Shriver slips over the bar

Waynesburg Central’s Taylor Shriver slips over the bar in the pole vault at the PIAA Class AA Track & Field Championships. Shriver placed fourth in the state meet after the sophomore won the WPIAL gold medal by breaking the record set by Waynesburg graduate Marissa Kalsey. (Photo by Jim Downey)

Waynesburg Central’s Taylor Shriver was the named the Class AA Most Outstanding Field Performer on the 2019 Herald-Standard Girls All-Area Track & Field Team. The team is listed below with Greene County athletes in bold:

3,200 relay: Elizabeth Forward.

Honorable mention: Bentworth, Belle Vernon, Connellsville.

100 high hurdles: Makayla Boda, California.

Honorable mention: Neveah Hamborsky, Connellsville; Payton Chester, Laurel Highlands.

100: Skye Eicher, Frazier.

Honorable mention: Makayla Slack, Southmoreland; Jamilah Copeland, Brownsville.

1,600: Gionna Quarzo, Brownsville.

Honorable mention: Grace Henderson, Belle Vernon; Ashton Reposky, Brownsville.

400: Hannah Seitzinger, Belle Vernon.

Honorable mention: Rachael Grimm, Connellsville; Bre Trussler, California; Brooke Barner, West Greene; Kayla Moninger, Mount Pleasant.

400 relay: Connellsville.

Honorable mention: Brownsville, Laurel Highlands, Ringgold.

300 intermediate hurdles: Makayla Boda, California.

Honorable mention: Emily Sanders, Albert Gallatin.

800: Sydney Urbine, Beth-Center.

Honorable mention: Callie Cunningham, Connellsville; Kendall Shaporka, Frazier.

200: Jamilah Copeland, Brownsville.

Honorable mention: Rachael Grimm, Connellsville; Skye Eicher, Frazier; Kyela Dungee, Ringgold.

3,200: Gionna Quarzo, Brownsville.

Honorable mention: Grace Henderson, Belle Vernon.

1,600 relay: Belle Vernon.

Honorable mention: Connellsville.

Discus: Ezra Johnson, Belle Vernon.

Honorable mention: Madison Brooks, Waynesburg Central.

Shot put: Madison Brooks, Waynesburg Central/Hannah Hughes, Elizabeth Forward.

Honorable mention: Ezra Johnson, Belle Vernon; Emily Buwawa, Laurel Highlands; Alexis Jacobs, Southmoreland; Chloe Jaworski, Mount Pleasant.

Javelin: Brianna Spirnak, Elizabeth Forward.

Honorable mention: Mya Klejka, Mount Pleasant; Casey Weightman, Belle Vernon; Kierra Rose, Uniontown; Elli Cook, Connellsville; Odessa Hillard, Albert Gallatin; Allison Humbertson, Laurel Highlands.

High jump: Dejuanna Gile, Elizabeth Forward/Bree Echegaray, Waynesburg Central.

Honorable mention: Grace Henderson, Belle Vernon; Sydney Baciak, Belle Vernon; Mercedes Smartnick, Southmoreland; Emma Seto, Brownsville.

Triple jump: Aniya Tarpley, Brownsville.

Honorable mention: Kaylynn Frum, Albert Gallatin.

Long jump: Juliana Fowler, Waynesburg Central.

Pole vault: Taylor Shriver, Waynesburg Central.

Most Outstanding Overall Performer: Gionna Quarzo, Brownsville.

Class AAA Most Outstanding Field Performer: Brianna Spirnak, Elizabeth Forward.

Class AAA Most Outstanding Track Performer: Hannah Seitzinger, Belle Vernon.

Class AA Most Outstanding Field Performer: Taylor Shriver, Waynesburg Central.

Class AA Most Outstanding Track Performer: Skye Eicher, Frazier.

Most Outstanding Coaching Staff: Class AAA, Belle Vernon (Chris Stasicha); Class AA, Brownsville (Jim Barak).

NOTES: Local girls won 25 WPIAL medals and five more at the PIAA meet including Waynesburg Central’s Taylor Shriver with a bronze in the pole vault. ... Shriver broke for the WPIAL mark in the pole vault of 12-6 set by former Waynesburg great Marissa Kalsey in 2012, clearing 12-7 for the top spot on the awards stand. The sophomore hit a vault of 12 feet to share third place in the PIAA meet. ... Brownsville and Waynesburg Central shared team medal honors with four WPIAL and one PIAA medal apiece. Belle Vernon and Elizabeth Forward both had a total of four medals. California and Frazier had combined totals of three medals, Southmoreland girls won a pair, and West Greene, Beth-Center, Mount Pleasant and Connellsville each had one.

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