Kenny Alguire topped in the long jump competition, besting his personal record by one full foot with a 21-5.75 finish.
Dezaray Distasio took second in the 100 run with a time of :12.54, which was good enough to qualify her for the state competition.
Other notable Tiger finishes on the boys’ side included a third place finish in the high jump from Sam Hill with a 6-1; a third place in the 110 hurdles from William Kresge with a :16.09; a fourth place from Reece Ayers in the 1,600 run with a 4:36.93; a fourth place in the 400 relay (Gavin Colley, Tom Kolodzieski, Shawn Caines and Mason Gannon) with a :45.49; a fifth place from Kolodzieski in the javelin with a 168-6; ; a fifth place from Ayers in the 3,200 with a 10:06.54; a sixth place in the triple jump from Robert Sprague with a 40-4.75; and a seventh place in the 300 hurdles from Kresge with a :42.80.
Finishes for the girls included a second place from Carrie Kleinhans in the discus with a 108-4; a third place from Distasio in the 200 dash with a :26.30; and a fourth place in the 400 relay (Shayla Surface, Leanna Bell, Amanda Hunt and Distasio) with a :51.43.
On the boys’ side, Tunkhannock took eighth place overall with 47 points, with Abington Heights taking first with 91 points.
Other Tiger competitors not finishing in the top eight included the 3200 meter relay team of Vincent Coltellino, Daniel Donowski, David Donowski and Jason Jadick; Joshua Siegel in the 110 hurdles; Colley, Michael Thomas and Martin Dartoe in the 100 meters; David Novak and Mike Wintermute in the 1600 meters; Aaron Keich and Dartoe in the 400 meters; Gannon and Sprague in the 300 hurdles; Jarrett Higley and Daniel Donowski in the 800 meters; Gannon, Dartoe and Colley in the 200 meters; Cory Faux in the 3200 meters; the 1600 meter relay team of Lloyd Burton, Higley, Keich and Dartoe; Alguire and James Kinney in the high jump; Kolodzieski in the long jump; Hill and Nikolas Atkins in the triple jump; and Kresge in the javelin.
The Tunkhannock girls took 11th overall with 27 points. Abington also won the girls meet with 161 points.
Other Lady Tiger competitors not finishing in the top eight included the 3200 meter relay team of Samantha Bailey, Anna Nole, Stephanie Dymond and Chelsea Wooten; Hunt and Surface in the 100 meters and 200 meters; Katie Rosengrant in the 1600 meters and 3200 meters; Amanda Donnelly in the 400 meters; Jenna Ross and Shelby Hussong in the 300 hurdles; Nole in the 800 meters; the 1600 meter relay team of Donnelly, Hunt, Hussong and Tessa Gannon; Nole, Ross and Elizabeth Loomis in the high jump; Marsha Bliss in the pole vault; Ross in the long jump and triple jump; Kleinhans in the discus
The 2008 PIAA State Track and Field Championships are to be held at Shippensburg University on Friday, May 23, and Saturday, May 24.