Maxwell denies Leidy perfect day at ICC meet

BELLWOOD — Everett’s Kaitlyn Maxwell and Juniata Valley’s Taylor Leidy stole the show Monday at the Inter-County Conference track and field championships.

But it was Maxwell who stole the 100-meter dash from Leidy.

Both girls won three events, but Maxwell spoiled Leidy’s chance at four, edging her by two hundredths of a second in a come-from-behind victory in the 100.

“I beat her earlier in the year, but I knew she was faster than what she ran,” Maxwell said. “She slowed down a little bit at the end last time. I knew she was going to bring it in this race, and I had to focus and run my race.”

Leidy also had the previous race on her mind.

“It was close last time. She beat me by .1 instead of .02,” Leidy said. “I got a great start in the 100, but she’s a great runner. She always gets me at the end, but she pushes me to do my best.”

Leidy made up for it with wins in the long jump, 100 hurdles and 200 dash.

“The long jump went great,” Leidy said. “I jumped my personal best, but on my fourth jump I jumped a 17-1 but scratched by an inch, so I would have loved that because it would have been a school record.”

Leidy’s last race of the day was the 200, and she needed some time to recover following her victory.

“The 200 race is brutal. It is not my favorite race,” Leidy said. “I always end up enjoying running it anyway, even though it takes a lot out of me.”

Maxwell followed her 100 win with triumphs in the 400 dash and 800 run. Maxwell trailed West Branch’s Hailey Prestash after the first lap of the 800, but that was by design.

“The first time I ran against her, I was in the lead after the first lap,” Maxwell said. “I don’t like being in the lead, because I’m not very good at setting the pace. I let her set the pace, and she set a good one and I got her at the end.”

Maxwell, who was picked as the meet’s outstanding runner, set a personal best time in the event and, along with Stefanie Ketterman’s wins in the high jump and triple jump, helped Everett win the girls team title, 93-71, over Juniata Valley. Ketterman was the outstanding jumper.

Bellwood-Antis’ Lexi Gerwert bounced back from what she considered a few down meets by hitting 11 feet, 6 inches in the pole vault. Gerwert won the pole vault at both the Bellwood-Antis Invitational and the West Central Coaches Meet, but she wasn’t happy with her vaults.

Gerwert’s 11-6 matched her personal best and broke her own meet record.

“Today I felt a lot more confident, and the weather was perfect,” Gerwert said. “It was a good day. I got my new pole, but I didn’t try it today. I didn’t have enough adrenaline. I’m hoping for more competition, because that’s what gets my adrenaline going.”

On the boys’ side, Bellwood-Antis won the title thanks to wins from Clay Engle in the long and triple jump. Engle was the meet’s outstanding jumper.

“It’s been crazy this season, because the weather has been horrible,” Engle said. “Now that the weather is getting warmer, I think I’m going to start doing better.”

Engle was particularly happy with his triple jump progress.

“I want to jump 47 in the triple jump,” Engle said. “I jumped 45 today, which is a personal best, and I’m hoping to jump 47 or 46 by districts and states.”

The Blue Devils also got wins from Chris Wertman (shot put), Braden Heisler (javelin) and their 1600 relay team, anchored by senior Tanner Worthing.

“With them all being seniors, you like to see those first places,” Bellwood-Antis boys coach Nick Lovrich said. “They’ve been here for four years. This is Chris’ first year, because he was always a baseball player, but he’s worked real hard. You like to see his work rewarded. Our seniors really stepped up and did a good job bringing home the title for us.”

Tussey Mountain’s Evan Germaux also put together a spectacular meet, winning the 100 and 200 dashes and anchoring the Titans’ winning 400 relay team.

Germaux set a meet and school record in the 200 with a time of 22.49.

“Preseason training has paid off,” Germaux said. “My hamstring doesn’t like this weather. I have been going to a chiropractor. I know I just have to run through the pain, because I want to place at states. I have to keep working on lowering my times.”

