Mackie among D1 pins lead­ers

Brandy­wine Heights grad has 21-12 record this sea­son at Lock Haven

The Kutztown Area Patriot - - SPORTS - By Bill Arse­nault For Dig­i­tal First Me­dia

The se­nior has posted a 21-12 record at 174 and 184 pounds for the Lock Haven wrestling team. He has 12 pins, two ma­jor de­ci­sions and a tech­ni­cal fall and his pins rank se­cond on NCAA Di­vi­sion I. He also has a 6-6 dual meet record and is 54-49 for his ca­reer. He’s 17-10 at 184 and 4-2 at 174, the lat­ter in­clud­ing a pin in 5:45 in a 45-3 vic­tory over Sa­cred Heart on Feb. 3 in Lock Haven. The Bald Ea­gles are 8-8 over­all and 4-2 in East­ern Wrestling League matches.

The fresh­man has recorded two per­sonal bests com­pet­ing in the weight throw and the shot put for the York men’s in­door track team. Miller kicked off the sea­son and ca­reer with the Spar­tans with a PR of 37 feet, ¼ inch to fin­ish fourth in the weight throw at the River Hawk Opener on Dec. 3 in Selins­grove. He had his best shot put ef­fort of the sea­son when he hit 29 feet, 10 ¾ inches at the Susque­hanna Chal­lenge on Feb. 3 in Selins­grove. He fin­ished 16th.

The sopho­more is the top weight throw and shot put per­former on the Utica Col­lege men’s track team in the spring and he’s prep­ping for the out­door sea­son by com­pet­ing in the weight throw with the Pi­o­neers this win­ter. He kicked off the cam­paign by throw­ing 36 feet, 8 ½ inches at the Pioneer Open on Dec. 3 in Utica, N.Y. On Jan. 21 he had an im­proved ef­fort in the Con­ti­nen­tal In­vi­ta­tional in Clin­ton, N.Y. with a toss of 37 feet, 1 ¼ inches.

The La Salle se­nior has recorded per­sonal best ef­forts in both the 5,000 me­ter run and the 3,000 me­ter run this win­ter. She cap­tured the 5k at the Giegen­gack In­vi­ta­tional in New Haven, Conn on Feb. 4 with a time of 18:07.57. And, she fin­ished third in the 5k at Le­high’s John Covert In­vi­ta­tional in Beth­le­hem on Jan. 27 with a time of 10:34.98. That later time was a big im­prove­ment from Boyer’s first 3k of the sea­son when she fin­ished 24th in 10:42.01 at the Great Dane Clas­sic on Jan. 14 in Staten Is­land, N.Y.

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