Tornado get it done

By Sam Tallarico
Eagle Staff Writer


BALDWIN Butler boys track and field coach Rick Schontz likes to keep things nice and simple.
In Wednesday's WPIAL Class AAA team semifinals,
Butler defeated Canon-McMillan 82-68, West Allegheny 95-55 and Trinity 98-52 at Baldwin High School.
Butler didn't win a throwing event, but it captured at least one second place in all three against Canon-McMillan and second and third places against both Trinity and West Allegheny.
The Tornado also crossed the line first in the 1,600 relay, but a uniform infraction negated the five points and made the final score against the Big Macs closer than it appeared.
But Schontz kept things basic.
"In dual meets, it's all about beating the other guy," said Schontz. "Just score points, and our kids worked hard and performed well."
The wins advance the Tornado (8-0) to the championship meet next Thursday at
West Mifflin, where they will face North Allegheny, Gateway and Hempfield.
Logan Renwick spearheaded the Tornado win with four individual victories. Renwick won the 110 hurdles (15.5 seconds), 300 hurdles (39.95) and the long (21-1Z\x) and triple (44 feet, Z\v inch) jumps.
Other overall winners included Nathan Neff in the 800 (2:02.31), Darius Hightower in the (23.06) and the 3,200 relay squad of Lance Dugger, Evan Gomez, Ben Porter and Neff (8:09.04).
Still, Schontz was impressed with some other second- and third-place performances that made a huge difference.
"Adam Marzullo was big in the pole vault (second place), and Spencer Murray, a freshman, was second in the triple jump and we went 1-3 in the 800 (both against CM). We had a couple of guys PR in the discus.
"Matt Pribis was second in the 300 hurdles and Matt Rekich was third (for a Tornado sweep)," Schontz added.
Butler 98, Trinity 52
3,200-meter relay:
Butler (Lance Dugger, Evan Gomez, Ben Porter, Nathan Neff) 8:09.04; 110-meter hurdles: Logan Renwick (B) 15.50; 100-meter dash: Darius Hightower (B) 11.62; 1,600-meter run: Ben Porter (B) 4:41.14; 400-meter dash: Eli Christy (B) 52.39; 400 meter relay: Trinity 46.49; 300-meter hurdles: Logan Renwick (B) 39.95; 800-meter run: Nathan Neff (B) 2:02.31; 200-meter dash: Darius Hightower (B) 23.06; 3,200-meter run: Grant Baron (B) 10:23.9; 1,600-meter relay: Trinity 3:41.71
High jump: Mike McClelland (T) 6-1; Long jump: Logan Renwick (B) 21-1Z\x; Triple jump: Logan Renwick (B) 44-; Shot put: Nathan Lojek (T) 49-3 Discus: Nathan Lojek (T) 128-5; Javelin: Dominic Raggi (T) 154-11; Pole vault: Adam Marzullo (B) 12-6
Butler 95, West Allegheny 55
3,200-meter relay:
Butler (Lance Dugger, Evan Gomez, Ben Porter, Nate Neff) 8:09.04; 110-meter hurdles: Logan Renwick (B) 15.50; 100-meter dash: Darius Hightower (B) 11.62; 1,600-meter run: Ben Porter (B) 4:41.14; 400-meter dash: Kovach (WA) 51.43; 400 meter relay: West Allegheny 46.95; 300-meter hurdles: Logan Renwick (B) 39.95; 800-meter run: Nathan Neff (B) 2:02.31; 200-meter dash: Darius Hightower (B) 23.06; 3,200-meter run: Grant Baron (B) 10:23.9; 1,600-meter relay: West Allegheny 3:37.41
High jump: Simmen (WA) 6-0; Long jump: Logan Renwick (B) 21-1; Triple jump: Logan Renwick (B) 44-; Shot put: Pendergast (WA) 49-4 Discus: Tim Johnson (WA) 130-9; Javelin: Simmen (WA) 156-0; Pole vault: Stretch (WA) 13-0
Butler 82, Canon-McMillan 68
3,200-meter relay:
Butler (Lance Dugger, Evan Gomez, Ben Porter, Nate Neff) 8:09.04; 110-meter hurdles: Logan Renwick (B) 15.50; 100-meter dash: William Glendenning (CM) 11.52; 1,600-meter run: Matt Gregory (CM) 4:37.86; 400-meter dash: Eli Christy (B) 52.39; 400 meter relay: Canon-McMillan 44.83; 300-meter hurdles: Logan Renwick (B) 39.95; 800-meter run: Nathan Neff (B) 2:02.31; 200-meter dash: Darius Hightower (B) 23.06; 3,200-meter run: Matt Gregory (CM) 10:02.81; 1,600-meter relay: Canon-McMillan 3:33.93
High jump: Vinny Schmidt (B) 5-8; Long jump: Logan Renwick (B) 21-1; Triple jump: Logan Renwick (B) 44-; Shot put: John Corey (CM) 47-9 Discus: Kurt Bonnet (CM) 145-7; Javelin: Karon Adams (CM) 149-6; Pole vault: Adam Marzullo (B) 12-6