Meet notes: In girls’ action, McConnellsburg’s Hailey Dodson was the meet’s outstanding thrower and broke the meet record in the shot put. On the boys’ side, Andrew Stanley was the meet’s top runner and broke the record in the 3200. McConnellsburg’s Austin Baker was the outstanding thrower.

BOYS

key, TEAM STANDINGS: 1, BA–Bellwood-Antis, 146.5; 2, SH–Southern Huntingdon, 102.5; 3, TM–Tussey Mountain, 69; 4, M–McConnellsburg, 68; 5, NB–Northern Bedford, 45; 6, SF–Southern Fulton, 37; 7, MU–Mount Union, 28; 8, E–Everett, 27; 9, WB–West Branch, 14; 10, JV–Juniata Valley, 10; 11, FM–Fannett-Metal, 6; 12, W–Williamsburg, 5.

100 dash: 1, Germaux, TM, 11.49; 2, Rhodes, TM, 11.75; 3, Hugar, WB, 11.80; 4, Wolfe, BA, 11.84; 5, Vance, SH, 11.93; 6, Dehoyos, W, 12.02. 200 dash: 1, Germaux, TM, 22.49 (meet record); 2, Booth, M, 22.78; 3, Wolfe, BA, 23.52; 4, Worthing, BA, 23.72; 5, Vance, SH, 23.73; 6, Rhodes, TM, 23.90. 400 dash: 1, McMickens, MU, 52.12; 2, Worthing, BA, 52.87; 3, Sumner, TM, 52.99; 4, Maxwell, E, 53.48; 5, Spade, SF, 54.07; 6, Rhodes, TM, 54.85. 800 run: 1, Stanley, SH, 2:00.32; 2, Maxwell, E, 2:04.58; 3, Zimmerman, NB, 2:10.15; 4, Hammons, SH, 2:10.36; 5, Buzulak, FM, 2:17.26; 6, Miller, BA, 2:17.57. 1600 run: 1, Stanley, SH, 4:34.40; 2, Zimmerman, NB, 4:34.99; 3, Sherlock, NB, 4:55.17; 4, Elder, SF, 4:56.74; 5, Calhoun, E, 4:56.92; 6, Voight, SF, 4:58.55. 3200 run: 1, Stanley, SH, 9:52.36 (meet record); 2, Sherlock, NB, 10:39.45; 3, Elder, SF, 10:53.95; 4, Laird, NB, 10:55.92; 5, Calhoun, E, 10:58.96; 6, Voight, SF, 11:00.05. 110 hurdles: 1, Booth, M, 15.33; 2, N. Wilson, SH, 15.52; 3, Hill, JV, 17.56; 4, D. Wilson, 17.64; 5, Wilburn, NB, 17.84; 6, Kopchik, WB, 18.00. 300 hurdles: 1, Booth, M, 39.07 (meet record); 2, Bailey, SH, 43.60; 3, D. Wilson, BA, 43.87; 4, Mellott, SF, 46.43; 5, Cowder, WB, 46.65; 6, Wilburn, NB, 46.82.

