After breaking a 30-year old meet record on his way to a state title in the long jump, Lampeter-Strasburg's Ezra Mellinger was named the boys athlete of the year by the Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Association, which announced its all-state teams Monday night.
Mellinger earned first-team all-state honors in the long jump — where his jump of 24 feet, 11.5 inches at the state meet ranks No. 2 all-time in Pennsylvania's history — and third-team honors in the 60-meter dash after sprinting to bronze at the state meet. He was one of five first-team all-state selections from the Lancaster-Lebanon League, joined by Manheim Township's Sydney Horn (pole vault), Conestoga Valley's Jane Livingston (60-meter hurdles), Ephrata's Tyler Shue (800-meter run) and the Warwick team of Leah Graybill, Cassidy Kline, Lily Palacio-Lewis and Meghan Quinn (4x200-meter relay).
Warwick's Kate Dickow, Pennsylvania's indoor 3,000-meter girls champion, and Matt Julian, the state's runner-up in boys pole vault, were named to the second team.
Conestoga Valley's Joe Cardina was an honorable mention in the high jump.
For the full list of PTFCA all-state teams, click here.