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High School Sports

April 13, 2014

Bedford boys, Forest Hills girls win Giant Eagle Invitational

BEDFORD — The Bedford boys and the Forest Hills girls successfully defended their respective team titles Saturday at the Giant Eagle Invitational.

The Bisons’ Dan Arnold swept both the 110 and 300 hurdles events and Josiah Koontz topped the field in the discus. Bedford also got victories in the 3200 relay (Blake Baer, Kyle Pittman, William Kachman, Zane Baker) and the 1600 relay (Baer, Jordan Yingling, Cody Eisman, Baker).

Bedford finished with 123 points followed by Richland (82) and Mountain Ridge, Md. (81).

Somerset’s Daniel Meyer won both the 100 and 200, the former in a meet-record sprint of 11.0. Meyer was also the anchor on the Golden Eagles 400 relay unit.

Richland’s Linnie Joy won the shot put competition with a throw of 50 feet, 4 inches, besting Koontz by 5 1⁄2-feet while Rams teammate Brennan Mikulsky topped the field in the pole vault and Michael Somiari won the triple jump.

Forest Hills finished with 93 points in the girls competition, just ahead of Richland (83) and Mountain Ridge, Md. (75).

The Rangers got a victory in the 300 hurdles by Kaitlyn Kline, one in the 1600 by Tricia Varner and a win by their 400 relay foursome.

Richland’s Kelci Warshel won the 100 hurdles and the long jump competition while Rams teammates Maddison Feather claimed the pole vault victory and Gretchen Marx won the high jump.

Berlin Brothersvalley’s Erica Craig was a double winner with victories in the shot put and the javelin.

Somerset’s Dusti McClemens won the triple jump and Hannah Meyers of Bedford won the discus.

Somiari was selected the boys outstanding jumper, Koontz, the outstanding thrower and Lucas Young of Frankfort, W.Va., the top runner with meet records in the 1600 and 3200 races.

Warshel garnered the outstanding jumper accolade, Craig was the outstanding thrower and Madison Offstein of Mountain Ridge, the top runner with a meet record in the 800.


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