Baldwin track athletes qualify for states

Emma Dowker and Allison Stinelli



Staff Writers

Several Baldwin track athletes qualified for states on Thursday at the WPIAL individual championships held at Baldwin.

Among those who qualified were Casey Conboy, Gabriella Loeffler, Isabel Bierwirth, and David Johnston. States will be held May 27 and 28 in Shippensburg.

Conboy qualified for states after competing in the 3200 and placing fifth. The top four in the event automatically qualify for states, and the top eight under the qualifying time also advance.

“I’m excited to finally be able to go. I was 92/100ths of a second away from making it last year. Awful was an understatement,” Conboy said, describing his reaction last year.

Loeffler qualified for states in pole vaulting and the 4×100 relay.

“My meet personally went great. I PR’d (earned a personal record) in pole vault, and we also PR’d in the relay. It was really exciting,” Loeffler said.

With one day of states coming on the same day as prom, Loeffler will be busy.

“I am going to try to make both. I’m going to do pole vault and then get to make it to prom,” she said.