ALTOONA – The MIfflin County track and field team had a strong showing in day one of the District 6 championships.
“We had a great first day at the District 6 Championships. Many of the athletes had personal best performances. We were able to get quite a few Huskies on the podium. The focus and hard work that they put in during the season showed in their times and distances. Nahfee Jones shaved 3 seconds off his bess 300 hurdles time to take the top seed going into tomorrow’s final race,” said MIfflin County coach Tamara Sechler. “Jayden King shined in the triple jump, with a leap of 46’ 1.5” winning the event. He is our first qualifier for the PIAA State Meet. I’m looking forward to seeing if we can add a few more athletes tomorrow to make the trip with him. “
On the girls’ side,Bailey McNitt placed 5th in Triple Jump, 34’ 5.25”.
Others that qualified for Wednesday’s finals were Lyza Underhill in the 100-meter run and
Danielle Warfel in the 400-meter run.
Highlighting the Boys side was Jayden King, who placed 1st in the Triple Jump, 46’ 1.5” finishing as a State Qualifier.
Caden Bell placed 5th in 1600, with a time of 4:38.58.
Also finishing strong in the 1600 was Reese Cubbison as he placed 8th in 1600, with a mark of 4:50.22.
Ty Small placed 7th in Pole Vault, 11’9” while Travis Renninger finished 7th in the Shot Put.
Qualified for today’s finals were
Nahfee Jones in the 110 hurdles and the 300 hurdles.
Teammate Josh Cruz will compete in the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles while Myka Simmons will be in the 100 and 200.
Rounding out the Day 2 competitors is Carter Smith in the 400.