ECCâ€™s Kennedy Weisner wins two silver medals; ECCâ€™s Jake Herbstritt a bronze
St. Marys Area High School junior Adair Gennocro won a gold medal at Saturdayâ€™s PIAA Track & Field Championships held at Shippensburg University by winning the Class AA 3200 run.
Gennocro won the event with a time of 10:36.22. She was seeded second in the event behind Boiling Springsâ€™ Meredith Speakman with a time of 11:13.99. Speakmanâ€™s seed time was 11:01.57. Speakman finished in second place in 10:47.88.
Gennocro also medaled in the 1600 run with a time of 5:02.16, good for fourth place.
In the 1600 run, Elk County Catholic sophomore Kennedy Weisner took the silver medal with a time of 4:48.69. Angel Piccirillo of Homer Center took first with a time of 4:39.42. Both times broke the old PIAA record of 4:52.03 set in 1980 by Donna McLain of East York High School.
Weisner also brought home a silver medal in the 800 run, placing second with a time of 2:11.41. Piccirillo won the event with a time of 2:09.16.
Elk County Catholicâ€™s Jake Herbstritt received a bronze medal in the high jump with a leap of 6â€™5â€ť.
Also competing on Saturday were ECCâ€™s Caleb Lecker in the AA 3200 run and SMAâ€™s Gideon Woelfel in the AAA 3200 run. Lecker placed 16th with a time of 10:03.57. Woelfel placed 27th with a time of 10:10.84.
The St. Marys Area girlsâ€™ 4x800 relay team of Sloan Foster, Lauren McAnany, Shannon Bridges and Adair Gennocro placed 10th with a time of 9:53.17.
District 9 athletes who also won gold medals on Saturday included Brookvilleâ€™s Lanae Newsome in the triple jump with a leap of 40â€™3.5â€ť. Newsome was eighth in the 100 dash. Her sister, Aisha, medaled in the 300 hurdles, placing fourth with a time of 45.16 seconds.
Sheffieldâ€™s Kalil Slaughter won both the 100 and 200 dashes, while Clarionâ€™s Bryce Straffin won the 400 dash.
On Friday, Elk Catholicâ€™s Nicole Florio medaled in the high jump with a leap of 5â€™2â€ť, good for fifth place.
Johnsonburgâ€™s Mike Shuey won the gold medal in the javelin with a throw of 200â€™1â€ť. On Saturday, Shuey placed 18th in the high jump at 5â€™10â€ť.