Eastern York girls' team could be force in 2-A at District 3 Track and Field Championships
- The Eastern York girls' track-and-field team has not lost a Y-A D-II meet in the last four years.
- This weekend, the Golden Knights could be a force in 2-A at the District 3 meet.
- Going into the meet, Eastern's Taylor Currier has the top distance in the long jump and triple jump.
The Eastern York girls' track-and-field team has been a dominant force in the York-Adams League for the past four years.
During that time period, the Golden Knights have not suffered a single Y-A Division II loss.
This weekend, the Knights have an opportunity to put on a show for the rest of District 3.
According to the Class 2-A performance sheets released by the district this week, Eastern has an opportunity to bring home a sizable number of medals, and could also win a handful of individual championships.
The district meet is set to start at 2 p.m. Friday at Shippensburg University, while Saturday's action begins at 9 a.m.
Of course, it may help if the Eastern girls are mudders. There's at least an 80 percent chance of rain on both days.
Overall, the district lists an Eastern girl with nine top-three performances coming into the meet.
The Knights are led by senior Taylor Currier, who has the No. 1 distance in both the long jump (17 feet, 8 inches) and triple jump (35-4 1/2). Currier is the defending triple jump district champ.
The other No. 1 performers for the Knights are Madison Nalls in the 800 run (2 minutes, 20.39 seconds) and Maddie McLain in the 3,200 run (11:01.38). McLain is also second in the 1,600 run (5:13.40).
The other Knights with top-three performances are Maura DeReamer (third in both the shot put at 34-6 1/2 and discus at 108-3) and Hannah Myers (third in the 400 dash at 1:00.74). The 3,200 relay is also third at 9:57.04.
In addition, the Knights have top-five and top-10 performances in a number of other events.
Eastern is coming off a third-place team finish last season at districts, and could better that effort this season. The Knights figure to get plenty of tough competition, however, from the two Y-A teams that finished ahead of them last year. Fairfield won the 2-A title a year ago, while Delone Catholic was second.
This year, Delone figures to be a real threat to win the district title after claiming the Y-A D-III championship. The Squirettes feature a deep and talented roster with top-five and top-10 performers in a large number of events.
Notes: In addition to Eastern, there are number of other York County performers from the Y-A League that could medal this weekend at Shippensburg.
In 3-A boys, Northeastern's D.J. Hamilton has the No. 1 distance in the triple jump at 47-2 3/4.
Rated No.2 in 3-A boys are: Dallastown's Brian Thomas in the 100 dash (:10.74), York High's Khalid Dorsey in the 200 dash (:21.84) and South Western's Kenneth Fields in the discus (153-06).
Garnering No. 3 positions are: York Suburban's Bohdi Wilson and Northeastern's Taemar Willis in the high jump at 6-6, Spring Grove's Noah Hayes in the triple jump (45-5 1/2) and the York High 400 relay (:42.41).
In 3-A girls, West York's Tesia Thomas is No. 1 in the triple jump (39-4 1/2), defending state and district champ Madisen Kling of Red Lion is No. 1 in the discus (150-7) and Spring Grove's Ashton Ball is No. 1 in the javelin (147-9).
Dallastown's Riyana Owens is No. 2 in the 200 dash (:25.12) and No. 3 in the 100 dash (:12.24).
Spring Grove's Airika McCaskill is No. 3 in the shot put (40-8) and Dover's Emily Eckard is No. 3 in the discus (134-10).
For the complete District 3 performance lists, click here.