA, Justin Wright - KA.
Pole vault - 15'6" - Patrick Anderson - KA, Jack Wolfe - KA, Garrett Hildebrand - RB, Corey Koss - EC, tied for fifth Nick Anderson - KA and Cody Schreiber - J.
Long jump - 21'9.5" - Dalton Silvis - NC, Kalil Slaughter - SH, Adam Gardner - J, Jonah Smith - KA, Aaron Ray - BR.
Triple jump - 41'10.75" - Anthony Genoway - M, Brian Heller - CR, Aaron Ray - BR, Jacob Taciuch - M, tied for fifth Will Carley - KA and Alex Hutcheson - CO.
Shot put - 51'5" - Mitch Obenrader - NC, Brock Taylor - PA, Zac Cumby - CO, Kyle Davidson - M, Kyle Armagost - M, Shaquille Cousins - SH.
Discus - 150'1" - Mitch Freeman - CO, Mitch Obenrader - NC, Michael Shuey - J, Korbin Hornberger - RB, Ryan Roddy - KE, Jared Lehman - NP.
Javelin - 207'2" - Ryan Kerr - BR, Michael Shuey - J, Mitch Obenrader - NC, Kyle Armagost - M, Keenan Rankin - U, Seth Coscia - OE.