Local ties at Boston Marathon

BROOKVILLE — Michelle Hanley-Kimmerle, an Oliveburg resident and Brookville elementary school art teacher, turned in another career-best time in her fourth trip to the prestigious Boston Marathon on Monday.

The 38-year-old Hanley-Kimmerle finished 26.2-mile course in 3 hours, 14 minutes and 10 seconds, cutting over 13 minutes off her previous best run last year (3 hours, 27 minutes, 36 seconds).

Another Brookville native, 37-year-old Jocelyn Johnston a 1999 BAHS graduate who is a Luthern minister in the Pittsburgh, ran her first Boston Marathon and finished in 4 hours, 1 minute and 13 seconds.

Lady Lions rained out

CLARION — The Clarion-Limestone Lady Lions softball team had its trip to Clarion postponed Monday with no makeup date announced.

The 3-4 Lady Lions are scheduled to be off until next Wednesday and Friday on the road at Cranberry and Union respectively.

Last Thursday at home against A-C Valley, the Lady Lions were routed at home 16-1 in five innings. The visiting Lady Falcons scored in every inning and banged out 14 hits, seven of them going for extra bases.

Cami McNany led the way, going 3-for-3 with two doubles, a home run, four runs scored and five runs batted in.

Pitcher Baylee Blauser tossed a two-hitter with seven strikeouts and two walks. The Lady Lions’ lone run came on Cassidy Makray’s home run in the bottom of the fifth inning. Abby Himes singled for their other hit.

SRU’s Powell fifth in javelin at Bucknell Bison Classic

LEWISBURG — Slippery Rock University junior Elaina Powell of Brookville turned in a fifth-place finish in the javelin at last Saturday’s Bucknell Bison Outdoor Classic.

Powell threw a season-best and NCAA provisional throw of 140 feet, 8 inches, which moved her up to 20th in the nation. She was joined in reaching the PSAC mark in the event by Lauren Naylor, who was 13th with a throw of 121 feet, 4 inches.

Powell’s throw was her third of 140 feet or more and best since last year’s Behrend Open throw of 147 feet, 1 inch. She finished third at last year’s PSACs with a career-best toss of 154 feet, 4 inches.

In other college track and field news:

— Harvard University sophomore Ryan Thrush ran a 1:55.82 and finished third in the 800-meter dash at last Saturday’s dual meet against Yale.

— Grove City College sophomore Seth Ray of Brookville competed at last weekend’s Westminster Invitational. He was ninth in the high jump (6 feet, 1/2 inch), 13th in the long jump (20 feet, 3 3/4 inches) and 17th in the 110-meter hurdles (17.33).

— Clarion University sophomore Maley Zents of Brookville finished 32nd and 38th respectively in the 100- and 200-meter dash at last weekend’s Walsh University Invitational. Also for Clarion, C-L’s Abi Reed was 10th in the triple jump (30 feet, 11 3/4 inches) and 21st in the long jump (14 feet, 10 inches).

NWTF banquet set for May 18

BROOKVILLE — The Millcreek Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will host its 26th annual Hunting Heritage Banquet on May 18 at the Heritage House in Brookville.

Call 715-0282 for tickets and early-bird specials. Registration cut-off is May 11. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

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