At the April 13 Warrior Invitational (Central Valley), Riverside took the boys’ team title. In the win, Shane Fisher had two first place finishes for the Panthers: the javelin and pole vault. He also finished fifth in the triple jump and fourth in the 110 meter hurdles.
“On [April 16] we ran Shenango and Union and we won both those meets,” said Riverside boys’ coach Chuck Kotuby. “These are all section meets. [Wednesday] we ran Ellwood City and won 116-44. So we have one more section meet on Monday [April 22] against Neshannock.”
Riverside also hosted the Beaver County Championships this past weekend.
“We’re getting so good it’s almost scary,” said Kotuby. “It’s really on the backs of our seniors. We had Bobby Gould break the school rec in the 100 at 10.8, also 22.7 in the 200. We’ve also got Shane Fisher on pole vault and javelin. Our thrower Austin Sheridan did two personal bests 145 feet 8 inches, and 146-2 in the discus.”
These three athletes are all on the current WPIAL Class AA boys’ Honor Roll.
Kotuby continued. “On the relay teams I have two junior twins - Aaron and Matt Tedy. They do everything from the 100 to the 800. Matt ran a good time in the 400 -- 52.1 [seconds].”
Kotuby summarized the only way you could about the Riverside boys’ track team:
“We’re becoming a very sold team in every event.”