Poll results: Penns Valley track and field athlete named Centre County athlete of the week

A Penns Valley track and field athlete is the Centre County athlete of the week for May 13-19, as selected by readers of

Penns Valley’s Greyson Kimler placed second in the 300m hurdles at districts, falling to Juniata’s Jasper Shepps by a fraction of a second at the finish line. Kimler qualified for the PIAA State Championships in Shippensburg, where he clocked a time of 41.37 in the 300-meter hurdles, missing out on the finals by about 1.52 seconds.

He had 54 votes in the poll, or 45%.

Below is a look at the other nominees:

Jesse Myers, State College boys track and field: State High junior Jesse Myers won both the 100m and 200m at the District 6 championships. Myers posted a 10.56 first place finish in the 100, good for a new meet record. He then claimed the 200m title with a time of 20.91, also good for a new meet record and putting him first in the state in the event.

Elle Dinges, Penns Valley softball: Penns Valley softball’s Elle Dinges helped the team go 2-0 against Mount Union and Juniata Valley during the week. She batted .500 in her eight at-bats, while knocking in three RBIs for the Rams.

Jake Corman, Bellefonte baseball: Bellefonte baseball continued its dominant season and Jake Corman played a big role in it during the week. He hit .750 in his eight at-bats, blasting a home run and two doubles, while earning four RBIs and scoring five runs.

He came in second place in the poll, with 38 votes.

Lydia Tate, State College girls track and field: State High’s Lydia Tate won the shot put at districts, posting a throw of 35-10.75 to earn the gold and qualify for states in Shippensburg.

For the CDT’s Athlete of the Week polls this season, we will take nominations from all six county athletic departments for athlete of the week. Voting for this poll ended Sunday. As a reminder, the poll is not scientific and just for fun. In fact, we invite you to vote as many times as you want. Look for future polls at