Area captures 5 first-place effort in Mid Penn track & field

CHAMBERSBURG — A large group of athletes converged on Trojan Stadium on Saturday for the Mid Penn Conference track & field championships and Franklin County ended up grabbing wins in four individual events and one relay race.

Caden Hudson

Shippensburg’s boys team was again strong in the field, with Spencer Edey taking first in the triple jump (44-10.75) and Dakota Arana winning the high jump at 6-9. The Greyhounds also had runner-up finishes from Traevon Kater in the long jump, Connor Landreth in the high jump and Anthony Smith in the discus, and a third from Kater in the triple jump.

Ship finished third in the team standings with 64 points, behind State College and Cumberland Valley (tied for first with 82). Chambersburg took fourth with 60 points and Greencastle-Antrim was eighth with 35 points.

The other first-place effort in the boys events came from the Greencastle 4 x 800 relay team of  Caden Hudson, Dalton Noblit, Hayden Parks and Weber Long. The quartet put up a fine time of 7:53.70, with Long putting up a split of 1:53.

“The 4 by 8 set the tone today with a huge school record — I’m real proud of those guys,” G-A coach Devin McCauley said. “We competed well as a team and had a lot of PRs. We’re looking forward to the District 3 meet (next Friday and Saturday at Shippensburg University).”

In the girls events, Shippensburg’s Jillian Sydnor placed first in the 200 (24.88) and 400 (56.19), and also took second in the 100 (12.08). All three of her times are now school records.

For the Trojan girls, Camryn Kiser produced her best-ever time in the 1600, breaking 5 minutes (4:59.78) to place second. She also helped the 4 x 800 team to a fifth-place finish.

Kate Etter

Chambersburg coach Chris Monheim said, “Camy had a seven-second drop, and is only the fourth Chambersburg girl to break five minutes. She’s running as confidently as I’ve ever seen her.”

The Trojans girls placed third as a team with 50 points, behind CV (116) and Mechanicsburg (62).

“We asked some of our kids to do a little more today and it was nice to see us finish that high,” Monheim said.

Also for Chambersburg, Natalia Holmes was third in the 100, fourth in the 200 and anchored the 4 x 100 relay to a fifth-place finish. Yosmary Cabrera placed sixth in both hurdles events. Lexi Boyd was fourth in the 3200 and Kate Etter took sixth in the long and triple jumps.

The Trojan boys lost some big potential points with J.J. Kelly out with an injury, but still  did well in many events. Darion Baumgartner took second in the 110 hurdles (with Jermere Jones fifth and Michael Kelly seventh). Third-place efforts came from Edis Korkutovich in the 300 hurdles, Ari Snyder in the 3200 (Ben Colli was fourth) and Sedrick Vessah in the shot put.

Chambersburg coach Bob Walker said, “Michael Kelly had a terrific meet, earning three medals. Before Monday, he had never had a 21-foot jump in the long jump and today he had four. We’ve been strong in the hurdles all year and were again today. Ari and Ben ran tough in the 3200, and Josh (Mertz) and James (Lilley) were fourth and fifth in the discus. In the shot, Ethan Fatyol had a PR by four feet to take fifth.”

For the G-A boys, Parks ran second in the 3200 and Long placed third in the 800. For the Blue Devil girls, Claire Paci was fourth in the 1600 and Avery Parks took fourth in the 100 hurdles.

