High-SchoolTrack-and-XC: penn relays

Westfield makes all the right moves in 4x800

April, 29, 2012
Westfield 4x800 Penn RelaysJohn Nepolitan/ESPNHSTyrone Walker tucks away the baton after taking it from Westfield (Va.) teammate Nathan Kiley during the 4x800 championship at Penn Relays.

PHILADELPHIA – When Tyrone Walker decided to go for broke in the Championship of America 4x800 with 300 meters left there may have been 49,000 people at Franklin Field who thought the move came too early.

The people that mattered most -- Walker’s three Westfield teammates and his coach – all trusted that he was doing the right thing.

“I wasn’t worried,” Westfield coach Kelly Deegan said. “I have confidence in him. If he thinks that’s the time to go then that’s OK.”

Westfield (Chantilly, Va.) ran US#1 7:39.73 and more importantly won the race on Saturday during the primetime session of the Penn Relays. Max Chambers (1:57.6), Jeff Edmondson (1:56.4), Nathan Kiley (1:51.3) and Walker (1:54.4) couldn’t afford one bad step against Kingston College of Jamaica, which finished second in 7:40.52.

Westfield ran the top time in qualifying on Friday but ran nine seconds better in the final.

The first big moment came in the final 200 of the third leg, when Kiley flew by two Jamaican runners to give Westfield its first lead. Kiley’s 1:51.3 split was the fastest in the race.

He turned the baton over to Walker but Kingston’s Sanj Powell quickly moved the front. Walker tucked in behind and waited for his cue.

“That’s my plan every time I run,” Walker said. “Always take it at 300. I try to keep a constant pace for the first 400 so I can have enough for the kick. There was nothing that told me (to go), it just where I knew I wanted to kick.”

The new question became: Who had more to give, Walker or Powell? As Walker drove for home, Powell drew even and tried to go around him. The two kept moving at the same speed and Walker wasn’t about to give up his precious lead.

“I was sort of praying in my head ‘Please don’t let him catch me,’” Walker said. “I would have dove across the finish line if it’s what I had to do to keep the lead.”

It was a six-second improvement for Westfield, which placed fifth at New Balance Nationals Indoor in March.

The team is already looking ahead to New Balance Outdoors with the idea of contending for the national title in June.

“I don’t think we ever had it close in our dreams to win this honestly,” Kiley said. “With the crowd here, a lot of them were rooting for Jamaica and a lot were cheering for the U.S. There was not only race competition, it (felt) like representing our country.”

The Jamaican crowd still had lots to cheer about, even though the U.S. professionals won all six of their matchups with Jamaica.

In the boys 4x400 Championship of America, Carribean schools swept the top six places, led by Munro College of Jamaica (3:11.91). Lodge of Barbados was third, the only non-Jamaican team. U.S. entrants Gardena Serra (Calif.) and Trenton Central (N.J.) were both disqualified.

Earlier, in the 4x100, Wolmer’s Boys (Jamaica) went 40.34 and led a 1-2-3 sweep for the island nation. The huge Jamaican presence in the stadium included prime minister Portia Simpson Miller, who sat in the grandstand and also took part in a ceremony on the Franklin Field infield.

Jamaica’s high school excellence extended to the field events, too. Clive Pullen of Jamaica College won the long jump with 24-3, edging Anthony Averett of Woodbury (N.J.), who went 24-0.25. Christoff Bryan of Wolmer’s won the high jump with a clearance at 6-11.50.

The U.S. got victories from Michael Jensen of Appoquinimink (Middletown, Del.), who went 16-4.75 and PR’d by more than a foot.

And in the triple jump, Anaquan Peterson of Lakeland (Suffolk, Va.) took the title with a wind-aided mark of 50 feet even.

Eric Futch, one of Pennsylvania's top high school athletes, also had a big day. In the morning, he won the 400 hurdles in a US#1 time of 51.77. And later, he split 48.5 to help Penn Wood win the Philadelphia Area boys 4x400 title.

Washington delivers for Poly in 4x100

April, 28, 2012
Ariana Washington Penn RelaysJohn Nepolitan/ESPNHSAriana Washington reacts to her come-from-behind victory on the anchor leg of the 4x100 relay in the Championship of America race at Penn Relays.

PHILADELPHIA – There isn’t another high school in the U.S. that travels 2,400 miles for a “home” meet, but then again, there isn’t another Long Beach Poly.

At the Penn Relays, Poly doesn’t just represent a school on the Pacific Coast. It stands up for the entire country, plays the role of America’s last best hope against the otherworldly fast Jamaicans.

For the second year in a row, the Long Beach Poly girls rose up and beat the best of Jamaica in the 4x100 relay, this time coming from behind on sophomore Ariana Washington’s stirring anchor leg.

“I did what I was trained to do,” said Washington, who took the baton in third or fourth and then flew beneath a roaring wall of noise down the home straightaway to victory in 46.35. “I’m trained to get the baton and go and that’s what I did. I had no thoughts. I knew there was a lot of pressure and I couldn’t let my team down.”

It takes a meet with the enduring stature of Penn Relays to provide the intersection for Long Beach Poly and the Jamaican teams like Vere Tech, which has won here 15 times, or St. Jago, which has won four, or Holmwood Tech (3) or Edwin Allen (2).

Incidentally, Kingston is closer to Philadelphia than Long Beach – by about 900 miles. In a meet that loves to bill its “USA vs. The World” program, it often starts informally with the Jamaicans vs. Poly and the appreciative crowd has come to expect great moments to arise from the competition.

“The feeling you get when people respect you like that, it’s awesome. You can’t put it into words,” said longtime coach Don Norford, architect of the Long Beach Poly dynasty.

Carrying the burden of trying to defend the title, with three newcomers to the lineup, Poly ran the fastest time in qualifying on Thursday. And then in the final, the quartet quickly fell behind on the lead-off. There was a risk of getting buried at that point.

“I was really scared,” said Traci Hicks, making her third appearance in the 4x100 championship. “Diamond (Thomas) and I had a bad hand-off (between legs 2 and 3). I was really worried. But when Ariana got, I felt confident. She doesn’t like to lose.”

Washington erased any mistakes with a scorching anchor.

“It was probably the fastest 100 of my whole life,” she said.

Washington was an alternate for Poly last year. Next year, she will try to help her school win it again. The anticipation of 2013 began before Friday’s celebration died down.

“Just like this year, next year’s team is already ready,” Norford said. “It’s the way we coach them. We know what to do here, what to tell them, and what not to tell them, so they’re physically and spiritually prepared.”

