Alle-Kiski roundup: Kiski Area wins 8 events at WCCA track meet
Like most years, Kiski Area made its presence known at the Westmoreland County Coaches Association Track and Field Championships.
The Cavaliers took home six individual titles and two relay wins at the 91st WCCA meet Saturday at Latrobe's Memorial Stadium.
Brent Kennedy won the 3,200-meter run in a meet-record time of 9:27.50, and teammates Tyler Snider (1,600, 4:29.23), Patrick Miller (800, 1:59.80) and Ben Kinnamon (200, 22.76) also won gold medals.
The boys' 3,200- and 400-meter relays defended their titles with the two-mile team of Tyler Lookabaugh, Snider, Miller and Kennedy breaking the meet record with a time of 8:02.26.
The 400 team of Jake Wilson, Kinnamon, Corbin Neumann and Andrew Dickun finished in 43.70.
Kinnamon also took second in the 100 (11.48), and Shane Kuhn was second in the javelin (16-5).
Kiski Area finished second to Hempfield in the team standings.
In the girls meet, Megan Aller won the 1,600 in 5:18.27 and Lauren Smeltzer placed first in the 3,200 (11:35.30), just ahead of teammate Morgan Kiebler (11:37.34).
The girls' 3,200 relay also was second, and Stephanie Lednak (800) also took silver. Valley's Ameriah Walters took third places in the girls' 100 and 200.
CCA wins NCSAA title — The first-year Cheswick Christian Academy track and field team has its first major piece of hardware after the boys won the team title at the NCSAA Championships at Geneva College.
Cheswick finished with 114 points to hold off Mount Airy (Md.), which had 105.
Cheswick's JaJuan Malloy won the 100-meter dash and 400-meter run and also finished second in the 200 and long jump. He was co-MVP.
On the girls side for Cheswick, Cydney Francis took first in the shot put.
Plum 16, Baldwin 8 — Class-AAAA No. 4-ranked Plum (13-2, 6-1) erupted for a season high in runs in a Section 3-AAAA victory at Baldwin (3-9, 2-5).
Mike Maleski, Matt Zezza and Ethan Winesburg hit home runs for the Mustangs.
Kiski Area 7, Butler 5 — Kelsey Kinnamon belted a home run and was the winning pitcher for the Cavaliers (3-9) in a nonsection win.
Taylor Muffie also homered for Kiski Area, which also got three hits from Emma Weaver. The Cavaliers broke a four-game losing streak.