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Book dominates in TVL track and field championships

By Kenny Varner

DUNCANNON – The Tri-Valley League held its championships Wednesday at Susquenita high school.

Teams competing in the event were East Juniata, Juniata, Susquenita, Millersville. Greenwood and Saint Joseph’s Academy.

In team scoring, Greenwood took the win on the girls side while Juniata finished 4th and East Juniata finished sixth.

The boys scoring was won by Greenwood as well with the Indians finishing third and the Tigers placing fourth.

It would be a night of TVL records, PRs and first place finishes for the two Juniata teams.

“I think overall we did pretty well.All of the best teams around. So getting some place winners is great“ said Juniata coach Maisie Aumiller. “We had a couple of PRs today so that’s awesome. I think our kids are feeling really good about heading into districts next week.

East Juniata hurdler Josef Book had a strong outing posting a new TVL record in the 110-hurdles. He finished with best time of 14.56. Juniata’s Jasper Shepps finished in second with a 15.18.

In the 300-meter hurdles Book also took top honors with a time of with another TVL record time of 39.72 for the first place win.

Like in the 110-hurdles was Shepps finishing second in the 300 hurdles sporting a time of 40.87.

Shepps notched his third second place finish of the afternoon, with a 6-0 in the high jump.

The Tigers finished fourth in the 4×800-meter run with a time of 9:48 while Juniata finished second with a mark of 9:04.56.

“We had a good meet. I wouldn’t say it was a great meet. Now Josef was a stand out. We had a couple PRs tonight, “ said East Juniata coach Johnna Towsey. “This is a kind of rebuilding year for us. So we have a lot of newer athletes that are experiencing this level of play for the first time. But overall we had a fair showing.”

The Indians 4×800 relay team finished second with a time of 9:04.16.

Addie Feltman had a fourth place finish in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.70.

Feltman also took 6th place in the 300-meter hurdles as well.

Juniata took tops in both the 1600 events with Sylvia Brubaker taking the top honors on the girls side with a top time of 5:36.67 while the boys got a win from Wyatt Stroup. Stroup finished with a time of 4:45.25.

Brubaker had a third place time of 2:36.92 in the 800. She finished up her day with a win in the 3200, posting a time of 12:46.69.

Stroup also finished a strong second place in the 800 with a time of 2:04.34.

Joseph Bomberger notched the top time in the 3200-meter with a top standout time of 10:45.67.

East Juniata’s Wesley Ehrisman finished in second with a time of 10:59.31.

Bomberger placed third with a final time of 4:51.11 in the 1600.

In the 400, East Juniata’s Cody Nipple finished with a first place time of 53.59.

East Juniata placed again in the boys 200. Davis Hart’s time of 23.39 was good enough to capture the fourth place slot.

Juniata’s Tayten Miller finished third in pole vault with a leap of 11-0.

Kory Graham earned top honors for East Juniata in the discus on goal put with a launch of 47-0 while Juniata’s Nate Tyson finished third.

Graham also finished third in the shot put heaving the ball for a distance of 48-0.

In the girls pole vault, the Indians got a strong effort by Jessica Maben and teammate Ava Stoner as they both tied for third place with a launch of 6-00.

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