Track: West Mifflin speedster runs bases and on the track

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Brad Everett profiles West Mifflin sprinter Todd Sekowski.

2015 0522 WestMifflin BTrack(Photo: West Mifflin's Todd Sekowski, left, edges Kiski Area's Kianta Britton to win the AAA 100 meter dash at the WPIAL track championships last week at Baldwin. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

"For Todd Sekowski, it has always been about baseball.

The sport has served as his passion and athletic focus since he was 6, and it was no different this spring.

A slick-fielding shortstop for West Mifflin, Sekowski batted .333, led the team in runs and stolen bases, and helped the Titans win a section title for the second season in a row. He'll play next season at Alderson Broaddus University in Philippi, W.Va.

In other words, Sekowski's body of work is not exactly the resume you would expect for a recently crowned WPIAL track champion."


Track: West Mifflin sprinters capture three gold medals at WPIALs

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The West Mifflin sprinters have led the boys team all season and at the WPIAL Class AAA championships May 14 at Baldwin they showed they are the best in class by winning three golds while qualifying for states.

Todd Sekowski won the 100 with a time of 10.91 seconds before running the 400 relay with teammates Howie Reid, Kevin Dulak and Phil Jackson, winning with a time of 42.73.

The 1,600 relay team of Cameron Short, Kevin Garbark, Robert Nelson and Jackson used a 3:21.69 mark to finish first.

Garbark also qualified for states with a 22.09 mark in the 200.



Baseball: West Mifflin claims another section title

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West Mifflin rolled to a section title last season.

This season, the Titans decided to let the good times roll.

Make it back-to-back section titles for West Mifflin, which locked up the outright Class AAA Section 4 title with a 2-0 win against South Park last Friday.

Ryan Bytzura was the star for the Titans that afternoon, tossing a one-hit shutout and striking out five. Danny Howard provided the offense with a two-run single. The teams combined for only two hits.


Track: West Mifflin's Garbark making up for lost time

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Brad Everett profiles West Mifflin track standout Kevin Garbark.

2015 0424 WestMifflin BTrack(Photo: West Mifflin's Kevin Garbark heads to the finish line on the winning 1,600-meter relay at the annual Tri-Sate Track Coaches Association Invitational April 11 at West Mifflin. Garbark is one of the top sprinters in the WPIAL. Pam Panchak/Post-Gazette)

"Wearing hot pink or bright yellow spikes, West Mifflin Area sprinter Kevin Garbark often stands out while at the starting block.

When Garbark crosses the finish line, he usually stands alone.

Garbark, a senior, is one of the elite sprinters in Western Pennsylvania, excelling in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes. If that's not enough, Garbark also runs a leg on the 400- and 1,600-meter relay teams, which rank among the best in the WPIAL.

Just as he did last season, Garbark put forth an outstanding performance at last Friday's Butler Invitational, long one of the area's most highly regarded meets. Garbark won titles in the 200 and 400, and placed third in the 100. As a junior last year, Garbark earned track MVP honors by topping the field in the 100 and 200."


Track: West Mifflin athletes shine at Butler Invitational

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The West Mifflin boys and girls teams competed in the Butler Invitational last weekend.

Chandler Killins was the top girls performer, winning the triple jump with a mark of 36 feet, 7.5 inches, while finishing fifth in the long jump with a distance of 17-0.5.

As he's done all year, Kevin Garbak paced the boys team with wins in the 200 (22.48) and 400 (50.47), while finishing third in the 100 with a time of 11.22 seconds.