Talitha Diggs Gold and Paves Her Way To States! (Day 2 Coverage of D-XI Track and Field Championships)

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Saucon Valley freshman was the center of attention with her record-setting 200M run.


Saucon Valley freshman Talitha Diggs was the center of attention winning the 200 and 400M run.

After the second and final day of the 2017 PIAA District XI AAA Track and Field Championships, freshman Talitha Diggs will join junior Joslynn Rose at Shippensburg University for the 2017 PIAA State Championships which start on Friday, May 26.  Diggs won gold in both the 200M  and 400M Runs to secure her “Trip to Ship”.  Her 200M time of 24.77 is a new District XI record.  Anita James from Pocono Mountain West held the old record of 24.84 which was set in 2007.

Talitha Diggs set a new District XI record winning the 200M Run.

Panther freshman Talitha Diggs beat the clock to set a new District XI record in the 200M Run.

Championship Notes

  • Talitha Diggs set a District XI record with her win in the 200M Run  (24.77) and qualified for States.
  • Talitha Diggs won gold in the 400M Run (56.50) and qualified for States.
  • Joslynn Rose cleared 10 feet and finished second in the Pole Vault to qualify for States.
  • Senior Rachel Panek finished 4th in the 100M Hurdle Final.  Rachel earned a medal, but did not advance to States
  • Saucon Valley Girls 1600M Relay Team of Kiele Riefenstahl, (So.) Kate Ross (Sr.), Brooke Riefenstahl (So.) and Talitha Diggs (Fr.) did not advance to States but they did set a new Saucon Valley High School record of 4:08.67.
  • Click here to see all of the 2017 D-XI Track and Field Championship Results

Saucon senior Rachel Panek found the 100M Hurdle podium with her 4th Place finish.

Kiele, Talitha, Kate and Brooke did not advance to States but did set a new SVHS 1600M Relay record at the 2017 D-XI Championships.  (Photo from 2017 Colonial League Championships)

Your Saucon Valley ambassadors to the 2017 District XI Track and Field Championships.

Good Luck Panthers, The Source Is With You!

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