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Track: Washington’s relay team wins gold

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Four Washington High School athletes went home with gold medals last weekend.

D’Heaven Kelley, Ben Heim, Quorteze Levy and DeQuay Isbell each ran a leg on the Little Prexies’ 4x800 meter relay that won the event Saturday with a time of 7:58.35.

Wyomissing finished second with a time of 8:02.21.

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Track: Washington senior dashes to another title

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Joe Koch profiles Washington track standout Alyssa Wise.

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"Washington High School's Alyssa Wise might have some concerns going into this week's PIAA Track and Field Championships at Shippensburg University because of a painful left hamstring.

But if she has the same type of success in South Central Pennsylvania as she had under brutal conditions at the WPIAL championships last Thursday at Baldwin High Stadium, she won't complain.

Sporting a heavily taped wrap on her left leg, Wise had an excellent start and maintained her momentum all the way down the stretch to win the Class AA girls 100-meter dash with a record-setting time of 11.95 seconds. Familiar rival Ally Bartoszewicz of Vincentian Academy was second with a time of 12.2 seconds.

The performance will give Wise the opportunity to defend the PIAA Class AA 100-meter championship she won a year ago with a time of 11.85 seconds. But that balky hamstring kept her out of the 200-meter dash in the qualifying meet leading up to the championship, and she will be unable to defend her state title in the half-lap race."

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Track: Wise, Levy lead way for Little Prexies

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Alyssa Wise now holds a record previously owned by an Olympic athlete.

Wise ran the 100 meters in 11.95 seconds Thursday at the WPIAL Class AA championships, breaking the meet record of 12.04 that was set by Lauryn Williams of Rochester in 2001. Williams was the 2004 Olympic silver medalist in the 100 meters and also won a silver medal in the bobsled at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Wise is the defending PIAA champion in the 100 and 200 meters, but only ran the 100 at the WPIAL meet this season. Her personal-best time of 11.8 came at last season’s state championships.

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Track: Little Prexies’ Wise runs well again

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Alyssa Wise is the defending Class AA state champion in the 100 and 200 meters and showed she is still the fastest girl in the area.

Against a strong field Friday at the Baldwin Invitational, Wise pulled away from Hempfield’s Jasmine Jones and Vincentian’s Ally Bartoszewicz to win the 100 meters.

Wise, who will run at Pitt next season, won the 100 with a time of 12.01. Jones, who won the 200 and placed third in the 100 at last season’s WPIAL Class AAA championships, finished second Friday with a time of 12.23. Bartoszewicz, took third with a time of 12.25.

However, Bartoszewicz who beat Wise in the 200 meters at WPIALs last season, beat her again in the 200 Friday by 0.09 seconds. Jones took third in the event.

Wise earned two more silver medals as part of Washington’s 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 meter relay teams that finished runner-up to Hempfield and Latrobe, respectively. 

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Track: Winning a Wise decision at Washington

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Brad Everett profiles Washington track standout Alyssa Wise.

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"Tens of thousands of high school athletes from around Pennsylvania will compete in track and field this spring, but Alyssa Wise is different than all of the others.

Wise is the most decorated female sprinter in the state.

A senior at Washington High School, Wise was a golden girl last season, as she swept the 100- and 200-meter dashes at the PIAA Class AA championships. Her time of 11.85 seconds in the 100 was just 0.07 shy of the PIAA record held by Rochester great Lauryn Williams, an Olympic medalist.

So what will Wise do for an encore before she takes her talents to Pitt? Wise, who chose the Panthers over Syracuse, said she would like to sweep the sprint events at the WPIAL championships, something she did not do last season when she placed second in the 200 to Vincentian's Ally Bartoszewicz."