Once again, Karen Shump failed to get the distance she coveted. The Penncrest junior did, however, post another record-setting performance.

Shump broke the PIAA Class AAA girls' shot put meet record at yesterday's District 1 track and field championships at Coatesville.

She claimed her third consecutive district title with a heave of 48 feet, 31/4 inches, bettering the mark of 47-111/2 she set in the third flight.

The all-American had set meet records in each of the last two seasons.

Vanita Moses of Neshaminy finished second in 43-101/4. Gabriella Rinehart was third (41-73/4).

The top five finishers in each Class AAA event automatically qualified for next weekend's PIAA track and field championships at Shippensburg University. The sixth-, seventh- and eighth-place finishers advance if they reach the qualifying standard.

Like most qualifiers, Shump was excited about going back to Shippensburg. That was different from last season, when she was disappointed with her winning effort.

"This is not bad," the two-time defending state champion said of yesterday's distance. "I really wish that I would have thrown 49 and, hopefully, 50. I was really trying to get that. But I really had a good sequence today."

Moses - not Shump - highlighted the competition early on. The Neshaminy senior posted her 43-101/4 heave on her first attempt of the third flight. As a result, Moses held the meet's record for the next few minutes. Shump's winning effort of 43-91/4 from last season was the record heading into the meet.

"When I looked out there, I said to myself '39 feet,' " said Moses, whose previous personal record was 40-4. "I was like, 'Man.' And soon as I walked away, [the official] goes, '43.' I stopped and was like, 'What? What?'

"Oh, my God. It feels great to know that I had the record for just a little bit. After I did it, I was like, 'Yes!' "

Three competitors later, Shump shattered Moses' mark with an opening heave of 47-01/2. She followed that up with a 47-111/2 on the last throw of the flight. Shump then produced the winning distance on her second attempt in the final.

"Karen is great," Moses said. "She doesn't like to brag about herself. But I'll do it for her. She's great. I learn a lot by watching her."

North Penn's Stephanie McDougal learned that she could excel despite being injured. The senior won her second straight Class AAA girls' pole vault with an 11-6 effort despite a sore right hamstring. Council Rock South sophomore Tory Worthen also cleared 11-6. McDougal was awarded the victory after having fewer misses at that height.

"Even if I'm sore, I still have to come in with a positive attitude," said the East Carolina recruit, who has a personal-best height of 12-6. "I have that problem with saying 'I'm sore. I don't want to do this.' I came in and had to do it."

Delaware County Christian's Ed Roberts also had a performance to be proud of. The junior won his second consecutive Class AA boys' triple-jump title in 44-91/4.

Bristol sophomore David Cuevas and Methacton junior Ryann Krais were two other athletes who successfully defended titles.

Cuevas won his second consecutive Class AA boys' shot-put title (48-61/2), while Krais nabbed her second straight Class AAA girls' long-jump crown (19-0).

Krais also ran her classification's meet-record time of 13.98 seconds in yesterday's trials of the 100-meter hurdles. The standout set the previous record of 14.26 in 2005.

The winner of each Class AA event automatically qualified for the state meet, along with any top-eight finisher that reached the state-qualifying standard.

The meet resumes today at 9 a.m.

The Results

Class AAA

The top five finishers automatically qualify for the PIAA meet, while any top-eight finisher that reaches the state-qualifying mark also advances. Qualifying marks are in parentheses.

BOYS

Team Scoring (top 10): 1, Bayard Rustin & Perkiomen Valley 10. 3, Interboro & Oxford, 8. 5, Neshaminy & Hatboro-Horsham, 6. 7, Pennridge & Kennett, 5. 9, Phoenixville & Avon Grove 4.

Triple jump (44-6): 1, Ben Ashby, Bayard Rustin, 46 feet, 1½ inches. 2, Terrence Draper, Oxford, 45-11. 3, Tim Bech, Neshaminy, 45-8. 4, Nick Coberly, Pennridge, 45-7. 5, Jerrell Graver, Avon Grove, 45-3½. 6, John Clark, Penncrest, 44-9½. Also qualifying for PIAA meet: 7, Carlton Lavong, Methacton, 44-9½. 8, Ronald McMillian, Glen Mills, 44-7.

Discus (153-0): 1, Tyrone Jones, Perkiomen Valley, 161-5. 2, Rob Johnson, Interboro, 156-0. 3, Andrew Matthews, Hatboro-Horsham, 154-5. 4, Blake Davenport, Kennett, 150-0. 5, Drew Carter, Phoenixville, 145-9. 6, Bob Clauhs, Bishop Shanahan, 145-1.

GIRLS

Team Scoring (top 10): 1, North Penn 29. 2, Upper Darby 21. 3, Downingtown West 17. 4, Methacton 12. 5, Penncrest & Owen J. Roberts 11. 7, Springfield (Delco) 10. 8, Strath Haven & Neshaminy & Downingtown East & Council Rock South 8.

Long jump (17-3): 1, Ryann Krais, Methacton, 19-0. 2, Kaitlyn Dugan, North Penn, 18-1½. 3, Bintou Dibba, Upper Darby, 17-10½. 4, Christen Arnold, Downingtown West, 17-8½. 5, Lauren Edelman, Owen J. Roberts, 17-5. 6, Kayla Greaves, Downingtown East, 17-3.

