A roundup of Saturday’s Centre County high school sports results:
State College boys win Mid Penn swim title
Noah Witt broke the school record in the 100-yard backstroke to help the State College boys win the team title at the Mid Penn Conference Swimming and Diving Championships at Cumberland Valley on Saturday.
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The Little Lions finished with 398 points to pull away from Cumberland Valley’s 315 in the 19-team meet.
Witt finished second in 50.67 seconds in the 100 backstroke to set the program standard.
State College won five events to help capture the top team spot. Michael Challis won the 200 individual medley in 1:55.57 and the 100 breaststroke in 57.68, and Matt Brownstead took the 50 freestyle in 20.95 and 100 free in 46.14. The 200 medley relay team also had the top time of 1:34.53 with Witt, Foster Heasley, Challis and Brownstead.
Lady Little Lions finish 2nd
MECHANICSBURG State College finished second at the Mid Penn Championships at Cumberland Valley, tallying 292 points, well behind the dominating win by Hershey with 647.
Tally Brown had the top showing for the Lady Little Lions, finishing second in the 1-meter dive with 467 points. Taking third were Grace Dangelo (200 IM), Abbey Whipple (50 free, 100 free), and the 200 medley and 400 free relay teams. Swimmers on the medley team were Colleen Adams, Shea Stuyvesant, Dangelo and Whipple. The 400 relay team had Whipple, Dangelo, Adams and Sarah Finton.
The District 6 championship meet is next on the schedule on March 2.
Big 4th quarter carries SJCA to victory
BOALSBURG A huge fourth-quarter surge carried St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy to a 36-23 victory over East Juniata.
The Lady Wolves (18-3) trailed by three points at halftime and carried a one-point lead into the final period before pulling away. Selena Mann scored nine of the team’s 17 points to lead the outburst. She finished with a game-high 18 points, while Denaya Poston-Cooper added seven.
Track & field
Seeland wins 800 at Lehigh meet
BETHLEHEM Esther Seeland had a first-place finish to lead State College athletes at the annual Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Association Track Carnival at Lehigh University.
Seeland was clocked in 2 minutes, 13.78 seconds in the 800-meter run. She also was joined by Kileigh Kane, Elly Haushalter and Emma Simon for a second-place finish in the distance medley relay.
Taylor Givens also captured second place in the long jump with a top leap of 19 feet, 1 inch. Givens also took sixth in the 60-meter dash. Kane added a third in the 1-mile run, Lyndsey Reed was sixth in the pole vault and the 4x800 realy team was fourth behind Lizzie Gilpatrick, Emma Maras, Elly Haushalter, Julia Neely.
On the boys’ side Mitchell Etter was second in the 3,000 in 8:57.29. Also posting top finished were a third-place distance of 22-1 for Lance Hamilton in the long jump, while Cohen Russell took fourth in the 60-meter dash and Titus Thompson was sixth in the shot put.
State College also had top-five finishes in three relays. Taking fourth were the 4x200 team of Russell, Chase Longenecker, Stan Hamilton and Luke Knipe, along with the 4x800 team of Marc Allerheiligen, Henry Ballard, Erik Boethius and Joe Messner. The distance medley team captured fifth with Boethius, Messner, Allerheiligen and Sam Horn.