With a shiny gold medal around his neck, York Suburban senior Jake Jones looked around the track at the Dallastown Invitational and described the evening, which turned out perfectly for a track and field meet.

"The night was amazing," he said. "I got to run as the sun was setting and it turned to dusk. It was beautiful. It changes the whole dynamic of the race."

Things didn't change too much for Jones, who has been among the YAIAA's top distance runners all season.

He ran the 800 meters in 1:56.50, setting a meet record in the process -- something Jones set out to do.

"I saw the record. I used to run (with former record holder) Jeremy Jacques (of Central York)," he said. "I didn't know if I could get it, but I figured, 'Why not take a shot at it?'"

Jones wasn't the only one to shoot for a record and get it.

Dallastown's Chuck Lockwood made the most of his final invitational on his home track, setting an amazing pace during the first lap of the 1,600-meter run.

He established a meet record by eight seconds and set a Wildcat mark he coveted with his time of 4:18.

"I was thinking about it. I wanted to get that school record," the reigning YAIAA and District 3 cross country champ said. "It was my last chance to run the mile fresh (because) I didn't have to run in the 4-x-800.

"I was dead at the end, though. I went two seconds too fast the first lap."

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Dallastown’s Chuck Lockwood won the boys’ 1,600-meter run handily after opening a large lead on second-place runner Qichon Walker of McCaskey
Dallastown's Chuck Lockwood won the boys' 1,600-meter run handily after opening a large lead on second-place runner Qichon Walker of McCaskey during the second lap of Friday's Dallastown Invitational. His time of 4:18 established a meet record and a school mark. (Daily Record / Sunday News - Bil Bowden)

Ultimate teammates: Delone seniors Mariah Robertson and Janice Erbe have a simple goal every time they enter a competition together.

"We just want to get 1-2," Erbe said.

Most of the time, the two succeed. They did so twice on Friday.

Robertson and Erbe came into the invitational seeded first and second, respectively, in the girls' 100-meter hurdles.

True to form, Robertson took first with a time of 15.35 seconds -- her best of the season.

Minutes later, the pair finished 1-2 in the long jump. This time, Erbe took first, leaping 16 feet, 5 inches.

"I don't think we have a rivalry, we just want each other to do well," Erbe said.

Added Robertson: "We're always pushing each other.

Delone Catholic’s Janice Erbe won the girls’ long jump Friday during the Dallastown Invitational.
Delone Catholic's Janice Erbe won the girls' long jump Friday during the Dallastown Invitational. (Daily Record / Sunday News - Bil Bowden)
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Erbe also won gold in the 300-meter hurdles later in the evening, and was part of Delone's gold-winning 400 relay team which tied a meet record (50.00).

A quick study: Blessed with a natural ability to jump, Central York's Tyler LaFountain knew he was lacking flexibility and maybe some confidence in his high-jumping.

So the night before Friday's invitational, he spent some time with coach Erin Cox.

"She showed me clips on YouTube," LaFountain said. "I haven't been using my arms. She showed me that."

Safe to say, it worked as LaFountain took first with his jump of 6 feet.

Cox was impressed with the sophomore's willingness to learn.

"Especially this late in the season to change to a new way of doing things," she said. "We worked on it for two hours Thursday night."

Super vaulting: It's not often a field athlete can come within one inch of a meet record and still not take first place.

That's exactly what happened to Dover's Kaila Funk on Friday. The junior nearly set a meet record on the pole vault by clearing 10 feet, 6 inches (one inch short of the record).

Still, she had to settle for second place behind Oxford's Laura Beimfohr as the Chester County athlete cleared 11 feet.

Funk's performance becomes even more impressive when you consider the pain she competed through. The junior has been battling chronic inflammation in her feet all season. Friday was only her fourth competition of the spring.

"I did good for being hurt all season." Funk said. "I've hit 11 (feet) before and I should have, but my competition was good."

Funk plans to compete in the upcoming league and district meets.

Oxford had a banner day in the pole vault. In the boys' event, the Hornets' Jimmy Homola set a meet record by clearing 14 feet.

