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Four Lady Chucks place at annual Brookville Invite

April 15, 2012

Kirsten Dean attempts a triple jump during the Brookville Invitational Saturday afternoon. Dean placed third overall in the triple jump with a measurement of 34-0. (Photo by Lizi Arbogast/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

BROOKVILLE — Although the Lady Chucks faced some of the steepest competition in western Pennsylvania Saturday at the Brookville Invitational, Punxsy had four different girls earn place-winning spots.

"There were a lot of other personal bests; they just weren't good enough to place," Punxsy head coach Barry Young said. "Overall, I was very pleased with the team's performance."

The top winners for the Lady Chucks were Kirsten Dean and Juliann Boddorf.

Dean earned third place in the triple jump, measuring in at 34-0. She placed behind only Laken Ganoe, of Clarion (34-11.5), and defending state champion, Lanae Newsome, of Brookville (38-7).

Newsome broke the meet's previous record of 36-0, held by Brittany Edwards, of Baldwin, since 2010.

Also placing third for the Lady Chucks was Boddorf, who took the spot in the 400-meter dash. She finished in 1:03.17, less than three seconds behind first-place winner Jordan Ball, of DuBois.

Boddorf also had a strong showing in the 200-meter dash, during which she finished in 28.38 seconds for seventh overall.

Karah Hollis was also a place winner for the Lady Chucks, tying for sixth in the 100-meter dash.

Both Hollis and Kayla Kerner, of Kane, ran the dash in 13.56 seconds.

Hollis was not far from fourth place, as fifth-place finisher Dawn Saquin, of Kane, clocked in at 13.55 seconds, and fourth-place finisher Kaityn Womer, of Bellefonte, completed the dash in 13.54 seconds.

Hollis' performance in the 100-meter dash was her season best.

Hollis also participated in the high jump and tied for 13th overall with a number of girls. Hollis' best jump was 4-4.

Alexis Young also had an impressive day for the Lady Chucks, placing in both the 800-meter run and the 1600-meter run.

Young took sixth in both races, finishing the 800-meter run in 2:39.86 and the 1600-meter run in 5:46.36.

Ala Small also had a strong time in the 1600-meter run, clocking in at 6:05.85, well above her seed time of 6:23.70. Small earned 11th place overall.

Several other Lady Chucks participated in both track and field events.

The remaining results are as follows:

• Mikayla Ishman, 100- meter dash, 14.60 seconds.

• Emily Reitz, 400-meter dash, 1:09.04.

• Reitz, 300-meter hurdles, 55.36 seconds.

• Anna Monyak, 300- meter hurdles, 1:05.72

• Ali Mancuso, pole vault, 6-0.

• Hannah Rummel, long jump, 13-2.

• Rummel, triple jump, 28-1.

• Santana Smith, shot put, 27-8.5.

• Sydni Bowers, shot put, 26-10.25.

• Ceneca Dilts, discus, 69-8.

• Rachel Barnett, javelin, 85-1, personal best.

• Cassie Aul, javelin, 66-8.

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