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Pittsburgh male athlete of the week

| Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Chris Wolfe

School : Baldwin

Class : Senior

Sport : Track

Notable : Wolfe won four first-place medals at the Baldwin Invitational on Friday.

He won the 400 meters (49.79 seconds) and the 800 (1:55.05). He also was on Baldwin 's 1,600 and 3,200 relay teams that took first. The 3,200 relay squad set a meet record with a time of 7:50.8 seconds.

Wolfe accomplished a personal goal when he was named the Most Valuable Athlete.

"I knew going in there, I wanted to win (Most Valuable Athlete)," Wolfe said. "In front of my friends and family, it was really exciting to do it and give them a show."

The Baldwin Invitational, which was comprised of 79 boys and 78 girls teams, is one of the biggest meets in the state.

The size of the competition made for a long day, and Wolfe was tired by the time he anchored the 1,600 relay -- his last event. He was going against Erie McDowell's Aaron Fitzpatrick, who Wolfe hadn't defeated in any event this season until Friday.

"When I ran (the 1,600 relay), my legs weren't feeling that great," Wolfe said. "I was surprised I had anything left in me to finish those races."

Wolfe has accepted a scholarship to run track at Louisville next year.

-- Ed Phillipps

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