Cheserek too much for CBA

In the highly anticipated distance medley showdown between St. Benedict’s (Newark, N.J.) and Christian Brothers Academy (Lincroft, N.J.), there was a changing of the guard.

CBA , the reigning champ, built a 10-second gap on St. Benedict’s entering the 1,600-meter anchor legs. But senior George Kelly played the first lap too conservatively and Edward Cheserek caught up with a fast 57.

Then Cheserek settled on Kelly’s shoulder for two laps and patiently waited for the 300-to-go mark, where he flew into the lead and began to sprint for home. Kelly had saved something, but not enough to respond to the Foot Locker champion and 4:02 miler.

Cheserek split 4:06.2 to Kelly’s 4:17.6.

“I was thinking stay with the leader all the way,” he said. “I wanted to take off with 300 meter to go.”

Cheserek anticipated that he might need to make up as much as eight seconds after he got the stick.

“When the announced said (my first lap was) 57, I knew that’s too fast for me,” he said. “I slowed down.”

St. Benedict’s plan was to keep CBA within eyesight on the first three legs.

Penn Relays boys mile 2012
John Nepolitan/ESPNHSCraig Engels (lef) and Jacob Burcham battle over the final 100 meters of the mile at Penn Relays. Engels rallied to win by .07 seconds.
CBA’s Tim Gorman gained a three-second lead on Darien Edwards (3:06.2 to 3:09.2), the 400s were essentially a tie (48.7 for StB, 49.0 for CBA), and CBA padded seven more seconds onto the lead with Clark Mangini’s 1:56.2 for the 800 leg.

Against Cheserek, 10 seconds wasn’t enough cushion.

In the boys mile, Jacob Burcham of Cabell Midland (Ona, W.V.) appeared to be coasting toward victory with 400 meters to go but his 15-meter lead wasn’t safe. Craig Engels of Ronald Reagan (Pfafftown, N.C.) closed the gap on Burcham and then pulled out a narrow victory in 4:09.42 to 4:09.49.

Both Burcham and Engels had participated in their schools’ 4x800 relays eight hours earlier.

To kill some of the time, Engels went to a hotel near Franklin Field that he wasn’t staying at and took a nap in its lobby.

Not only did Engels take down the pre-race favorite, he also outkicked most of the kickers in a race that included 800-meter standouts Ben Malone of Pascack Valley (N.J.), Drew Magaha of Upper Moreland (Pa.) and Zevon Watkins of Liverpool (N.Y.), plus Ahmed Bile of Annandale (Va).

“With 400 to go I was working on cutting down (Burcham’s) lead,” Engels said. “I knew I had some speed and I tried to give everything I had in the last 100. It’s the biggest deal race I’ve ever won. Those guys are better than me. I just got lucky. Burcham would probably win any other day.”

In the 3,000 meters, Thomas Madden of Skyline (Front Royal, Va.) demonstrated his fitness with a fine time of 8:25.54, winning by almost five seconds. In a race supposedly lacking a big-gun talent, 12 runners broke 8:40. Madden, a junior, was 18th in last year’s race.

In the girls 4x800, Fayetteville-Manlius (N.Y.) fell off the hot pace of Edwin Allen (Clarendon, Jamaica) and was seven seconds back half way through.

Edwin Allen cruised to the title in 8:52.97, anchored by Marleena Eubanks’ 2:09.3. F-M, which won the DMR last year, was second in 9:04.22, roughly the same time it ran in qualifying. Holmwood Tech of Jamaica was eight seconds further back, taking third.

F-M anchor Katie Brislin split 2:12.7.

“I was looking up and looking at (Eubanks) trying to catch up the best I could,” Brislin said. “We wanted to go faster than we did in qualifiers, but we did the best we could.”

Heather Martin led off in 2:18.5, Katie Sischo ran 2:15.8 and Jillian Fanning ran 2:17.2.

“Last year our relay won the DMR and if we’d done that we could have been one of the top contenders,” Brislin said. “We wanted to challenge ourselves in the 4x8 and even though we didn’t win it was a good experience.”

Jamaican schools went 1-2-3 in the girls 4x400 relay, led by winner Edwin Allen (3:42.06). Junipero Serra (Calif.) was fourth in 3:46.43 and Wakefield (N.C.) finished fifth in 3:51.88.

US#1 for Mattis in discus

Breezy conditions may have had something to do with slowing runners down a bit, but it didn’t seem to have an adverse effect at the throwing venue near Franklin Field.

Sam Mattis of East Brunswick (N.J.) hurled a PR 211-11 for his first Penn Relays crown and a new US#1 for 2012.

“I don’t think the wind really helped anyone today,” he said. “It wasn’t particularly wind on that (big) throw.”

Mattis had finished second in the discus in 2010 and 2011.

“Winning here is incredible,” he said. “I don’t know how to describe it.”

Billy Stanley of South Park, Pa. unleashed a meet record throw of 223-3 to win the javelin competition by 22 feet. (The meet record was for the “new” javelin implement that went into use in 2002). It was also a huge personal best for Stanley, who threw 208-8 as a sophomore.

Braheme Days of Bridgetown (N.J.) won the shot put with a mark of 68-8.50, building on what was already a five-year win streak for New Jersey in the event (including the last four by Nick Vena).

Record setters Tatnall, Cain share limelight

April, 27, 2012
Mary Cain Mile Penn 2012John Nepolitan/ESPNHSMary Cain raises her arms to celebrate victory in the girls mile on Thursday at the Penn Relays.

PHILADELPHIA – Haley Pierce and Mary Cain continued to cement their status as legends at the historic Penn Relays on Thursday at Franklin Field.

During an electric evening of racing for some of the country’s premier girls distance runners, Pierce and her Tatnall School (Wilmington, Del.) teammates smashed the Penn Relays record in the distance medley relay by more than five seconds, clocking 11 minutes, 28.86. That’s No. 3 all-time, trailing only the times Harvard-Westake (Calif.) and Fayetteville-Manlius (N.Y.) posted at last year’s New Balance Nationals.

Pierce, who anchored the victory with a 4:42.8 split, had made the difficult decision to push her chips in with her teammates rather than try to duplicate her stunning 3,000-meter victory over Aisling Cuffe last year.

She had no regrets.

“It was kind of a hard choice at first,” Pierce said. “I thought I could really go after the 3,000, but the more I thought about it, the relay had such strong competition this year and we had three or four girls in position to run that (and win). It wasn’t that hard to decide once I thought about it. I’m really happy.”

