Indians, Wildcats split TVL track meet
Chase Lehman sets new pole vault record
MILLERSTOWN — The Tri-Valley League track and field showdown between Juniata and Greenwood went all chalk with the Indians capturing the boys meet 110-40 and the Wildcats winning the girls 104.5-45.5 on a wet Tuesday afternoon.
With the win, the Juniata boys — 5-0 overall and 4-0 in the league — are in the driver’s seat for the TVL regular-season crown. The same can be said for the Greenwood girls, who are now 4-0 in the league and 10-0 overall.
The Juniata boys won 13 of 18 events with Garrett Baublitz winning three — the mile (4:35.1), the 3,200 (10:43.4) and the 800 (2:05.6). Will Tyson captured victories in the 110 hurdles (17.1) and the 300 hurdles (45.0), Jeremiah Parson won the 200 (24.3) and the 400 (53.8).
Other winners for the Indians were Chase Lehman, who set a school record in the pole vault at 13 feet, 5 inches; Carl Fowler in the 100 (11.7) and Johnny Elliott in the high jump (5-6). Juniata also swept the relays winning the 4×800 (8:36), the 4×400 (3:48.5) and the 4×100 (47.1).
“The boys did what we expected. They never stop. Garrett ran sick and regardless, he ran two of his best times all season. He’s not totally pouring it on yet, but to be sick and get those times, he’s right where he wants to be,” Juniata coach Kim Hart said. “I’m excited about our boys. We are close to winning the TVL but the competition is tough … we’ll see.”
Greenwood (6-3, 2-2) had two double winners in Dan Campbell and Mitch Kauffman. Campbell took first in the long jump (18-2) and the triple jump (38-6), while Kauffman won the shot put (37-4) and the discus (127-5). Nate Barnhart threw 156-1 to win the javelin.
“The Juniata boys were very dominant. This is what we expected. What we were looking for from the boys is good performances. We are looking to build. We’ve been getting continued improvements and that’s what we’re looking for for them,” Sheaffer said. “So we go into the league meet to make some noise. We just don’t have the depth they do. Juniata is strong across the board. Our jumpers did well at Shippensburg and carried that into the meet today. Nate (Barnhart) had a big jump in the javelin. He went from a 149 to 156-1. We had a discus thrower (Mitch Kauffman) who struggled at Shippensburg but came back for a personal best of 127-5. We were looking for those performances. We knew winning the meet wasn’t an option. We wanted to come out and get some good performances and we did.”
On the girls side, the Wildcats won 15 of 18 events with Paityn Wirth winning the 100 (16.7) and 300 (48.7) hurdles, Mallory Kauffman domnating the shot put (45-0) and discus (146-4) and Amiyah Priebe taking the mile (5:48.5) and the 3,200 (12:59.1).
Other individual winners for Greenwood were Sophia Shoemaker in the 100 (13.1), Abby Weger in the 400 (1:05.9), Kiersten Birch in the 800 (2:37.1), Cynthia Auxt in the javelin (95-3), Kenedy Stroup in the long jump (15-5), Rachel Bohn in the pole vault (9-1) and Samantha Schreiber in the high jump (4-10). The Wildcats won the 4×800 relay (11:09.8) and the 4×400 relay (4:31.4).
“They (Paityn and Mallory) have been consistent all season long. Paityn just got back from playing hockey for a week abroad, so it’s big to have her back,” Sheaffer said. “We have them but we have other people stepping up, contributing and doing nice stuff. The girls are starting to connect on the 4×400 and the 4×800 and in distance. We are starting to come together as a team and finding out they like track a little bit.”
Zoe Burns won the 200 (28.4) and Megan Brubaker captured the triple jump (34-11) for Juniata (3-2, 2-2). The Indians took the 4×100 relay with a time of 53.1.
“From our girls, I liked our 100 percent effort. That’s what you always see, no matter what. The sprinters stayed strong today in the 4×100 and Zoe (Burns) in the 100,” Hart said. “But the Greenwood girls are a powerhouse and I’m happy for our girls to have a tough meet against them. There was some decently close races and very good performances across the board. That’s all you can ask for. You can’t win all the time. This is a great place to come and compete. The competition is tough. The meet is well-organized, we beat the potential thunderstorm and I saw many good things we can take away from this.”
Juniata hosts Upper Dauphin on April 30. Greenwood travels to the Mustang Invitational on Saturday.
Juniata 110, Greenwood 40
4×800 relay: Juniata, 8:36. 110 hurdles: W. Tyson, J, 17.1; T. Barton, G; C. Barton, G. 100 dash: C. Fowler, J, 11.7; K. Yeingst, G; T. Shellenberger, J. 1,600 run: G. Baublitz, J, 4:35.1; C. Yeager, J; A. Loy, G. 400 dash: J. Parson, J, 53.8; D. Smith, G; K. Kissinger, G. 4×100 relay: Juniata, 47.1. 300 hurdles: W. Tyson, 45.0, J; T. Barton, G; C. Barton, G. 800 run: G. Baublitz, J, 2:05.6; C. Yeager, J; A. Loy, G. 200 dash: J. Parson, J, 24.3; T. Shellenberger, J; C. Fowler, J. 3,200 run: G. Baublitz, J, 10:43.4; C. Yeager, J; J. Hazard, J. 4×400 relay: Juniata, 3:48.5 Javelin: N. Barnhart, G, 156-1; B. Walters, J; G. Seiber, G. Long jump: D. Campbell, G, 18-2; B. Pannebaker, J; S. Brosius, J. Shot put: M. Kauffman, G, 37-4; G. Meifert, J, Z. Hart, J. High jump: J. Elliott, J, 5-6; S. Brosius, J; Watts, G. Triple jump: D. Campbell, G, 38-6; S. Brosius, J; Watts, G. Discus: M. Kauffman, G, 127-5; G. Meifert, J; B. Walters, J. Pole vault: C. Lehman, J, 13-5; T. Pelino, G; S. Dare, J.
Greenwood 104.5, Juniata 45.5
4×800 relay: Greenwood, 11:09.8. 100 hurdles: P. Wirth, G, 16.7; K. Flickinger, G; A. Stroup, J. 100 dash: S. Shoemaker, G, 13.1; Z. Burns, J; A. Heller, G. 1,600 run: A. Priebe, G, 5:48.5; E. Houtz, J; E. Kline, G. 400 dash: A. Weger, G, 1:05.9; N. Pannebaker, J, D. Failor, G. 4×100 relay: Juniata, 53.1. 300 hurdles: P. Wirth, G, 48.7; A. Stroup, J; O. Muffet, G. 800 run: K. Burch, G, 2:37.1; S. Houtz, J; L. Bryner, G. 200 dash: Z. Burns, J, 28.4; H. Womer, G; A, Pannebaker, J. 3,200 run: A. Priebe, G; 12:59.1; P. Peters, G; E. Houtz, J. 4×400 relay: Greenwood, 4:31.4. Javelin: C. Auxt, G, 95-3; M. Beward, J; C. Pacheco, J. Long jump: K. Stroup, G, 15-5; M. Brubaker, J; A. Taylor, G. Shot put: M. Kauffman, G, 45-0; C. Smith, G; J. Hart, J. High jump: S. Schreiber, G, 4-10; O. Clark, J; K. Stroup, G. Triple jump: M. Brubaker, J, 34-11; A. Taylor, G; A. Weger, G. Discus: M. Kauffman, G, 146-4; C. Smith, G; J. Hart, J. Pole vault: R. Bohn, G, 9-1; H. Miller, G, S. Malcolm, J; K. Manning, G.