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THE SPORTS REPORTS: COWANESQUE VALLEY'S MIZDAIL, CORNING'S McKANE NAMED ZIFF LAW FIRM REGIONAL "ATHLETES OF THE WEEK" (2022-11-07)

The Sports Reports
Cowanesque Valley junior Kristian Mizdail won his first state medal at the PIAA Cross Country Championships, while Corning junior Angie McKane turned in record-breaking performances at the Section IV, Class A Swimming & Diving Championships. They are The Sports Reports / Ziff Law Firm Regional “Athletes of the Week,” for the week ending Nov. 5.

COWANESQUE VALLEY’S MIZDAIL NAMED BOYS REGIONAL “ATHLETE OF THE WEEK”
Mizdail finished 11th at the PIAA Cross Country Championships, clocking in at 16:50.3 on the 3.1-mile course for his first career state medal.

Mizdail, who placed second at the District 4 meet, was running in 29th place at the 1-mile mark, but took advantage of the Hershey hills in the second mile to move into the top 15.

He reeled in a few more runners in the final sprint to the finish line.

Honorable Mentions were: Athens' Lucas Horton (football), Corning's Ashton Bange (cross country), Owego's Ben Rollison (soccer), and Troy's Jackson Taylor (football).

CORNING’S McKANE NAMED GIRLS REGIONAL “ATHLETE OF THE WEEK”
McKane walked out of the Section 4, Class A Championships with all-American consideration times in two events, multiple pool records, and Section 4 meet records.

In the 50-yard freestyle, McKane broke the Section 4 overall meet record, and the Class A meet record. She set a new pool record at Watkins Glen and she hit an all-American consideration time of 23.53 seconds. Her time was also the fastest in the state this year.

In the 100-yard butterfly, she hit an all-American consideration time and she broke the Section 4, Class A meet record in the event. She already held the pool record in the event, and has the fastest time in the state this year by more than a half-second.

As the leadoff of the 400 free relay, McKane’s 100 free time set a meet record, a pool record and was a state qualifying time. McKane’s time is fourth-fastest in the state this year.

McKane was named the outstanding athlete of the Section 4, Class A meet.

Honorable Mentions were: Owego's Katelyn Katchuk (diving), Wyalusing's Emilee Otis (volleyball), Tioga's Reese Howey (volleyball), Waverly's Mira Kittle (swimming), and NP-Liberty's Alexia Kshir (volleyball).


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