ALTOONA – Wednesday, returning State Champion javelin thrower Josiah Sechler clinched a return to defend his title, taking the District 6 champion title as he and his MIfflin County teammates capped off a very impressive showing in the 2-day District 6 event held at Altoona.
Sechler 1st place in javelin with a throw of 186’6” qualifying for State Meet.
“First, Josiah Sechler won the javelin with an impressive throw of 186’ 6”. Then, Myka Simmons answered the call in the 200 meter dash. The state qualifying standard for AAA is 22.50 seconds,” said MIfflin County coach Tamara Sechler. “He finished second with a time of 22.36, bringing the school record a little bit lower and earning a trip to Shippensburg.”
Myka Simmons led off with a 3rd place in 100-meter run with a time of 11.15.
He then placed 2nd place in 200 meter with a time of 22.36 which was a State Qualifying time and new school record.
Nahfee Jones finished in 8th place in the 110 Hurdles with a time of 18.13.
Jones later posted a 2nd place in the 300 hurdles with a time of 42.07.
Joshua Cruz joined Jones posting a 7th place in 110 hurdles with a time of 18.10 and a 4th place in 300 hurdles with a time of 44.10.
Carter Smith finished in 4th place in 400 meter with a time of 52.75.
Smith also muscled out a 3rd place in 800 meter with a time of 2:02.09.
Tylor Druckemiller finished in 8th place in 800 meter with a time of 2:10.24.
Caden Bell outlasted most of his competitors as he finished 4th place in 3200 meter with a time of 10:12.09.
In the grueling long distance run, Conrad Coffey placed 6th in 3200 meter with a time of 10:17.38.
“We had a great second day at District’s,” said Sechler. “The athletes handled the new two day format well, earning spots on the podium in most events. Standing out are our two state qualifiers.”
It was a strong showing for Jayden King as he placed 3rd in long jump with a jump of 20’2.25”.
In the field, Travis Renninger placed 3rd in discus with a throw of 133’1”.
Boys 4×800 Relay placed 2nd with a time of 8:24.82 the group consisted of Caden Bell, Carter Smith, Tylor Druckemiller and Isaac Parks-Gill.
The Boys 4×100 Relay placed 4th with a time of 44.93. The team consisted of Myka Simmons, Joshua Cruz, Josiah Sechler and Jayden King.
The Boys 4×400 Relay also placed 4th with a time of 3:35.63.
The team featured Simmons, Jones, Smith and Cruz.
On the girls’ side, Lyza Underhill finished 6th in the 100 meter with a time of 13.08.
Danielle Warfel hustled her way to a 4th place in the 400 meter with a time of 1:03.76.
Amilia Coffey muscled out a 7th place finish in the 3200 meter with a time of 12:43.07.
Teammate Justice Sheaffer finished a solid 5th place in javelin with a throw of 96’7”.
Sophia Plank took a 4th place spot in long jump with a leap of 15’10.5”.
Bailey McNitt placed 8th place in the long jump with a launch of 15’0.75”
Vivian Kratzer finished in 7th place in discus with a throw of 75’8”.
In the discus, Sarah Kanagy finished in 8th place with a throw of 75’1”.
Girls 4×800 Relay placed 5th with a time of 11:27.87 Amilia Coffey, Ava Kratzer, Dallas Ivie, and Justice Sheaffer
In the Girls 4×100 Relay, the group placed 5th with a time of 53.74.
Representing the Huskies were Tai Ematat, Bailey McNitt, Sophia Plank and Lyza Underhill.
In the Girls 4×400 Relay the team also placed 5th with a time of 4:29.59. The team consisted of Lyza Underhill, Ava Kratzer, Sophia Plank, and Danielle Warfel.