Troy's Norton, Sayre's Skerpon win at invitationals
They may have been on opposite sides of the state but Troy's Casey Norton and Sayre's Elyse Skerpon both have something in common as they picked up wins at big invitationals.
Skerpon won the 300 hurdles at the Altoona Igloo Invitational 46.23, a record for the meet.
"Thats a great performace this early in the season," Sayre coach Randy Felt said. "She's a hard worker and its nice to see that its paying off. It looks like the 300s could be her strongest event this year."
Norton won the 3200 at the Bruce Dallas Invitational in 11:28.87.
Also at the Cumberland Invitational for Troy Kelsey Bristol took 5th in the high jump at 4-feet, 10-inches. On the boys' side Josh Purcell was 5th in the 110 hurdles at 15.88. In the preliminaries he ran 15.60.
Other notables for Troy are Robin Vanhoutte (10:37.43) in the 3200, Trevor Hodge (2:07.51) in the 800 and Purcell (42.56) in the 300 hurdles.
In the 4x800 relay Troy's team of Shane Miller, Eli Laue, Chris Westerfer and Trevor Hodge ran 8:32.42 while their 4x400 relay team of Greg Ellsworth, Westerfer, Hodge and Purcell ran 3:41.04.
At the Kawanis Invitational Northeast Bradford's Sam Williams hit the Penn Relays standard in the 3000.
Williams was second overall in 8:41.46 while teammate Curt Jewett was sixth in 9:17.44. He joins Jewett, who hit the standard for the 1600 back at the New Balance Nationals.
Jewett was also fourth in the 1500 at 4:05.61.
In the 800 Colton Snyder was fifth in 2:01.42 while Brandon Devonshire took 11th in 2:04.50.