400 relay: 1, Tussey Mountain (Rhodes, Sumner, Sipes, Germaux), 44.69; 2, Bellwood-Antis (Watters, Wolfe, Worthing, Mallon), 45.28; 3, Southern Huntingdon, 46.95; 4, Mount Union, 47.09; 5, Northern Bedford (Smith, Diehl, Clark, Heck), 47.97; 6, Williamsburg (Morgan, Loucks, James, Dehoyos), 48.10. 1600 relay: 1, Bellwood-Antis (Wilson, DeArmitt, Wolfe, Worthing), 3:38.03; 2, McConnellsburg, 3:39.83; 3, Southern Huntingdon, 3:40.31; 4, Mount Union, 3:40.31; 5, Southern Fulton, 3:43.41; 6, Everett (Mills, Clingerman, Foor, Maxwell), 3:43.85. 3200 relay: 1, Southern Huntingdon (Stanley, Walker, Bailey, Hammons), 8:59.43; 2, Southern Fulton, 9:10.26; 3, Bellwood-Antis (Miller, Kustaborder, DeArmitt, Van Kirk), 9:16.04; 4, West Branch, 9:24.78; 5, McConnellsburg, 9:43.18; 6, Williamsburg (James, Kunsman, Nicewonger, Butler), 9:46.56. High jump: 1, Wilson, SH, 6-0; 2, Engle, BA, 6-0; 3, Clingerman, E, 5-8; 4, Wingert, FM, 5-6; 5, Morris, SF, 5-4; 6, Smith, E, 5-4. Long jump: 1, Engle, BA, 20-5.75; 2, Watters, BA, 18-9.5; 3, Mallon, BA, 18-6; 4, Coffman, TM, 18-5.25; 5, James, W, 18-3.5; 6, Strait, M, 18-3. Triple jump: 1, Engle, BA, 45-0; 2, N. Wilson, SH, 42-4.5; 3, Hale, BA, 37-6.5; 4, Walter, NB, 37-2.25; 5, Detterline, NB, 37-1.5; 6, Watters, BA, 37-0.25. Shot put: 1, Wertman, BA, 43-9; 2, Wertz, BA, 41-11; 3, Baker, M, 40-10; 4, Smith, M, 40-4; 5, Conner, TM, 40-3.5; 6, Lemin, TM, 40-1. Discus: 1, Baker, M, 126-7; 2, Conner, TM, 124-2; 3, Zitterbart, BA, 118-2; 4, Collins, SH, 114-11; 5, Young, E, 110-9; 6, Cowder, WB, 109-7. Javelin: 1, Heisler, BA, 156-4; 2, Weist, TM, 153-4; 3, Tornatore, BA, 146-2; 4, Deihl, JV, 137-3; 5, Glee, M, 133-11; 6, Clark, E, 132-2. Pole vault: 1, Boozel, MU, 11-6; 2, Hann, M, 11-0; 3, Golden, SF, 11-0; 4, Myers, SH, 10-6; 5, Clark, NB, 9-6; T-6, Walker, SH, 9-6; T-6, Park, BA, 9-6.

GIRLS

KEY, TEAM STANDINGS: 1, E–Everett, 93; 2, JV–Juniata Valley, 71; 3, BA–Bellwood-Antis, 70; 4, NB–Northern Bedford, 67.5; 5, SF–Southern Fulton, 61.5; 6, M–McConnellsburg, 61; 7, WB–West Branch, 40; 8, TM–Tussey Mountain, 34; 9, SH–Southern Huntingdon, 31; T-10, MU–Mount Union, 11; T-10, FM–Fannett-Metal, 11; 12, W–Williamsburg, 6.

100 dash: 1, Maxwell, E, 13.14; 2, Leidy, JV, 13.16; 3, Molosky, TM, 13.89; 4, Speigle, M, 13.90; T-5, Morral, NB, 13.97; T-5, Dudich, SF, 13.97. 200 dash: 1, Leidy, JV, 27.43; 2, Molosky, TM, 27.65; 3, Dudich, SF, 28.27; 4, McDonald, SF, 28.42; 5, Morral, NB, 29.14; 6, Focht, BA, 29.33. 400 dash: 1, Maxwell, E, 1:01.68; 2, Hiller, SF, 1:02.20; 3, Lingenfelter, NB, 1:03.38; 4, Risbon, SF, 1:04.22; 5, Yingling, BA, 1:05.02; 6, Neil, FM, 1:05.82. 800 run: 1, Maxwell, E, 2:23.25; 2, Prestash, WB, 2:33.32; 3, Seville, E, 2:39.17; 4, Lingenfelter, NB, 2:40.50; 5, Perry, M, 2:40.87; 6, Risbon, SF, 2:41.18. 1600 run: 1, Prestash, WB, 5:57.13; 2, Bartlett, BA, 6:05.28; 3, Ross, W, 6:08.97; 4, Hull, SF, 6:14.79; 5, Booth, M, 6:14.90; 6, Steward, MU, 6:21.48. 3200 run: 1, Prestash, WB, 12:42.14; 2, Bartlett, BA, 13:19.41; 3, Hershberger, NB, 13:45.98; 4, Steward, MU, 13:51.77; 5, Reed, JV, 14:03.61; 6, Hull, SF, 14:26.09. 100 hurdles: 1, Leidy, JV, 16.89; 2, Gates, NB, 17.37; 3, Wenschhof, M, 18.06; 4, White, WB, 18.16; 5, Sechrist, SH, 18.64; 6, Harnish, M, 19.08. 300 hurdles: 1, Gates, NB, 50.98; 2, Sechrist, SH, 51.98; 3, Musser, JV, 52.74; 4, Treece, TM, 53.14; 5, Smith, JV, 54.08; 6, Reiter, BA, 54.48.

