Name: Beth Shenck
Sport: Track and Field
Background: Shenck set the WPIAL Class AA meet record last week in the 800 and 1,600 meters, winning both events. She also was part of the Avonworth/Northgate’s 3,200-meter team that also won the gold medal at the WPIAL meet.
Avonworth/Northgate distance coach Frank Nesko: “Her performance was one of the best I have been a part of in my career. To win three gold medals, 4x8, 1600, and 800, and to set two WPIAL AA records in the process, words can not describe the feeling of joy and admiration I have for her. What makes Beth special is the fact that she is a team first person. She was given the option to focus on individual events this year and she chose to be a part of the 4 x8 relay because of her friendship with, and respect for, the other girls on the team.