Alumni Update - Jae’Lens Means (California University of Pennsylvania)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

EDINBORO, Pa. – Sophomore Jae'Len Means claimed his first career individual title on Sunday, as the VulcansMeans CalU finished eighth in the team standings at the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Championships.


Means earned the league crown in the 200-meter dash and also scored in the finals of the 60-meter dash during the final day of the conference meet.


He won the 200 meters by over one-tenth of a second with a time of 21.75 seconds in the finals. Means placed second in the preliminaries of the event last night with a time of 21.93 seconds.

The Gateway product also finished seventh in the 60 meters after crossing the finish line in 7.03 seconds.


(photo courtesy of California University of Pa.)


Swimming: East Feature Athlete - Gateway’s Olivia Livingston

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Name: Olivia Livingston
School: Gateway
Grade: 9
Sport: Swimming

Background: Among the many potential impact freshmen at this year's WPIAL championships, Gateway's Olivia Livingston is entering with some of the fastest times and highest ceiling. The Gateway freshman is seeded second in both of her events at the WPIAL Class AAA championships that will begin Thursday, March 2 at the University of Pittsburgh's Trees Pool. She has a seed time of 52.04 that places her as the second-fastest entry in the 100-yard freestyle behind North Allegheny senior Lauren McGrath (50.62). If seed times are any indication, then the 50 freestyle might be one of the closest races. Livingston has a seed time of 23.76, putting her second by 0.01 seconds to Fox Chapel junior Jossie Filo.


Alumni Update - Tom Kromka (Saint Vincent)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Tom Kromka recorded his fifth double-double of the season as the Saint Vincent men'sKromka SVC basketball team outlasted Westminster 73-66 and clinch the top seed in the upcoming Presidents' Athletic Conference Tournament.

Kromka, a Gateway graduate, tallied 15 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks in the victory, which improved Saint Vincent to 15-3 in PAC play and 19-6 overall. The Titans dropped to 11-7 in league play and 15-10 overall, falling to the No. 4 seed in the PAC Tournament.


(photo courtesy of Saint Vincent College)


Alumni Update - Devon Cottrell (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)

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INDIANA, Pa. – The third-ranked IUP men's basketball recorded a 67-59 victory over Seton Hill in Pennsylvania StateCottrell IUP Athletic Conference (PSAC) West play on Saturday night at the Kovalchick Complex.


With the win the Crimson Hawks improve to 24-2 overall and 19-1 in PSAC play. The win was the 15th consecutive victory for IUP and is tied for the longest streak under head coach Joe Lombardi.


It also marks the 23rd straight PSAC West home win for IUP. Meanwhile, the Griffins fall to 11-14 behind an 8-13 mark in conference play.

Redshirt senior Devon Cottrell, a Gateway graduate, scored 12 points while adding eight rebounds (five offensive), two assists, and one steal.


(photo courtesy of Indiana University of Pennsylvania)


Girls Basketball: East Feature Athlete - Gateway’s Jordan Edwards

Written by Brad Everett on .

Name: Jordan Edwards
School: Gateway
Grade: 11
Sport: Girls Basketball
Position: Point guard

Background: Edwards is the spark plug for a Gateway team that won its first playoff game in four years last Friday. Edwards scored a game-high 19 points to lead No. 10 Gateway to a 54-45 win against No. 7 West Allegheny in a WPIAL Class 5A first-round game. Edwards, a 5-foot-7 junior point guard, is Gateway's second-leading scorer with 13 points per game and leads the team in assists and steals. She already holds Division I offers from St. Francis, Pa., Niagara and Oakland. Edwards and Gateway (17-6) will take on No. 2 Trinity (21-2) in Saturday's quarterfinals.