Sports Town will review the 2012-13 school year during July. Today we are visiting the track & field season.
Here's a look back at how South boys athletes fared during the 2013 track season.
*No South team was as impressive as Washington, which won the WPIAL Class AA team title. The Little Prexies defeated Riverside, South Park and Freedom in the championship.
*Individually, Washington had multiple athletes place highly at the WPIAL Class AA individual championships. Josh Wise (high jump), Darius Spinks (long jump) and Shai McKenzie (shot put) won gold medals. The Little Prexies were great in the relays, winning the 400 and 1,600, and placing second in the 3,200. Darius Spinks (100), DeQuay Isbell (400) and Quorteze Levy (300 hurdles) finished second in their respective events. At the PIAA championships, Levy (300 hurdles) finished third, as did the 1,600 relay team.
*Also finishing first at the WPIAL Class AA championships were Clairton's Vinny Moody (200) and South Park's Ryan Smider (discus). Smider placed second in the shot put, while teammate Tyler Rigby finished second in the 1,600. The two helped South Park finish fourth at the WPIAL team championships.
*Chartiers-Houston's David Kincaid (110 hurdles) and South Park's Brandon Kmonk (pole vault) placed third at the WPIAL Class AA championships.
*In Class AAA, Baldwin's Gary Jackson (triple jump) and Luke Smorey (javelin) took home gold medals at the WPIAL individual championships. Smorey finished third at the PIAA championships.
*Elizabeth Forward's Matt Bernadowski put together an impressive season. He placed second in the 110 hurdles and third in the 300 hurdles at the WPIAL championships. At the PIAA championships, Bernadowski finished third in the 110 hurdles and fifth in the 300 hurdles.
*Also finishing in the top three at the WPIAL championships were Upper St. Clair's John Rutkowski (third, 400), Upper St. Clair's James Smith (second, 800), Canon-McMillan's Alec Rideout (second, shot put) and Mt. Lebanon's Mark Buda (second, javelin). Mt. Lebanon's 400 relay team placed third, while Canon-McMillan's 3,200 relay team also placed third.
*Mt. Lebanon finished second at the WPIAL Class AAA team championships. Other standouts for the Blue Devils included Billy Dougherty, Evan Brem and Joe Ferari.