When the Chambersburg track & field team arrived at Carlisle for a Mid Penn Commonwealth Division meet Tuesday, the coaches were informed by officials that the pole vault would not be held because of the wet conditions.
Unfortunately for the Trojan girls, that's a strong event for them and weak one for the Herd. As it turned out, Chambersburg would have needed a sweep of the event to tie Carlisle, and the Herd won 75-66. And had there been a tie, Carlisle would have won because of more first-place finishes.
"We needed one more point somewhere to force doing the pole vault tomorrow," Trojan coach Chris Monheim said. "And there were quite a few places we could have gotten that point. Overall, we missed some opportunities against a good team."
Multiple winners for Chambersburg (4-2, 4-2 MPC) included Abby Yourkavitch (1600, 3200) and Reagan Winebrenner (shot put, discus), while Ariana Appenzellar won the 200 in 26.0, which Monheim said was a good time in the rain.
In the boys meet, Carlisle collected an 89-52 victory. Trayton Barnette won the 110 and 300 hurdles for the Trojans, even though he fell at the final hurdle in the 300. Kelton Chastulik captured the shot put and discus.
Chambersburg coach Bob Walker said, "I'm proud of how my guys approached this meet today. It was cold and wet and Carlisle will win the division and maybe even districts and states. So we could have gone up and not competed well, but they did. We made them beat us today."
AN ALL-AROUND PLAYER: Cumberland Valley Christian sophomore Isabel Beard had a very interesting day Tuesday.
While her teammates were handing Broadfording an 11-0 defeat in a Mason-Dixon Christian Conference girls soccer game, Beard was - literally - all over the field. She ended up playing all 11 positions, including spending 25 minutes as the goalkeeper.
Blazers coach Paul Lundy said, "This was something we wanted to get accomplished this season with Izzie, and she was up for the idea."
CV Christian (3-5, 3-5 MDCC) got two goals each from Kyleigh Teal, Tori Stouffer and Sophie Bland, and Teal added a pair of assists. Three defenders moved up to score goals - Bland, Jalen Moats and Hunter Timmons.
Track & field
Boys: Carlisle 89, Chambersburg (3-3, 3-3 MPC) 52
Girls: Carlisle 75, Chambersburg (4-2, 4-2 MPC) 66
Central Dauphin 3, Chambersburg (7-4, 5-4 MPC) 0 (25-17, 25-12, 25-14)
Mercersburg Academy (2-7) 5, Highland 4