Rachel Helbling entered last week's WPIAL track championships as the defending champion in the 400-meter dash and unbeaten against WPIAL competition.
She left with a second title and continued her perfect season.
Helbling won the 400 for the second year in a row after finishing in 56.54 seconds. Her closest competitors were Butler's Alexis Leach (57.64), Gateway's Aiyanna Crawford (57.97) and Baldwin's Alaina Stahl (58.62).
Helbling's time was the second-fastest in the WPIAL this season and topped last year's winning finish of 57.19.