"The competition (at the Classic) is always good. Wary is good. I was hoping (Williamsport's Weston) Cuozzo and (Lewisburg's Brandon) Smith were going to run, but my competition did a very good job," Ede said.
He said that he is happy with where he is for the early season. "I just have to keep working at practice, on intervals," he said. "I'm happy, but one thing I have to keep working is my technique.
"You always want to be faster than what you are but, for now, my times are definitely the lowest now than they've been through my four years of high school -- significantly. I'm not upset, but I definitely want them to come down," Ede said.
Ede and Elk Lake's Luke Jones were the only double-winners. Jones took the two distance races. No team scores were kept.
The Valley was well-represented on the top of the podium Saturday. Shikellamy's Wary won the 100 in 11.62 seconds, just nipping Southern Columbia's Joey Kleman (11.63) and Milton's Tyrel Kling (11.66).
The host Seals had three other individual winners in addition to Ede. Travis Lockcuff took the long jump (20-7 ¾); David Aurand won the triple jump (42-4); and Billy Parks captured the shot put (49-3 1/2).
Milton had a pair of individual winners in Chris Reuss, 200 (23.25), and Josh Brown, javelin (170-0), as did Mount Carmel with Dondre Glasper, the 400 (51.54) and Eric Joraskie, discus (142-7).