The Shippensburg University women’s outdoor track & field team completed the 2022 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a third-place team finish, scoring 87 points in the competition held at Millersville University.
How it happened
SU made a Saturday charge for a team trophy but finished 6.3 points behind second-place Slippery Rock. The Raiders managed to finish two points ahead of fourth-place Cal U. in the team standings. Millersville claimed the 2022 team championship with a score of 113 points.
The Raiders won one event, claiming the 4×100-meter relay gold as Adriana Baxter (Philadelphia, Pa./Parkway Northwest), Sara McKean (Shinglehouse, Pa./Oswayo Valley), Kayla Dalhouse (Middletown, Md./Middletown) and Leah Graybill (Lititz, Pa./Warwick) turned in a time of 46.80 seconds to win by more than seven-tenths of a second.
Boosting the Raider score were 12 individual scoring efforts on Saturday, including multiple All-PSAC (Top 3) performances. Graybill finished the day with All-PSAC efforts in both of her individual events, placing second in the 200 meters with a time of 24.61 seconds and third in the 400 meters with a time of 57.44 seconds.
In total, Graybill had a hand in four All-PSAC performances, as she ran on the 4×400-meter relay that featured Dalhouse, Caroline Mastria (Sykesville, Md./Century) and Lieke Black (Ambler, Pa./Wissahickon) that ended the meet with a third-place time of 3:53.99. Individually, Mastria ran fourth in the 400 meters with a time of 57.74 seconds and Black finished sixth in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:04.63.
Kyra Gerber (Dillsburg, Pa./Northern York) had an excellent conclusion to her mid-distance career with a pair of scoring efforts on Saturday, including an All-PSAC third-place finish in the 1,500 meters of 4:42.08. Gerber came back later in the day and delivered a seventh-place finish in the 800 meters of 2:19.57.
Sasha Lee (Philadelphia, Pa./Saint Basil Academy) capped off a banner debut PSAC outdoor meet with two more scoring performances, giving her three Top 5 finishes for the weekend after taking fourth in the long jump on Friday. Lee finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles, running 14.85 seconds, and claimed runner-up honors in the triple jump with an All-PSAC, second-place mark of 37 feet, 7 ¼ inches.
Joining Lee on the triple jump awards stand was Jenna Lytle (Altoona, Pa./Altoona Area), who made it back-to-back years scoring in the event after delivering a splendid fourth-place jump of 36 feet, 7 inches.
Abby Reasoner (Kutztown, Pa./Kutztown Area) delivered a huge personal best in the javelin to earn a fourth-place finish. Reasoner’s top throw traveled 134 feet, 10 inches and came on her second attempt. She came close to matching it on her final throw, which soared 133 feet, 7 inches.
Kate Matrisciano (Whippany, N.J./Whippany Park (Sacred Heart)) came through with a huge season best in the shot put, as her throw of 44 feet, 3 ¼ inches resulted in sixth place.
Overall, SU scored in 14 of the 21 events contested at the conference championships, with Lee and Lytle’s 14 combined points in the triple jump making it the highest-scoring event of the meet for the Raiders.
READ: Shippensburg : Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Day One Millersville
Saturday Match Results
2. Leah Graybill 24.61
3. Leah Graybill 57.44
4. Caroline Mastria 57.74
7. Kyra Gerber 2:19.57
3. Kyra Gerber 4:42.08
Isabelle Gulgert 4:50.41
Sydney Morgan 5:04.02
4. Sasha Lee 14.85
6. Lieke Black 1:04.63
1. Adriana Baxter, Sara McKean, Kayla Dalhouse, Leah Graybill 46.80
3. Kayla Dalhouse, Leah Graybill, Caroline Mastria, Lieke Black 3:53.99
Norah Vallon 4’ 10 ½” (1.49m)
2. Sasha Lee 37’ 7 ¼” (11.46m)
4. Jenna Lytle 36’ 7” (11.15m)
6. Kate Matrisciano 44’ 3 ¼” (13.49 m)
Deja Winkler 38’ 2 ¾” (11.65m)
4. Abby Reasoner 134’ 10” (41.10m)
Nicola Puggé 111’ 11” (34.12m)
Maddie Sieg 110’ 3” (33.61m)
Katie Mancino NM
Thursday & Friday
Belle Weikert 41:02.67
Ashlee Newton 10’ 0″ (3.05m)
4. Sasha Lee 18’ 2 ½” (5.55m)
Sara McKean 17’ 2″ (5.23m)
3. Madisen Kling 150’ 2″ (45.77m)
Kate Matrisciano 130’ 2″ (39.67m)
Madisen Kling 131’ 7″ (40.12m)
5. Nicola Puggé; 4246