North Shore (N.Y.) threw down the gantlet early, with Brianna Nerud gapping the field quickly and turning a scintillating opening leg of 3:26.7 for the 1,200 – and Penn Relays record split. Only four women in the college DMR championship race ran faster than Nerud did on the lead-off leg.

Tatnall Penn Relays
John Nepolitan/ESPNHSTatnall teammates Haley Pierce, Reagan Anderson, Julie Williams and Lindsey Voltz hold prized Penn Relays trophy after winning the DMR.
When she handed off the baton, Nerud had her team up by nine seconds.

But Tatnall’s Reagan Anderson ran a solid 3:35.7, and then Lindsey Voltz made up four seconds with a 57.8 split on the 400. Then, on the 800-meter leg, Julie Williams stalked North Shore’s Elizabeth Caldwell and ran 2:12.5, a whopping five seconds faster than her PR.

Williams put the baton in Pierce’s hand a half step behind North Shore’s Samantha Nadel. It was a perfect spot to be. North Shore’s lead and confidence were evaporated. Pierce remained tucked comfortably behind Nadel for a lap and then couldn’t resist going around her and pulling away.

“It was a perfect setup,” Pierce said. “At first I wanted to stay relaxed and just kick (at the end), but I felt good and I didn’t want to regret staying behind just because.”

North Shore finished second in 10:39.29.

A kick to ‘mess with’

As Tatnall celebrated its victory, Cain, the sensational sophomore from Bronxville, N.Y. dropped a devastating last-lap 62.5 to tear away from all contenders in a loaded girls mile. She finished in 4:39.28, breaking the meet record and moving to No. 7 on the all-time list. It is the fastest full mile ever for a sophomore, although Jordan Hasay ran a 1,600 that converts to 4:39.13 in 2007.

Cain bolted off the starting line and led the first lap but then two-time defending champ Angel Piccirillo of Homer Center (Homer City, Pa.) refused to yield and surged to the lead.

“Angel was amazing,” Cain said. “She was an angel to me. I wanted to go out and lead it, but she was going with me that whole time. She took the lead on the second lap and had it in the third. But with 600 (left) I was like ‘No, I want this so bad.’”

Cain ramped up her speed and sailed away from Piccirillo and everyone else.

“I got a kick to mess with,” Cain said. “That last 400, (I thought) just kill it.”

Piccirillo was second in 4:47.49 – running faster than she did in her wins in 2010 and 2011. Samantha George of Millbrook (Raleigh, N.C.) was third in 4:48.11 and Ajee Wilson of Neptune (Neptune, N.J.) was fourth in 4:52.89.

Lake Braddock 1-3 in 3K

Right after Cain’s heroics, Sophie Chase of Lake Braddock (Burke, Pa.) ran a lifetime best 9:37.86 to win the 3,000 meters. And perhaps more surprising was that her sophomore teammate, Hannah Christen, was right behind her, finishing third in 9:42.97.

It was a seven-second PR for Chase, a junior, and a breakthrough 17-second PR for Christen.

“I’m so proud of her,” Chase said of Christen. “It was great experience for us to be able to do it together.”

Tori Gerlach of Pennridge (Perkasie, Pa.) nosed ahead of Christen for second, with 9:42.92.

LB Poly, Wakefield vs. Jamaicans

The bulk of the day’s action on the track was devoted to 4x100s and 4x400s, events that Jamaican schools have used to stamp their collective identity on the Penn Relays.

But a couple of U.S. sprints powers also were formidable during Thursday’s qualifying action. Long Beach Poly, the 2011 Penn champion, turned the fastest 4x100 relay of the day, clocking 46.39 seconds. Edwin Allen (Jamaica) ran 46.45 and Wakefield (N.C.) was third-fastest with 47.17.

Of the eight teams qualifying for the championship final, five hail from Jamaica, three from the U.S.
In the 4x400, Wakefield got a 54.7 anchor split from Ariah Graham and put together a US#6 time of 3:46.64. That was the second-fastest time of the day, trailing Jamaica power Holmwood Tech’s 3:45.58. The championship final will feature four U.S. teams and four Jamaican teams.

The split of the day belonged to Shaunae Miller of St. Augustine’s (Bahamas), who ran a blistering second leg of 51.7 for her team.

In the 4x800 relay, Fayetteville-Manlius (N.Y.) clocked a US#1 9:04.21 to set up a championship showdown with Jamaica’s Edwin Allen, which led qualifying by winning its heat in 8:58.51.

In the 400-meter hurdles, Alexis Franklin of Old Mill (Millersville, Md.) won the first high school championship of the day by running US#1 59.05 seconds.

In the field events, there seemed to be a Pennsylvania vs. Jamaica theme. The home state collected three victories and Jamaicans four.

Rachel Fatherly of Williamsport, Pa. won the shot put with 47-5, Christine Streisel of Tamaqua, Pa. won the javelin with 154-11 and Larisa Debich of Hempfield Area, Pa. won the pole vault by clearing 12-5.50.

Meanwhile, Chanice Porter of Manchester won the long jump at 19-5.50, Shardia Lawrence of Vere Tech won the triple jump with 40-8.25, Danniel Thomas of Edwin Allen led a 1-5 Jamaican sweep in the discus with 167-4 and Kimberly Williamson of Edwin Allen leapt 6-0 to win the high jump.

Top 10 storylines for the 118th Penn Relays

April, 25, 2012
Penn girls mileJohn Nepolitan/ESPNHSThe intensity should be sky-high when two-time Penn girls' mile champ Angel Piccirillo tries to defend against superstars Ajee' Wilson and Mary Cain.


Everything about the Penn Relays is huge – from the crowd, the numbers of athletes, to the tradition. The 118th Penn Relays features 33 hours of competition and an average of one race every five minutes.

Here is a closer look at 10 of the top high school storylines this week at the University of Pennsylvania’s Franklin Field.

