UNIVERSITY PARK — The State College indoor track and field teams competed at the Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Indoor State Championships on Saturday afternoon at Penn State.
Led by the winning 4x800 relay team, the Little Lions placed fourth in the boys’ team standings.
Chris Golembeski, Mason Post, Kyle Adqams and Will Cather dominated the event by winning with a time of 7 minutes, 50.72 seconds, about six seconds ahead of the second-place finisher.
Bryce Williams took second in the triple jump with a leap of 46 feet, 6 1/2 inches. Cather also oearned a medal by taking fifth in the 800 in 1:54.54.
Despite a dropped baton, the Little Lions 4x400 relay team of John Smith, Adams, Post and Cather set a school record and placed ninth in 3:26.96. The 4x200 team of Max Herbst, Noah Woods, Kellin Valentine and Tristan Daman was 16th in 1:32.93.
Valentine took 10th in the long jump (21-4) and 17th in the triple jump (44-0 1/2). Daman (7.31 in the 60) and Alex Milligan (4:33.61) each placed 31st
The Lady Little Lions finished 15th overall as a team.
Natasha Fedkina had the highest finish on the day placing third in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:15.47. Emma Cousins also ran in the 800 meter run and finished 10th with a time of 2:17.68.
State College’s 4x800 relay team of Fedkina, Victoria Crawford, Larissa Burka and Cousins finished fourth with a time of 9:26.32. The 4x200 team of Niara Valentine, Monye Valentine, Taylor Campbell and Haley Crawford finished 12 and the 4x400 team was 10th with Kaelyn Yoder, Fedkina, Cousins and Victoria Crawford running the event.
Haley Crawford competed in the 60 and 200 meter dashes and finished ninth and 21st respectively. Victoria Crawford finished ninth in the 400 meter dash in 59.35. In the mile, Burka finished 17th (5:17.56) and Hannah Catalano came home 19th (5:18.46). Rachel Wilie finished 26th in the 60 meter hurdles, while Megan Fry ended up 19th in the pole vault 10-6.