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Track & Field

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 ...

Mirror track honor roll

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; ...

Making the best of it

One could see the disappointment on Mitchell Lawhead’s face, but he owned up to a false start that most likely cost him a gold medal in the 200-meter dash. “I thought I heard a click (from the starter’s gun) and flinched a bit,’’ the Altoona Area High School senior said Thursday at ...

Rinker a golden girl for Tigers

Hollidaysburg Area High School senior Mackenzie Rinker danced atop the winners’ podium while tears filled her eyes. Admittedly, she wasn’t expecting to hear her name announced as the District 6 Class 3A girls discus champion on Thursday, but she couldn’t hold back her ...

‘Best of friends’: Bishop Carroll trio continues success

Bishop Carroll Catholic High School boasts three girls senior jumpers — Maddie Murphy, Caroline Ratchford and Kate Yahner — who have been consistently winning their events this track and field season. The reason for their successes could at least be partially attributed to the fact that ...

‘Good day’ for CC boys

Central Cambria sophomore Corey Roberts became a master of the understatement late Wednesday night. “Overall, I had a really good day,’’ Roberts said after the District 6, Class 2A boys track and field meet had just concluded at Mansion Park. “I was in three running events, which is ...

Bisons capture District 5 boys title

LOYSBURG — Bedford senior Wes Lippincott had a nasty cut on his eye and an even worse bruise on his shoulder, but the gold medal around his neck and the team District 5 track and field title in his arms certainly helped ease the pain. Lippincott’s effort in the 200-meter dash left him ...

Everett’s Maxwell excels with wins in 400 and 800

LOYSBURG — Everett’s Kaitlyn Maxwell has had a tremendous junior year. She excelled in soccer during the fall and earned a spot on the Mirror’s first-team all-star squad. She followed that by leading the Lady Warriors basketball team to the PIAA Class 2A semifinals while earning ...