Alumni Update - Todd Lee (Mercyhurst)

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ERIE, Pa. – The Mercyhurst University Athletic Hall of Fame, now in its 20th year of existence, will welcome eight new individuals and one new team on Saturday during the Reunion Weekend.

The honorees, along with pertinent information, are listed below:

Todd Lee was a member of the Mercyhurst men's basketball team from 1983 until 1988. A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., and graduate of Penn Hills High School, Lee was one of the top scorers and rebounders in Laker basketball history.

A product of Penn Hills High School, the 6-foot-5 forward ranks third on Mercyhurst's all-time scoring list and third on its all-time rebounds list. He also rates sixth in steals. Until the recent 2015-16 season, he held the program record for games played.


Lee had a strong start to his collegiate career, becoming a key contributor in his freshman season. He followed with award-winning seasons over the next two years. Twice, he was named to the Erie Morning News All-Big Five First Team. He received All-District honors from Pittsburgh Press both years and was honored on the NABC All-District Team and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette All-District Team as a junior.


Lee's original senior season was short-lived as he broke a bone in his right foot and appeared in only two games. He was awarded a redshirt and returned for a fifth year to lead the Lakers in nearly every major category: scoring, rebounds, three-point field goals, three-point percentage, blocks and steals. For his efforts, he was named to the Mideast Collegiate Conference All-Conference First Team and the Pittsburgh Press All-District Second Team.



Track: Penn Hills boys make their mark at WPIAL qualifiers

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The Penn Hills boys had several runners perform well at the WPIAL AAA Central Section Qualifier meet last Thursday.

Alex Trower won the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.15 seconds. Plum's Ashton Teeter took second with a time of 11.16. Trower went on to anchor the winning 400 relay team of Cameron Jefferies, Brennon Hill and Cameron Tarrant. They broke the tape in 42.62.

Hill anchored the winning 1,600 relay team of Azeiryus Britt, Keith Batiste and Isaiah Bailey. They broke the tape in 3:22.17. Hill also grabbed gold, breaking the tape in the 400 with a time 49.45.

Bailey won the 800 with a time of 1:57.53. Batiste took third in the 110- (14.62) and 300-meter hurdles (40.35).


Track: East Feature Athlete - Penn Hills' Jayla Ellis

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Name: Jayla Ellis
High School: Penn Hills
Grade: 9
Sport: Track and field
Events: 100 hurdles, long jump, 400 relay, 1,600 relay

Background: Ellis learned hurdles last summer and broke the school record with a time of 14.63 seconds. The time earned her a tie for seventh place in the state. Her outdoor record for the long jump is 17 feet, 11 ½ inches, which she got in a dual meet against Plum.


Track: Penn Hills flexes muscles at South Fayette Invitational

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Penn Hills had several medalists at the South Fayette Invitational last week.

Jayla Ellis started the rally with a gold medal in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.63. She went on to take second in the 300 hurdles (46.40).

Lillia Allen grabbed gold in the discus and shot put. Brianna Pawlowski took fourth in the same event.

For the boys, Alex Trower took top honors in the 100 (11.30). He went on to take third in the 200 with a time of 23.14. Brennon Hill won the 400 in 49.45. Isaiah Bailey added to the tally by running 1:59.15 in the 800.


Photo Journal: Baseball - Penn Hills vs. Central Catholic (April 16)

Written by Marilyn Schwilm on .

Saturday, April 16, 2016 Central Catholic was at Penn Hills for a WPIAL AAAA, Section 3 baseball game.  Final score, Central Catholic 10, Penn Hills 3.  Here are some photos from the game.

Click here for video highlights of the game

Photos by Marilyn C. Schwilm, Tri-State Sports & News Service

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