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Track: Trinity’s Wehrle takes throwing events at West Mifflin

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Trinity’s Tyler Wehrle had a successful Big South Invitational at West Mifflin last Wednesday.

The Hillers senior won the discus with a throw of 122-3, which was more than nine feet farther than his teammate and second-place finisher, Matt Gabriel.

Wehrle also won the shot put with a top throw of 43-7 ¼. Thomas Jefferson’s Anthony Rash finished second at 41-2 ½.

Wehrle’s best throw in the shot put this season, 46-3, is good for 13th in the WPIAL Class AAA this season.  

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Alumni Update - Ashley Morran (Point Park)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

PITTSBURGH -- Point Park University senior shortstop Ashley Morran has been named the KIAC Softball Player of the Week for the second week in a row, the conference announced on Monday (April 7).

Morran, a native of Washington, Pa., and a graduate of Trinity High School, continued her hot streak by hitting .590 (13 for 22) with four doubles, six RBIs and seven runs in six games last week for Point Park (13-11, 8-4 KIAC).

Last year's KIAC Player of the Year is once again proving to be a top player in the conference with a season average of .390 with five home runs and 25 RBIs in 24 games so far this season. She is second in the KIAC in RBIs and third in homers.

In the six games last week, Morran had five mult-hit games, which included two three-hit games. She hit safely in all six games, and she currently has a nine-game hit streak.

 

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Alumni Update - Dan Burt (Duquesne)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

ATLANTA - The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced today the finalists forBurt Duquesne the 2014 Spalding Maggie Dixon Division I Rookie Coach of the Year award, which honors a WBCA Division I head coach who has led his or her team to a successful season during his or her first year at the helm.

Among the finalists are Duquesne's Dan Burt. The Trinity graduate joins Bunky Harkleroad (Cal State Sacramento), Billi Godsey (Iona), Mike Neighbors (Washington) and Megan Gebbia (American).

The winner will be honored during the fourth annual WBCA Awards Show on Monday, April 7, in the Omni Nashville Hotel's Broadway Ballroom. This event is part of the WBCA National Convention, which is held in conjunction with the NCAA Women's Final Four.

(photo courtesy of Duquesne University)

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Softball: Trinity gets leg up in section race

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

It was only one game, but Trinity has leapt to the top of Class AAA Section 3 with a win over Montour in the section opener for both teams. The win was significant for a number of reasons. For one it came against Montour, the second-place finisher from a year ago who appears to have the best chance to end Trinity's section title reign. The win also came on the road, at Montour. And lastly, the win was impressive, a 10-3 domination.

Trinity won the section last year with an 11-1 record ahead of Montour (9-3) and West Allegheny (8-4).

"The way that I see it, there are four teams looking to battle for those three spots, Trinity, West Allegheny, South Fayette and us," Montour skipper Sarah Capp said.

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Alumni Update - Melissa Poach (Waynesburg)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

ALLIANCE, Ohio – The Waynesburg University men's and women's track & field teams traveled to the University of Mount Union on Saturday to compete in the Jim Wuske Invitational. The Yellow Jacket women's day was highlighted by a record-setting performance from senior Melissa Poach in the 500 meters.

Poach took second in the event with a time 1:26.20 and placed first amongst all non-scholarship competition in the event. The Trinity graduate also competed as a member of the 4x400-meter and distance medley relays.