Small but mighty: William Penn's Jarred Posey looked his fellow triple jump competitors in the eye.

To do so, however, the diminutive sophomore was standing atop the medal stand to be as tall as his foes.

Obviously, that was nothing to feel bad about. After leaping a personal-best 45 feet, 5 inches, Posey was head and shoulders above the rest Friday night.

"It is mostly techniques with my coaches and being in the weight room a lot working my quads," he said. "I came in confident as the No. 1 seed.

Posey also used great strategy.

"I scratched my second jump," he said. "I was kind of getting tired, so I stretched, got back up and went for it."

Multi-sport Carr: Brianna Carr admits her spring schedule gets a bit tiring at times.

Carr, a York Suburban freshman, is playing two sports for the school this spring.

On some nights, she starts in the midfield for the Trojans' soccer squad. On others, like Friday, she switches into her running shoes and runs for the Suburban track team.

The wear and tear has taken its toll. Carr ran Friday with tape wrapped around both of her ankles.

"I have two pulled calves right now," she said. "It's been hard, but you just have to work through it."

Carr said both her track and soccer coaches have been understanding about her desire to compete in both sports. When a conflict arises, Carr said she typically chooses soccer.

"Because my soccer coach is more strict," she joked.

Carr had a solid showing Friday. She finished fifth in the 400 meters and was part of the Suburban relay teams which finished fourth in the 4x100 and 4x400 events.

Rivals will turn teammates: Cody Waltimyer of York Suburban is used to lining up against West York's Corey Harris.

They have done it in football and track and were once again pitted against each other Friday night as Waltimyer (11.20) finished third while Harris won the 100 meter dash in 11.03.

"Corey is a great guy. He always pushes me, which helps me in the long run," Waltimyer said.

The duo will be helping each other in the fall as members for the Kutztown University football team, where Harris will be a defensive back and Waltimyer a running back.

"We built a bond during football season. Then I saw him at Kutztown and we are both going there," Harris said. "We are going to try to room near each other."

Another familiar face -- West York's Dan Gay -- will also be heading to Kutztown to play football.

On Friday, Harris also won the 200 in 22.48 and was on the winning 400-meter relay squad, combining with Kyle Kinard, Leland Tate and Mike Snyder to run a 43.11, missing a meet record by a mere .01 seconds.

Super throwing: Dallastown junior Margo Britton is probably best known for her stunning throws in the shot put. She holds the school record with a throw of 38 feet, 6 inches.

On Friday, Britton shocked herself with her performance in the discus. She took first in the event with a throw of 120-05, more than 10 feet further than her previous best.

"I was actually flabbergasted that I threw 120 feet in the discus," Britton said. "I have no idea where that came from."

Britton also won the girls' shot put event Friday with a toss of 36-08.75. The event is typically her specialty -- she placed third last year at the District 3 meet.

She has even grander goals this year.

