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Butler boys claim W.Pa. indoor track and field title

Landon Lacey won the 400 meters and the Golden Tornado won a pair of relay events on Saturday as the Butler boys captured the Tri-State Track Coaches Association Indoor Track and Field championship at Edinboro.

Butler tallied 54.5 team points to beat out second-place North Allegheny’s 46. Mt. Lebanon had 43 points.

The Tornado girls finished in seventh place with 33.5 points. North Allegheny finished first with 92 points.

Butler placers in the meet follow:


400: 1-Landon Lacey 50.73

4x200: 1-Chris Rubcic, Landon Lacey, Kevin Shriver, David Graef 1:32.21

4x400: 1-Chris Rubcic, Griffin Bauer, Jacob Fallecker, Landon Lacey 3:31.28

4x800: 2-Zach Slear, Ethan Thomas, Logan Roges, Drew Knight 8:21.89

200 meters: 3-Chris Rubcic 22.93, 8-David Graef 23.34

High Jump: 3-Orein McBride-Cager 5-9.5

400 Meters: 6-Aaron Stebick 52.65

800 Meters: 8-Zachary Slear 2:01.93


4x800: 3-Ava Brewster, Makayla McLister, Lyla Bowden, Madi McGarrah 9:58.78

3,000 Meters: 5-Ava Brewster 10:38.44

High Jump: 5-Jocie Slesinski 5-1.25

4x400: 5-Audrey Lehman, Adraya Baxter, Madi McGarrah, Lauren Bowden 4:14.89

Distance Medley Relay: 5-Ava Brewster, Makayla McLister, Lyla Bowden, Macie McLister 13:34.77

Long Jump: 5-Aubrey Rock 16-5.5

High Jump: 6-Grace Nichols 4-11.25

4x200: 6-Jocie Slesinski, Aubrey Rock, Ari Morrow, Lauren Bowden 1:51.20

200 Meters: 7-Lauren Bowden 26.80

Slippery Rock — The Rockets sent a contingent of athletes to a meet at Youngstown State University and broke four school records.

Eli Anderson placed second in the boys 60-meter hurdles with a school-record time of 8.24 seconds, qualifying him for the state meet. Dustin Joyce placed third in the triple jump with a school-record distance of 43 feet, 5 inches, qualifying him for the state meet. He also placed fifth in the long jump with a leap of 20-0.5.

Sarah Montgomery placed sixth in the girls triple jump with a distance of 31-9.5.

Tyler Arblaster broke his school record in the 200 meters with a time of 23.11 and freshman Kasey Yeager broke the indoor school record in the 1,600 meters with a time of 5 minutes, 49.12 seconds.

Boys Basketball

Josh Book scored seven points as Slippery Rock dropped a 42-19 decision at Grove City over the weekend.

Nathan Greer and Brett Loughery scored 13 points each for Grove City, which built a 33-15 lead through three quarters.


Reagan Connelly won the 100 backstroke and took second in the 50 freestyle for Mars at the MAC Championships over the weekend. Bryn Wilson took second in the 200 free and Emily Mueller was second in diving with a score of 382.90.

Mars placers in the meet follow:


Diving: 2-Emily Mueller 382.90, 6-Mya Lee 346.80

200 Medley Relay: 3-Mars

200 Free Relay: 2-Mars

50 Free: 2-Reagan Connelly, 7-Victoria Symchak

100 Back: 1-Reagan Connelly

200 IM: 7-Sarah Maloney

100 Free: 7-Victoria Symchak

100 Breast: 8-Victoria Symchak

200 Free: 2-Bryn Wilson

100 Butterfly: 3-Bryn Wilson


200 Medley Relay: 6-Mars

200 Free Relay: 5-Mars

400 Free Relay: 4-Mars

200 Free: 4-Preston Haynes

100 Free: 6-Preston Haynes

200 IM: 8-Sean Muchnok

100 Breast: 8-Sean Muchnok

500 Free: 7-Peyton Randall


Knoch advanced three wrestlers to the WPIAL 2A Tournament via performances in the Eastern Section meet.

Parker Anderson finished second in his weight class while Owen Layhew placed fourth at 145 pounds and Jarrett Crowe sixth at 121.

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