The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Cory Isenberg

May 13, 2012

CORY ISENBERG | Postseason action heating up

JOHNSTOWN — With conference track and field championships decided, district championships in 5 and

6 are set for this week.

On Tuesday, the District 6-AA meet is scheduled for Altoona’s Mansion Park while the District 5 Class AA meet will be held on Wednesday at Northern Bedford County High School.

On Thursday at Mansion Park, the Class AAA athletes will do battle. The PIAA Championships will be held at Shippensburg University on May 25 and 26.

Also on the slate this week are the opening rounds of the District 6 baseball and softball tournaments.

District 5 competitions for baseball and softball open next week.

In the WestPAC, the softball championship is slated for Tuesday at V.E. Erickson Field.

North champ Conemaugh Valley will take on South champion Berlin Brothersvalley at 4:30 p.m.

The baseball championship for the WestPAC will also be held on Tuesday at Salisbury-Elk Lick High School.

Meyersdale, the South winner, will play North Star from the North at 7 p.m.

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Wrapup: The Heritage Conference Track and Field Championship Meet, which was suspended on Tuesday because of lightning, was completed on Thursday.

Ligonier Valley won the boys team championship with 146.2 points with United (103 points), Saltsburg (63.2), Purchase Line (61.6) and Northern Cambria (61) rounding out the top five.

It was the fourth time in the past five seasons that the Rams, who finished 8-0 during the regular season, earned the conference title.

Winners for the Rams included Dan Croyle in the 1600; Ryan Knupp in the 200; Jonathan Finger in the 400; Isaac Cornell in the 300 hurdles; Luke Crumrine in the long jump; the 400 relay foursome of Levi Gaynor, Crumrine, Russell Marksoky and Conner Maust; and, the 1600 relay quartet of Justin Piper, Finger, Crumrine and Knupp.

The Rams broke three meet records and tied another.

Knupp was part of two meet records, breaking the mark of 22.6 seconds held by Saltsburg’s Todd Lantz in the 200 (22.3) and helping to break the 1600 relay milestone of Saltsburg set in 2004 by more than three seconds.

The 400 relay foursome equaled the time of 45.1 seconds set by the Rams last season and Crumrine’s long jump of 21 feet, 13/4 inches is a record.

All of the field events were completed before the suspension with the exception of boys javelin, which was won by United’s Stefan Moreau.

The other Lions’ winner is Seth Knapic in the 3200.

The girls team title went to Penns Manor with 131 points, followed by United (96), Homer-Center (77), Ligonier Valley (73) and Marion Center (68).

Northern Cambria senior Liz Cunningham was a double winner with victories in the 400 and the 300 hurdles.

Cory Isenberg is a sports writer for The Tribune-Democrat

 

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