"My goal for the shot put is 40 feet," she said.
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DALLASTOWN INVITATIONAL
BOYS
   100 -- 1. Corey Harris, West York, 11.03; 2. Craig Brown, Oxford, 11.1; 3. Cody Waltimyer, York Suburban, 11.2; 4. Darren Kessler, Red Lion, 11.34; 5. Edgar Allen, Northeastern, 11.35; 6. Ben Kline, Dallastown, 11.39; 7. Louis Schweiger, Kennard-Dale, 11.4; 8. Andrew Langston, Dallastown, 11.43.
   200 -- 1. Corey Harris, West York, 22.48; 2. Ryan Knisley, 22.63; 3. Craig Brown, Oxford Area, 22.7; 4. Rashaad Washington, Red Lion, 23.03; 5. Andre Henry, McCaskey, 23.16; 6. Edgar Allen, Northeastern, 23.21; 7. Patrick Hilbert, Northeastern, 23.43.
   400 -- 1. Brian Striver, McCaskey, 50.69; 2. Rashaad Washington, 50.82; 3. Derrick Snyder, Dover, 51.41; 4. Tyler Weigandt, Kennard-Dale, 51.57; 5. Brad Eline, New Oxford, 51.66; 6. Demetrice Cox, Dallastown, 52.37; 7. Jared Heard, McCaskey, 52.71; 8. Darnell Brown, William Penn, 53.54.
   800 -- 1. Jacob Jones, York Suburban, 1:56.5; 2. Eric Witmer, McCaskey, 1:57.8; 3. Tyler Martin, McCaskey, 1:58.8; 4. Matt Lewis, Dallastown, 1:59.1; 5. Jeremy Saur, York Suburban, 1:59.6; 6. Justin Geesey, Dover, 2:00.1; 7. Chuck Lockwood, Dallastown, 2:01.4; 8. Tommy Dondero, New Oxford, 2:02.5.
   1,600 -- 1. Charles Lockwood, Dallastown, 4:18.0; 2. Justin Geesey, Dover, 4:29.0; 3. Quiwane Walker, McCaskey, 4:30.3; 4. Qichon Walker, McCaskey, 4:30.7; 5. Ed Holland, Red Lion, 4:30.9; 6. Luke Swomley, Central York, 4:31.0; 7. Josiah Warren, Dallastown, 4:32.2; 8. Matthew Shenk, Spring Grove, 4:34.4.
   3,200 -- 1. Adam Katora, Dallastown, 9:48.8; 2. Brandon Taylor, Kennard-Dale, 9:50.0; 3. Matthew Croft, Red Lion, 9:55.6; 4. Nick Schrading, York Suburban, 9:57.5; 5. Luke Swomley, Central York, 9:59.4; 6. Qichon Walker, McCaskey, 9:59.5; 7. Jeff Branson, Lampeter-Strasburg, 10:00.4; 8. Mike Klecker, South Western, 10:10.6.
   110 hurdles -- 1. Jimmy Homola, Oxford Area, 15.27; 2. K.C. Abakporo, Dallastown, 15.44; 3. Bruce Yang, Red Lion, 15.52; 4. Dylan McCoy, Red Lion, 15.65; 5. Jeremy Klunk, Delone Catholic, 15.83; 6. Jared Parvis, South Western, 15.92; 7. Rich Kyte, Eastern York, 16.15; 8. Derek Mayfield, Dallastown, 16.69.
   300 hurdles -- 1. Brian Striver, McCaskey, 39.96; 2. Bobby Esiaba, Dallastown, 40.51; 3. Leland Tate, West York, 40.93; 4. Brandon Hanna, Spring Grove, 41.18; 5. Dylan McCoy, 41.4; 6. Carlos Davila, McCaskey, 41.64; 7. Duane Hopkins, William Penn, 41.67; 8. Jared Parvis, South Western, 42.08.
   400 relay -- 1. West York (Kyle Kinard, Leland Tate, Mike Snyder, Corey Harris), 43.11; 2. William Penn, 43.93; 3. Northeastern, 44.04; 4. Dalalstown, 44.25; 5. Red Lion, 44.26; 6. Oxford Area, 44.37; 7. South Western, 44.38; 8. York Suburban, 44.7.
