North Allegheny, Greensburg Central Catholic Capture WPIAL Boys’ Track & Field Team Titles
Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Pittsburgh, Pa. – The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) held its WPIAL/UPMC Sports Medicine Boys’ Track & Field Team Championships on Tuesday at Peters Township Middle School and West Mifflin High School. Four teams each from the 2A and 3A classifications competed in the championship meet, with North Allegheny winning the 3A title and Greensburg Central Catholic capturing the 2A crown.
The 3A title is North Allegheny’s 14th overall, which is a league best. The Tigers were victorious in 1984, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2005, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2018, and with the North Allegheny girls’ team winning as well, this marks the first time since 2005 that the school won both championships in the same year.
Greensburg Central Catholic’s championship at 2A is its first in program history. It marks the second consecutive year that there is a first-time champion at 2A, as Shenango accomplished this in 2022.
3A RECAP [Bracket | Results]
North Allegheny defeated Seneca Valley (84-66), Mt. Lebanon (84.5-65.5), and Butler (94-56) in the WPIAL 3A Boys’ Track & Field Team Championship Meet at West Mifflin. The Tigers had the top finisher in five of the 18 events and seven second-place finishers.
North Allegheny began the day with a victory in the 4×800-meter relay, posting a time of 7:56.30. The Tigers then claimed victory in the 300-meter hurdles with a mark of 41.37 seconds set by AJ Foulk, and in the 800-meter run as Jack Bertram crossed the line in 1:59.52.
The Tigers added a pair of wins in the field events, with Ryan Handron emerging victorious in the pole vault (12-03.00) and Jack Yatchenko topping the field in the shot put (45-07.00).
Mt. Lebanon claimed runner-up honors with dual meet wins over Seneca Valley (78-72) and Butler (87-63). The Blue Devils boasted six event winners with the top 4×400-meter relay team (3:28.42), Connor Rychcik winning the 100-meter dash (11.15) and 400-meter dash (49.78), Tim Calvetti capturing the 200-meter dash (22.39), Andrew Freedy winning the discus (143-05.00), and Kush Criswell taking the win in the javelin (162-10.00).
Butler finished third with a 77.5-72.5 dual meet victory over Seneca Valley. The Golden Tornado had five event winners with Drew Griffith sweeping the 1,600-meter run (4:18.25) and 3,200-meter run (9:27.17), Luke Campbell claiming both the long jump (23-03.50) and triple jump (44-10.50), and Orein McBridge-Cager and Braylon Littlejohn tying in the high jump (6-05.00).
Seneca Valley was victorious in the 110-meter high hurdles with Jonathan Price (15.67) and in the 4×100-meter relay (43.80).
2A RECAP [Bracket | Results]
Greensburg Central Catholic topped Quaker Valley (80-70), Shenango (91-59), and South Park (92-58) in the WPIAL 2A Boys’ Track & Field Team Championship Meet at Peters Township. The Centurions claimed the top performance in 10 of the 18 events.
Greensburg Central Catholic took two of three relays in the 4×100-meter (44.90) and 4×400-meter (3:29.67). The Centurions also saw James Brewer win the 110-meter high hurdles (15.57), 300-meter hurdles (41.23), and tie in the pole vault (11-04.00) with Grant Brewer. Da’sjon Craggette was victorious in the 100-meter dash (11.14) and 200-meter dash (23.33), and Jake Havrilesko’s time of 51.31 seconds was the fastest in the 400-meter dash. Amari Mack won the triple jump (43-04.50) and Samir Crosby topped the competition in the high jump (5-11.50) for GCC.
Quaker Valley finished as the runner-up with dual meet wins over South Park (97-53) and Shenango (98-52). The Quakers claimed three event winners with their 4×800-meter relay team (8:47.61), Clark LaLomia in the 1,600-meter run (4:32.24), and Tyler Bell in the 3,200-meter run (10:45.31).
South Park placed third with a 76-73 dual meet victory over Shenango. The Eagles won two events with David Gahagan finishing first in the 800-meter run (2:05.49) and Colin Kinevy besting the field in the long jump (21-04.50).
Shenango swept the throwing events, as Michael Othites won the discus (155-05.00), Colton Fedrizzi taking the javelin (143-07.00), and Andrew Demko earning the win in the shot put (45-09.50).
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