Lady Warrior has record-setting day

By Philip Cmor

pcmor@altoonamirror.com

LOYSBURG — Before competition began at Monday’s Inter-County Conference Track and Field Championships, Everett junior Stefanie Ketterman got a little help in goal-setting from a family member.

“My grandma showed me the long jump record was 16-9. She said, ‘I really want you to go after that one today,'” Ketterman said. “I was like, ‘What’s the triple jump record?'”

Ketterman ended up making both her and her grandmother happy.

The Lady Warrior standout established new ICC Championships girls marks in both the triple and long jumps, and, for good measure, tied the meet record in the high jump and ran on a first-place relay team, claiming outstanding jumper and propelling Everett to a team title at Northern Bedford’s Panther Community Stadium.

Ketterman’s freshman teammate, Kaitlyn Maxwell, also won multiple individual events, placing first in the 100 and 200 while joining Ketterman on a first-place relay. Meanwhile, Bellwood-Antis junior pole vaulter broke a meet record, as well.

Bellwood-Antis won the boys team championship, as the Blue Devils 400 relay and triple jumper Clay Engle were event winners. Northern Bedford’s Cam Sherlock was voted the outstanding runner over Tussey Mountain’s Evan Germaux after both won two events — Sherlock the 1600 and 800, Germeaux the 100 and 200.

“I try to just forget the statistics and just to go out and do the best that I can. The competition just drives the adrenaline, and I got out and have fun, because that’s what you do it for,” Ketterman said.

The stats mattered this, time, though. Ketterman broke one of the oldest records remaining on the ICC rolls, triple jumping 36 feet, 7.5 inches to beat the mark of Northern Bedford’s Taylor Crawford from 2008 by 2 inches. Crawford also set the long jump mark of 16-9.5, which Ketterman erased by leaping 17-2.5.

Her 5-0 high jump tied three other record-holders.

Ketterman never had exceeding 36 feet in the triple before Monday.

“I looked at (my result) and was like ‘Geesh,'” Ketterman said. “I absolutely love the triple jump. That;s my main passion. I just started the long jump this year, and I like it, too.”

Ketterman’s qualified for the PIAA meet before, but she’s hoping for her first state medal in a couple of weeks.

“I keep thinking that I’ll improve. I don’t want to set my standards. I just want to go out and do it,” Ketterman said.

Ketterman also joined Maxwell, Ashley Kovel and Erica Weaver to win in the 400 relay by more than a second over Southern Fulton with a time of 53.66.

One week after breaking the pole vault mark at the Bellwood-Antis Invitational, Gerwert dealt with the wind again and set another meet mark by clearing 10-1 on her first attempt, winning by 7 inches and topping the record co-held by Everett’s Kiera Bair and Southern Huntingdon’s Abbie Rose by an inch.

Gerwert also was coming off a Class 2A championship at the rain-soaked West Central Coaches Meet.

“I’m pretty proud of the whole season, but, this week, the weather conditions were pretty rough. The wind was pretty bad today, but still managed to do good,” Gerwert said.

Both the 100 and the 1600 were tremendous races.

Continuing her season-long storyline of beating established standouts, Maxwell, who later won the 200 by almost a second with a dash of 27.78 seconds, finished five-hundredths of a second ahead of McConnellsburg’s McKenzie Gelvin in the 100 meters, posting a result of 13.43.

Ironically, it was only the second time this year Maxwell had run the hundred; she’s been more focused at the middle distances.

“I’d run it once before at Berlin. That was the only other time. I said at the start of the year that I wanted to try all of the events, as many as I could. (Coach Sue Conner) said this would be a good meet to try the 100,” Maxwell said. “It was an honor to run against (Gelvin).”

In the 1600, Northern Bedford’s Whitley Furry overtook West Branch’s Hailey Prestash with about 30 meters to go, then held off Prestash’s last gasp with about 10 meters left to triumph with a time of 5 minutes, 50.57 seconds. Furry was seeded a second behind Prestash coming in.

Juniata Valley’s Taylor Leidy and Northern Bedford’s Mackenzie Gates swapped one and two in the hurdles. Leidy won the 100 hurdles by about a half-second over Gates with a time of 17.31 in the 100. Gates returned the favor by completing the 300 in 50.98, about 2.5 seconds ahead of Leidy.

