A total of 20 local athletes will be competing this weekend in the PIAA track and field championships set for Shippensburg University.
Elk Catholic will be represented by 12 athletes while St. Marys Area will have eight athletes competing.
Elk Catholic’s Megan Dornisch will be the top seed in the girls’ AA shot put with a mark of 44’4.75”. Megan is the defending state champ in this event. She is seeded second in the girls’ AA discus with a throw of 134’10”.
Kennedy Weisner of ECC is seeded second in the 800 run with a time of 2:17.81 and third in the 1600 run with a time of 5:07.26.
Also competing for the Lady Crusaders at the AA meet will be the 4x400 relay team of Emily Gregory, Abbi Petrosky, Tess Onink and Helen Danz, which is seeded 26th. Petrosky is seeded 14th in the 300 hurdles and 16th in the 100 hurdles. Molly Eshbach is seeded 21st in the long jump while Ellie Petrosky is seeded 20th in the shot put.
For the Crusaders, the 4x400 relay team of Dan Steudler, Jared Schaut, Michael Jacob and Mitchel Haberberger are seeded 23rd. Schaut is seeded eighth in the 300 hurdles.
For the Lady Dutch at the AA meet, the 4x800 relay team of Megan Barber, Adair Gennocro, Sloan Foster and Shannon Bridges is seeded 17th. Gennocro is seeded 14th in the 3200 run and 18th in the 1600 run. Shelby Zomcik is seeded 22nd in the pole vault.
The Dutchmen will be competing in the AAA meet. Gideon Woelfel is seeded 28th in the 3200 run, Trenton Schreiber is seeded 30th in the triple jump and Brian Merritt is seeded 26th in the 200 dash.
For Johnsonburg, which will be competing in the AA meet, Mike Shuey is seeded second in the javelin and Kiesha Dornish is seeded seventh in the javelin.
Competition at the state meet begins Friday morning at 9 a.m., with the last event scheduled for that day at 4:30 p.m. Saturday’s action is set to begin at 9 a.m., with the last event scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m.