GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
Chambersburg 114, Central Dauphin 38; Chambersburg 118, CD East 32: The Trojans rolled to two more wins Tuesday afternoon in Colonial Park against the Rams and Panthers and closed in on a Mid Penn Commonwealth title.
Chambersburg (7-0, 7-0 MPC) can claim the title outright with a win vs. Altoona next Tuesday.
The Trojans earned first place in 14 of the 18 events, including 6 of 7 in the field.
Kate Etter collected wins in the high jump (4-10) and long jump (15-5.75) and Ashley Gunkleman picked up firsts in the shot put (33-7) and javelin (106-0). Other field winners were Jahnaya Wimberley in the triple jump (33-5.5) and Naomi Scott in the discus (97-9).
“The big field performance was Alaina Morris going 9-6 in the pole vault, which is her personal best,” Chambersburg coach Chris Monheim said. “Gunkleman in the throws, Etter in the jump and (Natalia) Holmes in the sprints continue to score big points for us.”
Holmes picked up her usual double — the 100 in 12.46 and the 200 in 25.67.
Monheim said, “It was nice to see Lexi Boyd win the 1600 in a lifetime best of 5:19.98. We rested Yosmary Cabrera in the 100 hurdles and ninth-grader Marlee Jackson came through with a victory.”
Jackson won with a time of 17.28.. Also earning wins on the track were Cabrera in the 300 hurdles (48.97), Camryn Kiser in the 800 in 2:32.32 and Raegan Hepner in the 3200 in 12:49.08.
BOYS TRACK & FIELD
Chambersburg 103, Central Dauphin 43; Chambersburg 121, CD East 29: The Trojans clinched at least a tie for the Mid Penn Commonwealth championship by handily defeating the Rams and Panthers on Tuesday afternoon in Colonial Park.
“It will be advantageous to have the weekend off from competition to get ready to host a strong Altoona team (on Tuesday),” Chambersburg coach Bob Walker said.
J.J. Kelly took first in all three jumping events for the Trojans (7-0, 7-0 MPC), hitting a personal best 6-9 in the high jump right after running the anchor leg on the 4 by 400 team, taking the long jump in 21-9 and the triple jump in 45-4.
Kason Besecker picked up wins in the 100 and 200, with times of 10.94 and 22.44.
“Besecker, a freshman, adds to our already strong sprint squad,” Walker said. “Our throws continue to dominate in dual meets.”
Isaiah Sleighter captured the discus with a toss of 150-6, while Peter Mertz won the shot put with a heave of 48-6.5.
Other winners included Daniel Pisle in the pole vault (10-6), Owen Schrader in the 3200 (10:20.59), Ari Snyder in the 800 (2:01.68) and Jermere Jones in the 110 hurdles (15.19).
Chambersburg 19, Cedar Cliff 1: The Trojans ran all over the Colts, who were playing on back-to-back nights, in a Mid Penn Commonwealth game Tuesday night at Trojan Stadium.
“We had nine goals from freshmen or first-year players today,” Chambersburg coach Joey Wilmot said. “Our leading scorer, Logan Mulkey, is out this week, so we put a freshman, Matt Tucker, in and he led us with four goals (and an assist) in his first start. Blake Dumont scored his first goal and Tavian Ferguson looked good, as did first-year goalie Kellen Sanders.
“Of the 19 goals, only two were scored by one of our top two leading scorers, and that’s great to see. We got some much-needed work with our O and attack, and those reps were valuable.”
Shea Makosy had 3 goals and 3 assists, had 13 groundballs and was 10-for-11 on faceoffs. Ryan Cosey (3 goals, 1 assist), Garrett Iser (3 goals), Riley Harmon (2, 2), Sam Kunkleman (2, 1), Carter Mader (1 goal), Brax Makosy (1 assist) and Gavin Metzger (1 assist) also helped in the scoring.
The Trojans (5-6, 2-4 MPC) halted a five-game losing skid.
Cedar Cliff 12, Chambersburg 6: The Colts doubled up on the Trojans to win a non-league victory Tuesday afternoon in New Cumberland.
Ridglee Flohr accounted for 3 goals and an assist for Chambersburg (2-8, 0-4 MPC), while Hanna Woolf scored twice and Gabriella Sabatino hit the net once.
For the season (unofficially), Sabatino has scored 39 goals and has had 4 assists, while Flohr has totaled 30 goals and 14 assists, and Woolf has tallied 16 goals and 6 assists.
Against the Colts, goalie Ellie Nicklas made 11 saves.