Gates and Furry also teamed with Haley Cogan and Rachel Lingenfelter for first in the 1600-meter relay.

Cam Sherlock built a sizeable lead on archrival Andrew Stanley of Southern Huntingdon by the final lap of the 1600 meters and prevailed by about 2 seconds. Sherlock finished the four circuits of the track in a time of 4:38.44.

“I knew that I would really have to push the pace the first couple of laps, and wear (Stanley) down. By the third lap, I was slowing down, too,” Sherlock said. “I knew if he’d have been able to keep it close, it would have been a lot scarier of a race for me.”

Sherlock injured his ankle in the latter stages of the race but still was well enough to win the half-mile with a time of 2:04.94.

Germaux, a sophomore, lived up to his top seeding in the two short sprints, clocking 11.42 in the 100 and 23.43 in the 200.

“The hundred was a little better. I just had a good start,” Germaux said when asked for the highlight of his day. “I didn’t think I was going to do good, because it was all windy and cold.”

Bellwood-Antis won the boys team title going away with 123.67 points. The Blue Devils’ Nate Friedenberger, Ethan McGee, Tanner Worthing and Eric Morder combined to run the 400 relay in a time of 46.02 for the blue ribbon there. Engle’s 42-4 in the triple was 14 inches better than second place Gavin Gilbert of Northern Bedford.

Gilbert, though, ended up as the meet’s boys outstanding jumper, winning the long jump by flying 20-7 to best second-place Matt Glunt of Bellwood-Antis by 4.5 inches.

Second seed Alan Thompson of Juniata Valley upset top seed Chris Wertman of Bellwood-Antis in the shot put. Thompson threw 44-4, 6 inches beyond Wertman.

BOYS

KEY, TEAM SCORING: 1, BA–Bellwood-Antis, 123.67; 2, SH–Southern Huntingdon, 86.33; 3, M–McConnellsburg, 79; 4, NB–Northern Bedford, 65; 5, SF–Southern Fulton, 63; 6, TM–Tussey Mountain, 44; 7, E–Everett, 29; 8, WB–West Branch, 25; 9, MU–Mount Union, 18; 10, JV–Juniata Valley, 14; 11, WI–Williamsburg, 11.

100 dash: 1, Germaux, TM, 11.42; 2, Lytle, WB, 11.58; 3, Hawbaker, M, 11.75; 4, Friedenberger, BA, 11.83; 5, McMickens, MU, 11.91; 6, Dehoyos, WI, 11.92.

200 dash: 1, Germaux, TM, 23.43; 2, Hawbaker, M, 23.78; 3, Worthing, BA, 24.21; 4, Wolfe, BA, 24.36; 5, Jackson, JV, 24.94; 6, Friedenberger, BA, 25.06.

400 dash: 1, Varner, SF, 52.63; 2, Worthing, BA, 52.99; 3, McMickens, 53.46; 4, Maxwell, E, 54.02; 5, Sumner, TM, 54.82; 6, Ashkettle, SF, 55.14.

800 run: 1, C. Sherlock, NB, 2:04.94; 2, Varner, SF, 2:07.21; 3, Stanley, SH, 2:08.67; 4, Maxwell, E, 2:08.69; 5, Herman, SH, 2:09.61; 6, Mallow, E, 2:14.27.

1600 run: 1, C. Sherlock, NB, 4:38.44; 2, Stanley, SH, 4:40.54; 3, Herman, SH, 4:56.20; 4, I. Sherlock, NB, 5:03.04; 5, Van Kirk, BA, 5:05.40; 6, Calhoun, E, 5:06.48.

3200 run: 1, Stanley, SH, 10:30.28; 2, I. Sherlock, NB, 10:51.37; 3, Cornell, E, 10:51.37; 4, Calhoun, E, 10:53.27; 5, Van Kirk, BA, 11:15.25; 6, Detwiler, SH, 11:24.50.

110 hurdles: 1, Booth, M, 15.66; 2, Wilson, SH, 16.31; 3, DeShong, M, 16.45; 4, Glunt, BA, 17.61; 5, Kopchik, WB, 18.00; 6, Cameron, JV, 18.43.

