HERSHEY - The Mifflin County cross country team participated in the 6th Annual PIAA Foundation Invitational Saturday in Hershey.
The boys had an all around nice day coming in 11th overall in the run. The girls came in 37th.
Leading the way for Mifflin County was Addison Monroe. Monroe posted a 17:21.8, good enough for 23rd in the race. He was followed by Jon Colwell in 43rd and Patrick Parker in 93rd. Rounding out the scoring for Mifflin County was Darien Knudsen in 103rd and Chris Falkner in 127th.
"These are some of the best teams in the state," Mifflin County coach Ruth Yoder said. "Our boys team had a good start. Getting off to good start helped them not to get boxed in on the narrow first and second turns. This is a course for strong and courageous runners."
On the girls side, Makayla Pearce led all Husky runners with a time of 24:10. She was followed by Jessica Miller (24:39), Anna Taptich (25:04), Amanda Hassinger (25:20) and Makenna Pollock (25:55).
"The girls did a good job of not being too aggressive in the first mile which has the easiest terrain on this course," Yoder said. "They could then run the hills without slowing too much. Again, the unusual humidity was a factor in making their times slower than they have been running in recent races."
Cardinal O'Hara took the top spot on the boys side, placing all five runners in the top 15. Unionville took home the girls meet.
Mifflin County travels to Central Dauphin East Tuesday.
East Juniata 5, Halifax 1
HALIFAX - East Juniata McKayla Goodling notched a hat trick to lead the Tigers to a 5-1 Tri-Valley League win over Halifax Saturday morning.
Goodling got her team started early with a shot that found the net just over two minutes into the match. Taylor Marker assisted on the play.
"Being the second time around with Halifax, I thought they were a threat," East Juniata coach Lori Goodling said. "We tried to get one early and that was a good start."
McKayla Goodling added two more goals in the first half to go along with Kayla Hoke's goal. Ashlyn Erhard scored the game's final goal in the second half.
"The last couple of games (McKayla Goodling) has been turning it up a notch," Lori Goodling said. "We've been trouble getting on the board early. She did well."
East Juniata (6-2, 4-0 TVL) travels to Line Mountain Wednesday.
Boys: DuBois 4, Mifflin County 0
Girls: DuBois 4, Mifflin County 1. Maya Jones scored Mifflin County's lone goal.