Alumni Update - Caleb Smithco (Slippery Rock)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

KENT, Ohio – The Slippery Rock University men's indoor track and field team recorded 21 Pennsylvania State Athletic ConferenceSmithco SRU qualifying marks, three NCAA provisional marks and broke one school record Saturday at the Kent State Tune Up.

Among the 21 PSAC qualifying marks recorded by The Rock men Saturday were nine improvements on previous season bests and two athletes that used the last chance tune up to hit the qualifying mark for the first time this season.

The headliner on the day for Slippery Rock came in the event that finished last as Caleb Smithco won the triple jump with a big personal best that shattered his own program record. His leap of 15.23 meters vaults him up to the No. 1 spot in the PSAC this season and the fifth best mark in Division II.

His previous best of 14.76 meters established a new SRU record back at the beginning of the season.

Smithco, a Hampton graduate, also reached the PSAC standard in the long jump Saturday with a fourth place finish and a leap of 6.61 meters.


(photo courtesy of Slippery Rock University)


Alumni Update – Emily Rabenold (Grove City)

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Emily Rabenold won the 3000 to lead the Wolverines with a victorious time of 10:38.44, defeating NCAA Division I West Virginia's AllieRabenold GC Diehl by 17 seconds.


She also finished fourth in the mile and tops among NCAA Division III runners in 5:37.76.

The Hampton graduate earned PAC Indoor Track Athlete of the Week.


(photo courtesy of Grove City College)


Gymnastics: Hampton realizes coach's hopes

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Joe Koch profiles the Hampton gymnastics team.

"Hampton High School gymnastics coach Kinsey Basko was initially hoping that his team would finish among the top three squads at this past Saturday's WPIAL Gymnastics Championship Meet at Moon Area High School.

But after an undefeated regular season, Basko and his team elevated its goals and decided to take aim for the team championship in just its second year as a WPIAL-sanctioned team.

With a total of 146.800 points, Basko's Talbots edged perennial power and border rival North Alllegheny, which placed second with 142.825 points. And freshman standout Rachel Hornung took the individual all-around title in the Advanced Division with 38.025 points, less than a point ahead of runner-up Josie Karabinos of Baldwin.

Hornung made her move when she won the balance beam — considered by many the toughest of the four disciplines in the sport — with a score of 9.500 points, and she placed a solid second in the floor exercise with 9.600 points."



Hockey: North Feature Athlete – Hampton’s Ryan Hornung

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Name: Ryan Hornung
School: Hampton
Grade: 12
Sport: Hockey

Background: Hornung is second on the Talbots in goals with 16 after scoring three goals in the Talbots’ 9-2 victory over Latrobe Feb. 17. It gave the senior six goals in his past three games, all wins for the Talbots. In fact, Hampton is 9-0-1 when Hornung scores a goal this season, 4-3 in games where Hornung does not score a goal. Hampton is currently tied with Armstrong for second place in the Class AA Eastern Conference with 27 points, one point behind Shaler. 


Alumni Update - Sarah Cook (Carnegie Mellon)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

TIFFIN, Ohio - The Carnegie Mellon University women's track and field team traveled to Tiffin, Ohio, for the Dragon Open onCook CMU Saturday, February 14 at Tiffin University.

The Tartans won four events for the meet.

Freshman Sarah Cook, a Hampton graduate, won the 400-meter dash in a season-best time of 1:00.16.


(photo courtesy of Carnegie Mellon University)