Lady Spartan/Wildcat Invite Recap

On Friday we traveled to the Lady Spartan/Wildcat Invite hosted at Latrobe Memorial Stadium. We were able to turn in several medal winning and district qualifying performances.

The Lady Spartan portion of the meet was started by my HS during my junior year. The Wildcat Invitational began a few years later. Eventually they combined it into one meet to create a showcase of great competition. We’re very fortunate we were able to see and be a part of it. As an example, one of the top athletes in the country, North Allegheny’s Ayden Owens, dominated on the track and in the field in the hurdles, long jump, and pole vault.

I think you’ve got to pay the price for anything that’s worthwhile, and success is paying the price. You’ve got to pay the price to win, you’ve got to pay the price to stay on top, and you’ve got to pay the price to get there. – Vince Lombardi

We faced a lot of AAA competition and the team was able to make their mark, by producing several top-25 performances on the day. It was a great test for as we prepare for the rest of the season. The key thing we are continuing to focus on is doing things well and executing. When we get too caught up in splits, times, distances, we are not able to reach a FLOW state, and be in the zone.

Champions are champions not because they do anything extraordinary but because they do ordinary things better than anyone else. – Chuck Noll

Since it is a six-lane track, medals went to the top 6 in each event. Izzy Warren and Kathleen Simander lead the way for the girls as they turned in third place efforts with new school records in the 100m hurdles and 800, respectively. Sera Mazza chipped in a 5th place in the 1600. Earlier in the day, Sera and Kathleen teamed up with Lindsey Carmack and Addie Ebbs to finish 5th in the 4×8. Myah Chappell added a 6th place in the 400. Carter Kauffman earned two medals for the boys finishing 6th in the 1600 and 5th in the 3200. The girls finished 9th overall, while the boys placed 16th as a team.

Much of the gap between us and the top is in our heads. This is why the execution and focus on the details is so critical. At some point in life you have to be willing to bet on yourself, and this isn’t just for sport, but in anything that means something to you. We have to constantly try to create a new normal which lies outside of our comfort zone. A lot of times early in the season, we go to what feels comfortable, when we need to do the opposite and test our limits to find the edge. Willpower and courage are just like muscles, we have to use them daily to strengthen them. This is why Virgil said, fortune favors the bold.

There is only a half step difference between the champions and those who finish on the bottom. And much of that half step is mental. – Tom Landry

Top 25 Performances (Bold-school record; *-new district qualifier)
25. Cole Bernier, 12.44

21. Cole Bernier, 25.09

6. Myah Chappell, 1:04.64*


3. Kathleen Simander, 2:26.11*
12.Addie Ebbs, 2:34.94*


5. Sera Mazza, 5:39.48
16. Maggie Urban, 6:13.89
24. Camryn Eby, 6:26.18

6. Carter Kauffman, 4:44.50


10. Lexi Kranich, 12:46.65*
13. Lindsey Carmack, 13:15.14*
23. Emma Youngmark, 14:16.09

5. Carter Kauffman, 10:12.75
22. Max Wortman, 11:21.92


100m Hurdles
3. Izzy Warren, 16.68
16. Clare Marsh, 18.44


8. Clare Marsh, 50.38

4x400m Relay
8. Myah Chappell, Addie Ebbs, Kathleen Simander, Clare Marsh, 4:28.66*

4x800m relay
5. Kathleen Simander, Lindsey Carmack, Sera Mazza, Addie Ebbs, 10:17.71


20. Theo Spychalski, 121-3

21. Michaela Maynard, 76-11

24. Michaela Maynard, 81-4

Long Jump
9. Izzy Warren, 15-4.5*

Triple Jump
8. Izzy Warren, 34-1.25

High Jump
16. Sarah Watkins, 4-7

District Standards 

District Qualifiers | PIAA Schedule/Standards
4x800m relay

100m hurdles
Izzy Warren
Clare Marsh

Addie Ebbs
Sera Mazza
Carter Kauffman

Myah Chappell

300m Hurdles
Clare Marsh

Carter Kauffman
Kathleen Simander
Addie Ebbs

Carter Kauffman
Addie Ebbs
Sera Mazza
Lexi Kranich
Lindsey Carmack

4x400m relay

Triple Jump
Izzy Warren

Long Jump
Izzy Warren

People on the Bubble
Boys’ 4x400m relay team
Myah Chappell (200)
Camryn Eby (3200)
Clare Marsh (triple jump)
Michaela Maynard (shot put, discus, javelin)
Sarah Watkins (high jump)
Maggie Urban (1600)
Max Wortman (3200)
Tommy DeNezza (100)
Cole Bernier (100, 200)
Izzy Warren (200)

The Wolves return to action on Tuesday against Central Mountain. Thanks for the continued support and encouragement.


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