Coach Todd Knapp talks with high jumper Mackenzie Campbell.

Coach Todd Knapp talks with high jumper Mackenzie Campbell.

A year ago, Corry’s throwers dominated the District 10 Track and Field Championships.

But Daniel Buell, Tucker Harrington, Brandon McCray, Abby Whitaker and Ryann Brundage have all graduated.

Still, the Beavers hope to have state qualifiers in this Saturday’s meet at Slippery Rock University.

Corry was Class AAA in 2018 and now is Class AA where there are a lot more schools.

Jacob Nelson, who placed second in the discus last year (150-7), is seeded second this season at 168-0. Hickory’s Brock Grundy (189-0) is first. The state qualifier distance is 148-0.

Matt Whitaker, third a year ago (144-3), is seeded fifth (163-0) this season. Whitaker is also tied for third in the pole vault at 12-6.

Thrower Logan Harrington.

Thrower Logan Harrington.

The Beaver boys relays look solid.

The 4x800 relay (or 3200), is seeded fourth (8:40.0). The 4x100 relay is seeded second (44.84) behind only Hickory (43.90). The 4x400 relay is also second (3:34.97) with Grove City first (3:25.84).

Micah Knapp will be busy in the triple jump (fifth seed at 41-6), tied for 13th in the high jump (5-9) and 12th in the long jump (19-10 1/4).

Nelson is seventh in the shot (46-6) where Wilmington’s Connor Vass-Gal is first at 60-4 3/4.

Jacob Yetzer is ninth in the 100 and 10th in the 200. Dylan Riedel is eighth in the 400 (53.09).

For the girls, the 4x800 relay is seeded fourth (10:25.4) right ahead of Union City (10:28.0). Corry’s 4x400 is eighth (4:28.77).

Mackenzie Campbell, fourth a year ago in the high jump (4-9), is eighth in AA at 4-11. The best are two freshmen at 5-4.

Union City’s Abby Anaya was second in the AA 3200 last season (11:48.87). She’s listed second this year at 11:33.86 and ninth in the 1600 (5:36).

Octavia Kosnik is fifth in the 800 (2:28.93) with Corry’s Hannah Smrcka seventh (2:29.16).

The top two athletes in each event, plus those who meet state qualifying standards, will advance to the May 24-25 PIAA state meet at Shippensburg University’s Seth Grove Stadium.

The track events start with trails at 10:30 a.m. The field events begin at 10 a.m.

Corry’s top seeds by event:

Discus: D-10 record, 198-9, Evan Blaire, Hickory 2017. State qualifying, 148-0

1. Brock Grundy (H) 189-0; 2. Jacob Nelson (Cor) 168-0; 3. Eric Schulz (Fv) 164-4; 4. Josh Danders (W) 159-5

Pole vault: D-10 record, 15-3, Eric Sparks, Hickory 2005. SQS, 13-6

1. Owen Jefferson (Sen) 13-6; 2. Isaac Lightcap (Lv) 13-6; 3. Alexander Fustos (H) 12-6; 4. Matt Whitaker (Cor) 12-6

Javelin: D-10 record, 196-5, Ryan Bell, Hickory 2008. SQS, 176-0

1. Nick Smither (GC) 187-5; 2. Noah Weese (Sh) 18209; 3. Danny Hansen (W) 179-5; 4. Will Rodgers (CP) 166-0; 5. Matt Whitaker (Cor) 163-0; 6. Wyatt Salmon (GC) 160-7

1600 relay: D-10 record, 3:23.81, East, 1984. SQS, 3:29.60

1. Grove City 3:25.84; 2. Corry 3:34.97; 3. North East 3:36.24; 4. Hickory 3:36.31

400 relay: D-10 record, 42.52, Hickory, 2013. SQS, 44.30

1. Hickory 43.90; 2. Corry 44.84; 3. Farrell 45.16; 4. Greenville 45.69

3200 relay: D-10 record, 7:57.58, Greenville, 1983. SQS, 8:15.55

1. Grove City 8:11.67; 2. North East 8:12.77; 3. Seneca 8:29.25; 4. Corry 8:40.00

Triple jump: D-10 record, 46-7.50, Lonnell Phelps, George Junior Republic 1992. SQS, 44-0

1. Brian Phillips (H) 43-6; 2. Jake Hogg (Y) 42-10.75; 3. Zack Stanton (Mer) 42-3; 4. Sayyid Muhammed (GC) 42-2.75; 5. Micah Knapp (Cor) 41-6

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Girls 3200: D-10 record, 10:56.12, Lauren Zarger, Harbor Creek 2008. SQS, 11:35.00

1. Maddison Hayes (Fv) 11:19.12; 2. Abby Anaya (UC) 11:33.86; 3. Harley Pflugh (SR) 11:47.65; 4. Halle Myers (Fv) 11:48.52

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