Wyland sparks Shippensburg

College tidbits

Ali Wyland, a Hollidaysburg graduate, won the 100- and 200-meter dashes and helped Shippensburg win the 400 relay at the Shippensburg Invitational on April 18.

Wyland, a freshman, broke the school and meet record in the 100 dash in 12.05 seconds. The previous record was 12.10 seconds. Wyland’s time is now the top time on the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference’s performance list in the event.

The 400 relay team also set a meet record, finishing in 47.5 seconds.

Wyland has qualified for the PSAC championships in all three events.

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Wyland’s teammate, Altoona graduate Abby Wagner, was named the PSAC’s Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week for her performance at Shippens-burg’s Mid-Week Invitational where she won the triple jump with a top clearance of 40 feet, 1¢ inches. The performance was the first above 40 feet in the PSAC this season and ranks her 12th in Division II.

Wagner also recorded a season-best in the long jump with a provisional qualifier of 19 feet, § inches.

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Altoona graduate Hannah Mulhern finished third in the women’s pole vault for Penn State at the Penn Relays this past week.

Mulhern cleared a height of 13 feet, 1¢ inches in the championship section of the event.

Mulhern’s Penn State teammate on the men’s side, Williamsburg graduate Michael Biddle, finished fourth in the javelin at the Penn Relays with a toss of 218 feet, 9 inches.

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Payton Guelich, a Philipsburg-Osceola graduate, shot a 79 to finish tied for 10th for Penn State Altoona in the Stevenson Invitational on April 23. Carter Fischer, Guelich’s teammate both in high school and at Penn State Altoona, shot an 81 to tie for 13th place.

College Corner tidbits about any collegiate athlete with local ties can be emailed to mboytim@altoonamirror.com by 5 p.m. each Sunday.

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