  1. The Boys Distance Medley Relay: This has the makings of a classic, with two sensational New Jersey teams going at it. Christian Brothers Academy (Lincroft, N.J.), the consummate team (2011 NXN champion), led by senior George Kelly, is trying to become the first U.S. repeat champion since Bishop Loughlin’s four-year run from 1949-52. Meanwhile, St. Benedict’s has Foot Locker champion Edward Cheserek on the anchor leg, a prospect that throws CBA’s title defense into serious doubt. St. Benedict’s won the New Balance National Indoor title, with Cheserek going 4:07.4 on the anchor. A third New Jersey team, Piscataway, could be a factor with Tim Ball on the anchor leg.
  2. The Girls Mile: On the face of it, Olympic Trials hopefuls Ajee Wilson of Nepture, N.J. and Mary Cain of Bronxvile, N.Y., are the headliners. They faced one another in the 800 meters at New Balance Nationals Indoor, with Wilson taking the title. Wilson ran 2:05.28 for 800 meters last week at Princeton. Cain is the sophomore class record holder in the indoor 1,500 and is coming in off a 2:05.90 800 meters at the New York Relays. But the homestate girl, Angel Piccirillo of Homer Center, cannot be overlooked. She is a two-time defending champion in this event and will do all she can to defend her turf. This fast lineup also includes Kelsey Margey of Friends Academy (N.Y.), a future teammate of Piccirillo’s.
  3. The Boys Mile: This one could be a blockbuster, too. Cabell Midland (Ona, W.V.) standout Jacob Burcham is the top returnee after placing third last year as a sophomore. But this race could have everything to do with closing speed, and Ben Malone of Pascack Valley (Hillsdale, N.J.) and Drew Magaha of Upper Moreland (Willow Grove, Pa.) have shown raw speed. Malone ran 1:49.94 to win the NB Nationals Indoor title. Magaha is the hottest runner in the country right now, coming in off a 1:48.82 last week. How sweet would a win at Penn be for him? Magaha is a University of Pennsylvania recruit and Franklin Field is about to become home. Also, Millrose and U.S. Open champ Zavon Watkins (Liverpool, N.Y.) could be in the mix when the big push begins.
  4. Boys 4x800 relay: Can Chariho (Wood River Junction, R.I.) or Boys and Girls (Brooklyn, N.Y.) win another big championship? One of the biggest surprises of New Balance Nationals Indoor was Chariho, which won the 4xMile. B&G, meanwhile, won the 4x800 national indoor title. Challenges will come from Cabell Midland (W.V.), Pennridge (Perkasie, Pa.) and Jamaica’s Holmwood Tech.
  5. Girls Distance Medley Relay: Two of the top distance programs in the U.S. go head-to-head with lineups chocked full of Division I talent. The Tatnall School (Wilmington, Del.) boasts Haley Pierce, the reigning Penn Relays 3,000 champ, and talented junior Reagan Anderson. North Shore counters with the one-two punch of Samantha Nadel, coming back from an injury, and Brianna Nerud.
  6. Girls 4x100 relay: Defending champion Long Beach Poly (Calif.) is the only U.S. school to break the Jamaican hold on this event going back to 1982. Poly also won in 1995 and 2003. If there is another U.S. contender, it may be Wakefield (N.C.), which has senior anchor Ariah Graham and owns the US#1 4x200 (1:35.98).
  7. Girls 4x800 relay: The reigning DMR champions, Fayetteville-Manlius is pushing its chips into the event it won at New Balance Nationals Indoor. The quartet of Katie Sischo, Jillian Fanning, Heather Martin, and Katie Breslin ran 8:58.18 at the Armory in March.
  8. The 4x400s: There are hour upon hour of 4x4s, a spectacle unto itself. The girls from Vere Tech in Jamaica have won the event 10 times but could be pressed by U.S. teams from Wakefield, N.C. and Long Beach Poly (Calif). The boys event could be dominated by Jamaica yet again. Munro College has run 3:12.32 this season already. Calabar won the Jamaican championships with 3:10.19. Boys and Girls (N.Y.) and St. Peter’s (N.J.), featuring Najee Glass, are the top U.S. contenders.
  9. Boys 3,000: This event doesn’t have a lot of marquee names, but there is an opportunity here for someone to seize a big moment. Adam Visokay of Albemarle, Va. has run 9:00.06 indoors for two miles and will face competition from Connor Rog (Ct.), Sam Parsons (Del.), Tom Awad (N.Y.) and Eric Holt (N.Y.).
  10. Boys Shot Put: For four years in a row, Nick Vena won the boys shot put for New Jersey’s Morristown High School. This year, Vena will vie for his first college title at Penn (against the likes of Ryan Crouser), opening the door to a new high school champ. Braheme Days of Bridgetown, N.J. threw 70-8 indoors, won the national indoor title, and looks like the heir apparent to the Penn title.
2012 Penn Relays McTaggartJohn Nepolitan/ESPNHSStarter Tom McTaggart is one of the many officials who bring experience and expertise to the Penn Relays.
When Tom McTaggart was invited to his own induction into the Rockland County, N.Y., Sports Hall of Fame last year, he had to inform the event’s organizers that he couldn’t make it. The date conflicted with the Penn Relays.

This year, the banquet has been moved to Sunday.

McTaggart and three other starters will engage in the weekend’s longest relay at Philadelphia’s Franklin Field (a fifth starter will handle the multi events and Thursday night’s races). There are more than 640 races this weekend at the Penn Relays and each one of them will begin with start commands and the pop of a starter’s pistol.

McTaggart has served as the starter at the Olympic Games (1996), numerous Olympic Trials, and almost every significant domestic track and field event. He works throughout the winter indoor season and then allows himself just two weekends off each spring. He will be the coordinator of the timing crew at the 2012 Olympic Trials in June. Even the handle of his email address is "MrStarter."

He began at Penn Relays – an event he calls “a well-oiled chainsaw” – in 1989.

At Penn Relays, the starters are like traffic cops. When the gun sounds, it’s time to go.

And with McTaggart, and the other veteran members of the starters’ crew, athletes at the Penn Relays are in expert hands.

McTaggart will enter the above-mentioned hall of fame not only for his status as a starter, but also for a long career at Suffern High School, where he taught and coached for 36 years (retiring in 2009). He started his first race in 1970, on a day when the regular starter failed to show up. He became one of the best in the business under the wing of Frank Bailey, the official starter of the 1984 Los Angeles Games.

What makes a great starter?

“Patience, confidence, and knowing what you’re doing,” McTaggart said. “An understanding of what athletes are going through, and an ultimate sense of fairness.”

McTaggart says each races begins with “the palpable moment of stillness,” a poetic description of the 1.5 to two seconds between “Set!” and the shot.

Last year, the starter’s crew kept track of the number of shells that were fired, including recalls: 659. Each starter does five races in a row (keeping one extra shell in case a re-start is required) and then rotates out to join the recall crew and reload.

For the 4x200s, with the enormous stagger, starters crack a .38 caliber gun (shooting blanks) for a louder sound that every competitor can hear above the din of the crowd. For the rest of the events, it’s a .32 caliber starter’s pistol.

The Penn Relays has remarkably few false starts. In 2011, McTaggart said there were only six.

