Lloyd gets silver, Lee fourth at District 11 track and field meet
A senior and a freshman will represent Whitehall High School at the PIAA State Track and Field Championships this weekend after medaling at the District XI Track and Field Championships last Tuesday and Wednesday at Whitehall.
Senior Jaiden Lee ran a 10.98 in the 100 meter dash, won a fourth-place district medal, and punched his ticket to states.
“I wanted to break 11.0 and I finally did that, and I’m really proud of that,” said Lee. “It means so much because I ran my freshman year. I did OK. It was my first time on the track, and then the two COVID years screwed me up, so I’m back here being able to do what I love doing. This means a lot.”
Freshman Tommy Lloyd threw a 172-02 in javelin, earned the district silver medal, and will join Lee at states.
“It feels good. My coaches said, ‘Congrats; off to Shippensburg,’” said Lloyd who reached his farthest distance on his second throw of the day. “I was nervous a little bit, yes. It just all came together.”
Also earning a district medal was senior Aiden Tacker, who took fourth place in discus (143-05).
Tacker then placed sixth in shot put (45-07.00).
Alexandra Cook finished high jump in fifth place (4-11.00), and Tessa Hopkins was sixth in pole vault (9-06.00).
Brielle Schrey was a sixth-place finisher in javelin (108-00), and Ava Wells came in eighth in the 400 meter run (1:01.72).