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Baldwin Invitational - GIRLS' RECAP
Butler's Alexis Leech keeps showing she is a serious contender in the 400 this season. The senior went PA#5 for the victory, clocking an impressive 55.53. South Fayette's Rachel Helbling wasn't far behind, running a PA#7 55.62 for second. Obama Academy's Raven Haston continued her strong season, winning the 100 meters in 12.34, edging out Villa Maria's Style Henry. Fox Chapel's Kate Carnevale won the 200 meters in 25.60.
Oakland Catholic's Jayla Ellis lowered her season best and was just off her PR in the 100 meter hurdles. Ellis went 14.33, a PA#4, for the win. In the 300 meter hurdles, Molly Mangan of Mount Lebanon went PA#10 in a time of 45.19 for a victory.
North Allegheny's Clara Savchik took another win in what turned in to a very fast 3200 meters all around. The junior from NA went 10:39.30, a PA#2, for the win. She got a good challenge, though. Oakland Catholic's Hannah Schupansky hung with her for the first part and ended up third in a PA#9. Ambridge Area's Mica Hanish was second in 10:50.00, which ranks her seventh in PA.
Upper Saint Clair's Savannah Shaw took home the win in the girls' mile (up from the usual 1600). Shaw clocked a 4:57.70, the third fastest time so far in the state this season. Oakland Catholic's Lauren Finikiotis was second in 5:04.06. Butler's Liz Simms ran a great race to win the 800 meters in a PA#9 2:14.96, as Greater Latrobe's Anna Ramsey was second in 2:16.54.
Laurel Highlands' Casey Phelan claimed the win in the pole vault, clearing a season best and PA#7 of 12-3 for the victory. Hempfield Area's Molly DeBone was second with a jump of 11-3.
Bentworth's Brenna Cavanaugh, the indoor state champ, took a big step forward towards trying to defend that title outdoors. The junior jumped an outdoor PR of 18-8 for the win, which is a PA#7. She also took second in the 100 hurdles. Hempfield Area's Gabby Holmberg won a very competitive triple jump with a jump of 37-1, just off her own PA#8.
Hempfield Area's Samantha Orie threw a season best of 41-4.5 to win the shot put in a new PA#10. South Park's Maura Huwalt took home the discus win with a PA#9 throw of 134-8.
Sadie Wetzel of Greater Latrobe cleared 5-3 to win the high jump, while the javelin win went to Thomas Jefferson's Raelin Krueger (122-8).