“If a kid wiggles, we stand them up,” he said.

What advice does McTaggart have for this week’s newcomers to Penn? He ponders the question and the coach in him comes back to the surface.

  • “On the 4x1s, hopefully you run a good turn, because you are almost running into the next one, so get used to handing off on a turn,” he said.
  • “In any other race, run with your elbows wide. If you think you’re out and about to go down, fall before you get to the clock (for a re-start). I used to have my team practice a tuck-and-roll.”
  • “The big thing is, don’t be afraid. It’s just another meet. Kids get nervous because of the crowd. Treat it like it’s just another meet.”

Penn entries released, mile fields competitive

April, 10, 2012
Angel PiccirilloJohn Nepolitan/ESPNHSAngel Piccirillo of Homer Center (Pa.) celebrates her victory in the mile at the Penn Relays last year. She is back to defend her title but faces competition from Ajee Wilson (N.J.) and Mary Cain (N.Y.).
The Penn Relays has released its high school entry lists for this month's meet in Philadelphia (April 26-28), and the girls mile field is shaping up as a good one.

Joining defending champion Angel Piccirillo of Homer Center (Pa.) are the top two finishers from the New Balance Nationals Indoor 800: Ajee Wilson of Neptune (N.J.) and Mary Cain of Bronxville (N.Y.).

The boys mile field also is a good one, with Jacob Burcham of Cabell Midland (W.V.) going up against Craig Engels of Ronald Reagan (N.C.), Ben Malone of Pascack Valley (N.J.), Zavon Watkins of Liverpool (N.Y.) and Ahmed Bile of Annandale (Va.).

A total of 1,047 schools have entries for this year's meet, including 985 from the U.S. The remaining 62 schools come from a variety of locales but it is the strong Jamaican contingent that has made a major impact in recent years at Penn Relays.

HSB Mile Run

ID Athlete School
1 Jacob Burcham Cabell Midland (WV)
2 Craig Engels Ronald Reagan (NC)
3 Ben Malone Pascack Valley (NJ)
4 Sean McGorty Chantilly (VA)
5 Zavon Watkins Liverpool (NY)
6 Ahmed Bile Annandale (VA)
7 Christian Delago Shaker (NY)
8 Everett Price New Providence (NJ)
9 Jack Huemmler Strath Haven (PA)
10 Logan Miller Chantilly (VA)
11 Adam McIe Brewster (NY)
12 Brendan Robertson Westborough (MA)
13 Michael McNamee Oakton (VA)
14 Steven Flynn Edison (NJ)
15 Drew Magaha Upper Moreland (PA)
16 Brent Coulter Landstown (VA)

HSB 3000m

ID Athlete School
1 Adam Visokay Albemarle (VA)
2 Orane Wint Bellefield (JAM)
3 Sam Parsons Tatnall (DE)
4 Thomas Awad Chaminade (NY)
5 Eric Holt Carmel (NY)
6 Kris Moran North Babylon (NY)
7 Connor Rog Fairfield Prep (CT)
8 Kevin Bishop Monta Vista (CA)
9 Matthew Schwartzer Princess Anne (VA)
10 Marc Violone Byram Hills (NY)
11 Mitchell Kun Sheepshead Bay (NY)
12 Dustin Wilson Chestnut Hill (PA)
13 Matthew Nelson Barnegat (NJ)
14 Nick Tuck Lake Braddock (VA)
15 Harry Warnick Fairfield Warde (CT)
16 Austin Lane Greenwich Central (NY)
17 Thomas Madden Skyline (VA)
18 Jonathon Harper Phillipsburg (NJ)
19 Paul Gates W.T. Woodson (VA)
20 Mike Libruk Shaker (NY)
21 Ronnie Calkins Douglas Freeman (VA)
22 Christian Costello Don Bosco Prep (NJ)
23 Sam Hibbs Hatboro-Horsham (PA)
24 Michael Wegner Loyola Blakefield (MD)
25 Billy Bragg Christian Brothers (NJ) (NJ)

HSB 400m Hurdles

ID Athlete School
1 Javarn Gallimore Jamaica College (JAM)
2 Tsegofatso Mathopa Uitsig (RSA)
3 Eric Futch Penn Wood (PA)
4 Ronald Levy St. Elizabeth Technical (JAM)
5 Jermaine Collier Trenton Central (NJ)
6 Brandon Benjamin St. Augustine (TRI)
7 George Flaviano Digital Harbor (MD)
8 Divontte Dennis Kingston College (JAM)
9 Kyle Robinson Jamaica College (JAM)
10 Kadesh Roberts Bay Shore (NY)
11 Jeremiah Obeng-Agyapong DeWitt Clinton (NY)
12 Orwell Maylor Wolmer's Boys (JAM)
13 Jermaine Smith Queens College (BAH)
14 Brandon Gregory North’n Valley Old Tappan (NJ)
15 Fabian McCausland Kingston College (JAM)
16 Brandon Hill Trenton Central (NJ)
17 Dondre Echols Potomac (MD)
18 Edward Wagner Xavier (NY)
19 Stefan Fennell Kingston College (JAM)
20 Evan Johnson Ewing (NJ)
21 Max Hairston Wissahickon (PA)
22 Aaron Willett Coatesville (PA)
23 Todd Townsend West Catholic (PA)
24 Chris Guerrero Governor Livingston (NJ)
25 Dario Scantlebury Queen’s College (BAR)
26 Andre Hewitt Transit Tech (NY)
27 Marcus Williams Delsea Regional (NJ)

HSB High Jump

ID Athlete School
1 Christoff Bryan Wolmer's Boys (JAM)
2 Rashaan Jones South Lakes (VA)
3 Damar Robinson Calabar (JAM)
4 Ashani Wright Jamaica College (JAM)
5 David Hall Kingston College (JAM)
6 Nick Simmons J.R. Tucker (VA)
7 Errin Baynes Wheeling Park (WV)
8 Xaiver Mc Allister Newburgh Free (NY)
9 Jason Lewis Wolmer's Boys (JAM)
10 Ibn Short Milton Hershey (PA)
11 Robert Cardina Conestoga Valley (PA)
12 Hakiem Horton Trenton Central (NJ)
13 Kenyon Wright St. Benedict's Prep (NJ)
14 Xavier McIntosh Columbia (NJ)
15 derek dawson, Jr. Ridley (PA)
16 AJ Vance Egg Harbor Township (NJ)
17 Brandon Roberts Nansemond River (VA)
18 James Overby Phoebus (VA)
19 Brian Russell St. Joseph by the Sea (NY)
20 Dashawn Putman St. Peter's Prep (NJ)
21 Isaac Williams Willingboro (NJ)
22 Jalen Ramsey Norristown (PA)
23 Antwan Dickerson Pennsauken (NJ)
24 Mark Jackson Longwood (NY)
25 Andrew Brandt Marple Newtown (PA)
26 Jordan Carr Howard (MD)
27 Julian Coiner Linganore (MD)

