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Warren season ends at PIAA meet

From left, Laney Gatto, Lilly Newton, Lindsay Madigan and Madelyn Nosel finished 20th in the state at the PIAA 2A 4X100 relay on Friday at Shippensburg University. Photo submitted to the Times Observer

SHIPPENSBURG — Among the state’s best, six Warren athletes competed at this weekend’s PIAA Class 2A Track and Field Championships.

A senior, Kylie Fehlman threw her season best — 117 feet, 6 inches — in javelin on Friday, finishing 11th out of the top 24 in the state.

Also on Friday, Warren’s 4X100 girls relay team of sophomore Madelyn Nosel, junior Lindsay Madigan, sophomore Lilly Newton and senior Laney Gatto ended 20th in the state in 50.50 seconds. In the finals on Saturday, West Catholic won the state championship in 48.33 seconds.

Gatto also competed in pole vault on Saturday. The senior school record-holder (12 feet) did not place at Shippensburg University. That mark would have been good enough for third at the PIAA meet. Bermudian Springs’ Lilyana Carlson won the state title at 13 feet.

Warren junior Sam Lindell finished 28th in the boys 3200 (10:03.42).

Warren's Kylie Fehlman competed individually in the javelin. Photo submitted to the Times Observer

“Our girls 4-by-1 team ran a great race, fractions of seconds make all the difference there,” said Warren coach Kevin Dustin. “Kylie had a big throw in the javelin, ending her season with a personal-best and missing the finals by two inches. Sam ran a strong race in a stacked field. Laney gave it her all in pole vault to round out the day (on Saturday). Overall, it was a great experience against some amazing competition and I know those who aren’t graduating are ready to up their expectations and make a return trip. We are extremely proud of all our athletes who are among the best in the state and competed with the best. It’s really a great place to end the season and they should be recognized for their excellence. (It was a) great season for the Dragons track and field team.”

Warren's Sam Lindell competed individually in the 3,200 meters. Photo submitted to the Times Observer

Warren's Laney Gatto competed individually in the pole vault. Photo submitted to the Times Observer

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