SHIPPENSBURG — One individual and one relay team from Franklin County tasted victory Saturday at the 94th running of the Jack Roddick/SU High School Track & Field Invitational at Shippensburg University on Saturday.
Greencastle-Antrim’s Weber Long won the boys 3200 run in a time of 9:12.19, finishing 16 seconds ahead of the runner-up. His time set a school record, breaking the mark held by Dave Miller since 1978, and also broke the meet record.
In addition, Long placed second in the 1600 with his 4:19.79 effort trailing only Brady Bigger of State College (4:16.62).
The Chambersburg girls relay teams had a good day. Placing first in the 4 x 800 relay was the squad of Olivia Rieck, Camy Kiser, Maddie Kinton and Keira Whitehead, posting a time of 9:48.82, ahead of Warwick’s 9:53.62.
In the 4 x 100 relay, the Trojans took second, with Aniyah Jones, Natalia Holmes, Tayah Warren and Shanelle Burrowes finishing in 50.29. Altoona won in 49.85.
The day’s other second-place effort was by Shippensburg’s Jacob Cramer in the triple jump, with a leap of 44-2.75. Greyhound teammate Spencer Edey was eighth (42-1.5).
For the Chambersburg girls, who finished fifth in the team standings, Kiser took third in the 1600 (5:06.40), Natalia Holmes was fourth in the 100 (12.81), Josey Reineman placed sixth in the high jump (5-2), Burrowes was sixth in the long jump (16-10.75) and Ainslee Ackerman was eighth in the pole vault (10-0).
Trojan coach Chris Monheim said, “We had some very nice efforts today. The two relays and Kiser’s third in a loaded mile field were highlights. Kiser’s time was a personal best. And Ackerman’s 10-0 was a career-best vault.”
Greencastle’s Claire Paci was right behind Kiser for fourth in the 1600 (5:09.50) and Karleigh Bubeck placed sixth in the triple jump (34-10.5).
The Blue Devil boys, who were eighth in the team standings, received a fourth-place finish by Dalton Noblit in the 2000 steeplechase, in a school record time of 7:00.79.
Also, the G-A 4 x 100 team of David Niebauer, Nathan Kirkwood, Cameron Medina and Seth Stouffer ran the event in 45.36 to place sixth.
“It was a little colder today, but we broke two school records, so I was happy with the kids competing,” Greencastle coach Devin McCauley said.
In the high jump, James Buchanan’s Grant Ellis placed third and Ship’s Dakota Arana was fourth, both with jumps of 6-4.
For Chambersburg, Jayden Jones produced a pair of fourths — in the 200 (22.78) and long jump (20-11.5). Jermere Jones placed seventh in the 110 hurdles (15.79) and Edis Korkutovich was eighth (15.81).
“The team seemed a bit weary from the Cumberland Valley meet on Thursday,” Trojan coach Bob Walker said. “Jayden had six jumps over 20-feet today, including his season best. Edis had a great race going in the 300 hurdles before taking a spill.”
In the 4 x 800 relay, the Trojans’ crew of Brayden Boyd, Ben Colli, Billy Prentice and Zack Yourkavitch took eighth in 8:38.91.