300 hurdles: 1, Booth, M, 40.20; 2, DeShong, M, 43.09; 3, McGee, BA, 44.47; 4, Painter, SH, 44.92; 5, Myers, WB, 45.10; 6, Minteer, SF, 47.53.

400 relay: 1, Bellwood-Antis (Friedenberger, McGee, Worthing, Morder), 46.02; 2, West Branch, 47.19; 3, Tussey Mountain, 47.51; 4, Southern Huntingdon, 47.92; 5, McConnellsburg, 49.07; 6, Juniata Valley, 49.14.

1600 relay: 1, McConnellsburg (Hawbaker, Strait, DeShong, Booth), 3:34.79; 2, Southern Fulton, 3:38.44; 3, Bellwood-Antis, 3:40.05; 4, Southern Huntingdon, 3:40.95; 5, Mount Union, 3:42.87; 6, West Branch, 3:50.51.

3200 relay: 1, Southern Huntingdon (Balles, Detwiler, Herman, Stanley), 8:33.46; 2, Southern Fulton, 8:48.96; 3, Everett, 8:50.64; 4, Williamsburg, 9:33.99; 5, Bellwood-Antis, 10:00.69; 6, McConnellsburg, 11:16.19.

High jump: 1, Hawbaker, M, 6-0; 2, Wilson, SH, 6-0; 3, Gilbert, NB, 6-0; 4, Glunt, BA, 5-10; 5, Wyns, E, 5-10; 6, Engle, BA, 5-10.

Long jump: 1, Gilbert, NB, 20-7; 2, Glunt, BA, 20-2.5; 3, Dehoyos, WI, 19-11; 4, Silver, SF, 19-5.5; 5, Watters, BA, 19-2.5; 6, Engle, BA, 18-11.75.

Triple jump: 1, Engle, BA, 42-4; 2, Gilbert, NB, 41-2; 3, Glunt, BA, 37-11.5; 4, Painter, SH, 36-9; 5, Cowder, WB, 36-3; 6, Wilson, SH, 35-10.

Shot put: 1, Thompson, JV, 44-4; 2, Wertman, BA, 43-10; 3, Winfield, SH, 41-2.5; 4, Conner, TM, 40-7.5; 5, Coble, WB, 39-6.5; 6, Wills, SF, 38-10.

Discus: 1, Conner, TM, 108-5; 2, Baker, M, 108-4; 3, Zitte3rbart, BA, 107-9; 4, McCloskey, NB, 106-8; 5, Whiteford, BA, 105-10; 6, Bair, E, 102-10.

Javelin: 1, Wright, SF, 173-0; 2, Taneyhill, BA, 165-2; 3, Heisler, BA, 152-0; 4, Gilbert, NB, 139-7; 5, Weist, TM, 132-7; 6, McCloskey, NB, 131-9.

Pole vault: 1, Wills, SF, 13-0 (tied meet record); 2, Woods, MU, 11-0; 3, Tuggy, BA, 11-0; 4, Walker, SH, 10-6; 5, Golden, SF, 10-0; 6, Faith, BA, 9-6.

GIRLS

KEY, TEAM SCORING: 1, E–Everett, 99.33; 2, SH–Southern Huntingdon, 93; 3, NB–Northern Bedford, 73.5; 4, M–McConnellsburg, 60.33; 5, BA–Bellwood-Antis, 52.5; 6, WB–West Branch, 45; 7, SF–Southern Fulton, 44.33; 8, JV–Juniata Valley, 41; 9, FM–Fannett-Metal, 28; 10, MU–Mount Union, 16; 11, TM–Tussey Mountain, 5.

100 dash: 1, Maxwell, E, 13.43; 2, Gelvin, M, 13.48; 3, Brown, WB, 13.57; 4, Whitsel, SH, 13.68; 5, Leidy, JV, 13.76; 6, McConnell, NB, 13.87.

200 dash: 1, Maxwell, E, 27.78; 2, Brown, WB, 28.51; 3, Whitsel, SH, 28.58; 4, Waters, TM, 28.98; 5, McConnell, NB, 29.21; 6, Dudich, SF, 29.23.

400 dash: 1, Gelvin, M, 58.79 (meet record); 2, Maxwell, E, 1:01.76; 3, Loner, MU, 1:05.84; 4, Campbell, BA, 1:06.64; 5, Hiller, SF, 1:07.02; 6, Gordon, SF, 1:07.35.

