Dornisch wins state title
Elk County Catholic High School senior thrower Megan Dornisch won the PIAA Class AA championship in the discus Friday at the PIAA Track and Field Championships being held at Shippensburg University.Megan threw the discus 141’3” to win the title. She had been seeded second in the event with a distance of 134’10”. Aubree Ray of Middletown, who was the top seed at states, placed second in the event with a throw of 137’2”. Dornisch will go after her third state title later today in the Class AA shot put event. She is the defending state champion in that event. The girls’ AA shot put is scheduled for 12:30 this afternoon.Elk Catholic freshman Kennedy Weisner qualified for today’s finals in both the 800 and 1600 runs. She placed second in her heat in both events. Her time in the 1600 was 5:12.48 and her time in the 800 was 2:18.34.Abbi Petrosky of ECC qualified for today’s finals in the 100 hurdles by placing fourth in her heat with a time of 16.14 seconds. She placed third in her heat in the 300 hurdles with a time of 47.08 seconds, missing today’s finals.Jared Schaut of the Crusaders qualified for today’s finals in the 300 hurdles with a time of 40 seconds, good for second place in his heat.The ECCHS girls’ 1600 relay team of Emily Gregory, Abbi Petrosky, Tess Onink and Helen Danz finished seventh in their heat with a time of 4:20.23. They did not qualify for today’s finals.The ECC boys’ 1600 relay team of Dan Steudler, Jared Schaut, Michael Jacob and Mitchel Haberberger placed fourth in their heat with a time of 3:27.62, failing to make today’s finals.For St. Marys Area, the girls’ 3200 relay team of Megan Barber, Adair Gennocro, Sloan Foster and Shannon Bridges, qualified for today’s finals with a time of 9:47.94.Gennocro placed 12th in her heat in the 1600 run with a time of 5:31.22.Shelby Zomcik of the Lady Dutch placed 21st in the pole vault with a heighth of eight feet. Dutchman Brian Merritt placed seventh in his heat in the 200 dash with a time of 23:80 seconds. He did not qualify for today’s finals.Two members of the Johnsonburg Rams squad medaled in the AA meet, as Trevor Miller placed sixth in the shot put with a throw of 54’.25” and Mike Shuey placed seventh in the javelin with a throw of 183’1”.Kane’s Patrick Anderson won the AA pole vault with a heighth of 15 feet.Competition continues today at Shippensburg University. Action began this morning at 9 a.m. in both track and field events. The last track event is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. and the final field event is set to begin at 12:30 p.m.