It was cold, damp and typical early March weather on the last day of April in Erie at the McDowell Invitational. And the two multi-event stars went at it again, with the home team\'s Nicole Smith getting the best of Bradford\'s Erin Hannon in the four events they call home. Smith Long-Jumped 19-03, with Hannon 2nd at 17-07.50. Smith Triple-Jumped 39-03, and Hannon was 2nd at 37-04.75. Smith also High Jumped 5-07, with Hannon at 5-05. And Smith took the 100 Hurdles in 15.0, with Hannon just behind at 15.5. Stay tuned. This will be renewed at States. Those points went a long way toward giving McDowell\'s girls a nine-point win over General McLane.
The Central Dauphin boys got most of their points from two athletes. Skipping the Penn Relays Discus on Saturday, Ryan Whiting won the Shot Put with a throw of 65-10, a meet record, and also set a meet standard with his winning 195-01 Discus. Teammate Jordan Mitchell took the 100 in 10.8 and the 200 in 22.1, along with anchoring the winning 4x100 to a 50.8. They needed each of those points to hold off General McLane by just one, 75-74. General McLane took the 4x400 and 4x800 in 3:29.5 and 8:12.4, respectively. Eisenhower sophomore Elisa Jones reprised her winning ways two days earlier at the Penn Relays, taking the Javelin with a throw of 139-05. McDowell\'s Alexandra Acker tied the meet record with a 12-00 clearance in the Pole Vault.