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Whittle, Maloney, Macknair and DMR among Saturday winners

Whittle, Maloney, Macknair and DMR among Saturday winners


The Shippensburg University men’s indoor track & field team won four of the five completed events Saturday on the first day of the 2022 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Indoor Championships, totaling 12 scoring performances to establish a large lead in competition held at Edinboro University.


Shippensburg has scored 83 points through five events, with second-place Slippery Rock 52 points behind. The Raiders scored 28 points alone in the 5K, which is more than the team total of every school except for the Rock. The Raiders also scored 24 points in the weight throw.


Opening things up, the quartet of Ian Sherlock (Hopewell, Pa./Northern Bedford County), Robbie Hrabosky II (Elizabeth, Pa./Elizabeth Forward), Ryan Scicchitano (Lebanon, Pa./Cedar Crest) and Drew Dailey (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney) won the distance medley relay in 10:15.69, fending off second-place Seton Hill by one second.


In the 5K, SU went 1-2-3-5. Chayce Macknair (Lewistown, Pa./Mifflin County), battling through injury, won the event in 15:09.84. Aiden Gonder (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Red Land) stepped up with a second-place time of 15:11.42, while Hayden Hunt (Shippensburg, Pa./Shippensburg Area) rounded out the All-PSAC triumvirate with a time of 15:14.53. Jacob Mavretic (Millersburg, Pa./Millersburg) nabbed his first PSAC indoor scoring effort with a fifth-place time of 15:27.77.


Pat Maloney (Collegeville, Pa./Methacton) and Josh Herbster (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cumberland Valley) each recorded new personal bests in the weight throw to go 1-2. Maloney broke 60 feet for the first time – his throw of 60 feet, 1 ¼ inches (18.32 meters) is a new PR of nearly two feet and resulted in his first indoor conference title. It’s the fourth time this season that Maloney has enhanced his personal best in the weight.


Herbster’s training was validated Saturday with his top mark of 59 feet, 7 ½ inches (18.17 meters), signifying a huge PR of more than four feet. It is also a nine-foot improvement from his performance at last year’s conference championships. Two weeks ago, Herbster’s weight throw PR was 52 feet, 7 ½ inches. He improved it by more than two feet last week at Bucknell before shattering it Saturday.


Alec Rideout (Canonsburg, Pa./Canon-McMillan) scored for the third time in the weight throw, recording a fifth-place throw of 53 feet, 11 ¾ inches. Rideout placed fifth in 2016 and eighth in 2017. Brooks Bear (Mount Joy, Pa./Donegal) made it back-to-back scoring efforts in the weight with a seventh-place throw of 53 feet, 4 ½ inches.


Mo Whittle (Tobyhanna, Pa./Pocono Mountain West) won the long jump in his indoor conference championships debut, posting a top mark of 23 feet, 2 inches (7.06 meters), a new personal best and the first seven-meter indoor long jump of his career.


Nate Reed (Chambersburg, Pa./Chambersburg Area) became a three-time placewinner in the long jump with a fourth-place distance of 22 feet, 8 ½ inches. Reed placed sixth in 2019 and in 2020.


Mason Boyd (Macungie, Pa./Emmaus) and Robert Lissner (Carlisle, Pa./Carlisle Area), who are both competing in the heptathlon, utilized breaks in their multis competitions to compete in open events. Lissner recorded an All-PSAC, third-place finish in the pole vault of 13 feet, 11 ¼ inches, while Boyd took 10th in the long jump.


Shippensburg is certainly set up well for the Sunday track finals as well, qualifying six entries in the four events. Eric Kirk (Coatesville, Pa./Coatesville Area) is the top seed in the 200-meter finals (21.97 seconds) and the No. 4 seed in the 60-meter finals (7.00 seconds). Stephon Brown (Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin East) is the No. 2 seed in the 60 (6.88 seconds) and the No. 5 seed in the 400-meter finals (50.29 seconds).


Isaiah Barnes (Altoona, Pa./Altoona Area) will be the No. 5 seed in the 60-meter hurdles finals after running 8.78 seconds, while James Jaisingh (Camp Hill, Pa./Cumberland Valley) will join Brown in the 400-meter finals. Jaisingh will be the No. 7 seed after running 50.59 seconds. Hrabosky nearly reached the finals of the 60-meter hurdles, placing ninth with a collegiate best of 8.86 seconds.


Competition resumes at 11:30 a.m. Sunday.




  1. Chayce Macknair 15:09.84
  2. Aiden Gonder 15:11.42
  3. Hayden Hunt 15:14.53
  4. Jacob Mavretic 15:27.77
  5. Nate Kaplon 15:55.91
  6. Nathan Harding 16:04.49

Distance Medley Relay

  1. Ian Sherlock, Robbie Hrabosky II, Ryan Scicchitano, Drew Dailey 10:15.69

Long Jump

  1. Mo Whittle 23’ 2” (7.06m)
  2. Nate Reed 22’ 8 ½” (6.92m)
  3. Mason Boyd 21’ 9” (6.63m)
  4. Shamar Jenkins 21’ 1 ¼” (6.43m)


Pole Vault

  1. Robert Lissner 13’ 11 ¼” (4.25m)


  1. Pat Maloney 60’ 1 ¼” (18.32m)
  2. Josh Herbster 59’ 7 ½” (18.17m)
  3. Alec Rideout 53’ 11 ¾” (16.45m)
  4. Brooks Bear 53’ 4 ½” (16.27m)



  1. Stephon Brown 6.88q
  2. Eric Kirk 7.00q
  3. Mo Whittle 7.10


  1. Eric Kirk 21.97q


  1. Stephon Brown 50.29q
  2. James Jaisingh 50.59q

60 Hurdles

  1. Isaiah Barnes 8.77q
  2. Robbie Hrabosky II 8.86


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