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Central Track and Field Teams Perform Well at Huntingdon


Amy Keith

Central's Connor Walker runs a portion of the 1600-meter relay on March 26 at Huntingdon.

The Central boys' track and field team opened its season on March 26 at Huntingdon. The Dragons fell short against both Huntingdon (83-67) and Philipsburg-Osceola (88-61).

Senior WT Davis paced the team against the Bearcats with a pair of wins, finishing first in the 1600-meter run (5:25) and the 800 (2:17). Davis also was runner-up in the high jump. Tyson Daughenbaugh won the shot put with a toss of 34'6," while Austin Keith took gold in the discus throw at 97'3." Other winners were Colin Rupert in the javelin (118'11"), Biesinger in the 400-meter run (56.57) and Knisely in the 3200-meter run.

The Dragons won six individual events against Philipsburg-Osceola. Camden Leach won the 100 hurdles in a time of 18:34 while Colby Liebal took the 100-meter sprint in 11:81. WT Davis had a first in the 1600, while Biesinger won the 400. Again Daughenbaugh took top honors in the shot put with Keith taking first in the discus. In addition to their top finishes, Biesinger had a 2nd (200) and a third in both the high jump and 100-meter dash. Davis was runner-up in both the high jump and 800-meter run.

CHS Girls

The Central Lady Dragons opened their season on March 26 with losses to both Huntingdon (86-55) and Philipsburg-Osceola (83.5-64.5).

Against Huntingdon, Alyssa Bartley won individually in both the 100-meter dash (13.28) and 200-meter dash (28.38) while contributing to the 4-x-400 relay team's victory along with Emma Lingenfelter, Lauren Crilly and Hazlett. Lingenfelter took first place in the 800-meter run (2:49), second in the long jump and third in the triple jump. Rachel McCready had wins in both the shot put (26'2") and discus throw (74'8.5"). Jocie Miller took gold in the javelin throw (99'5").

In their competition against Philipsburg-Osceola, Lingenfelter had a huge day with wins in the 800, long jump (13'4") and triple jump (28'8"). Alyssa Bartley was again a double winner in the 100-meter dash and 200 meter dash. McCready registered wins in the shot put and discus, while teammate Jocie Miller took the javelin gold and added second in the shot put and third in the discus throw. The 4-x-100 relay team took first place with a time of 56.72. Runners were Bartley, Kiley Hazlett, Liebal and Benett. Hazlett added second place finishes in the long jump and triple jump.

"We had some excellent performances for the first meet," Central coach Kayla Wheland said. "I was pleased with the number of first-place winners. Now we need to improve as a team, get more second- and third-place finishers and that will give us a better chance to win as a team."


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