Local athletes compete at District Six AA Meet

The District Six AA track and field meet is being held today at Altoona’s Mansion Park. Local athletes from both Tyrone and Bellwood-Antis will attempt to continue their seasons and qualify for the PIAA state meet, which will be held at Shippensburg University’s Seth Grove Stadium on May 27-28.
An added incentive this year, is the addition of a qualifier in each event. Beginning with the 2005 track and field season the top three finishers will continue on to the state meet, up from the two placewinners that qualified previously to the current track and field season.
Action will begin at 3:30 p.m. with the girls 3200 relay and continue into the evening.
Tyrone junior Emily Ingle has the only area top seed, with her time of 5:27.30 in the 1600 run. Ingle also has a third seed in the 3200 run (12:07.00) The only other Tyrone girl in the top three seeds is sophomore Elizabeth Tepsic, with a third seed in the triple jump with a combined distance of 34-4.
The only Eagle with a top three seed in the boys competition is junior Trey Brockett, whose 42-6 in the triple jump was good for the third seed.
The seedings were announced late Sunday, based on the best times and distances performed by the athletes this season.
The Bellwood-Antis boys garnered three second seeds in individual events and a second seed in the 3200 relay.
B-A sophomore Brandon Pruznak is second in the 400 dash with a time of 51.84. Freshman 800 runner Ben Hatch is second in his specialty with a time of 2:01.44. Senior Aaron Bell has the second seed in the 3200 run with a time of 10:03.04.
The 3200 relay, usually composed of junior Evan Hughes, senior Chris Edmiston, Pruznak and Hatch has the second best time of 8:25.54.
Junior Tony DelGrosso has the third seed in the discus with a throw of 143-3.
Lady Blue Devil senior Steph Hatch has the second seed in the girls high jump with a jump of 5-2.
Senior Allison Sinisi has a tie for the third seed in the pole vault with a vault of 9-6.
The 400 relay team usually composed of Hatch, Lauren Carter, Erica Greene and Ashley Mueller has the third seed with their best time of 52.74.