Burrell's Nicole Scherer and Lizzie Weimer will have an opportunity to defend their WPIAL individual titles this week. The pair both won their respective events at the WPIAL AA North Section Qualifier at Shady Side Academy last Thursday.
Scherer took the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.28, bettering her time of 12.33 from the WPIAL championships last year. She also won the 200-meter dash at the qualifier with a time of 24.84.
Scherer also participated on the winning 400 and 1,600-meter relay teams.
The 400 team of Scherer, Anika Ignozzi, Tori Slomka and Nicole Kristof broke the tape in 50.48. The 1,600 team of Megan Sowol, Scherer, Slomka and Ignozzi won with a time of 4:11.72.