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Track & Field

Strong work ethic propels Lady Devil to many successes

Senior Salute: The Mirror is recognizing some high school senior spring sports athletes who missed out on their final scholastic seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bellwood-Antis High School senior hurdler Jamyson Focht has a heart of gold that extends to the track and field arena. Focht, ...

College signing: Mitchell Miko: Saint Francis track and field

Name: Mitchell Miko High school: Portage Area Hometown: Portage Sport: Track and field Events: Throws College choice: Saint Francis Other colleges considered: Washington and Jefferson Why I picked Saint Francis: Physician Assistant program and for the track and field coaches ...

Leaping forward: Altoona’s Beck expanding his skill set

Senior salute The Mirror is recognizing some high school senior spring sports athletes who missed out on their final scholastic seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ryan Beck’s love for track and field grew each year through junior high and high school. It grew so much, he started ...

CC sprinter Gauden well-versed in different subjects

Senior salute: The Mirror is recognizing some high school senior spring sports athletes who missed out on their final scholastic seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meet Matt Gauden — Central Cambria High School senior, golfer, track star, straight-A student. And film buff. “I really ...

Area H.S. boys track and field capsules

Editor’s note: The fate of the spring scholastic sports season is very much in doubt due to the coronavirus. The Mirror is publishing the preview capsules to at least recognize the athletes who are part of the various teams throughout the region: Altoona Coach: Mike Adams, 16th ...

Area H.S. girls track and field capsules

Editor’s note: The fate of the spring scholastic sports season is very much in doubt due to the coronavirus. The Mirror is publishing the preview capsules to at least recognize the athletes who are part of the various teams throughout the region: Altoona Coach: Paula Foreman, second ...

Janosik commits to PSU

It hasn’t quite sunk in yet, but Penn Cambria High School senior Lyric Janosik is thrilled about becoming a Penn State Lady Lion track and field athlete. Janosik, 18, recently gave a verbal commitment to Penn State, and she was listed among the 10 female athletes PSU coach John Gondak ...

Reliving the scholastic year’s best moments

The 2018-2019 scholastic sports season has come to a close, and plenty of memories made in communities across the Mirror’s coverage area will live on forever. Selecting just the top 10 moments was challenging, as seven PIAA state champions made the list, but none of those earned the top ...

2019 Mirror track and field all-stars

GIRLS FIRST TEAM Gianna Caputo, jr., Altoona: Mirror three-time first-team all-star ... District 6 Class 3A runner-up in the 100 hurdles and fourth-place finisher in the long jump ... Mountain Lion Classic 3A 100 hurdles fifth-place finisher ... Pan-Ram Invitational third place in the ...

2019 Mirror track and field all-stars

BOYS FIRST TEAM Connor Adams, sr., Altoona: Two-time Mirror first-team all-star and honorable mention as a sophomore ... Part of the PIAA Class 3A sixth-place medalist 400 relay ... District 6 Class 3A 100 dash champion and 400 relay champion ... Mountain Lion Classic Class 3A 100 dash and ...

Claysburg, Glendale highlight ICC softball team

LOYSBURG — Claysburg-Kimmel and Glendale, which will play for the District 6 Class 1A championship on Thursday, placed a combined nine team members on the 2019 Inter-County Conference North All-Star Team. Claysburg was represented by infielders Emily Claar and Haileigh Reed, outfielder ...

Mirror track honor roll

FINAL BOYS 100 dash: C. Adams, A, 10.84; Howe, Ho, 11.01; Sipes, TM, 11.24; Lawhead, A, 11.27; Rhodes, TM, 11.29 200 dash: Lawhead, A, 22.88; VonColln, A, 22.89; C. Adams, A, 23.01; Liebal, C, 23.13; Wolfe, BA, 23.20 400 dash: Howe, Ho, 50.62; VonColln, A, 50.84; Maxwell, E, 51.16; ...

BC’s Murphy wins state triple jump title in final meet

SHIPPENSBURG — Maddie Murphy didn’t have a push to edge someone at the finish line. She didn’t make a remarkable throw to clinch a title, and she didn’t have a final jump that won a competition. But that didn’t mean Murphy’s gold-medal performance in the Class 2A girls triple jump ...

Altoona relay gets sixth

SHIPPENSBURG — Altoona’s sixth-place finish Saturday at the PIAA Track and Field Championships in the finals of the Class 3A boys 400-meter relay was the prize. Advancing to those finals through the preliminary race Friday was the challenge. “We’ve come up short in that ...

Ratchford, Janosik claim bronze in jumps

SHIPPENSBURG — Caroline Ratchford came into the high jump with the weight of it being her last high school track and field event but with the poise of a senior. The result was a bronze medal and a personal best clearance of 5 feet, 5 inches Friday in the PIAA Track and Field Championships ...

Ridge’s Knisely earns silver in 2A discus

SHIPPENSBURG — Chestnut Ridge’s Duane Knisely had the best performance of any athlete in the Mirror’s coverage area Friday at the PIAA Track and Field Championships at Seth Grove Stadium. Yet, Knisely was also the one most determined to better his effort in the future. “I’m still ...

Janosik, Pfister hope for good start

Penn Cambria’s Lyric Janosik could be in for a big first day when the PIAA track and field championships begin in Shippensburg Friday morning. Janosik, along with Bishop Carroll’s Caroline Ratchford, is seeded fourth in the girls high jump that begins at 9 a.m. and then is the top seed in ...

Mirror track honor roll

BOYS 100 dash: C. Adams, A, 10.84; Howe, Ho, 11.01; Sipes, TM, 11.24; Lawhead, A, 11.27; Rhodes, TM, 11.29 200 dash: Lawhead, A, 22.88; VonColln, A, 22.89; C. Adams, A, 23.01; Liebal, C, 23.13; Wolfe, BA, 23.20 400 dash: Howe, Ho, 50.76; VonColln, A, 50.84; Maxwell, E, 51.16; Grabill, Ho, ...

Top seeds going to area jumpers

From Mirror reports Three jumpers from the Mirror coverage area earned top seeds for this weekend’s PIAA Track and Field Championships at Shippensburg University. Chestnut Ridge sophomore Logan Pfister earned the top seed in the Class 2A boys high jump, Penn Cambria junior Lyric Janosik ...