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Girls Basketball: Gateway's Edwards makes college choice

Written by Brad Everett on .

One of the WPIAL's top rising seniors picked a college Wednesday.

Gateway's Jordan Edwards verbally committed to Niagara University, a Division I school located in Lewiston, N.Y., just a few miles away from Niagara Falls and the Canadian border.

Edwards, who chose Niagara over an offer from Oakland University, said the family atmosphere she felt while visiting the school led to her making her decision.

"Niagara coach Jada Pierce just made the experience amazing for me and when I was on a visit there it felt like home," Edwards said. "The coaching staff and the players that toured me around took me in and barely knew me, but still treated me like family. I want to be somewhere where I'm valued and at the same time feel like I'm at home. That's what led me to picking Niagara."

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Track: Gateway has a strong outing at WPIAL finals

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

Gateway had several runners place well at the WPIAL Class 3A championships last Thursday.

Kristen Greggerson claimed silver in the discus as she finished behind Butler's Jena Reinheimer with a mark of 129-2. She went on to take fourth place in the javelin and fifth in the shot put. Last year she earned third place in the shot put.

Sophomore Kiannah Blakely-White took fourth place in the 200-meter dash.

For the boys, senior Damion Reed earned silver in the 300-meter hurdles. Senior Zion Burrell-Hall took fourth place in the 110-meter hurdles.

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

Written by Drew Karpen on .

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. – The 4x400-meter relay captured the league title on Saturday, as the California University ofMeans CalU Pennsylvania men's track & field team matched its highest-ever finish at the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Championships.

 

The 4x400-meter relay of sophomore Jae'Len Means, freshman Brett George, senior Aaron Morgan and senior Joe Vedilago won the event by nine hundredths of a second with a time of 3 minutes, 17.26 seconds. The Vulcans won a relay at the league championships for a consecutive season, as Vedilago and Means were both members of the winning 4x100-meter relay in 2016.


Means, a Gateway graduate, also earned All-PSAC status in individual events on Saturday. Means placed second in the finals of the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.48 seconds after finishing eighth in the preliminaries yesterday. He also crossed the finish line in 10.82 seconds to place fourth in the finals of the 100-meter dash.

 

(photo courtesy of California University of Pa.)

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Alumni Update - Jahniah McAllister (Point Park)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

NEVILLE ISLAND, Pa. -- Point Park University women's track and field placed second at the 2017 River States Conference Track & Field Championship held Saturday, April 29 at the RMU Island Sports Center.

The Pioneers served as the host of the championship meet, and they claimed eight event wins and 21 all-conference accolades during the meet.

Point Park scored 209 points in the final team standings, which was edged out by team champion University of Rio Grande (Ohio) with 257.

It was the third year in a row that the Pioneers' third-year program finished runner-up to Rio Grande although it was the closest margin the results during that span. Point Park track and field was established at the school in 2014-15.

Jahniah McAllister, a Gateway graduate, placed second at in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.39, which met the school record that she held going into the meet.

McAllister was also a part of Point Park's 4x400 relay team that took first-place gold with a time of  4:15.63.