Area athletes just miss out on medals stand
SHIPPENSBURG — The quests of Chestnut Ridge sophomore Duane Knisely and Penn Cambria sophomore Lyric Janosik for two medals came up short in the PIAA Track and Field Championships on Saturday at Shippensburg University’s Seth Grove Stadium.
Knisely captured a fifth-place medal in the Class 2A boys discus event on Friday. On Saturday, he threw the shot put 46 feet, 9.5 inches and wound up in 13th place.
Janosik, who earned a seventh-place medal in the Class 2A girls long jump on Friday, ended up in 12th place in the 2A girls triple jump on Saturday. Janosik jumped 35-10.75 but finished out of the medal hunt.
The top eight in each event receive medals.
Janosik and Knisely were two of 13 athletes from the Mirror coverage area who fell short of medals on Saturday.
n Bishop Carroll senior Alyssa Martinazzi had advanced to the semifinals in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes but didn’t move on to the finals. She finished 14th in the 100 dash semifinals with a time of 12.95 and 16th in the 200 with a 26.41. Only the top eight moved on to the finals.
n Chestnut Ridge senior Noah Dillow ended his weekend with two 13th-place finishes. After finishing 13th in the 2A boys long jump on Friday, he leaped 41-5.75 in the triple jump on Saturday to earn another 13th-place finish.
n Altoona junior Mike Folcarelli, the District 6 Class 3A javelin champion, didn’t match his district distance but ended up in 13th place with a throw of 170-9.
n Another Altoona junior, Connor Adams, long jumped 20-10.25 in Class 3A boys and ended up with the 22nd-best distance.
n Altoona sophomore Ben Tofano’s first experience at states ended with a 19th-place finish in the Class 3A boys discus. His distance was 131-3.
n Altoona senior Lindsay Hallinan wound up with the 21st-best discus throw in Class 3A girls. In her third state meet appearance, Hallinan threw the disc, 103-1.
n Another Altoona girls senior, Maddie Benton, threw the javelin 106-5, which was nearly 20 feet off her District 6 Class 3A Championships effort. She finished 25th.
n Everett senior Stefanie Ketterman had come up short in her medals hunt in two events on Friday. She triple jumped 33-9.25 on Saturday and had the 25th-best leap.
n Cambria Heights junior Quinn McElhenny ran the 18th fastest time in the Class 2A girls 3200 run. She ran 12:06.50.
n Northern Bedford junior Mackenzie Troutman recorded no height in the 2A girls pole vault and was 20th.
n Tyrone sophomore Nick Vasbinder was 22nd in the 2A boys triple jump with no distance recorded.