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Early MC results for State College Indoor track and field Invitational

By Kenny Varner

UNIVERSITY PARK  – After being snowed out and having to cancel from this past weekend’s Kevin Dare Invitational at Penn State University, the MIfflin County indoor track and field team was ready to get things going Thursday as they were participating in the State College Invitational at the very same Horace Ashtonfelter Track Complex that the Kevin Dare was held.

For this invitation, the Huskies went up against State College, Altoona, Bedford, Bellefonte, Chambersburg, Juniata Valley, Penns Valley and Hollidaysburg just to name a few.

Highlighting the event early on was MIfflin County’s mile runner Kylee Cubbison. Cubbison was the top seed going into the race and was aiming to take a shot of breaking the school record. She was seeded with a 5:17.17 time. Nearest to Cubbison in time was State College’s Jordan Reed with a 5:25.24 seed time.

Looking very relaxed before the race, Cubbison looked focus and locked in on what she needed to do.

In first couple laps she kept herself a safe second behind Punxsutawney’s   

Olivia Roberts.

But as the race went on, the distance between the two decipated and she turned on the jets in the final lap to finish with a top run of 15:17.16. Also competing in the mile for the Huskies was Julia Montgomery who finished 11th with a time of 5:57.65.

Things were just as exciting on the boys side of the mile run as the competition was stiff with Juniata’s Garrett Baublitz starting as the number one seed followed closely by Penns Valley’s Cross County standout Brandon Colwell.

In this race it was all Baublitz as he blew away the competition, finishing first with a time of 4:17.23.

Teammate Clay Yeager finished in the top 10 with a seventh-place time of 4:41.46. Juniata got another strong effort in the race, this was from James Hazard who finished with a 4:59.09.

Rounding out the locals in the race were MIfflin County runners Cameron Steinbach (5:07.41), Conrad Coffey (5:31.31) and Kuykendall (5:38.97).

The MIfflin County girls 4×800 Meyer relay was first up for the locals as the team of Madelyn Chilcote, Justice Sheaffer, Presley Steinbach and Madisyn Steber finished sixth with a time of 12:05.49.

On the boys side, the Huskies has two teams running the 4×800 relay. The first team consisted of Chris Royer, Cameron Steinbach, Dylan Kurtz and Mason Shomaker, the group finished  strong with a 7th place time of 9:02.06.

The second crew of runners were Robert Kuykendall, Dominic Reed, Mason Laudermilch and Maxwell Laudermilch, competed hard placing with a time of 9:36.85.

Layla Shimp shined for the Huskies in the shot put 32.7” good enough for third place while teammate Casey Laky also finished strong.

In the girls’ hurdles Ella Spriggle posted a strong showing of 9.48 good enough to finish first and add her name to a new school record.

Teammate Ethan Andrews finished his day with a fifth time of 9.05. In the other heats, MIfflin County’s Adam  Clemson finished ninth overall with a final time of 10.18 while rounding out the runners in the final heat was Tanner Ferguson with a drop dead mark of 10.87.

In the 60-meter dash, MIfflin County’s Magdalene Webb finishes the day with a time of 9:58.

Webb also finished 24th in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:22.95.

On the boys side, MIfflin County

In fourth place in the boys portion of the 60-meter run was Dylan Long as he placed with a time of 7.56.

Teammates Cole Chilson and Tyler Caldwell finished 19th and 20th with times of 8.03 and 8.05, respectively.

As the meet went into its second phase of the evening, Cubbison finished second in the 800-meter run.

more to come later tonight……..

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