SHIPPENSBURG — Burks female athletes dominated on the second day of the District 3 Athletics Championships at Shippensburg University on Saturday.
Tulpe Hocken’s Senior Ella Arner and School Kill Valley Junior’s Emadejarmin each won two gold medals, and the Wyomissing women’s athletic team won the Class 2A Team Championship with 97.33 points.
“They continued to fight in every event we expected and scored points. They completely exceeded their efforts,” said Jim Delp, director of Spartans. “(I) are proud of them.”
Wyomissing was led by freshman Alexis Hardy, who won three medals on Saturday. She finished second in 100th place with a career best of 12.57 and third in 200th place with her career best of 26.42.
Hardy is also a member of Spartan’s 400 relay team and first finished at 50.01.
“It feels very good,” Hardy said. “It’s very exciting.”
Junior Caddy Hawk was also a stout in Wyomissing, winning 400 at 59.79. Her # 1 finish earned her position in the state championship, where she first appeared in her career.
“This is all I’ve been hoping for since I started running (I),” Hawk said of the state championship qualifying. “I’m really looking forward to it.”
Hawk acted as an anchor for Spartan’s 1600 relay team, finishing second at 4: 11.34. She was also the anchor of the 3200 Relay Team, which finished third at 9: 57.96.
“This is what we have been working on throughout the season,” Hawk said. “I feel good.”
Hardy and Hawk helped Wyomissing score 48 out of 97.33 points. This was enough to win the title. Spartan also won the title of the men’s team.
“This is what we trained,” Hawk said. “The team wins are bigger than the individual wins, so I’m really happy with the whole team and all the work they did today.”
Hardy was defeated by Tulpehocken’s senior Ella Ahner, who repeated the championship with a career best of 12.53 at 100 and 26.13 at 200 at both of her individual events. She wasn’t the top seed for either event, but Erner outperformed Hardy and Madison Jiska in School Kill Valley. These were the other top seeds for the event.
“I really came to know that it was a tough competition,” Arner said. “It’s really nice to be able to confront people who are very humble and very proud of who is doing well.”
Her performances at 100 and 200 earned Erner the third state qualification in her career. She also finished third with 400 on 1: 02.07.
“It really feels good, especially on behalf of such a small school,” Arner said. “It’s very special to me.”
The only other female athlete to win multiple gold medals at Burks was Emadejarmin of School Kill Valley Junior. He first finished with a Class 2A shot put with a 34-10.75 shot put. She won the gold medal with a throw of 118-1 at Class 2A Discus on Friday.
“I feel like I’m at the top of the world,” said Deyarmin. “I really showed what I could do and who I could beat.”
The Panthers finished fourth in Class 2A with 67 team points. Wilson finished fifth in Class 3A with 41 points.
Class 3A Burks The only event winner from Saturday was Wilson’s Senior Katie Dallas. He successfully defended her district title at 800 and won at 2: 15.82.
“It really makes a lot of sense to come back and win this,” Dallas said. “It feels good to be back in a year and win again.”
Hardy and Hawk lead Wyomissing to Girls Class 2A title at the Athletics Championships in District 3.
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