2022 Mid-Penn Track and Field Championships Preview

The Mid-Penn Track and Field Championships are a one day event held at Chambersburg Area High School on May 14th. A close team race between State College, Cumberland Valley, and Chambersburg can be expected for the boys. The Cumberland Valley girls will look to continue their dominance and are the heavy favorites. While the girls team race may not be close, you can expect to see some incredible individual event competitions.

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Boys Preview:

Boys Team Race

The boys team race features the top 2 ranked teams in our CPAR rankings. State College enters the event as the favorite based on posted entry/performance lists, but both squads nearly mirror each other on the score card, matching up well in many events. State College will be led by Sean Adams (sr) who is the top seed in the 800m and will run strong relay legs on both the 4x400m and 4x800m relays. The 800m showdown between Adams and Greencastle’s Weber Long (sr) should be special! Ryan Lindenberg (sr) will join Adams on the 4×400 and will challenge Demaris Waters (sr, Harrisburg) for the 300mH title. Distance depth will also support State College’s run for the title. Nick Sloff (jr) and Trent Dinant (sr) lead that distance depth. In the throws, senior Mitchell Maher and junior Ben Spencer will match up against the depth of Cumberland Valley in the shot and discus. For Cumberland Valley, Luke Noss (sr, 200m, 400m, 4x400m) and Samuel de la Riva (sr, 800m, 4x400m, 4x800m) are the primary point scorers on the track. Noss is the top seed in each event he is entered. Wade Shomper (sr) leads an incredibly talented throws team and could walk away with two golds this weekend in the shot and discus. Teammates Griffin Huffman (jr) and Ridge Crispino (jr) should score well for the Eagles too. Chambersburg also has a shot at the team title. They are dominant in the 110mH and could place as many as 4 athletes on the podium. The team of Jermere Jones (so), Darion Baumgartner (jr), Michael Kelly (sr), and Edis Korkutovic (sr) qualified for outdoor nationals in the shuttle hurdles at the Cedar Cliff Relays. All four have run 15.44 or faster this outdoor season with both Jones and Baumgartner dropping below 15-flat. Freshman JJ Kelly has been a breakout star this season and should score in all 3 jump disciplines. He is the top seed in the triple jump. The Trojans depth in other areas could help them to sneak up the leaderboard on Saturday.

Top Individual Performers

Demaris Waters (sr, Harrisburg – 110mH, 300mH, 4x100m, 4x400m); Luke Noss (sr, Cumberland Valley – 200m, 400m, 4x400m); Abraham Sloboh (so, Milton Hershey – 100m, 200m, relays); Quinton Townsend (sr, Palmyra – 200m, 400m, 4x100m, 4x400m); Justin Cook (sr, Harrisburg – 100m, relays); Weber Long (sr, Greencastle-Antrim – 800m, 4x400m, 4x800m); Sean Adams (sr, State College – 800m, 4x400m, 4x800m); TJ Roden (jr, Central Dauphin – 800m, 1600m); Dillan O’Shell (sr, Hershey – 1600m, 3200m, 4x800m); Ryan Lindenberg (sr, State College – 300mH, 4x400m); Trevor Richwine (sr, Big Spring – 400m, 800m); Wade Shomper (sr, Cumberland Valley – SP, discus); Mitchell Maher (sr, State College – SP, Discus); Dakota Arana (sr, Shippensburg – HJ); Justin Rogers (sr, Hershey – PV); JJ Kelly (fr, Chambersburg – LJ, TJ, HJ); Traevon Kater (jr Shippensburg – LJ, TJ); Nathan Kirkwood (sr, Greencastle-Antrim – LJ)

Meet projections based on entries as of May 13th

Girls Preview:

Girls Team Race

Cumberland Valley. That could pretty much be the team championship summary for the Mid-Penn girls. They have depth nearly everywhere and could score in events they aren’t currently projected to because they have so many athletes competing. Mia Boardman (sr – sprints), Riley Ebersole (jr – sprints), Ashley Pines (jr – mid-distance), and Kyra Love (sr – throws) are 4 athletes to watch, but there are many more. The Eagles 4×100 and 4x400m relays are close to locks to win and I have a feeling they could put together a team in the 4x800m that could challenge State College if they wanted to. They’ll face their first big test of the year next weekend when they match up against JP McCaskey at the District 3 Championships. Mechanicsburg’s distance squad, led by class of 2022 athletes Olivia Walter, Hope McKenney, and Raihana Yameogo has been a special group. They should put together a solid point total for the Wildcats. Strong relays and sophomore Maria Clark‘s development in the shot and discus gives Mechanicsburg the slight edge over Carlisle for the team runner-up spot. The Thundering Herd’s Vanessa Alder (jr – distance), Rhyan Mitchell (jr – sprints/jumps), Eva Leatherman (sr – hurdles), and Ally Richwine (sr – jumps) will score significant points. Alder is the favorite to win the girl’s 1600m. The girls 1600m may be the race of the day! In fact, girl’s distance running in the Mid-Penn this season is second to none.

Top Individual Performers

Jillian Sydnor (jr, Shippensburg – 100m, 200m, 400m); Mia Boardman (sr, Cumberland Valley – 200m, 400m, 4x100m, 4x400m); Riley Ebersole (jr, Cumberland Valley – 200m, 400m, 4x100m, 4x400m); Soleil Morrison (so, Hershey – 100m, 200m, 400m, 4x100m); Rhyan Mitchell (jr, Carlisle – 100m, 200m, 4x100m, TJ); Natalia Holmes (so, Chambersburg – 100m, 200m, 4x100m); Maddy Brooks (jr, Bishop McDevitt – 100mH, 300mH, 4x100m, TJ); Vanessa Alder (jr, Carlisle – 800m, 1600m, relays); Kylee Cubbison (sr, Mifflin County – 1600m, 3200m); Olivia Walter (sr, Mechanicsburg – 1600m, 3200m, relays); Claire Paci (so, Greencastle-Antrim – 800m, 1600m); Camy Kiser (jr, Chambersburg – 1600m, relays); Brooke Preputnick (jr, Hershey – 800m, 1600m, 3200m, relay); Marlee Kwasnica (jr, State College – 800m, 1600m, relays); Anna Chamberlin (sr, Boiling Springs – 800m, 1600m, 4x800m); Hope McKenney (sr, Mechanicsburg – 1600m, 3200m, 4x800m); Grace Morningstar (jr, State College – 1600m, relays); Eva Leatherman (sr, Carlisle – 300mH); Jamie Swartz (sr, Lower Dauphin – 200m, 400m, 4x100m); Ashley Pines (jr, Cumberland Valley – 800m, 4x400m, 4x800m); Ericka Jackson (jr, Harrisburg – SP, discus, javelin); Maria Clark (so, Mechanicsburg – SP, discus); Kyra Love (sr, Cumberland Valley – SP); Amya Sopp (so, East Pennsboro – discus); Ally Richwine (sr, Carlisle – HJ, LJ); Kaylla Williams (sr, Harrisburg – javelin, discus); Shannon Mullin (sr, State College – LJ, TJ); Kate Etter (jr Chambersburg – LJ, TJ); Jazmine Bennett (jr, Bishop McDevitt – LJ); Rebecca Tirko (sr, Northern – LJ, TJ); Adeline Woodward (so, Trinity – PV); Marissa McNamee (jr, Central Dauphin)

Meet projections based on entries as of May 13th