No athletes competing in the WPIAL individual championships feel more at home than the ones who compete for Baldwin, the school which annually host the event.
Last Thursday, Nick Lachut showed there's no place home.
Lachut captured the pole vault title at the WPIAL Class 3A championships. A junior, Lachut posted a winning vault of 14-9. That edged teammate Dave Johnston and Hempfield's Zach Sattiaux, both of whom went 14-6.
Baldwin has had some excellent pole vaulters over the years, and Lachut became the fourth from the school to win a WPIAL boys title since 1995. Bob Reynolds won in 1995 and 1996, Paul Hecht won in 2002 and Ron Walter in 2005. A year ago, Johnston placed fourth and Kevin Khuu fifth.