HSB Pole Vault

ID Athlete School
1 Patrick Anderson Kane (PA)
2 Ryan Steinbugl Altoona Area (PA)
3 Chris Williams Strath Haven (PA)
4 Greg Gallagher Iona Prep (NY)
5 Tim Murphy New Fairfield (CT)
6 Austin Vegas East Forsyth (NC)
7 Jared Allison Dallastown (PA)
8 Michael Brunoforte St. Anthony's (NY)
9 Michael Jensen Appoquinimink (DE)
10 Alexandru Barker Conrad Weiser (PA)
11 Craig Hunter Robbinsville (NJ)
12 Xavier Boland Kingston College (JAM)
13 Dylan Parmly Fluvanna County (VA )
14 Mike Cyphers Lebanon (NH)
15 Brandon teribery Bradford (PA)
16 Corey Smith Central Bucks West (PA)
17 Sean Daugherty Lake Braddock (VA)
18 Eric Geider Northern Valley Regional (NJ)
19 Robert Mercer Crossland (MD)
20 Skylar Johnson Point Pleasant (NJ)
21 Logan Besougloff Langley (VA)
22 Austin Miller Herndon (VA)
23 Matt Urbano Iona Prep (NY)

HSB Long Jump

ID Athlete School
1 Clive Pullen Kingston College (JAM)
2 Tatenda Tsumba Eaglesvale (ZIM)
3 Keneil Grant Kingston College (JAM)
4 Alec Peabody Abington Friends (PA)
5 Cody Minnig Neshaminy (PA)
6 Anthony Averett Woodbury (NJ)
7 Gavin Gibson Jamaica College (JAM)
8 Tyrek Edwards Archbishop Ryan (PA)
9 Adoree Jackson Junipero Serra (CA)
10 Nicholas Phynn Jamaica College (JAM)
11 Christopher Crawford Western Branch (VA)
12 Jamal Williams Teaneck (NJ)
13 Richard Gatewood Roman Catholic (PA)
14 Adam Cummings Wolmer's Boys (JAM)
15 Ifeanyichukwu Otuonye Munro College (JAM)
16 Derrick Ingram Uniondale (NY)
17 Ian Miles Mount St. Joseph (MD)
18 Michael Francis, Jr Digital Harbor (MD)
19 Chris Armour Uniondale (NY)
20 Liam Vogt St. Joseph by the Sea (NY)
21 Charlie Kerr Lawrenceville School (NJ)
22 Khiry Twyman Girard College (PA)
23 Jabari Gray Queen’s College (BAR)

HSB Triple Jump

ID Athlete School
1 Dume Dube Christian Brothers (ZIM)
2 Tawanda Washaya St. Johns (ZIM)
3 Imani Brown Reading (PA)
4 Fitzroy Dunkley Jamaica College (JAM)
5 Thomas Johnson White Plains (NY)
6 Jarred Posey William Penn (PA)
7 Wellington Zaza Strath Haven (PA)
8 Carlington Benjamin Kingston College (JAM)
9 George Freiberger Westchester CDS (NC)
10 John Landis Father Judge (PA)
11 Anaquan Peterson Lakeland (VA)
12 Justin LIttle Westfield (VA)
13 Owen Smith Calabar (JAM)
14 Raphael Jordan Queen’s College (BAR)
15 Chris Rogers Manchester (VA)
16 Cody Israel Chaminade (NY)
17 Aaron Worrell Woodside (VA)
18 Ryan North Southern Regional (NJ)
19 Demetrius Hazly-Ward Westlake (MD)
20 Mark Cohen Cardinal Hayes (NY)
21 Racheed Davis Ocean Lakes (VA)
22 Jonathan Pitt South Brunswick (NJ)

HSB Shot Put

ID Athlete School
1 Braheme Days Jr. Bridgeton (NJ)
2 Ashinia Miller Calabar (JAM)
3 Christopher Staton Franklin Township (NJ)
4 Kyle Felpel Cocalico (PA)
5 Emmanuel Onyia Munro College (JAM)
6 Praduman Singh Upper Darby (PA)
7 Dontaye Rivera Pleasantville (NJ)
8 Kofi Yamoah Egg Harbor Township (NJ)
9 Chadrick Dacosta Kingston College (JAM)
10 Tevin Kirby Hatboro-Horsham (PA)
11 Mark Ramsey John F. Kennedy (NJ)
12 Will Pope Iona Prep (NY)
13 John Lowery Boonsboro (MD)
14 Travis Gallardo Bayonne (NJ)
15 Ian McGinnis Father Judge (PA)
16 Chris Cook Lawrenceville School (NJ)
17 Shaquelle Lewis Jamaica College (JAM)
18 Curtis Fitzpatrick Egg Harbor Township (NJ)
19 Matt Koh River Dell Regional (NJ)
20 Nadim Elhage Winston Churchill (MD)

HSB Discus Throw

ID Athlete School
1 Sam Mattis East Brunswick (NJ)
2 Kyle Long Hempfield (PA)
3 Fedrick Dacres Calabar (JAM)
4 Rudy Winkler Averill Park (NY)
5 Dominik Kosar St. Joseph Collegiate (NY)
6 Chaz Wilks Cardinal O'Hara (PA)
7 A.J.Wolf Hackley School (NY)
8 Ryan Hart Downingtown East (PA)
9 Jevaughn Shaw Munro College (JAM)
10 James Plummer Egg Harbor Township (NJ)
11 Bryan Pearson Bangor (PA)
12 Julian Pinnix-Odrick Montclair (NJ)
13 Josh Awotunde Delsea Regional (NJ)
14 Sam Cherney Ithaca (NY)
15 Noah White Jericho (NY)
16 Andrew Trumbetti Northern Valley Regional (NJ)
17 Cole Stout Atlee (VA)
18 Evan Arnott Schuylkill Valley (PA)
19 Jong Min Youn North’n Valley Old Tappan (NJ)
20 Andrew Romeo Bangor (PA)

