2015 Times Leader Boys Track and Field All-Stars

June 18th, 2015 9:53 am

JerMichael Bunch
Brandon Chafin
Muhammad Chesson, coughlin, track6/9/2015 Aimee Dilger|Times Leader
Dylan Gearinger
Dominic Hockenbury
Jacob Khalife
Anthony Maurent
Connor McGovern
Ray Richard
Zach Zukoski
Robbie Harter
Bobby Kerestes
Raheem Twyman
Brendan Lohr

JERMICHAEL BUNCH

Wyoming Valley West

Sr. Jumper

Stunned the state by coming from a 26th seed to win the silver medal in the PIAA Class 3A 300-meter hurdles during a race where he overcame a banged hurdle to take the lead down the stretch before being nosed out at the finish. Bunch also competed in the state triple jump and walked out of the District 2 championships with a gold medal in the 110-meter hurdles and silvers in the 300 hurdles, long jump and triple jump.

BRANDON CHAFIN

Hanover Area

So. Jumper

Collected three medals from the District 2 Class 2A championships - including the gold in the long jump, which gave Chafin his first trip to states as a No. 12 seed in that event. Chafin also grabbed a sixth-place district medal in the triple jump and ran on the district’s seventh-place 1,600-meter relay team.

MUHAMMAD CHESSON

Coughlin

Jr. Sprinter

Captured three medals in the District 2 Class 3A championships after sparking the Crusaders to the WVC Division 1 championship. Chesson finished with two bronze medals by racing to third place in the district 200 dash, helped the Crusaders’ 400-meter relay team to a third-place district finish and anchored a 1,600 relay team that placed seventh.

DYLAN GEARINGER

Berwick

Jr. Distance

Went to PIAA Class 3A semifinals in the 1,600-meter run on the heels of his District 2 silver medal in that event. Also earned a bronze medal in the District 2 800-meter run.

ROBBIE HARTER

Berwick

Jr. Vaulter

Earned a bronze medal in the District 2 Class 3A pole vault by clearing a height of 12-09 while moving up one spot from his district seeding.

DOMINIC HOCKENBURY

Lake-Lehman

Jr. Distance

Won his second consecutive PIAA Class 2A title in the 3,200 run while challenging the state record with a winning time of 9:08. He also captured District 2 gold medals in both the 3,200 and the 1,600-meter runs.

BOBBY KERESTES

Hanover Area

Sr. Jumper

Moved up from a 12th seed to capture a fifth-place state medal in the high jump after winning a District 2 Class 2A silver medal in the event.

JAKE KHALIFE

Coughlin

Jr. Thrower

Won the District 2 Class 3A shot put competition with a gold medal throw on his final attempt to enter the PIAA field in that event and also earned a fifth-place district medal in the discus throw after helping Coughlin to the WVC Division 1 title with a dominating regular season in field events.

BRENDAN LOHR

Hazleton Area

Jr. Distance

Made the state field in the Class 3A boys 800 run after earning three District 2 medals in the Class 3A championships, including two silvers - in the 800-meter and with the 3,200-meter relay team and was also part of the fourth-place 1,600-meter relay team.

ANTHONY MAURENT

GAR

Jr. Sprinter

Free from the hamstring problems that hampered his state performance last season, Maurent captured fourth-place PIAA medal in 100-meter dash after winning District 2 golds in the 100 and 200 dashes.

CONNOR MCGOVERN

Lake-Lehman

Jr. Thrower

Won the District 2 Class 2A gold medal in shot put with a heave of 50-02.75 and finished tied for 18th in that event during the PIAA championships.

RAY RICHARD

Wyoming Valley West

So. Sprinter

Finished a strong season with a fifth-place PIAA medal in the Class 3A boys 400-meter dash after winning the District 2 gold medal in that event. Richard also anchored Valley West’s district silver medal-winning 1,600-meter relay team.

RAHEEM TWYMAN

Meyers

Jr. Hurdler

Was barely nosed out of one state championship at the end of a silver medal-winning performance in the PIAA Class 2A 300-meter hurdles finals, but claimed a state title as the backbone of the state gold medalist 400-meter relay team. Also won District 2 gold medals in the 300 hurdles and with the 400 relay and took home a district bronze with the 1,600-meter relay team.

ZACH ZUKOSKI

Hazleton Area

Sr. Thrower

A sixth-place seed entering District 2 Class 3A competition, Zukoski won the silver medal in javelin with a season-best throw of 165-06 to wrap up his stellar career with a surprise second-place district finish.

SECOND TEAM

Zach Briggs, Northwest, Sr. Sprinter

Josant Hernandez, Meyers, Sr. Sprinter

Jason Klusewitz, Crestwood, Jr. Jumper

Ben Krouse, Northwest, Jr. Vaulter

Austin Mazonkey, Northwest, Sr. Thrower

Rudolpho Rivera, GAR, Jr. Distance

Mark Robinson, Meyers, Jr. Jumper

James Sheridan, Hanover Area, Sr. Thrower

Jacob Soller, Coughlin, Jr. Jumper

Nick Stavinski, Coughllin, Sr. Hurdler

Matthew Sutton, Hazleton Area, So. Thrower

Devin Thomas, Nanticoke Area, Sr. Sprinter

Jack Tidball, Tunkhannock, Sr. Distance

Jacob Toczko, Tunkhannock, Jr. Distance

Colin Tracy, Pittston Area, Jr. Hurdler


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