Chambersburg roundup: Trojan track & field teams sweep State College

Chambersburg 97, State College 53: The Trojans produced three double winners and claimed two of the three relay races Tuesday afternoon to take down the Little Lions in a Mid Penn Commonwealth meet at Trojan Stadium.

Jillian Cook

Jillian Cook won both hurdles races (100 in 18.7; 300 in 55.2) for her first wins, Kaleah Leisher captured the discus (100-8) and shot put (30-3.5) and Natalia Holmes wrapped up two sprint races, the 100 in 12.8 and 200 in 26.6.

“It was good to see Jillian get two wins, and Kaleah had a personal best in the discus,” Chambersburg coach Chris Monheim said. “All in all, a very, very strong day against a solid State College squad.”

Also picking up wins for the Trojans (3-1, 3-1 MPC) were Josey Reineman in the high jump (5-1) and Shanelle Burrowes in the 400 (1:03.3). The 4 x 800 relay team of Olivia Rieck, Keira Whitehead, Maddie Kinton and Camy Kiser won in 10:40.7 and the 4 x 100 team of Holmes, Jacelyn Jones, Tayah Warren and Burrowes won in 49.5.

Monheim said, “Holmes, Burrowes and Warren dominated the sprints the 49.5 time was the relay’s best this year. It was nice to see Kate Etter go over 17-feet in the long jump () and the distance crew held their own against maybe the best distance team in the state.”

Chambersburg 81, State College 69: The Little Lions rolled on the track (55-32 in points), but the Trojans had their way in the field events (49-14) and that was enough to slide past State College in a Mid Penn Commonwealth meet Tuesday at Trojan Stadium.

Josh Mertz

It was the first time the Trojans (3-1, 3-1 MPC) have ever defeated the Little Lions in a dual meet.

“It was a weird meet — they dominated in the sprints and relays and we dominated in the hurdles, throws and jumps,” Chambersburg coach Bob Walker said. “Our throwers are really improving.”

The Trojans won two throwing events — the javelin by Brandon Vaughn (118-10) and the shot put by Josh Mertz (44-11.25).

Also in the field, Jaydon Jones was first in the long jump with a leap of 20-3.25, Malaki Blair won the triple jump at 38-1 and Aidan Coffey took the pole vault with an 11-0 effort.

On the track, Darion Baumgardner raced to a win in the 110 hurdles (15.7) and Brayden Boyd won the 800 in 2:09.4.

Chambersburg 8, Mifflin County 7: In a back-and-forth tussle, the Trojans allowed five runs in the top of the sixth to fall behind the Huskies 7-2, but scored six in the bottom half of the inning and hung for a Mid Penn Commonwealth win Tuesday afternoon at Norlo Park.

Samantha Paetow

“To the girls credit, they never hung their heads of gave up,” Chambersburg coach Chris Skultety said. “They stayed calm, confident and decided enough was enough and answered in a huge way.”

The big hit was delivered by Samantha Paetow, who stroked a two-out base hit that brought in the tying and winning runs.

“That was our biggest hit of the season so far,” Skultety said. “That’s what we’ve been looking for. It seemed to take a big weight off our shoulders. I expect us to take off after this quality win.”

In the big inning, Chambersburg (5-1, 5-1 MPC) drew four walks and Mifflin County made an error.

Paetow was 3-for-4 and Erin Pattillo had two hits in four trips, including a triple, and Alyssa Brechbill had two RBIs. Pattillo earned the win with 1 1/3 innings of relief, allowing one hit and one walk.

Mifflin County 13, Chambersburg 13: Info to come.

Cumberland Valley 3, Chambersburg 1: Info to come.

Cedar Cliff 5, Chambersburg 0: Info to come.