Penn Hills senior Nevia Orsini has quietly-but-definitively staked her claim among the WPIAL Class AAA’s top hurdlers. Last Tuesday, she tied the time of Hempfield’s Maddie Holmberg for the top spot at the Class AAA Central Section qualifiers. That time was 15.07 seconds (in the 100-meter hurdles).
Penn Hills head coach Lee Zelkowitz added that Orsini is also the fastest leg of the WPIAL fifth-seeded 1600-meter relay. The relay’s other runners are Malika Bowles, Seraya Steward, and Shayla Sisco.
The relay competed at the PTFCA Indoor State championship in February for a time of 3:36.72 and 20th place.
“We have a good chance of that relay team qualifying for states,” said Zelkowitz. The girls’ time at qualifiers was 4:08.56.