Lady Chucks top Lady Raiders, fall to Lady Lions

ALTOONA — The Punxsy girls' track and field team was strong in the field during a 105-41 victory over Bellefonte, but the Lady Chucks couldn't keep up with Altoona during a 116-34 loss during a tri-meet Tuesday in Altoona.

Punxsy (3-4) won 14 events against Bellefonte, including sweeps in the discus, triple jump, 400-meter dash and 3,200-meter run.

Against Altoona, the Lady Chucks won five events, led by a pair of first-place distances by Nickita Martz. Martz had the best throws of all three schools in both the shot put (32-5 1/2) and javelin (106-8).

The rest of Punxsy's wins against Altoona came on the track, where Lauren McGarvey won the 400-meter dash in 64.2; Milea Schall had the fastest 1,600-meter run in 5:30.9; and Alexis Young finished first in the 3,200-meter run in 12:43.6.

All four girls won those events against Bellefonte, as well. Additional Punxsy victories over the Lady Raiders came from Shaina Reddinger in the 100-meter hurdles (19.2); Timi Shiock in the high jump (4-8); Santana Smith in the discus (82-3); Kirsten Dean in the triple jump (32-0); Anna Monyak in the 300-meter hurdles (66.4); and Schall in the 800-meter run (2:41).

Monyak was the only Punxsy or Bellefonte girl to compete in the 300-meter hurdles.

Altoona beat Punxsy in all three relay races. Against Bellefonte, the Lady Chucks won the 4x800- and 4x400-meter relays.

The 4x800 team of Shannon Byerly, Young, Schall and Caro Feican finished in 10:38.9, and the 4x400 squad of McGarvey, Juliann Boddorf, Feican and Byerly won in 4:31.7.

Aly Dickey (31-11) and Shannon Carpenter (31-9 1/2) followed Dean during Punxsy's triple jump sweep over Bellefonte, and both Boddorf (65.9) and Feican (68.7) placed behind McGarvey when Punxsy swept Bellefonte in the 400 dash.

In the 3,200, Kaitlyn Nestel (13:38) and Heidi Rodgers (16:09) finished second and third to Young during Punxsy's sweep over Bellefonte, and the Lady Chucks' Cenneca Dilts (77-1) and Alexis Minich (72-4) placed behind Smith during the team's discus sweep of the Lady Raiders.

Dickey also finished second in the high jump (4-6) against Bellefonte, and sprinter Karah Hollis was second in the 200 dash (29.0) and third in the 100 dash (13.9) versus the Lady Raiders.

Punxsy's other second-place marks against Bellefonte came from Dean in the long jump (14-3); Minich in the shot put (31-2 1/2); Byerly in the 1,600 run (5:47.9); and Carpenter in the pole vault (7-0).

Lindsey Reed (19.7, 100 hurdles), Shiock (13-9, long jump) and Jacque Barnett (77-5, javelin) were third in their respective events against Bellefonte.

The Lady Chucks will have two days off before heading to the West Central Coaches meet at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Altoona.