State College indoor track has impressive showing at Kevin Dare Invitation
Jan 8, 2023

Photos by Jeff Shomo

UNIVERSITY PARK – The State College Indoor track and field team shined this past weekend at the Kevin Dare Invitational held on the campus Penn State University.

On the Girls side, in the 3000-meter run Amy Devan finished in the top spot with a time of 10:22.44.

The Lady Little Lions also got strong efforts from their relay teams as well.

In the 4×800 relay, State College finished in first place with a time of 9:37.47.

State College’s 4×200 relay team finished 5th with a time of 1:48.71.

Rounding out the relays was a 20th place finish in thr 4×400 relay sporting a time of 4:36.25.

In the 60-meter dash, Sanai Abdullah’s time of 8.26 was good enough for 13th.

Malia Abdullah finished 12th with a time of 26.84 in the 200-meter dash.

The number 13 was lucky for State College runner Chloe Poindexter in the 400-meter dash. She finished in 13th with a time of 1.02.76.

In the 800-meter run Natalie Koncoski finished 11th with a finishing time of 2.24.99.

Marlee Kwasnica’s time of 5:12.16 was good enough for second place in the mile run.

Finishing 11th was teammate Grace Morningstar with a time of 5:33.16.

Rounding out the top place winners for State College was Sara Tate who finished 13th in the 60-meter hurdles with a mark of 10.23.

In the Boys 200-meter dash, Jesse Myers finished 8th with a time of 22.81.

Finishing in third in the Boys 1-mile run was State’s Nick Sloff with a time of 4:20.64.

Also in the Boys mile, Sam Endres finished 10th with a finishing time of 4:32.01.

Boys 400-meter run – 13th Salahudinn Abdul-Hamid 52.90

Boys 800-meter – 16th Henry Adams 2:04.05.

In distance running, the 3000-meter run was marked by State college’s Isaac Oppermann who finished in 7th place with a time of 9:22.71.

In the 60-meter run, Holden Roth finished in 7th with a time of 8.92.

In the Boys long jump, placing in 11th place was Max Bodner with a launch of 19’ 3”.

In the Boys triple jump, State was led by 9th place finisher Max Bodner with a leap of 40’ 3 1/2”

Placing 14th in the Pole Vault was Jackson Bodner. He finished with a top launch of 11’ 9”

Rounding out the night in the Shotput was Ben Spencer’s throw of 47’ 7 1/4” taking third place for the Little Lions.

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