Scholastic sports

Two gold medals for Kauffman

SHIPPENSBURG — Mallory Kauffman won two gold medals and led her team to the Class 2A girls championship at Shippersnburg University’s 93rd Jack Roddick Invitational track and field meet Saturday.

Greenwood accumulated 87 team points to win the meet. Fairfield was second at 82. Trinity was third, more than 20 points off the leader.

Kauffman threw 134 feet even in the discus and 47-0 1/2 in the shot put for her gold medals.

The Wildcats also had a trio of runners-up among the girls: Amiyah Priebe in the 3,200-meter run, Abigail Taylor in the triple jump and Rachel Peters, who took part in the steeplechase, a high school rarity. Sophia Shoemaker was third in the 100-meter dash.

Ten other girls finished in the top 10 of their respective events.

The highest placewinner for the boys was Daniel Campbell, fourth in the long jump and fifth in the triple jump. Eight of the 10 Greenwood boys who qualified to enter were top 10 finishers.

East Juniata had a handful of athletes at the prestigious invitational. The top finisher was Riley Hepner, fourth in the boys triple jump — in fact, the only boy the Tigers had competing.

Two individuals and two relay teams finished in the top 10 for the East Juniata girls.

Blue Jay Invitational

ELIZABETHTOWN — Juniata saw eight athletes — five boys and three girls — pick up silver or bronze in the fourth annual Blue Jay High School Invitational Saturday at Elizabethtown College.

The girls finished fourth among the 14 teams involved (Hershey was the winner) and the boys were sixth (Susquehanna Township was first). The meet does not distinguish among classifications.

Top finishers in the girls meet were Olivia Clark, second in the high jump, and Madison Beward, third in discus. The Juniata girls 4×100-meter relay race was third.

The boys had one second-place finisher, Chase Lehman in the pole vault. Third in their respective events were Jeremiah Parson, 400-meter dash; Clay Yeager, 1,600 run; Barrett Walters, javelin; and the Indians’ 4×400 relay.

The girls had an additional 18 athletes finish in the top 10. The boys had 10.

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