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2nd-place effort in final event earns crown for
By John Enrietto
Eagle Sports Editor
WEST MIFFLIN — As Baldwin's Larry Bigante landed on the cushion, his eyes were fixed on the bar.
So were everyone else's.
Bigante had just completed his final attempt of clearing 6 feet, 2 inches in the high jump. If he had succeeded,
If he failed,
As Bigante landed, the bar wavered. It wriggled loose and fell to the ground — as did the Highlanders.
"Watching that bar ... I think I saw my life flash before my eyes," Renwick said. "That was unbelievable."
"I'm so happy for our seniors, for everybody,"
Renwick's second-place finish occurred during the final event of the meet.
"Meets like this never come down to the high jump," Renwick said. "That was weird. I knew where I had to finish, but it didn't affect me any. All you can do is your best.
"I'm glad I was a position to do this, but I didn't win this meet. Our whole team won this meet."
Renwick has been
Renwick was the overall winner in the 110-meter hurdles earlier in the day. Doug Moran won the 100 meters for
The Tornado's 400 relay team of Mason McLaughlin, Moran, Casey Piper and Fred Pinto won as well. That same quartet finished second to
Butler's girls finished third in their meet, defeating Mt. Lebanon but losing decisively to North Allegheny and team champion Norwin.
"We did what I thought we'd do,"
"We were missing our top point scorer in Ashley Lotz today, too. She's fighting a bad ankle and didn't place in the long jump. We didn't even enter her in the triple jump."
Lea Renwick was
"We were a decided underdog coming into this meet," Raiders coach
"When you consider how many teams there are in Class AAA track, finishing fourth is a pretty good accomplishment."
SV's Tim Miles won the overall shot put and discus Thursday while Chris Cipro won the 3,200 meters
Butler 92, Canon-McMillan 58
Butler 96, Seneca Valley 54
Butler 77, Baldwin 73
Canon-McMillan 82, Seneca Valley 68
Baldwin 85, Seneca Valley 55
Baldwin 80, Canon-McMillan 70
3,200-meter relay: Baldwin 8:41.18; 110-meter hurdles: Logan Renwick (Butler) 16.04; 100-meter dash: Doug Moran (B) 11.30; 1,600-meter run: T.J. Hobart (Baldwin) 4:21.19; 400-meter dash: Chris Wolfe (Baldwin) 39.54; 400-meter relay: Butler (Mason McLaughlin, Doug Moran, Casey Piper, Fred Pinto) 44.02; 300-meter hurdles: Chris Wolfe (Baldwin) 39.54; 800-meter run: T.J. Hobart (Baldwin) 1:58.34; 200-meter dash: Jeravin Matthews (Canon-McMillan) 22.95; 3,200-meter run: Chris Cipro (Seneca Valley) 9:46.43; 1,600-meter relay: Baldwin 3:24.40
High jump: Ian Wild (Baldwin) 6-2; Long jump: Sonny Billingsley (Canon-McMillan) 20-8.25; Triple jump: Ross Gallardy (Canon-McMillan) 44-5.25; Shot put: Tim Miles (Seneca Valley) 50-7; Discus: Tim Miles (Seneca Valley) 151-10; Javelin: Ryan Schleicher (Baldwin) 190-2; Pole vault: Andy Strutt (Butler) 13-0
Norwin 97, Butler 53
Norwin 101, Mt. Lebanon 49
Norwin 81, North Allegheny 69
North Allegheny 101, Butler 49
North Allegheny 91, Mt. Lebanon 59
Butler 90, Mt. Lebanon 60
3,200-meter relay: Mt. Lebanon 9:57.59; 100-meter hurdles: Megan Duncan (Norwin) 15.30; 100-meter dash: Lea Renwick (Butler) 13.16; 1,600-meter run: Samantha Carl (Mt. Lebanon) 5:11,74; 400-meter dash: Kelly Langhans (North Allegheny) 56.93; 400-meter relay: Norwin 50.85; 300-meter hurdles: Megan Duncan (Norwin) 44.28; 800-meter run: Kelly Langhans (North Allegheny) 2:16.86; 200-meter dash: Megan Duncan (Norwin) 26.17; 3,200-meter run: Anna Yoney (Norwin) 11:50.74; 1,600-meter relay: Norwin 3:58.24
High jump: Maria Nolan (North Allegheny) 5-2; Long jump: Rachel Kalberer (Norwin) 17-4; Triple jump: Maura Higgins (North Allegheny) 35.0.5; Shot put: Jade Hambrick (North Allegheny) 39-6; Discus: Jade Hambrick (North Allegheny) 131-[8; Javelin: Sydney Schwab (North