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DLN ALL-AREA: Girls Track & Field First Team, Second Team & Honorable Mention

First Team
Grace Lanouette, Jr., Conestoga
The junior transferred her superior indoor season to the outdoors. She began her postseason by winning the 100 and 200 meters at the Central League Championships. She would later finish second in both as the District 1 meet and was second in the 100 at states and third in the 200. She did the sweep earlier at the Warrior Invitational, and was part of the 4×400 team that earned a third-place finish at the Penn Relays. She was an honorable mention nominee to the all-state team in the 100.

Erin Zimmerman, Sr., Villa Maria
The senior had a record-setting performance at districts, winning the javelin with a throw of 154-11, breaking the meet record by over 10 feet. “It felt better than my earlier throws, but didn’t really feel that great,” said Zimmerman. “Then I saw where it finished, and I thought, ‘That looks good,’ and then when I heard it went as far as it did, I was thrilled.” She was eighth at states. Zimmerman will head to the Air Force Academy in the fall, where she is expected to play volleyball.

Evelyn Berecz, Sr., Downingtown East
The talented multi-event senior did not have the gold-medal winning performances like last year, but still had a tremendous season for the Cougars. She was third in the triple jump at districts and seventh at states. She was also sixth at districts in the long jump and seventh in the 100 hurdles. Earlier, she posted wins in the 100 hurdles and the triple jump at the Downingtown West Invitational. The highlight of her season came when she won three events at the Ches-Mont Championships. Berecz is headed to the U.S. Naval Academy.

Arianna Eberly, Soph., Coatesville
The speedy sophomore had herself a meet at Ches-Monts, placing first in the 100 meters and 300 hurdles. She was also second in the high jump, and anchored the 4×400 relay team that won by nearly eight seconds. She followed that up by finishing third in the 100 at the PIAA meet and 13th in the high jump.

Emma Planck, Sr., Downingtown West
The veteran middle distance runner is headed to Bradley University. Planck capped her high school career by running a personal best in finishing ninth in the 1600 at states. That came on the heels of a third-place finish at districts. She also recorded a win in the 800 at the Downingtown West Invitational.

Chloee Kleespies, Sr., Avon Grove
The senior stamped herself as one of the top field athletes in the area. She got her postseason off to a rousing start by winning the discus and the shot put at Ches-Monts. She repeated the double at districts, winning both events by comfortable. She finished her run by notching a second-place finish in the discus at the state meet. Also a volleyball star, she will attend the University of Toledo.

Second Team
Makayla Eberly, Sr., Coatesville
Kiara Sprague, Sr., Conestogfa
Morgan Monteith, Sr., Villa Maria
Porsha Miles, Soph., Coatesville
Serena Jennings, Soph., Downingtown East
Caroline Lewis, Sr., West Chester East
Maddy VanBlunk, Jr., Downingtown East
Sammie Miller, Soph., Coatesville

Honorable Mention
Allyson Clarke, Fr., West Chester East; Brooke Hutton, Jr., Coatesville; Gina Lusvardi, Fr., Kennett; Alessia Mattera, Jr., West Chester Rustin; Darby Morgan, Jr., Coatesville; Meredith Rickel, Jr., West Chester Henderson; Caroline Roumpz, Jr., Downingtown East; Grace Schrof, Jr., Unionville; Renee Shultz, Jr., Bishop Shanahan; Anna Twomey, Soph., Conestoga; Jordyn Worthington, Soph., Coatesville; Amy Willig, Soph., Great Valley.



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