Jeannette area native Loughner already prepping for Clairon cross country team after track season ends
By Brian Knavish
Published: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
With the recently concluded track and field season behind her, Jeannette area native Sarah Loughner enters the summer with some big, broad goals.
“I'm hoping to get into the best shape I've ever been in,” said Loughner, who will be a senior at Clarion University in the fall.
The Penn-Trafford High School graduate is a member of the Golden Eagles' cross country team and a high jumper and javelin thrower on the track team.
“This summer, if I run and lift as much as I can, I hope I can get stronger. And with getting stronger, I hope I can get faster and jump higher. I just want to enjoy my last year and do the best I can.”
As for specific goals in individual meets, though, Loughner doesn't have those.
“My overall goal is to jump higher than I ever have before. I'm still working on that one,” she said. “But I don't set specific goals (such as distances and heights) going into these meets. I try to get everything out of my mind and go have fun with it. That's all I can control. If I'm not having fun with it, I'm not going to do well.”
Loughner finished seventh in the NCAA Division II Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference in the high jump this season with a mark of 1.62-meters (5-feet, 3-.75 inches). She didn't qualify for the PSAC meet in the javelin, but had season-high throw of 29.01 meters.
Loughner is also excelling academically. She has a 3.93 grade point average and is set to graduate in December with a bachelor's degree in speech and language pathology. She'll enroll in graduate school at Clarion in January.
Ault's playing time increases
As the season wound to a close for the Division III Bethany College baseball team, Jeannette graduate Jordan Ault saw his playing time increase.
The local product, a junior infielder/pitcher, started at shortstop in three of the team's final four games, all losses to Pitt-Greensburg.
Ault started at shortstop both games of a double header on April 30, collecting a hit and an RBI. Then he started again on May 1 and collected another hit and scored a run.
Bethany finished the season 12-26 overall and 8-16 in the Division III Presidents Athletic Conference. Ault finished the season with five hits (.185 average), an RBI, four runs scored in 27 at-bats. On the mound he also had a perfect 0.00 ERA, throwing two scoreless innings.
Weightman finishes season strong
Jeannette grad Brian Weightman, a junior outfielder on the Division I St. Bonaventure baseball team, also saw increased playing time in the season's home stretch. He appeared in three of the team's final four games, starting two.
In St. Bonaventure's 10-2 win against Buffalo on May 14, Weightman started in right field, walked twice and scored a run.
Overall, Weightman appeared in 22 games this season, starting 10. He had five hits in 32 at-bats (.154). He also had four walks and scored four runs.
The Bonnies went 20-28 and 9-15 in the Atlantic 10 Conference.
Brian Knavish is a freelance writer.
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