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Huskies track team dominated Harrisburg

LEWISTOWN- Thursday the Mifflin County track and field team saw its match finally get going after a rain blast yesterday delayed the contest.
It was a good day for the Huskies all the way around as they won on both the boys and girls’ side for their first victories on the year.
The boys took the contest by a convincing 111-31 while the girls also finished strong posting a 126-24 Wednesday afternoon at the Mifflin County high school.
“We had a lot of PRs today. We just tried to stay loose through the meet today,” coach Scot Sechler said, “Harrisburg brings with them a lot of fast sprinters. They have a lot of good kids. So we wanted to compete well there, stay loose and have fun with it.”
On the boys side, Mifflin County took top spots in 13 events.
Mifflin County notched a win in the first event and never looked back.
Competing in the 4×800 relay, Mifflin County finished in the top spot with a time of 9:20.
Andrew Bennett took the top spot in the shot put with a toss of 45′ 7″.
Anthony Fulton took top honors in the pole vault with a meet best 10′ 0″.
Jordan Fisher looked strong in the long jump and the high jump, finishing with top leaps of 20′ 6 1/4 ” and 5′ 10″, respectively.
Chance Macknair was also a multiple winner finish first in the 1600-meters with a time of 4:33.4. He also topped the 800-meter run with a time of 2:06.5.
Davis Wagner shines in the javelin topping out with a first place launch of 152′ 10″.
Mifflin County cruised through the 4×100 relay with a time of 45.8.
Garden Wolfgang took care of the 400-meter run for the Huskies topping out at 53.2.
In the discus, Mifflin County got a throw of 132′ by Andrew Bennett for the win.
Seth Phillips won the final individual boys event in the evening, finishing with a top time of 11:39.6 in the 3200-meter run.
Officially ending the night for Mifflin County was the 4×1600 team that finished in first.
Despite the impressive showing by boys’ side, the girls’ side did just a little bit better, taking home 15-event wins en route to their victory.
“I think Harrisburg is not up to full strength, you see that none of their team running in some of the events. This was one of those nights we got to see some of younger athletes and see how they perform” coach Scott Gantz said. ” We had a lot of kids who PR’d. Things are moving in the right direction. You take the positives out of it and move on.”
On the girls’ side, the Lady Huskies swept all the relay events much like their male teammates.
In the shot put, Hannah Diehl looked strong with a top throw of 25’5″. She also finished in top in the discus with a launch of 74′ 6″.
Chelsey Scott kept the winning coming for the Huskies, finishing first in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.6.
Emily Bielski topped the charts with a pole vaulting jump of 8′ 6″.
Skylar Ciccolini continued to domination with a top finish of 4’10” in the high jump. Ciccolini also had the hot hand in the javelin, lifting a man event-winning throw of 130′ 1″.
Lauren Kuykendall was sharp and ready in the finished first in the 1600- and 800-runs with times of 5:49.5 and 2:42.1, respectively.
In the triple jump, Kiana Sechler posted a strong victory with a jump of 33′ 3″.
The evens had it in the long jump as Laurel Maclay finished with a jump of 16′ even.
Madison Bressler took the 300-hurdles with a top time of 54.3 seconds.
Rounding out the individual winners for the MC girls was Joy Galbraith who gutted out a time of 13:40.9 in the 3200-run.
The Huskies are done for the week and will be back in action early next week.

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