Three off to Ship
An old quote from Robert Burns goes, "The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry."
For Hannah Marth, it was actually quite the opposite as the junior wanted to achieve the state qualifying distance in the AAA girls' javelin - and she did just that.
Marth threw 129-10, earned silver, and qualified for states at last week's District 11 track and field meet at East Stroudsburg South High School.
Allison Horn and Erica Filipovits will also be joining Marth at the PIAA meet on May 22 and 23 at Shippensburg University.
The silver medal for Marth just was the icing on the cake for the Konkrete Kid.
"I really wanted to get the qualifying time," she said. "It was nice to be able to do what I wanted to do here and the medal is just extra."
Horn finished fifth in the 100 meter hurdles, but qualified based on her time of 15.43. One place ahead of her in the event was Filipovits, who also qualified based on her time, as she ran a 15.28.
Filipovits, who is a senior, will be making her first trip to states and she is thrilled her best friend, Horn, is joining her.
"It is really exciting. She and I have been working so hard together all season. It is really awesome. We are the best of friends and it is great that we get to go together. It wouldn't be the same if it was just one of us going."
Horn also qualified in triple jump with a second-place finish.
Lyndsey Gallagher finished fourth in the 1600 meter run with a time of 5:16.01, but just missed qualifying. Filipovits also finished third in high jump, but did not qualify.
All three Konkrete Kids are hoping for personal records at the state meet this week and for Filipovits it means a lot as it is the last meet of her high school career.
"I'm really excited for states. I hope to run faster than 15.20. There is definitely going to be a lot of talent out there and I'm ready for the challenge."