Search
Close this search box.

Men’s Outdoor Track & Field got the season started Friday night

The Shippensburg University men’s outdoor track & field team with limited competition at the Dr. Jack M. Toms Alumni Invitational hosted by Lynchburg.  

The two events held on the track were the 10,000 meters and the 3,000-meter steeplechase. In the 10K, Hayden Hunt (Shippensburg, Pa./Shippensburg Area) won the event with a time of 31:42.56, while Nathan Harding (Mohnton, Pa./Governor Mifflin) finished fourth in 32:14.97. Both times easily met the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) automatic qualifying standard.  

For Harding, the performance marked a new PR of 35 seconds – he ran 32:50.38 at last year’s PSAC Championships.  

Cole Harris (York, Pa./Central York) picked up a conference qualifier in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, placing fifth in 10:15.93. It was Harris’s seventh collegiate steeplechase and marked a new personal-best time of 15 seconds.  

The javelin was the lone field event of the day, and two Raiders placed in the Top 5 with PSAC cuts. Austin Long (Newville, Pa./Big Spring), in his collegiate debut, placed third on a top throw of 186 feet, 6 inches that came on his first attempt. Nate Crowl (Elysburg, Pa./Southern Columbia) was one spot behind in fourth; his best mark was 177 feet, 4 inches. 

Competition resumes Saturday morning. 

3K Steeple 

5. Cole Harris 10:15.93 (PSAC) 

10K 

1. Hayden Hunt 31:42.56 (PSAC) 

4. Nathan Harding 32:14.97 (PSAC) 

Javelin 

3. Austin Long 186’ 6” (56.84m) (PSAC) 

4. Nate Crowl 177’ 4” (54.07m) (PSAC) 

Mike Folcarelli NM 

Comments

Tammy Annette Robinson 1964-2024

For the past years, Tammy helped take care of her mother. She enjoyed watching game shows and listening to contemporary Christian music.

Robert William Gordon 1947-2024

Born August 18, 1947, a son of the late Merrill R. and Goldie E. Kotzmoyer Gordon, Bob liked to hunt and fish, and loved spending time with his family.

Janice Mae Keller 1938-2024

Janice always enjoyed shopping trips with her children and always used that opportunity to stop at her favorite restaurant, Olive Garden.

Ethel R. Smith 1935-2024

Ethel was a very loving and caring woman. She will always be remembered and cherished as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.

Sharon M. Matthews 1951-2024

Sharon enjoyed game shows on TV, mostly Wheel of Fortune. She also liked watching the Food Network and talk about what they made.

Ralph V. Foltz 1928-2024

Ralph enjoyed hunting, telling stories, and traveling around the United States on bus trips, alongside his wife Lois.

Who We Are

The Franklin County Free Press, established by Vicky Taylor in 2019, emerged as a beacon of local journalism for the residents of Franklin County. Under Vicky's leadership, it quickly became an essential source of news, particularly at a time when major newspaper publications were increasingly overlooking local coverage.

On January 1, 2022, the torch was passed to Nathan Neil and his firm, Neil Publishing, LLC. Neil, a local entrepreneur with multiple thriving businesses in Chambersburg, shares Vicky's fervent commitment to both the community and the world of local journalism.

Rooted in the heart of Franklin County and powered by its residents, the Franklin County Free Press continues to bridge the gap, ensuring that the local stories, events, and issues that matter most to the community remain in the spotlight.