400 relay: 1, Southern Fulton (Dudich, Jordan, McDonald, Hiller), 52.90; 2, Everett (Maxwell, Kovel, Weaver, Ketterman), 53.77; 3, Northern Bedford (Gates, McConnell, Snider, Morral), 54.24; 4, Tussey Mountain (Molosky, Altobelli, Hess, O’Hagan), 54.69; 5, McConnellsburg, 55.40; 6, Bellwood-Antis (Wenner, Focht, Danish, McCartney), 55.89. 1600 relay: 1, Southern Fulton (J. Hiller, Dudich, Risbon, L. Hiller), 4:23.69; 2, Juniata Valley (H. Smith, Musser, O. Smith, Ross), 4:32.74; 3, McConnellsburg, 4:33.79; 4, Bellwood-Antis (Focht, Campbell, Lonsinger, Yingling), 4:37.39; 5, Northern Bedford (Gates, Reed, Morral, Lingenfelter), 4:40.08; 6, Everett (Johnson, Kinder, Brink, Seville), 4:48.38. 3200 relay: 1, Bellwood-Antis (Campbell, Heisler, Lonsinger, Yingling), 11:12.54; 2, Southern Fulton, 11:30.31; 3, McConnellsburg, 11:36.48; 4, Everett (Seville, Nesbit, Kinder, Horton), 12:08.46; 5, Southern Huntingdon, 13:18.88. High jump: 1, Ketterman, E, 4-10; 2, Waite, SH, 4-8; T-3, Mercer, BA, 4-8; T-3, McNemar, M, 4-8; 5, Gordon, SF, 4-8; 6, Perry, M, 4-6. Long jump: 1, Leidy, JV, 16-3.5; 2, Ketterman, E, 15-10.5; 3, McConnell, NB, 15-7; 4, Mercer, BA, 15-6.5; 5, Molosky, TM, 15-1; 6, Kovel, E, 14-11. Triple jump: 1, Ketterman, E, 33-7.5; 2, Waite, SH, 33-0.5; 3, McConnells, NB, 33-0; 4, Mercer, BA, 31-9.5; 5, Kovel, E, 31-0; 6, Smith, JV, 30-4. Shot put: 1, Dodson, M, 38-2 (meet record); 2, Watkins, TM, 30-6; 3, Wilson, JV, 30-1; 4, Hoover, M, 29-4; 5, O’Neal, SF, 28-7; 6, Truax, M, 28-2. Discus: 1, Dodson, M, 90-3; 2, Wilson, JV, 89-8; 3, Hall, E, 87-2; 4, Engle, BA, 85-7; 5, Watkins, TM, 84-5; 6, Truax, M, 84-3. Javelin: 1, Rotz, FM, 102-2; 2, Hayles, WB, 88-11; 3, Abrashoff, MU, 87-6; 4, Hall, E, 85-6; 5, Morgan, SH, 82-7; 6, Hobble, SH, 82-6. Pole vault: 1, Gerwert, BA, 11-6 (meet record); 2, Shuke, BA, 8-6; 3, Troutman, NB, 8-6; 4, Pressel, NB, 8-0; 5, Rodfong, E, 8-0; 6, Johnson, E, 7-6.

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