Barger clears hurdle

Titusville senior Frank Barger (left) competes in the 110 hurdles during a dual meet against Eisenhower earlier this season. On Friday, Barger picked up a sixth-place medal in the event at the PIAA Class 2A track & field championship meet, finishing the race in 15.53.

The Herald

SHIPPENSBURG — Titusville senior Frank Barger added another state medal to his collection.

The newest one came on Friday, as Barger raced to a sixth-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles event at the PIAA Class 2A track & field championships held at Shippensburg University.

Barger clocked a time of 15.53 in the race, just one hundredth of a second off his District 10 gold medal run from a week earlier.

Barger’s latest state medal joins the eighth-place medal that he won as a member of Titusville’s 200-yard medley relay team at the PIAA swimming championships a little more than two months ago. Conan Young, David Hauptman and Seth Brooks were also part of that relay team.

Also on Friday, Barger competed in the 300-meter hurdles at states and finished 19th with a time of 43.58.

Fellow Rockets athlete Kaleb Sopher also competed at states on Friday. He ran in the preliminary race of 100-meter dash and finished in a time of 11.38, which was not fast enough to advance to the event final.

District 10 had a handful of state champions at the meet.

Wilmington’s 1,600-meter relay team of Grace Mason, Becka Book, Lindsey Martineau and Elizabeth Miles were gold medalists with a time of 4:01.95. And fellow Greyhound Connor Vass-Gal won the shot put with a throw of 62 feet, 6 1/4 inches.

Slippery Rock’s Maryann Ackerman was the state champion in the girls javelin, throwing 147-6.

And Lakeview’s Issac Lightcap won PIAA gold in the pole vault after clearing the bar at 15 feet.

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