800 run: 1, Gelvin, M, 2:23.87; 2, Prestash, WB, 2:34.03; 3, Furry, NB, 2:40.02; 4, D’Angelo, BA, 2:48.05; 5, Rice, SF, 2:48.11; 6, Hobble, SH, 2:54.67.

1600 run: 1, Furry, NB, 5:50.57; 2, Prestash, WB, 5:50.60; 3, Parks, SH, 6:16.96; 4, Bartlett, BA, 6:18.53; 5, Hobble, SH, 6:27.04; 6, Booth, M, 6:27.65.

3200 run: 1, Prestash, WB, 12:51.37; 2, Bartlett, BA, 13:31.73; 3, Parks, SH, 13:31.92; 4, Corle, NB, 13:43.27; 5, Bradshaw, SF, 13:53.66; 6, Ott, M, 13:57.92.

100 hurdles: 1, Leidy, JV, 17.31; 2, Gates, NB, 17.85; 3, Wenschof, M, 17.94; 4, Wawro, SF, 18.52; 5, White, WB, 18.74; 6, Reiter, BA, 19.80.

300 hurdles: 1, Gates, NB, 50.98; 2, Leidy, JV, 53.44; 3, Boehme, M, 54.44; 4, Smith, JV, 55.96; 5, Hawbaker, SH, 56.02; 6, Treece, TM, 56.34.

400 relay: 1, Everett (Maxwell, Kovel, Weaver, Ketterman), 53.66; 2, Southern Fulton, 54.87; 3, Southern Huntingdon, 55.43; 4, Bellwood-Antis, 55.80; 5, West Branch, 57.06; 6, Northern Bedford, 58.27.

1600 relay: 1, Northern Bedford (Gates, Cogan, Lingenfelter, Furry), 4:30.84; 2, Southern Huntingdon, 4:35.94; 3, Southern Fulton, 4:36.34; 4, Bellwood-Antis, 4:47.27; 5, McConnellsburg, 4:55.64; 6, Everett, 5:05.35.

3200 relay: 1, Southern Huntingdon (Hawbaker, Rose, Whitsel, Parks), 11:06.85; 2, Northern Bedford, 11:10.59; 3, Southern Fulton, 11:23.51; 4, Bellwood-Antis, 11:47.33; 5, Mount Union, 11:56.06; 6, McConnellsburg, 13:24.28.

High jump: 1, Ketterman, E, 5-0 (tied meet record); 2, Worthy, MU, 4-10; 3, Mercer, BA, 4-8; 4 (tie), Gordon, SF, McNemar, M, and Prather, E, 4-8.

Long jump: 1, Ketterman, E, 17-2.5 (meet record); 2, Prather, E, 15-10.25; 3, McConnell, NB, 15-1; 4, Leidy, JV, 15-0.25; 5, Fitz, SF, 14-9.75; 6, Brown, WB, 14-8.5.

Triple jump: 1, Ketterman, E, 36-7.5 (meet record); 2, Kovel, E, 33-1; 3, McConnell, NB, 33-6.5; 4, Mills, E, 32-10.5; 5, K. Swogger, BA, 32-0.5; 6, Hollenshead, SF, 30-9.

Shot put: 1, Peppernick, FM, 32-2.5; 2, Barney, SH, 31-5; 3, Dodson, M, 31-0; 4, Woodward, SH, 29-4; 5, Hall, E, 28-3; 6, Wilson, JV, 27-8.

Discus: 1, Peppernick, FM, 112-10 (meet record); 2, Barney, SH, 106-2; 3, Seville, M, 87-1; 4, Wilson, JV, 85-0; 5, Hall, E, 83-8; 6, Dodson, M, 82-3.

Javelin: 1, Brechbeil, SH, 108-4; 2, Vogle, JV, 102-7; 3, Mottern, SF, 99-1; 4, Hall, E, 94-9; 5, Runk, FM, 88-0; 6, Hann, SF, 87-11.

Pole vault: 1, Gerwert, BA, 10-1 (meet record); 2, Rose, SH, 9-6; 3, Hoffmann, FM, 8-6; 4, Sechrist, SH, 8-0; 5 (tie), Shuke, BA, and Troutman, NB, 7-6.

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