   1,600 relay -- 1. McCaskey (Tyler Martin, Jared Heard, Eric Witmer, Brian Striver), 3:26.9; 2. Red Lion, 3:28.6; 3. Dallastown, 3:30.1; 4. Eastern York, 3:33.4; 5. South Western, 3:34.1; 6. Susquehannock, 3:34.6; 7. William Penn, 3:35.1; 8. Oxford Area, 3:35.9.
   3,200 relay -- 1. McCaskey (Qichon Walker, Tyler Holdren, Tyler Martin, Eric Witmer), 8:00.6; 2. Dallastown, 8:12.0; 3. New Oxford, 8:30.2; 4. Northeastern, 8:34.4; 5. Susquehannock, 8:36.6; 6. Eastern York, 8:38.8; 7. South Western, 8:42.1; 8. Dover, 8:54.0.
High Jump -- 1. Sam Comly, Delone Catholic, 6'; 1. Tyler Lafountain, Central York, 6'; 3. Cody Houghtaling, York Suburban, 5'10"; 3. Nick Hultz, Oxford Area, 5'10"; 3. Dominique Kinlser, Northeastern, 5'10"; 3. Jonathan Vu, York Suburban, 5'10"; 7. Akeem Hopkins, York County Tech, 5'8"; 7. Will Lewis, Northeastern, 5'8"; 7. Erick Toscano, Red Lion, 5'8"; 7. Matthew Burgos, McCaskey, 5'8".
   Pole Vault -- 1. Jimmy Homola, Oxford Area, 14'; 2. Troy Lowe, South Western, 13'6"; 2. Caine Moorehead, Delone Catholic, 13'6"; 4. Kevin Brady, Delone Catholic, 13'; 5. Jared Allison, Dallastown, 11'9"; 6. Zach Cauchon, Central York, 11'; 7. Shawn Craft, Susquehannock, 10'6"; 7. Kent Salkowski, Kennard-Dale, 10'6".
   Long Jump -- 1. Bobby Esiaba, Dallastown, 21'11/2"; 2. Dominique Kinlser, Northeastern, 21'1/4"; 3. Ronald Henderson, York County Tech, 20'7 1/2"; 4. Hassan Beattie, McCaskey, 20'5 1/4"; 4. Troy Lowe, South Western, 20'5 1/4"; 6. Daniel Gay, West York, 20'4 1/2"; 7. Cody Houghtaling, York Suburban, 19'10 1/2"; 8. Eric Torres, Dallastown, 19'7 1/2".
   Triple Jump -- 1. Jared Posey, William Penn, 44'8 1/4"; 2. Adrian Westbrook, McCaskey, 43'11"; 3. Hassan Beattie, McCaskey, 43'4 3/4"; 4. Charles Anderson, Central York, 42'3 1/4"; 5. John Veney, Dallastown, 41'9 1/4"; 6. Will Lewis, Northeastern, 41'4 1/2"; 7. Cody Waltimyer, York Suburban, 41'1 1/2"; 8. Kyle King, South Western, 40'4 1/2".
   Shot Put -- 1. Kyle Duble, New Oxford, 48'4"; 2. Mervyn Clarke, Oxford Area, 46'4"; 3. Tevon Rochester, Oxford Area, 45'6 1/2"; 4. Ricardo Plummer, York Suburban, 45'1"; 5. Sam Orji, Red Lion, 45' 1/2"; 6. Zach Freet, Susquehannock, 45'; 7. Ethan Buser, Eastern York, 44'7 1/2"; 8. Jesus Asencio, McCaskey, 44'2".
   Discus -- 1. Jesus Asencio, McCaskey, 153'6"; 2. Jeff Wesko, Dover, 141'2"; 3. Jim Eline, New Oxford, 132'11"; 4. Tyler Williams, South Western, 131'2"; 5. Evan Rice, Susquehannock, 130'6"; 6. Billy Waltersdorf, Spring Grove, 130'2"; 7. Patrick Lehman, Spring Grove, 127'8"; 8. Nate Reed, Dallastown, 127".
   Javelin -- 1. Jake Myers, South Western, 166'3"; 2. Chris Eckenrode, York Suburban, 163'10"; 3. Mike LoPresti, Dover, 146'6"; 4. Brent Sessions, Kennard-Dale, 143'7"; 5. Jim Eline, New Oxford, 143'4"; 6. Jesus Asencio, McCaskey, 141'; 7. Wes Smith, Delone Catholic, 139'5"; 8. Andrew Moats, York Suburban, 138'9".
  
