Mifflin County and Juniata indoor track teams shines in SC Invitational
Feb 2, 2023

UNIVERSITY PARK – In its third visit to the Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor track at Penn State the MIfflin County Huskies were primed and ready to go Wednesday night.

It would be the Huskies Josiah Sechler  that would standout for MIfflin County he finished third in the long jump with a leap of 19’ 10”.

The Huskies went up against teams like State College, Indiana, Penns Valley, Bellefonte, Juniata, East Pennsboro, Altoona, East Juniata and Tyrone.

“It was a pretty good meet for us. The kids have worked very hard all year. We constantly preach improvement on a daily basis and this basically is the end result,” said MIfflin County coach Scott Gantz. “These kids are extremely happy with what they have done all year and like I said we couldn’t ask for a better group.”

East Juniata was led Logan Strawser who finished first in the 3000-meter run with a top time of 8:47.67.

On the boys’ side, the Huskies had numerous strong finishes on the day.

Along with Sechler’s third place finish, teammate Logan Bodtorf finished in 15th with a jump of 16’ 5”.

In the boys 4000-meter relay, the MC boys finished fifth with a time of 11:34.26.

Dupree Reed finished 15th in the 60-meter run with a mark of 7.69 while teammate Cyrel Green posted a 19th place time of 7.73.

Juniata’s Wyatt Stroup led the Indians in the boys 1-mile with a time of 4:41.99 while MIfflin County’s Reese Cubbison posted a 16th place time of 5:39.86. Max Laudermilch followed with a 23rd place time of 5:39.86.

The Huskies Carter Smith just missed a 10th place finish, posting an 11-place time of 54.44 in the 400-meter run. Teammate Logan Bodtorf followed in 20th place with a finishing time of 59.08

February 15th indoor track/regular season.

MC’s Caden Bell paced the local runners in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:07.72 good enough for an 8th place finish.

Juniata’s Wyatt Stroup finished in 17th place with a time of 2:13.48.

Mifflin County’s Cody Fultz placed 22nd second with a time of 2:15.27.

In the 200-meter dash, MIfflin County placed a top 10 finish with Josh Cruz’s mark of 24.40.

Rounding things out was a 24th place mark by Dupree Reed  finishing with a time of 26.17.

In the boys triple jump,

Ty Small finished 12th with a leap of 36’ 8.50” while teammate Hunter Bailey finished 16th with a launch of 31’ 6”.

Small also posted an 11th place finish in the pole Vault. He finished with a top leap of 10’3”

In the boys 3000-meter run, Strawser finished with a top mark of 8:47.67.

Mifflin County’s Hart Oden finished with a 16th place time of 11:08.12.

In the girls 4000-meter relay, the girls team finished 8th with a time of 15:20.85.

Pia Patel finished 13th in the girls 60-meyer hurdles with a mark of 13.33.

In the 5 60-meters, the Huskies had two top 20 finishes.

Coming in 15th place was Falynn Reinard with an 8.80 while Olivia Fennell finished 18th with a 9.15.

Caroline Palopoli and teammate Audrey Adams finished 22nd and 23rd with times of 7:09.14 and 7:25.87, respectively.

In the 400 meters Leah Aexander posted a 22nd place finish with a 1:14.42 while teammate Rachel Saldubehere was close behind in 24th place with a time of 1:18.43.

In 800-meter action, Amilia Coffey finished in 18th place with a mark of 2:49.02 while teammate Justice Sheaffer rounded things out for the Huskies with a 28th place time of 3:10.59.

The Lady Huskies placed two top 20 finishes in the 200-meter. Finishing in 16th was Sophia Plank with a 29.75 while Reinard placed 18th with a 30.19.

Rounding out the night for the Lady Huskies in the Girls triple jump

Bailey McNitt took a 13th place jump of 26′ 10.50″.

In the Boys 4x200m Relay. The team finished with a time of 1:40.62. The team consisted of Cyrell Green, Josh Cruz, Conrad Coffey and Josiah Sechler.

The girls finished 5th in the 4x400m Relay with a time of 5:04.21.

 The team consisted of Falynn Reinhard, Olivia fennell, Leah Alexander and Amelia Coffey.

The Huskies will be back in action February 15th back at Penn State.

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