Local athletes shine at Tim Cook Invitational

CHAMBERSBURG — Two Greencastle-Antrim athletes won a pair of distance events each, Chambersburg was strong in the relay races and Shippensburg set two school records Saturday at the 15th running of the Tim Cook Invitational at Trojan Stadium.

Ainslee Ackerman

With perfect weather for the March meet, all of the Franklin County teams in the Mid Penn Conference, plus Cumberland Valley and Carlisle, got together for the season-opening meet.

Weber Long had an excellent day for Greencastle. The junior won the boys 1600 race in 4:19.44, which set a meet record. Long came back in the 3200 for another first-place effort and his time of 9:28.31 was also a meet record. The record in the 1600 had been set in 2007.

His teammate, Claire Paci, took victories in the same two girls events. The freshman hit a time of 5:09.49 to win the 1600, and posted an 11:23.71 to capture the 3200.

Chambersburg’s girls came up with four individual wins, plus first place in two relays.

Natalia Holmes won the 100 in 13.27 in her debut race as a freshman, senior Ainslee Ackerman was first in the pole vault with her leap of 9-6, senior Shanelle Burrowes took first in the long jump (16-10) and sophomore Kate Etter picked up a win in the triple jump (34-4.75). Burrowes also narrowly took second in the 200 race, posting 27.75 to a 27.73 by CV’s Riley Ebersole.

In the 4 x 100 relay, the Trojan team of Holmes, Aniyah Jones, Tayah Warren and Burrowes hit the line in 50.57 to win, while the 4 x 800 team of Camy Kiser, Keira Whitehead, Olivia Rieck and Maddie Kinton scored a win in a time of 9:55.65.

Kevin Lee

The Trojan boys collected wins in the same two relays. In the 4 x 100, Jayden Jones, Kenan Korkutovic, Kevin Lee and Tanner Luther sped home in 43.93. The 34 x 800 team of Brayden Boyd, Ben Colli, Bill Prentice and Zach Yourkavitch earned gold in 8:31.80.

Shippensburg’s Dakota Arana skied to a jump of 6-6 to win the high jump and set a school record. The other school record for the Greyhounds was a 49.96 run by Isaiah Houser in his runner-up finish.

Also for Ship, Houser won the 100 in 11.34 and Jacob Cramer took first in the triple jump (45-2).

Greencastle came up with three other individual winners: Claire Coons in the girls 400 (1:01.40), Nathan Kirkwood in the boys long jump (20-3.25) and Gavin Davidson in the boys javelin (138-10).

For complete results, see the link to Pa. Mile Split: