Track: East Feature Athlete - Greensburg Salem's Frankie King

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Name: Frankie King
School: Greensburg Salem
Grade: 12
Sport: Track and field
Event: Distance

Background: King ran the anchor leg of the boys' 3,200-meter relay at the Westmoreland County Coaches Association Championships that won first place. The team set the WCCA meet record, as well as the Latrobe Memorial Stadium record with a time of 7:59.96. King also finished fourth in the individual 800-meter run with a time of 1:58.76 and was the anchor for the 1,600-meter relay that finished fifth overall.


Alumni Update - Cassidy Shepherd (Westminster)

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BEAVER FALLS, Pa. – The Westminster College outdoor track & field teams competed in the two-day Presidents'Shepherd Westminster Athletic Conference (PAC) Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Friday and Saturday, April 28-29. Geneva College hosted the event.

The Titan women's team finished second out of 10 schools with 118 points. The Titan men's team placed fifth out of 10 schools with 87.50 points.

Senior Cassidy Shepherd, a Greensburg Salem graduate, who won the pole vault for the first time in her career on Friday, placed third in the long jump on Saturday with a leap of 16 feet, 1.75 inches (4.92m) and was the first leg of the 400 relay team that finished third with a school season-best time of 50.94.


(photo courtesy of Westminster College)


Alumni Update - Courtney McQuaide (Slippery Rock)

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ASHLAND, Ohio – The Slippery Rock University women's track and field team recorded 13 Pennsylvania State AthleticMcQuaide SRU Conference qualifying marks, one NCAA provisional mark and one event win at the Ashland Alumni Open Saturday.

The lone NCAA mark of the day belonged to Courtney McQuaide, a Greensburg Salem graduate, cleared a personal best height of 3.81 meters in the pole vault.

That effort moves her up to 18th on the national list and could be enough to punch her ticket the National Championships in May.


(photo courtesy of Slippery Rock University)


Baseball: Greensburg Salem serving opponents donuts

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It came as no surprise that Greensburg Salem beat winless Highlands last Thursday.

What was surprising was that the Golden Lions didn't post a shutout -- it had been more than two weeks since they had last surrendered a run.

Greensburg Salem (8-3) has been excellent on the mound this season, and a recent four-game stretch saw their pitchers perform their best yet. The Golden Lions pitched four consecutive shutouts -- all coming in section play -- to ascend to third place in Class 4A Section 1. After topping Highlands, 8-6, the Golden Lions are 7-3 in the section.

The shutout run included wins against Derry Area (3-0), Yough (9-0), Indiana (6-0) and Freeport (2-0). Alec Shaw fired shutouts in two of those games, throwing a three-hitter against Derry and giving up just five hits against Freeport.


Greensburg Salem two-sport star commits to Seton Hill

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 Greensburg Salem’s Alec Shaw has elected to continue his athletic career in the comfort of his own backyard. Shaw committed to Seton Hill University, which is 2.9 miles away from Greensburg Salem High School.

Shaw is a wrestling and baseball star for the Golden Lions, but his success didn’t come without some bumps in the road.


In his wrestling career, Shaw missed his freshman year and a majority of his junior season due to an elbow injury. He was able to bounce back with a strong senior campaign, finishing sixth at the PIAA championships at 170 pounds.


He finished the year 40-5. He also won his first title at the Westmoreland County Coaches’ Association wrestling tournament and wrestled for Team WPIAL against Team Georgia at the Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic.


Shaw is also a pitcher for the Golden Lions baseball team, which stands at 4-3 overall and 3-3 in Class 4A Section 1.


Shaw played on the football team for three years, but elected to focus on wrestling and baseball his senior season.