HSB Javelin Throw

ID Athlete School
1 Billy Stanley South Park (PA)
2 Michael S. Shuey Johnsonburg (PA)
3 Stephen Burk Parsippany (NJ)
4 David Reinhardt Bradford (PA)
5 Jonathan Strauss Lehighton Area (PA)
6 Rajae Gayle Munro College (JAM)
7 Blake Rankin Bloomsburg (PA)
8 Chris Mirabelli Holy Cross (NJ)
9 Bobby Smutsky Northern (PA)
10 Perry Hopkins Unionville (PA)
11 Cole Proffitt Manheim Central (PA)
12 Anthony Seidel Hasbrouck Heights (NJ)
13 Rolando Reid Munro College (JAM)
14 Tommy Myers Coventry (CT)
15 Brandon McCleese Cherokee (NJ)
16 Madison Miller Wilson (PA)
17 Harry Sullivan Ramapo (NJ)
18 Chris Connors Hasbrouck Heights (NJ)
19 Andrew Scanlan Spring-Ford (PA)
20 Curtis Thompson Florence Township (NJ)
21 John Olson Upper Perkiomen (PA)

HSG Mile Run

ID Athlete School
1 Angel Piccirillo Homer Center (PA)
2 Mary Cain Bronxville (NY)
3 Alexis Panisse Benjamin Cardozo (NY)
4 Ajee' Wilson Neptune (NJ)
5 Kelsey Margey Friends Academy (NY)
6 Katie Fortner Cave Spring (VA)
7 Carolyn Bethel Hidden Valley (VA)
8 Maria Seykora Notre Dame Academy (PA)
9 Samantha George Millbrook (NC)
10 Kennedy Weisner Elk County (PA)
11 Kimberley Ficenec Mountain View (VA)
12 Audrey Batzel Ocean Lakes (VA)
13 Jackie Choucair Hockaday School (TX)
14 Sarah Gillespie Northwest Catholic (CT)
15 Caroline Alcorta West Springfield (VA)
16 Sara Sargent Pennsbury (PA)
17 Cayla Del Piano South Brunswick (NJ)

HSG 3000m

ID Athlete School
1 Sophie Chase Lake Braddock (VA)
2 Megan Lacy Cherokee (NJ)
3 Hannah Christen Lake Braddock (VA)
4 Colette Richter Mountain Lakes (NJ)
5 Jaimie Phelan St. Mary’s (ONT)
6 Caroline Kellner W.W. Plainsboro South (NJ)
7 Amanda Rickert Wilmington Charter (DE)
8 Meghan McGovern North Penn (PA)
9 Tori Gerlach Pennridge (PA)
10 Dina Iacone Washington Township (NJ)
11 Margaret Drazba St. Marys (WV)
12 Gianna Frontera Newburgh Free (NY)
13 Caitlin Bungo Sewickley (PA)
14 Allie Klimkiewicz Oakton (VA)
15 Catherine Maloy Holy Names (NY)
16 Hannah Oneda Winters Mill (MD)
17 Elizabeth Caldwell North Shore (NY)
18 Jessica Donohue North Shore (NY)
19 Eliza Dekker Durham (NC)
20 Holly Biscof Bishop Eustace Prep (NJ)
21 Isabel Amend Washington-Lee (VA)
22 Amy Darlington Liberty (PA)
23 Kate Zendell Suffern (NY)
24 Katie Treichel Saratoga Springs (NY)
25 Nicole Park Ocean Lakes (VA)
26 Regan Rome Dallas (PA)

HSG 400m Hurdles

ID Athlete School
1 Adriana Brown St. Elizabeth Technical (JAM)
2 Alexis Franklin Old Mill (MD)
3 Autumn Franklin McDonogh School (MD)
4 Jessica Gelibert Bay Shore (NY)
5 Vamonie Boddie Phoebus (VA)
6 Kiah Seymour Archbishop John Carroll (DC)
7 Kernesha Spann St. Francois Girls (TRI)
8 Jennifer Esposito Mansfield (MA)
9 Racquel Moses Milford Mill (MD)
10 Tanaya Yarde Mount Vernon (NY)
11 Brittney Adams DeWitt Clinton (NY)
12 Christina Zelenoy Monroe-Woodbury (NY)
13 Gwen Shaw Wootton (MD)
14 Stey'ce McNeil Winslow (NJ)
15 Chistine London Howard (MD)
16 Taylor McDonald Nordonia (OH)
17 Alexis Murry Lackey (MD)
18 Ashley Woodards Delsea Regional (NJ)
19 Helena Leyrer Buena Regional (NJ)
19 Alvonna Blakney West Mecklenburg (NC)
21 Sylvia Deppen Wootton (MD)
22 Latazah Coleman Appoquinimink (DE)
23 Kayla Coley Cheltenham (PA)
24 Chantel Ray Hampton (VA)
25 Marilyn Allen W.W. Plainsboro North (NJ)
26 Heather Smith Great Bridge (VA)
27 Tichina Rhodes Swenson Arts & Tech (PA)

HSG High Jump

ID Athlete School
1 Kimberly Williamson Edwin Allen (JAM)
2 Shanice Hall Wolmer's Girls (JAM)
3 Maddie Morrow Hoover (OH)
4 Krista-Gay Taylor Alpha Academy (JAM)
5 Megan McCloskey Germantown Academy (PA)
6 Hannah Stone Catoctin (MD)
7 Brianna Hayes Matoaca (VA)
8 Kyaira Wright Harmon Franklin Township (NJ)
9 Noel Jancewicz Robbinsville (NJ)
10 Nakita Gray Friendly (MD)
11 Taylor Morgan Upper Dublin (PA)
12 Brionna Singleton Essex County VoTech (NJ)
13 Megan Kirschling West Deptford (NJ)
14 Hansen Sashane Herbert Morrison (JAM)
15 Emily Godwin Buckhannon-Upshur (WV)
16 Erika Hurd Manchester Valley (MD)
17 Kelly Clifford Douglas MacArthur (NY)
18 Cyre Virgo Fleetwood (PA)
19 Christina Solomon Bishop McNamara (MD)
20 Elly Wardle Toms River South (NJ)

