Altoona Mt. Lion Invitational - Meet Recap
After taking second at Altoona last year, Lauren Shaffer claimed the win this time around -- the first of her career at Saturday's Mt. Lion Invite. The Portage Area sophomore went 19:50, close to a minute improvement from a year ago, to earn the victory. Westmont Hilltop's Ellie Dorian was second in 20:11 followed by third place Samantha Hayes of Saint Marys Area (20:16).
In the boys' race, Nick Fetzer of Westmont Hilltop earned his second win of the second, running 16:19 to cross the tape first. Bedford's Van May was second in 16:28, followed by the Northern Bedford duo of Ian Zimmerman (third) and Ian Sherlock (fourth).
The hosts from Altoona Area ran away with the team win, scoring 39 points for a commanding win. It was a tight pack once again for Altoona, which had just a 24-second 1 through 5 spread. Brayden Henninger led the way for Altoona with a fifth place overall finish.