For the second year in a row, the PTFCA Indoor State Championships will be streamed LIVE exclusively on MileSplit from State College, Pennsylvania. The best from PA will all converge at Penn State University's 200 meter banked Horace Ashenfelter Indoor Track Facility to determine the state champions from the 2015 indoor season on Sunday, March 1st!
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More on 2015 PTFCA Indoor State Championships:
- WATCH LIVE
- LIVE RESULTS
- MileSplit Meet Page
- Meet Schedule
- Acceptance List
- Meet Previews: Boys Field Events - Girls Field Events - Boys Sprints - Girls Sprints - Boys Distance - Girls Distance
- Last Year's Meet Results
- Last Year's Race Videos
One of the top moments from last year's state meet was Brianna Schwartz collapsing before the finish line of the girls mile (Watch The Race HERE), but still able to crawl her to the finish line for a US #2 time of 4:42.58. Unfortunately, Schwartz has pulled out of the meet this week due to injury, but this meet is still loaded with big names and expect many US top 5 performances!
Top girls individual billing may belong to Ciara Leonard of Cheltenham, who earlier in the season became a national leader in the 60 hurdles with a 8.47 at Penn State University for the Kevin Dare Invite. She is currently ranked #4 in the nation in the event and is a returning New Balance Nationals All-American.
US top 10 caliber girls on the track include Chanel Brissett, Taylor Chapman and Brooklyn Broadwater in the sprints. Brissett and Chapman should be a great duel in the 200!
Sarah Walker of Germantown Friends has been a national leader earlier this season in both the 600 (1:32.20) and 800 (2:10.54). She might be the top performing girls middle distance runner in the country currently this winter having secured big wins earlier in the season at the Yale Track Classic in the 800 as well as the Armory Track Invitational in the 600.
Despite no 4:42 miler in Schwartz, the PA girls are so deep in the distance events with 3 of the top 6 ranked milers in the country between US #3 Marissa Sheva (4:50.73 SB), US #4 Olivia Sargent (4:51.02 SB), and US #6 Madeleine Davison (4:53.26 SB). Davison and Sargent along Mady Clahane are also only 3 of 6 girls in the country to have run under 10 minutes in the 3K this indoor season.
Top athletes to watch in the boys races including Germantown Academy distance runner Sam Ritz, who has ran in many big-time races this winter and performed well including 3 notable wins at the Armory in the Bishop Loughlin Games 1000, Marine Corps Holiday Classic 800, and Millrose Games Trials mile. Ritz is currently US #3 in the 800 (1:52.81), US #5 in the 1000 (2:27.28), and US #7 in the mile (4:10.50). Ritz will attempt to do the difficult distance double of the mile and 800 on the same day this Sunday at the PTFCA Championships.
Many are well are that the Cheltenham boys have some of the best relay squads in the country with a US #1 ranked 4x400 (3:18.41) and SMR (3:26.11) as well as US #2 ranked 4x200 (1:28.37). However, their relays are only as a strong as their top individuals, which they have two studs in Pennsylvania state leaders Christian Brissett in the 60 (6.88) and 200 (21.89) as well as John Lewis in the 400 (48.81). It could be a dominant day on the track in individual races and relays for the Cheltenham program.
Check out PennTrackXC.com all week for complete pre-meet news, hype, and coverage leading into the 2015 PTFCA State Championships. Watch the Michigan State Meet LIVE on Saturday then check out the Pennsylvania State Meet LIVE on Sunday. An exciting weekend of live events on MileSplit.com for sure!
10:00 AM: One event follows the other with no breaks in time. All events Girls then Boys.
1. 60m Hurdles trials
2. 60m Dash trials
3. Mile run
4. 60m Hurdles semis
5. 60m Dash semis
6. 400m Dash
7. PA HS T & F Hall of Fame Induction
8. 60m Hurdles finals
9. 60m Dash finals
10. 800m run
11. 200m dash
12. 3000m run
13. 800m relay
14. 3200m relay
15. Distance Medley relay
16. 1600m relay
FIELD EVENTS: Begin promptly at 10:00 AM
Long Jump: Girls and Boys (2 pits)
Pole Vault: Girls and Boys (2 pits)
Shot Put: Girls then Boys
Triple Jump: Will follow Long Jump (2 pits)
High Jump: After 60 m finals; Girls and Boys (2 pits)