GIRLS
   100 -- 1, Khaddisha Arnold, Central York; 2, Edema Enyong, Dallastown, 12.79; 3, Sierra Moore, Delone Catholic, 12.8; 4. Emily Smith, South Western, 12.87; 5. 5, Dominique Rios, McCaskey, 12.88; 6, Kaila Funk, Dover, 12.97; 7, Kenyetta Redman, William Penn, 13.07; 8, Jasmine Reynolds, Northeastern, 13.08.
   200 -- 1. Khaddisha Arnold, Central York, 25.7; 2. Megan Lundy, Central York, 25.8; 3. Dominqiue Rios, 26.1; 4. Kenyetta Redman, William Penn, 26.2; 5. Briana Fells, Central York, 26.4; 6. Jasmine Reynolds, Northeastern, 27.6.
   400 -- 1. Megan Lundy, Central York, 59.53; 2. Briana Fells, Central York, 1:01.0; 3. Kadie Surgenor, Central York, 1:01.2; 4. Sarah Swartz, Northeastern, 1:02.02; 5. Brianna Carr, York Suburban, 1:02.15; 6. Alaina Ross, Red Lion, 1:02.57; 7. Shannon Sivels, Oxford Area, 1:02.73; 8. Jastocia Sexton, William Penn, 1:02.94.
   800 -- 1. Kayleigh Peterson, Eastern York, 2:22.9; 2. Michelle Roos, York Suburban, 2:27.3; 3. Cayla Clawson, Central York, 2:27.4; 4. Meghan Harvey, Oxford Area, 2:27.8; 5. Tessa Stewart, York Suburban, 2:29.5; 6. Bree Grim, Biglerville, 2:30.0; 7. Misty Parshall, Northeastern, 2:30.5; 8. Kara Funk, Dover, 2:32.2.
   1,600 -- 1. Lily Corsaro, York Suburban, 5:23.0; 2. Kara Funk, Dover, 5:26.6; 3. Misty Parshall, Northeastern, 5:36.7; 4. Mel Riley, Spring Grove, 5:41.0; 5. Alexanra Lackey, York Suburban, 5:43.5; 6. Emily Westenberger, Dallastown, 5:45.4; 7. Allison Jacobs, Central York, 5:48.3; 8. Brittany Truscott, Red Lion, 5:49.4.
   3,200 -- 1. Lily Corsaro, York Suburban, 11:55.4; 2. Kaylee Kubisiak, New Oxford, 11:59.8; 3. Lauren Roesch, York Suburban, 12:12.8; 4. Emily Resciniti, Delone Catholic, 12:17.5; 5. Katie Crum, Central York, 12:22.9; 6. Lindsay Herbst, Central York, 12:27.7; 7; Jessica Foster, York Suburban, 12:30.1; 8. Sammi Stoltzfus, Central York, 12:30.9.
   100 Hurdles -- 1. Mariah Robertson, Delone Catholic, 15.35; 2. Janice Erbe, Delone Catholic, 15.46; 3. Jazzmyn Jules, Central York, 15.97; 4. Daisey Forsyth, Eastern York, 16.37; 5. Maxine Bentzel, Spring Grove, 16.48; 6. Rebecah Delp, Eastern York, 16.5; 7. Ally Gable, Dallastown, 16.51; 8. Courtney Funk, Dover, 16.52.
   300 Hurdles -- 1. Janice Erbe, Delone Catholic, 46.52; 2. Daisey Forsyth, Eastern York, 46.53; 3. Zoe Detzel, Oxford Area, 47.4; 4. Sally Trout, Dallastown, 48.92; 5. Mandy Runkle, Eastern York, 49.23; 6. Aliyah Strausbaugh, Red Lion, 49.28; 7. Ally Gable, Dallastown, 49.59; 8. Maxine Bentzel, Spring Grove, 50.22.
   400 relay -- 1. Delone Catholic (Janice Erbe, Heather Krauss, Sierra Moore, Isabella Ugarte), 50.0; 2. Central York, 50.25; 3. Dallastown, 50.74; 4. York Suburban, 52.07; 5. Red Lion, 52.34; 6. Northeastern, 52.54; 7. Oxford Area, 52.81; 8. William Penn, 52.82.
