SHIPPENSBURG - Highlighted by first place finishes in the 110 hurdles and the 300 hurdles by East Juniata's David Brantley, local athletes from both East Juniata and Greenwood were high placewinners in Saturday's Jack Roddick Invitational at Shippensburg University.
Tied for 10th in team scoring with Boiling Springs, the East Juniata boys team placed highest in team scoring with 28, while the Greenwood girls posted 11th with their 24.3333 and the Greenwood boys landed in 17th with 18.
The Greenwood girls racked up 11 of their total team points in the relays, as Jen Campbell, Alyscia Smith, Emily Black and Hattie Kuhns finished third in the 4x400. The Wildcats also took fifth in the 4x800 and eighth in the 4x100.
On the field, Emily Fisher scored nine points for the Wildcats with her fourth place in the shot put and fifth place in discus.
Brooke Maneval was the only placewinner for the East Juniata girls at 15th in the shot put. Greenwood's Smith had a personal best in the 800 with her time of 2:33.95.
For the East Juniata boys, Brantley's outstanding day combined with two fifth place finishes from Tyler Hepner in the shot put and javelin contributed to the Tigers' effort.
The Wildcats were led by Brian Auxt's 160 foot eight inch throw in the javelin which placed him in second. Teammate Dillon Meehan followed up with a bronze in the shot put and Gabe Schroff came through with a sixth place finish in the 110 hurdles.
Although he didn't place, Greenwood's Hunter Miller set a personal best with his 10:48.63 in the 3200 meter run.
East Juniata and Greenwood both get back into action this week, as Greenwood travels to Millersburg Tuesday and East Juniata travels to Upper Dauphin Thursday.