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Track: West Mifflin’s Watts charges to another strong performance

Written by Brad Everett on .

Another big invitational, another big performance for West Mifflin standout Micah Watts.

Watts won the 100 and placed in the top three in three other events at last Friday's Butler Invitational. No other athlete had as much success in that many events.

A senior, Watts ran an 11.08 in the 100. Runner-up Alex Trower of Penn Hills finished in 11.30. Watts placed second in the 200 with a time of 22.46 (Central Catholic's Ron George won the title), finished second in the 400 with a mark of 50.66 (Penn Hills' Brennon Hill claimed the title) and came in third in the long jump with a leap of 21-8 ½ (Erie McDowell's Matt Kelly was the winner).

One week earlier, Watts won the 100 and 200 and finished second in the long jump at the Tri-State Track Coaches Association Championships. He captured the long jump title at the PTFCA Indoor State Championships earlier this year.

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Track: South Feature Athlete - West Mifflin’s Micah Watts

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Name: Micah Watts
High School: West Mifflin
Grade: 12
Sport: Track and field
Events: 100, 200, long jump

Background: Watts won the 100- and 200-meter dashes at the Tri-State Track Coaches Association Championships last Saturday at West Mifflin. Watts set personal records in both events, running the 100 in 10.97 and 200 in 22.69. He was also the runner-up in the long jump after leaping 21-4. Watts won the long jump title at the PTFCA Indoor State Championships earlier this year. Watts attends Propel Andrew Street in Munhall, a charter school that does not have a track and field team. A West Mifflin resident, Watts is receiving Division I interest and plans to make a visit to Youngstown State this weekend.

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Alumni Update - Dwight Nelson (Washington & Jefferson)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Washington & Jefferson's Men's and Women's Track & Field teams traveled to Bethany, W.Va. to compete in theNelson WJ Bethany Invitational where the men scored fourth of ten teams and the women finished fifth of ten.

Dwight Nelson, a West Mifflin graduate, finished first in two events, capturing the 400-meter hurdles at 58.12 seconds and throwing 48.64 meters in the javelin.

 

(photo courtesy of Washington & Jefferson College)

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Alumni Update - Rebecca Schorr (Pitt-Johnstown)

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Third place finishes from Kelci Warshel and Rebecca Schorr led the Lady Cat track and field team to an overall 12th place finish atSchorr PJU Saturday and Sunday's 2016 PSAC Indoor Championships at Edinboro University. With her third place finish in the 60 meter hurdles, Warshel qualified for the 2016 NCAA Indoor Championships on March 11-12.

Schorr, a West Mifflin graduate, finished third in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:17 for a new Pitt-Johnstown record.

 

(photo courtesy of University of Pitt-Johnstown)

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Boys Basketball: West Mifflin draws defending champs in first round

Written by Brad Everett on .

West Mifflin opens the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs tonight against a team that has experienced a great amount of recent postseason success.

That opponent just happens to be the defending WPIAL champion.

West Mifflin (12-7), the No. 10 seed, will face No. 7 lndiana (15-7) in a first-round game at Plum. A year ago, the Little Indians won their first WPIAL title since the school joined the league in the 1980s.

This is one of the best first-round matchups in Class AAA. West Mifflin was the runner-up in Section 4 and boasts the second-best scoring offense (74.1 points per game) in the classification. Meanwhile, Indiana lost four starters from last season's team, but still managed to win the Section 3 title for the second year in a row. The Little Indians give up 47.9 points per game, which ranks second in the classification.