The jawing started as soon as Andrew Moyer and Owen Ritter crossed the finish line.

The talk among spectators continued for the next hour.

Ritter accused Moyer of a false start. Moyer, smirking, shook his head and denied it.

Throughout Dallastown's football stadium, people turned to each other discussing whether or not the West York senior left his block early in the 110-meter high hurdles final at the YAIAA boys' track and field championships. The general consensus seemed to be that he did in fact leave early, but the official missed it.

Well after the dust had settled and Moyer and Ritter had calmly accepted their first- and second-place medals, respectively, Moyer conceded as much.

"I'll be honest, I thought I false started," he said. "But my starts are garbage anyway, so I wouldn't know what a good start felt like. I didn't get DQ'd, so it was good."

He won in 14.66 seconds with Ritter, a Dallastown senior, just behind in 14.96 seconds. Dover's Shane Orchard placed third in 14.97.

"He and I have been friends since last year. It's really hot competition, and when something like that happens you get really worked up about it," Ritter said. "It could've been the other way around too, it is what is. We all PR'd, so it was a good race still."

It won't be long until they'll race again at next weekend's District 3 championships at Shippensburg University.

"Owen and I are pretty close. He runs good times when I'm not there, I run good times when he's not there," Moyer said. "When we're together, something clicks. It could've gone either way."

WILLIAM PENN'S ANDERSON WINS TWO EVENTS >> Larell Anderson, a William Penn senior, edged out both Moyer and Ritter for first place in the 300 intermediate hurdles with a time of 39.38 seconds. Anderson was also part of the Bearcats' 400-meter relay team that won the league title with a record time of 43.19.

"(The key) was getting out, making sure we had our hand offs correct," Anderson said of that relay. "We practiced that repeatedly."

The relay team hopes to lower its time under 43 seconds by next week's district meet.

"We came in here wanting to PR, get our time down," Anderson's teammate, Deshaun Horton, said. "It's more about getting ready for districts, that's our main focus right now. To us, this was preparation for districts."

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STONER SETS SCHOOL MARK >> The scene played out much the same way it has all season, but with a different ending.

After successfully clearing 14 feet in the pole vault, Biglerville senior Danny Stoner asked the pole to be adjusted to 14 feet, 7 inches so that he could attempt to break the school record. With all other events in the meet completed, the remaining athletes gathered around to see if he would be successful.

All season long, Stoner came close but couldn't break the record. On Friday night, on the league's biggest stage, he cleared that mark on his first attempt.

He shouted, "Yes," and remained in the pit soaking up the moment. After a few seconds, Dave Stoner, his father and Biglerville's assistant coach, jumped in to hug his son with tears in his eyes.

"I was just in amazement," Danny Stoner said. "Once I got over it, I was just like, 'Oh my god.' ... It's just so good. It's been a long time. I've been working hard at it."

This is the second year in a row that Stoner set a personal record at the league championship meet.

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"There's something about Dallastown for the (league) meet," coach Alex Ramos said. "I'm very, very happy for him. He's an outstanding young man, a respectful young man, works really, really hard. It couldn't happen to a better kid."

DALLASTOWN PAIR IS TOPS IN HIGH JUMP >> Wildcats junior Justin Tracy and senior Blake Kratz both cleared 6 feet to earn first and second place, respectively, in the high jump. The pair have been jumping together for years.

"We've been working on form a lot and we'll watch each other jump," Kratz said. "We finally learned to snap our heads back and really arc. It makes a lot of difference."

Tracy won the event by clearing 6 feet on his first attempt. Kratz cleared 6 feet on his second attempt to set a personal record.

"We're best friends, we hang out, we're pushing each other all the time," said Tracy, whose personal record is 6-1. "It was great to see him get that in his last meet."

GETTYSBURG TAKES TOP SPOTS IN TRIPLE JUMP, JAVELIN >> In their first YAIAA championship meet, Gettysburg had two athletes on the top steps of the podium in two different events.

Ravaughn Dillard smiled immediately after his final leap of in the triple jump 47 feet, 1 3/4 inches knowing right away that he secured the Warriors' first YAIAA track and field title.

"I looked back and saw it was farther than my other jumps, then I saw everyone's expressions," he said.

Among those sending him a positive signal was teammate Kobe Wansel, who placed second in the event with a distance of 44-2 1/2.

About an hour later, Wade Laudeman won the javelin with a throw of 173-9. Teammate Dalton Lyons placed second with a throw of 165-05.

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