Mid Penn Conference Championships
4 x 800 relay — 5.Chambersburg (Olivia Rieck, Allie List, Lexi Boyd, Camryn Kiser), 9:55.88
1600 — 2.Kiser (Chbg) 4:59.78; 4.Claire Paci (G-A) 5:03.83
100 H — 4.Avery Parks (G-A) 16.60; 6.Yosmary Cabrera (Chbg) 17.14
100 — 2.Jillian Sydnor (Ship) 12.08; 3.Natalia Holmes (Chbg) 12.32
400 — 1.Sydnor (Ship) 56.19; 10.Claire Coons (G-A) 1:00.87
4 x 100 relay — 5.Chambersburg (Caitlyn Elbin, Jessy Santana, Ella Fatyol, Holmes), 50.45; 8.Waynesboro (Nora Dickey, Anasztazta Arellano, Gracie French, Jada Creager), 50.70
300 H — 6.Cabrera (Chbg) 48.54; 10.Jill Cook (Chbg) 49.39
800 — 5.Paci (G-A) 2:18.55
200 — 1.Sydnor (Ship) 24.88; 4.Holmes (Chbg) 25.62
3200 — 4.Boyd (Chbg) 11:55.58; 8.Emilea Alleman (Chbg) 12:15.95; 9.Isabella Ruefle (Way) 12:19.92
Discus — 7.Naomi Scott (Chbg) 99-08; 9.Alison Bender (Ship) 96-08
Pole vault — 6.Piper Linn (G-A) 10-0
Long jump — 6.Kate Etter (Chbg) 17-0.5
Shot put — 6.Kaleah Leisher (Chbg) 32-7.75
Triple jump — 6.Etter (Chbg) 34-11.5

4 x 800 relay — 1.Greencastle (Caden Hudson, Dalton Noblit, Hayden Parks, Weber Long), 7:53.70; 7.Chambersburg (Ben Colli, Zack Yourkavitch, Ari Snyder, Karter Reath), 8:16.12
1600 — 9.Noblit (G-A) 4:31.62
110 H — 2.Darion Baumgartner (Chbg) 14.94; 5.Jermere Jones (Chbg) 15.11: 7.Michael Kelly (Chbg) 15.22
100 — 8.Brody Rhodes (Way) 11.35
400 — 8.Jackson Wright (G-A) 51.21
4 x 100 relay — 3.Chambersburg (Baumgartner, M.Kelly, Tanner Myers, Antonio Harrison), 43.155; 5.Greencastle (Tavon Cooper, Nathan Kirkwood, John Redos, Seth Stouffer), 43.67
300 H — 3.Edis Korkutovic (Chbg) 39.50
800 — 3.Long (G-A) 1:55.01
200 — 6.Stouffer (G-A) 22.64
3200 — 2.Parks (G-A) 9:40.03; 3.Snyder (Chbg) 9:42.69; 4.Colli (Chbg) 9:43.77
4 x 400 — 8.Greencastle (Stouffer, Wright, Kirkwood, Long), 3:33.48
Triple jump — 1.Spencer Edey (Ship) 44-10.75; 3.Teavon Kater (Ship) 43-11.75; 5.Jaylon Bean (Way) 42-10.5; 8.Rhaigeon Parker (Chbg) 42-2
Shot put — 3.Sedrick Vessah (Chbg) 47-9.25; 5.Ethan Fatyol (Chbg) 46-6; 8.Anthony Smith (Ship) 44-2; 10.Patrick Reed (Ship) 43-11.75
Discus — 2.Smith (Ship) 151-04; 4.Josh Mertz (Chbg) 140-2; 5.James Lilley (Chbg) 139-9; 6.Jaxson Funson (Ship) 139-8; 9.Sheamus Toomey (G-A) 134-3
High jump — 1.Dakota Arana (Ship) 6-9; 2.Connor Landreth (Ship) 6-2; 6.Graison Michajluk (Ship) 6-0
Javelin — 7.Carter Funk (Ship) 165-0; 8.Tanyon Shaull (Way) 158-5
Long jump — 2.Kater (Ship) 22-7; 4.Edey (Ship) 22-4.5; 7.Kirkwood (G-A) 22-2; 8.M.Kelly (Chbg) 21-8.5; 10.Cooper (G-A) 21-2.25
Pole vault — 8.Ernie Skebon (Way) 12-0; 10.(tie) Ethan Shank (G-A) 12-0