Girls Track & Field: 2013 South Season Recap

Written by Brad Everett on .

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 girls athletes fared during the 2013 track season.

*If the WPIAL named an MVP, Washington's Alyssa Wise might have been the recipient. Wise put together a phenomenal season. At the WPIAL Class AA individual championships, Wise won the 100 and placed second in the 200. She was even better at the PIAA championships, winning gold medals in both events.

*South Fayette won the WPIAL Class AA team championship. The Lions defeated Freeport, Beaver and Southmoreland in the final. Among the standouts for South Fayette this season were Natalie Hilton, Megan Byham, Tori Valachovic, Nicole Egan and Carly Evanish. At the WPIAL individual championships, South Fayette placed third in the 3,200 relay and fourth in the 1,600 relay. Hilton (3,200) and Valachovic (300 hurdles) grabbed fifth-place finishes.

*Two other athletes placed in the top three in their events at the WPIAL individual championships. Chartiers-Houston's Amanda Balzer finished second in the 100 hurdles, while Bishop Canevin's Caroline DeFrank placed third in the 3,200. Balzer finished sixth in the 300 hurdles.

*In Class AAA, Mt. Lebanon earned a third-place finish at the WPIAL team championships. The Blue Devils finished behind only champion Hempfield and runner-up Shaler.

*Mt. Lebanon also boasted two of the top individual among South schools. Kelsey Potts placed second in the 1,600 at the WPIAL championships and fifth at the PIAA championships. Beatrice Goodyear finished second in the 100 hurdles at the WPIAL championship and third at the PIAA championships.

*Two other athletes who fared well at both the WPIAL and PIAA championships were Chartiers Valley's Kristina Coyne and South Park's Sarah Stanley. Coyne was second in the high jump at the WPIAL championships and third at the PIAA championships. Stanley placed third in the javelin at the WPIAL championships and fourth at the PIAA championships.