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LEWISTOWN – Early on in the 2014 track and field season, the Mifflin County girls showed that they can compete in the always tough Mid-Penn Commonwealth. With a current record of 2-1, the girls took care of Central Dauphin Tuesday night in front of the Huskie fans, winning 80 2/3 to 69.1/3.

However the boys weren’t so fortunate, falling 98-52 to the Rams.

“It was a good win for us tonight. I thought the girls perfomed well. Central Dauphin is a good team. I think we have proven we can hold our own as a girls team in the Mid-Penn,” Mifflin County coach Scott Gantz said. “Its one of those deals that your happy for the split but at the same time we were wishing we would have got both sides a win. I think we have some boys that need to step back and reevaluate what their doing at practice and how we prepare ourselves for the meets. Its one of those things I think we can get more out of our kids. The effort is definitely there. I just think we just need to work harder through the week.”

Highlighting the day for the Lady Huskies were the relay teams as they took 2-of-3 on the day. Mifflin County brought home wins in the 4 x 400 relay (4:16.2) and the 4 x 800 relay (10:37.2).

Also, the girls swept three of the events. In the 300-meter hurdles, Kelsey Kennedy led the Huskies contingency that was comprised of herself (50.0), Sophie Mathews (54.1) and Laurel Maclay (55.9).

In the triple jump, Mifflin County was successful in placing the top three as well as Anna Aurand led things with a top leap of 31’ 6”. Sophie Mathews finished a close second with a jump of 31’3”. Mathews also placed third in the 100-meter hurdles (17.6).

Rounding things out for the home team was Rebecca Evanitsky. She placed a very close second sporting a top honor of 31’ 2”.

Finally in the 400- meter run, Elisabeth Eddy led the pack of Huskies as she placed top with a time of 1:04.7 while teammate Maria Fowler finished in the runner up position with a mark of 107.6. In third, Mifflin County’s Kenzie Sweitzer finished with a time of 1:08.0.

Picking up wins for the Huskies on the girls’ side were Makayla Rearick (shot put), Anna Aurand (triple jump), Eddy (400), Grace Wagner (javelin), Kelsie Kennedy (300-meter hurdles), Hannah Winter (800-meter run) and Mackenzie Rearick (discus).

Leading the way for individual top performances for Mifflin County was Kennedy as she placed first in the 300-meter hurdles (50.0) second in the 200- meter dash (28.1) and second in the 100-meter hurdles (16.71).

Others placing in the event were; Second place finishers Lexi Kibe (1,600-meter run) and Jess Miller (3,200-meter run). Kenzie Loht finished with a second and third in the 100 and the 200, respectively.

Jenna Miller picked up two third place finishes in the discus (85.5) and the shot put (31’ 2 ¼”). Molly Dumire also picked up two third place spots of her own, placing in the pole vault (6’6”) and the long jump (14’4”).

In the pole vault Dumire finished in a tie with teammate Emily Bielski and Central Dauphin’s Erica Leyder.

Rounding out the third place finishers were Anna Harshbarger (3200), McKenna Pollock (800) and Kaylie Weaver (javelin).

On the boys side, Mifflin County got two first place finishes and a third place from Nate Baumgardner. Baumgardner picked up wins in the 110 hurdles (15.2) and the 300-Hurdles (40.4). His third place came in the long jump (18’1”).

George Donahey also notched a first place as he dominated the pole vault, leaping to a 13’ 6” performance. He also picked a second place on the day in the long jump. His finishing leap of 18’3” was enough to capture the second slot.

Last but not least, Zach Long also finished in the top position as he threw the javelin 168’6”.

Kyroon Carrington was the lone multiple second place winner as he notched second place in the 200 (23.4) and the 100 (11.5). Also picking up second place finishes were; Isaiah Reed (shot put), Andrew Bennett (discus), Caleb Neff (400), Jared Soles (javelin), Malik Sechler (triple jump) and Michael Bielski (pole vault).

The boys fall to 1-2 on the season.

Mifflin County will be back in action Thursday at Carlisle.

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