Local Roundup: Shore takes down CM in track and field
Jersey Shore swept Central Mountain in both boys (107-43) and girls (78-71) track and field competition Tuesday afternoon.
On the girls side, Jersey Shore’s Aubrey Sechrist won three individual events in the 1,600 (5:59.00), 400 (1:05.20) and 800 (2:39.10). Central Mountain’s Kiahna Jones won the 100 in 13.80 and also won the triple jump with a distance of 31 feet, 1 1/2 inches. Jersey Shore’s Sam Machmer was a two-event winner in the shot put and discus.
On the boys side, Jersey Shore won all but four events. Ezra Miller won the 110 and 300 hurdles events. Brady Jordan won the 200 in 25.30 and the long jump with a distance of 17-3. Central Mountain’s Anton Stratts earned a victory in the shot put and discus.
• The Penns Valley track and field team competed against Tyrone Tuesday. The girls team won by a count of 72-68 and the boys team fell 101 to 48.
In the girls events, Kelsey Hull won the 1600, Jaydan Velasquez won the 300 hurdles, Anna Stitzer won the 800, Alexis Durn won the 3200, Ava Reeder won the discus. In relays, Abby Stitzer, Alexis Durn, Kelsey and Anna Stitzer won the 3200 and Leah Beben, Abby Stitzer, Kelsey Hull and Anna Stitzer were victorious in the 1600 relay.
As for the boys events, Thad Smith won the 1600, Brendan Colwell won the 3200m and Micah Good captured the 400. The combination of Simon Smith, Thad Smith, Dan Kelly and Brendan Colwell grabbed the top spot in the 3200 relay.
• Laurel Moyer (LHU) was named PSAC women’s track athlete of the week. On Saturday Moyer placed second at the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference cross country championships and this past week. She wasted no time turning in a solid performance on the track. Moyer ran the fastest women’s 5,000 time in Hubert Jack Stadium history and she anchored the first-place distance medley relay team that also broke a stadium record. Moyer won the 5K with a time of 17:16.44, which wasn’t far from hitting an NCAA Division II championship provisional mark. To date the time is the fastest in the PSAC by 1:20 and currently ranks 11th in the nation (DII).
• Lebanon Valley Men’s basketball Collin Jones was named Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) player of the year. Jones averaged 20.2 points per game, good for second in the conference. Jones also averaged 8.7 rebounds per games. He scored 29 points twice this past winter. Jones dropped his career-best 29 against Widener and Alvernia. He also registered three double-doubles in his MVP efforts. Jones scored at least 10 points in every game this season.