Chambersburg splits track meet with Cumberland Valley
Two of the top track & field teams in the Mid Penn Commonwealth Division met at Trojan Stadium on a beautiful day Tuesday and ended up splitting the results.
Chambersburg's girls captured an 81-69 victory over Cumberland Valley, while the Eagles took a 97-53 win in the boys meet over the less-than full strength Trojans.
"Everything that had to happen for us to win did happen today," Chambersburg girls coach Chris Monheim said. "We were strong in a lot of areas, doing well in the distance and in the throws. Late in the meet we swept the javelin and the 3200 and that 18-0 spread put us over the top."
Reagan Winebrenner won the discus and shot put for the Trojans (2-1, 2-1 MPC), and her throw in the discus of 128-4 broke the previous school record of Hope Rogers by about five feet.
Also in the field, Jaelynn Walker won the high jump, Brynn Vandegriff took the javelin and Jocelyn Kibbe won a good battle in the pole vault.
Abby Yourkavitch was kept busy on the track and she came through in a big way. Yourkavitch won the 800 (2:21.3), 1600 (5:15.6) and 3200 (11:52.7) races, and ran the anchor leg on the winning 4x800 relay.
"We kind of tortured Yourkavitch, (Kaylee) Mowery and (Cadie) Kiser today ... actually a lot of girls had four events," Monheim said. "We knew we needed that today."
Ariana Appenzellar was second in the 100 and first in the 200 (26.3).
"She's becoming one of the better sprinters in the league," Monheim said.
In the boys meet, Chambersburg (1-2, 1-2 MPC) bettered the Eagles in the field events, 37-26, but got buried on the track, 71-16. The Trojans will be missing their top sprinter (Tyeshawn Worrell) and distance runner (Andrew Feldman), who are out with injuries.
"We had those two guys break bones in a three-day stretch," Trojan coach Bob Walker said.
Nate Reed took first in the javelin (155-5), triple jump (41-0) and long jump (20-7.5), while Kelton Chastulik won the shot put (55-1) and discus (158-5). Trayton Barnette earned the only Chambersburg win on the track with a 15.5 to take the 110 hurdles.
"Reed does a really good job of handling going back and forth between events," Walker said. "We swept the shot put; we won in the throws, 21-6. But we got hammered on the track. CV won almost all of the borderline events. Quintan Barbour ran a career best in the 400 (50.7) and got beat."