This Week in Track & Field: Week 3

It’s been a busy start to the outdoor track & field season as always. Even though there were a few weather-related cancellations, we still provided fully automatic timing services for nine track and field meets this week. Anyways, let’s get into the week 3 highlights:

Monday 3/27:

North Hills Middle School defeated Mars Area 124 to 6 on the boys side and 109 to 22 on the girls side.

Tuesday 3/28:

In New Castle, the Beaver Area girls edged New Castle High School 75.50 to 70.50, while the New Castle boys defeated Beaver Area 90 to 59. In the standout performance of the meet, New Castle sophomore, Kaevon Gardner, ran 10.95 in the boys 100 meter dash – the #1 time in the state so far this season.

In Grove City, the Grove City Area boys earned victories versus Sharon and George Junior Republic, while the GC girls outdueled Sharon. Grove City Area senior Abbey Nichols took first place in the girls 300 meter hurdles enroute to posting a PA Top 10 time this season (49.63). Grove City Area senior, Mac Messer, won the boys 300 meter hurdles and also posted a state top 10 time in 44.28, while junior Jacob Stucchio cleared 12-0 in the pole vault – another state top 10 mark.

At Mohawk High School, the Shenango boys and girls earned a pair of victories defeating both Neshannock and Mohawk in convincing fashion. Shenango sophomore, Sara Roe, posted an early season state top 10 mark in the girls triple jump with a jump of 34-4. On the boy’s side, Shenango sophomore, David McClean dropped a nice early season 100m time in 11.34 – also a top 10 performance in the state thus far. Meanwhile, Jackson Schoedel, a Mohawk sophomore posted a 3200m time of 9:45.00 good for state #1.

Wednesday 3/29

Shaler hosted North Allegheny and North Hills in a double dual showdown. The North Allegheny boys and girls teams defeated both opposing schools to start the season undefeated in the section. This meet featured several elite performances from the Tigers of North Allegheny:

  • Sophomore Robin Kucler, posting a state #1 time in the girls 1600 meter run (5:03.93)
  • Sophomore, Wren, Kucler, dropping a state #1 & USA Top 25 3200 meter time of 10:40.25
  • Senior, Ava Como and Freshman Lindsay Breneman both clearing 10-6 in the pole vault – a tie for state #1
  • Senior, Alaina Fantaski, throwing 123-1 in the javelin a USA top 50 mark.
  • Sophomore, Jack Betram also posted an early season state #1 time in the boys 1600m in 4:27.68

Thursday 3/30

Seneca Valley visited the Rams of Pine Richland in a district 7 showdown. While the Pine Richland girls emerged victorious 96 to 54, Seneca Valley Junior, Madison Monahan, tied for the state #1 pole vault height (10-6). The Seneca Valley boys made sure the team buses didn’t head back to Harmony winless. The Raiders defeated the Rams 88 to 62. Seneca Valley senior, Eli Dewitt, posted a current state top 10 1600m time of 4:31.08. Fellow senior, Jonathan Price jumped 22-9 in the boys long jump the best mark in the state to date. Pine Richland sophomore, Emery Moye, cleared 5-10 in the boys high jump a solid PA top 10 early season height.

In Mars, the Planets hosted Kiski Area. In a unique scenario of identical team scores, Kiski Area bested the Planets 81 to 69 in both the boys and girls meets making for a victorious bus ride back to Leechburg. Kiski Junior, Eliza Miller posted a state top 10 time in the girls 3200 meter run (11:54.48), while Mars senior, Jacob Thompson ran 50.75 in the boys 400m tops in the keystone state.

Over in Glenshaw, the Shaler middle school boys and girls emerged victorious over Mars and ECS. Meanwhile at Martorelli Stadium, in a middle school section dual, the Indians of North Hills bested the Seneca Valley boys 100 to 41. On the girl’s side, the raiders of Seneca Valley defeated the Indians 124 to 16.

Full results from all meets powered by PA MileSplit can be viewed here.