Schuylkill County athletes excel at Hershey state meet
STATE COLLEGE - Schuylkill County athletes brought home a bevy of hardware after excelling at Saturday’s Hershey Track & Field Games State Meet held at Penn State University.

Local athletes combined to garner 33 medals in the competition, including three individual gold and two relay titles.

Frackville’s Diane Lindenmuth won the girls’ 13-14-year-old 1600-meter run in a time of 5:55.02, 26 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher.

Blue Mountain’s Kyle O’Brien took first in the boys’ 13-14 long jump with a distance of eight feet, six inches. He also placed fourth in the 1600-meter run.

Blue Mountain’s Kasey Krammes surged ahead of the competition in the boys’ 9-10 200-meter dash, finishing in 31.81.

Blue Mountain won a pair of girls’ 400 relay titles. The team of Aubrey Abel, Abigail Kramer, Bethany Kramer and Gabrielle Vetrano won the 9-10 event in 1:04.91, while quartet of Allison Ebling, Shanelle Koch, Whitney Boyer and Brianna Rauenzahn took first place in the 13-14 race in 56.51.