Boyertown's Alexandra Heuer and Eli Mercado earn state track medals

Submitted photo Erin Akins, Emily Schumaker, Eli Mercado, Alex Heuer and Jillian Bertino.

On Saturday, March 1, five Boyertown track and field athletes qualified and competed at the Pennsylvania State Indoor Track Meet held at Penn State University.

On the boys’ side, Eli Mercado earned an eighth place medal in the 800 meter event, turning in a time of 1:57.11.

On the girls’ side, Alexandra Heuer earned a fifth place medal in the triple jump with a jump of 36.08. Jillian Bertino competed in the 400 meter race with a time of 1:00.35. Erin Akins competed in the 800 meter race, where she broke a school record with a time of 2:20.37.

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One of the highlights of the day was the distance medley relay team of Erin Akins, Alexandra Heuer, Jillian Bertino and Emily Schumaker, who came home with an eighth place medal with a time of 12:51.45.