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Chambersburg roundup: Track & field teams handle Little Lions

Chambersburg 84, State College 66: J.J. Kelly had a hand in four victories Thursday afternoon to help the Trojans earn a key Mid Penn Commonwealth win over the Little Lions at Memorial Stadium.

Jai’tavius Kelly

Kelly hit a personal best 6-8 to win the high jump, and also collected wins in the long jump (22-9.25) and triple jump (46-3.25). He also ran the anchor leg (in 50.2) on the winning 4 x 400 relay team, teaming with Addison Bisbal, Daniel Casagrandi and Tanner Meyers to hit the line in 3:20.35.

Chambersburg (4-0, 4-0 MPC) had a pair of double winners — Ari Snyder won the 1600 in 4:29.34 and came back to take the 3200 in 9:57.50, while Peter Mertz was victorious in the shot put (49-11.5) and the discus (162-3).

The only other winner for the Trojans was Bisbal, who ran a 52.78 to take the 400.

Chambersburg used its depth to grab plenty of second- and third-place points.

Trojan coach Bob Walker said, “Everyone competed at a high level today. These were very big wins for both teams. Doing two dual meets in three days is not easy, and our athletes are tired and need some recovery.”

Chambersburg 89, State College 61: Camryn Kiser and Natalia Holmes put in strong performances on the track and the Trojan throwers swept all three events to carry their team to a big Mid Penn Commonwealth win over the Little Lions at Memorial Stadium on Thursday afternoon.

Camryn Kiser

“Kiser and Holmes were asked to do a ton today and they were involved in six wins,” Chambersburg coach Chris Monheim said. “The throwers, led by (Ashley) Gunkelman’s two wins, took 27 of 27 available points. I was super impressed with our 4 x 400 relay girls, who won in an outstanding time (4:10.97 on very tired legs.”

The relay included Lashae Hang, Yosmary Cabrera Reyes, Olivia Coy and Holmes. Holmes won the 100 in 12.30 and the 200 in 25.85. Kiser dominated the distance events for the Trojans (4-0, 4-0 MPC), finishing first in the 800 (2:25.56), 1600 (5:10.11) and 3200 (11:47.77) races.

Gunkelman won the shot put with a throw of 32-7 and the javelin in 101-3. The other winner in the throws was Naomi Scott, who hit 105-9 in the discus.

Monheim said, “Sayruby Orgando Reyes had the surprise result of the day with a huge win and personal best in the high jump at 5-2. And Cayce Elbin won the pole vault again with a great 9-3 clearance.”

Shea Makosy

Cumberland Valley 11, Chambersburg 4: The Eagles controlled the faceoffs and time of possession in a Mid Penn Commonwealth win over the Trojans at Trojan Stadium on Thursday night.

Chambersburg coach Joey Wilmot said, “Both teams were without some key guys, but the difference was their faceoff guy — he won 15 of 16 faceoffs. Time of possession was probably 4 to 1 in their favor. It’s tough to win if you can’t get the ball.”

For the Trojans (4-4, 1-2 MPC) Shea Makosy had a goal, an assist, 5 groundballs and 4 caused turnovers.

Ryan Cosey put the ball in the net twice, Brax Makosy scored a goal and Garret Iser had an assist. On defense, Chase Martin picked up 4 caused turnovers.

Ava Zeigler

Cumberland Valley 23, Chambersburg 7: The Trojans traveled to New Kingstown on Thursday and were handed a Mid Penn Commonwealth defeat by the Eagles.

Hanna Woolf led Chambersburg (1-6, 0-2 MPC) with 3 tallies, while Gabrielle Sabatino had 2. Ridglee Flohr and Ava Zeigler scored goals; it was the first for Zeigler.

Flohr also added an assist and goalie Ellie Nicklas posted 10 saves.



Ethan Brandt

Carlisle 5, Chambersburg 0: The Thundering Herd picked up a Mid Penn Commonwealth victory over the Trojans on Wednesday in Carlisle.

Chambersburg (2-6, 1-4 MPC) scored the most points in doubles. At No. 1, Camren Lasznar and Stephen Jacobs fell 6-3, 6-3, while at No. 2, Ethan Brandt and Dhruv Patel were defeated 6-0, 6-4.