Seven B-A trackers head to states


Terry McCaulley

Hunter Shawley goes over the last hurdle to win the 300-meter race at the District 6 2A championships.

Jack Luensmann, Editor-in-Chief

Tuesday afternoon, select B-A track team members traveled to Mansion Park for the District 6 2A track meet. Seven team members, five boys and two girls, placed within the top three to qualify for the state meet at Shippensburg University.

“I thought we had a very good performance,” said track and field coach Nick Lovrich. “I think the last time we had people qualified in this many events was back in 2013.  Our guys stepped up when they had to and earned those trips to the meet.  It is also nice to have two district champions.”

Boys Track

B-A track star Hunter Shawley walked away from the meet with four medals: one first place, one second place, and two third places. Shawley placed first in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 40.65 seconds and second in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.45 seconds. Shawley also received medals for his performances in the 400- and 1600-meter relays along with Sean Mallon, Cooper Keen, and Daniel Weeden.

Mallon also walked away with a gold medal with a first place finish in the 400-meter dash with a time of 51.66 seconds.

“It feels amazing,” said Mallon. “Everything I worked for this whole season paid off.”

“Both Sean and Hunter have worked hard to achieve those goals,” Coach Lovrich said.

Junior pole vaulter Dylan Andrews was the final qualifier from the boys team with a leap of twelve feet and a third place finish.

Girls Track

Lydia Worthing and Sophia Nelson were the two lady qualifiers for the Blue Devils. Worthing, a district champion last year in the pole vault, went back-to-back with another first place finish with a leap of ten feet.

Sophia Nelson took a third place finish in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 50.8 seconds.

The state meet takes place next Friday at Shippensburg University. Good luck to all qualifiers!