   1,600 relay -- 1. Central York (Khaddisha Arnold, Kadie Surgenor, Briana Fells, Megan Lundy), 4:09.8; 2. Oxford Area, 4:15.4; 3. Dallastown, 4:17.8; 4. York Suburban, 4:20.9; 5. South Western, 4:21.8; 6. Northeastern, 4:21.9; 7. Wiliam Penn, 4:24.5; 8. Red Lion, 4:26.6.
   3,200 relay -- 1. Red Lion (Alaina Ross, Danielle Bailey, Emily Gross, Amanda Wivell), 9:59.7; 2. Dallastown, 10:03.0; 3. Eastern York, 10:12.3; 4. York Suburban, 10:13.2; 5. South Western, 10:33.7; 6. McCaskey, 10:38.1; 7. Central York, 10:39.9.
   High Jump -- 1. Laura Rowlands, Dover, 5-5; 2. Elizabeth Johnson, York Suburban, 5-2; 3. (tie) Karlee Kominsky, Northeastern, 5-0; Daisey Forsyth, Eastern York, 5-0; Jamilla Janneh, New Oxford, 5-0; 6. (tie) Codi McMaster, Spring Grove, 4-10; Emily Smith, South Western, 4-10; Bobbie Ulearey, McCaskey, 4-10; Taylor Flatau, Red Lion, 4-10.
   Pole Vault -- 1. Laura Beimfohr, Oxford Area, 11-0; 2. Kaila Funk, Dover, 10-6; 3. (tie) Ally Gable, Dallastown, 9-3; Heather Arey, South Western, 9-3; 5. (tie) Jen Photiades, Delone Catholic, 9-0; Ashley Wolfe, Kennard-Dale, 9-0; Bethany Miller, York Suburban, 9-0; 8. (tie) Katelyn DelGrande, Kennard-Dale, 8-6; Amanda Decker, West York, 8-6; Courtney Funk, Dover, 8-6; Brittany Geesey, Dallastown, 8-6.
   Long Jump -- 1. Janice Erbe, Delone Catholic, 16-5; 2. Mariah Robertson, Delone Catholic, 16-4; 3. Jamilla Janneh, New Oxford, 16-2; 4. Cree Banks, York Suburban, 15-71/2; 5. Laura Rowlands, Dover, 15-5; 6. Tisheri Leonard, William Penn, 15-1/2; 7. Isabellla Ugarte, Delone Catholic, 15-0; 8. Caitlyn Rose, Dallastown, 14-111/2.
   Triple Jump -- 1. Laura Rowlands, Dover, 34-6; 2. Jamilla Janneh, New Oxford, 34-1 1/4; 3. Cree Banks, York Suburban, 33-7; 4. Tisheri Leonard, William Penn, 32-10; 5. Taylor Flatau, Red Lion, 32-6 3/4; 6. Codi McMaster, Spring Grove, 32- 3/4; 7. Damaris Schrum, South Western, 31-10 3/4; 8. Amanda Wallace, Biglerville, 31-7.
   Shot Put -- 1. Margo Britton, Dallastown, 36-8 3/4; 2. Tiara Redd, South Western, 34-51/2; 3. Lauren Kotula, Delone Catholic, 34-5; 4. Caitlin Carmody, York Suburban, 32-7 3/4; 5. Kaitlyn Crockett, Spring Grove, 32-5 1/4; 6. Tess Weaver, South Western, 32-4; 7. Courtney Klein, Red Lion, 32-1; 8. Kari Keller, Eastern York, 31-11 1/4.
   Discus -- 1. Margo Britton, 120-5; 2. Caitlin Carmody, York Suburban, 104-5; 3. Kaitlyn Crockett, Spring Grove, 99-7; 4. Courtney Wolf, New Oxford, 95-7; 5. Miranda Miller, Northeastern, 95-1; 6. Aubrey Ruckle, Oxford Area, 94-3; 7. Sylvia Berger, 94-1; 8. Taylor Crider, Red Lion, 93-6.
   Javelin-- 1. Stormie Hibshman, Delone Catholic, 128-3; 2. Nicole Brumbley, Oxford Area, 114-0; 3. Olivia Rehman, Central York, 100-8; 4. Ashley Ramberger, Oxford Area, 96-10; 5. Jayde Tyson, Red Lion, 96-9; 6. Brittany DeMonda, Northeastern, 93-10; 7. Jocelyn Marrero, McCaskey, 92-9; 8. Mary Shaw, Spring Grove, 91-5.