HSG Pole Vault

ID Athlete School
1 Larisa Debich Hempfield Area (PA)
2 Chelsea Vaughan Southern Regional (NJ)
3 Kristen Lee Wakefield (NC)
4 Hannah Meador Fluvanna County (VA )
5 Emma King Oakdale (MD)
6 Virginia LaMacchia Central Columbia (PA)
7 Kara Snyder Colonie Central (NY)
8 Felecia Majors South County (VA)
9 Malena Sabatino Hillsborough (NJ)
10 Amanda Benninghoff Council Rock South (PA)
11 Emily Shipley Hillsborough (NJ)
12 Maddesen Weekes Shenendehowa (NY)
13 Kennedy Shank Northern (PA)
14 Rayna Yvars Green Hope (NC)
15 Grace Giampietro Villa Maria Academy (PA)
16 Lauren O'Connell Newtown (CT)
17 Lexi Masterson Hempfield Area (PA)
18 Maggie Rampolla Maryvale Prep (MD)
19 Olivia Loy Cedar Cliff (PA)
20 Lexie Schachne Staples (CT)
21 Erin Knabe Voorhees (NJ)

HSG Long Jump

ID Athlete School
1 Sha'Keela Saunders Nansemond River (VA)
2 Chanice Porter Manchester (JAM)
3 Danielle Gibson St. Augustine’s (BAH)
4 Dennisha Frazier Dunbar (DC)
5 Alexis Faulknor Junipero Serra (CA)
6 Shamia Lassiter Western Branch (VA)
7 Traci Hicks Long Beach Poly (CA)
8 Keturah Orji Mount Olive (NJ)
9 Opal James St. Elizabeth Technical (JAM)
10 Jordan Matthews Abington (PA)
11 Octivia Booker Hodgson Vo-Tech (DE)
12 Janel Francis O’Connell Copiague (NY)
13 mobolaji Adeokun DuVal (MD)
14 Cidae'a Woods Winslow (NJ)
15 Jessicca Noble The Queen’s School (JAM)
16 Tatiana Wolfe Alpha Academy (JAM)
17 Ariana Washington Long Beach Poly (CA)
18 Danielle Hale South Lakes (VA)
19 Sara Ronde Northport (NY)
20 Amani Newsmith Swenson Arts & Tech (PA)
21 Kimberly Golding Alpha Academy (JAM)

HSG Triple Jump

ID Athlete School
1 Shardia Lawrence Vere Technical (JAM)
2 Bryanna Grant Cranford (NJ)
3 Melodee Riley Riverhead (NY)
4 Molly Shapiro Emma Willard (NY)
5 Carina Peter Herndon (VA)
6 Adefunke Sonaike Montgomery Township (NJ)
7 Antonique Butler St. Augustine’s (BAH)
8 Anna Williams Thomas Edison (VA)
9 Mollie Gribbin South Burlington (VT)
10 Jessica Caldwell McDonogh School (MD)
11 Tiffany Ellick Western Branch (VA)
12 Brielyn Rogers Bishop McNamara (MD)
13 Shenelle Mckay Alpha Academy (JAM)
14 Iana Amsterdam Essex County VoTech (NJ)
15 Diamond Hodge Girls' (PA)
16 Shaya Wilkerson Lenape (NJ)
17 Shedya Khodeai Hayfield (VA)
18 Paige Lumley Richland (PA)
19 Olivia Jebb Cornwall (NY)
20 Cidni Ford Wakefield (NC)
21 Sydney Hausman Brearley (NY)

HSG Shot Put

ID Athlete School
1 Theresa Picciallo Immaculate Heart (NJ)
2 Antonella Taylor Bowie (MD)
3 Alexus Scott Eleanor Roosevelt (MD)
4 Rachel Fatherly Williamsport (PA)
5 Chioma Onyekwere Robinson (VA)
6 Adaora Nwodili Longwood (NY)
7 Briyah Brown New Rochelle (NY)
8 Andrea McKenna St. John Vianney (NJ)
9 Isabella Stuopis Souhegan (NH)
10 Urina Harrell Junipero Serra (CA)
11 Alexis Kennedy Millville (NJ)
12 Julie Kerber Lakewood (NJ)
13 Lisbeth Lopez Randolph (NJ)
14 Carrie Wasdyke Jefferson Township (NJ)
15 Mariame Fadiga W.W. Plainsboro South (NJ)
16 Kadijah Doughty Cape Henlopen (DE)
17 Zakiya Rashid Nansemond River (VA)
18 Tara Belinsky Manhasset (NY)
19 Allison Wethey Bayard Rustin (PA)
20 Taylor Martin Hackensack (NJ)
21 Sarah Talmadge Mount St. Dominic (NJ)

HSG Discus Throw

ID Athlete School
1 Tara-Sue Barnett Edwin Allen (JAM)
2 Danniel Thomas Edwin Allen (JAM)
3 Sasha-Gaye Marston Edwin Allen (JAM)
4 Fayon Gonzales St. Jago (JAM)
5 Devene Brown St. Hugh's (JAM)
6 Jess Woodard Cherokee (NJ)
7 Gleneve grange Holmwood Tech (JAM)
8 Tamara Ovejera Gov. Johnson (MD)
9 Mackenzie Leigh Buckhannon-Upshur (WV)
10 Venique Harris St. Andrew Girls (JAM)
11 Ashli Weems Millville (NJ)
12 Ashleigh Stallings Maryvale Prep (MD)
13 Jordan Collins Bayport-Blue Point (NY)
14 Jennifer Slagus North Pocono (PA)
15 Kylie Siemanowicz Manchester Township (NJ)
16 Sarah Fairbanks Elizabethtown Area (PA)
17 Mary Newell Villa Joseph Marie (PA)
18 Taylor Hojnacki Central Bucks South (PA)
19 Carter Green North Schuylkill (PA)
20 Kimberly Alfaro Toms River South (NJ)

HSG Javelin Throw

ID Athlete School
1 Christine Streisel Tamaqua (PA)
2 Megan Glasmann Park City (UT)
3 Shaunteriah Douglas Garfield (NJ)
4 Olivia Hassler Parkland (PA)
5 Maria Jimmenez Vineland (NJ)
6 Kelsey Carlsen Northeast Bradford (PA)
7 Katie Johnston Haddonfield Memorial (NJ)
8 Sarah Firestone Mercersburg Academy (PA)
9 Chrissy Rickert Hempfield (PA)
10 Alejandra Willequer Cumberland Valley (PA)
11 Jeanne Berry Delsea Regional (NJ)
12 Ellie Gravitte Ridgefield (CT)
13 Kelsey Hay Palmerton (PA)
14 Valarie Orth Arthur P. Schalick (NJ)
15 Lisa Sesink-Clee Holy Angels (NJ)
16 Solveig Loeken Randolph (NJ)
17 Adriana Vukmanic Bishop McDevitt (PA)
18 Bridget Coffey North Penn (PA)
19 Kelly Yanucil Bordentown (NJ)
20 Jessica Helmstetter Raritan (NJ)