SHIPPENSBURG — Separating an elite group of high jumpers can be a difficult task.
Of the 29 Class 3A girls competing in the event at the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Track and Field Championships May 26, 21 went out after clearing either 5-2 and 5-0.
Wyoming Area senior Shelby Stackhouse was among the 11 who made 5-2 to finish, depending on number of misses at various heights, in a series of ties between seventh and 17th places.
Three of those high jumpers claimed the last of the state medals in a tie for seventh, but Stackhouse wound up in a six-way tie for 12th.
Stackhouse competed in the same group of Saturday morning field events that included Wyoming Area’s Marc Anthony Minichello winning the Class 3A boys javelin title.
The second day of the PIAA Championships also included a second event for King Rose, an Old Forge senior competing for Riverside as part of a cooperative sponsorship of the sport between the two schools.
In the better of his two events, Rose placed 17th in the shot put with 45-3 ½.
Abby Norwillo of Pittston Area had earned her second straight state Class 3A pole vault silver medal on the first day of the two-day meet at Shippensburg University.
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