High jump (5-4): 1, Katie Brower, Downingtown West, 5-3. 2 (tie), Lauren Edelman, Owen J. Roberts, & Bintou Dibba, Upper Darby, 5-3. 4, Kaitlyn Dugan, North Penn, 5-2. 5, Khyalyani Whitaker, Pottsgrove, 5-2. 6, Emily Moles, Conestoga, 5-1.

Pole vault (11-0): 1, Stephenie McDougal, North Penn, 11-6. 2, Tory Worthen, Council Rock South, 11-6. 3, Christy Ohmott, Hatboro-Horsham, 11-0. 4, Brooke McDonald, Upper Darby, 11-0. 5, Alyssa Long, Downingtown East, 10-6. 6, Rachel Schaefer, Phoenixville, 10-6.

Shot put (38-6): 1, Karen Shump, Penncrest, 48-31/4. (meet record, breaks her own mark of 43-9¼ , 2006). 2, Vanita Moses, Neshaminy, 43-10¼. 3, Gabriella Rinehart, Norristown, 41-7¾. 4, Kaleena Gray, Coatesville, 40-7¼. 5, Justine Robertson, Central Bucks West, 40-4. 6, Chanel King, Upper Darby, 37-1¼.

Javelin (121-0): 1, Jessie Furia, Springfield-D, 131-2. 2, Natalie George, Strath Haven, 130-6. 3, Ayanna LeBlanc, North Penn, 124-4. 4, Kirsten Hunter, Villa Maria, 121-0. 5, Matilda Pancoast, Unionville, 120-4. 6, Justine Robertson, Central Bucks West, 118-11.

Class AA

The winner automatically qualifies for the PIAA meet, while any top-eight finisher that reaches the state-qualifying mark also advances. Qualifying marks are in parentheses.

BOYS

Team Scoring (all teams): 1, Lower Moreland 32. 2, Lansdale Catholic & Delco Christian 15. 4, St. Pius X 14. 5, Bristol & Devon Prep 10. 7, Christopher Dock 8. Girard College 7. 9, Springfield (Montco) 5.

Triple jump (44-0): 1, Ed Roberts, Delco Christian, 44-9¼. 2, Tom Amegadzie, Devon Prep, 43-6¾. 3, Colby Swartley, Christopher Dock, 40-5¼. 4, Vinh To, Lower Moreland, 41-2½. 5, Jarrod Horsey, Girard College, 41-2½. 6, Keith Wood, Lansdale Catholic, 40-8½.

Shot put (50-3): 1, David Cuevas, Bristol, 48-6½. 2, Jeremy Buck, Lansdale Catholic, 48-3½. 3, Frank Anuszewski, St. Pius X, 43-3¾. 4, Ed Roberts, Delco Christian, 42-4¼. 5, Bobby Hensley, Lower Moreland, 41-10½. 6, Kenny Kang, Lower Moreland, 40-6½.

Javelin (176-0): 1, Bobby Hensley, Lower Moreland, 161-7. 2, Frank Anuszewski, St.Pius X, 155-2. 3, Brian Grossman, Lowere Moreland, 152-9. 4, Richard Tapper, Springfield-M, 152-8. 5, Jeremy Buck, Lansdale Catholic, 147-6. 6, James Foster, Girard College, 146-10.

GIRLS

Team Scoring (all teams): 1, St. Basil Academy 43. 2, Bayard Rustin 23. 3, St. Pius X 20.5. 4, Girard College 19.5. 5, Christopher Dock 13. 6, Delco Christian 12. 7, Lower Moreland 9. 8, Villa Joseph Marie & Harriton 6. 10. New Hope-Solebury 2.

Long jump (16-11): 1, Tanaya Lloyd, Girard College, 17-4½. 2, Lindsey Teuber, St. Basil, 16-10. 3, Troi Nichols, Girard College, 15-10½. 4, Laura Hughes, Bayard Rustin, 15-8. 5, Elise Morvant, Villa Joseph Marie, 15-7. 6, Brigid Walker, St. Basil, 15-5½.

High jump (5-3): 1, Lindsey Teuber, St. Basil, 4-11. 2, Sarah Grenier, Delco Christian, 4-11. 3, Olivia Mangan, St. Basil, 4-11. 4, Rachel Mack, St. Basil, 4-11. 5 (tie), Nautia Bizell, Girard College, & Colette Faust, St. Pius X, 4-7,

Pole vault (10-3): 1, Deven Owsiany, St. Pius X, 8-6. 2, Erin Butler, Christopher Dock, 7-6. 3, Brittany Hayes, St. Basil, 7-6. 4 (tie), Michelle Devery, Christopher Dock, & Shea Balinski, Harriton, & Rene Militello, Delco Christian, 7-0.

Discus (115-0): 1, Alanna Owens, Bayard Rustin, 127-0. 2, Shante Evans, Bayard Rustin, 114-7. 3, Bridgette Wallace, St. Basil, 91-7. 4, Victoria Tann, Lower Moreland, 87-5. 5, Kelsey Brennan, St. Pius X, 81-0. 6, Regina Ciccitto, St. Pius X, 75-3.

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