This past weekend, at Shippensburg University, members of the track & field team competed in one of the biggest and highest-quality track meets in the country – the PIAA State Championship meet. And, just like last year, a few of your classmates wowed the thousands in attendance.
Hunter Robinson staked her claim as the all-around best sprinter in the state by winning gold Saturday morning in the 100 meter dash, running 11.93 seconds to break the all-time school record. An hour later, she came back in the 400 meter dash and captured 2nd place silver, narrowly missing gold by 0.7 seconds. She got her revenge later that afternoon, though, in the 200 meter dash, where she out-sprinted a stacked field of medal winners and an Olympic Trials semi-finalist – yes, you heard that right! – to take the gold in 24.25 seconds to lower her own school record. In terms of places and times, Hunter’s performance will go down as one of the all-time best in WPIAL history.
A few of the boys earned those coveted medals, too. Kyros Thorpe earned a 7th place medal as part of the 400 meter relay. And Noah Clickett bettered his performance from last year’s state meet in the mile relay, earning a 3rd place bronze and helping the relay break the all-time school record set by last year’s team. All-in-all, the team took home 12 medals collectively to once again lay claim as one of the best track & field squads in Western PA. Please congratulate these awesome athletes for representing Avonworth so well!