WPIAL Class AAA Championships:

 Butler junior wins 4 medals


Friday, May 15, 2009

By Rich Emert, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Michael Henninger/Post-Gazette

Every parent has been there: The older children are involved in a sport or activity and the younger sibling is taken along to practices.

That's what happened to Butler High School's Logan Renwick. Siblings Lynsi, Luke and Lea were involved in USA Track and Field events, so he was introduced to athletic competition at an early age.

"I was in second grade when I started to compete," he said. "I was fourth in the Junior Olympics in the hurdles in fourth grade and I just stayed with it."

It has worked out well for Renwick, a junior. He won the 110-meter high hurdles and the triple jump, and finished second in the long jump and the 300 intermediate hurdles in the Class AAA portion of the WPIAL track and field championships yesterday at Baldwin High School Stadium.

The top four finishers in each event automatically qualify for the PIAA championships May 22-23 at Shippensburg University. Those individuals or relays that placed in the top eight and met the PIAA qualifying standard will also advance to the PIAA meet.

Renwick wasn't the only multiple winner in Class AAA.

The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Renwick won the 110 hurdles in 15 seconds. In the 300 hurdles, he was edged by Gateway's Dan Anderson, who ran a 39.93. Renwick then headed for the triple jump after getting his medal in the 300 hurdles.

In the triple jump, probably his best event, he won with a 45-8. In the long jump, he went 22-71/2. Matt Green of Belle Vernon was first in 23-11/2.

Renwick won't compete in four events at the PIAA championships; he probably will drop the long jump.

Those who successfully defended titles from last year were North Allegheny's Brian Austin in the 100, Norwin's Shannon Abraham in the 400 and West Allegheny's Keri Dantley in the triple jump.