McDowell Track and Field

established 1957

1980

Coach: Mike Strutt
Scores
Conneaut (OH)
W 82.5- 44.5
Titusville
W 82-68
Cathedral Prep
W 103-47
Tech Memorial
L 64-86
East
W 104-37
Academy
W 107-43
Franklin
W 119-31
Strong Vincent
W 91-59
Kane Invitational
3rd
Metro Championship
2nd
District 10 Championship
2nd
The 1980 boys track team was led by Stu Shoskin, who was the Metro and District 10 Champ in the 110 meter and 300 meter hurdles, he also placed 4th at states in 110 meter hurdles. Mike Goodwin led the team in points as well as being the best sprinter. The team finished 2nd in the Metro and in District 10.

1981

Coach: Mike Strutt
Scores
Titusville
W 103-47
Academy
L 62-68
East
W 111-39
Tech Memorial
L 71-79
Cathedral Prep
L 59-91
Strong Vincent
W 109-41
Kane Inviational
4th
Youngsville Invitional
1st
Metro Championship
4th
District 10 Championship
4th
Mark Dennen was the Most Outstanding Track and Field Performer, as well as the Best Field Performer. Leading the team on the track were: Dan Kuligowski, Ralph Yannayon, Mike Brown, and Steve DeHort. The team struggled to a 2-3 record in the Metro to finish 4th. They also placed 4th in the Metro and District 10 Championships

1982

Coach: Mike Strutt
Scores
Harbor Creek
W 100-47
Fairview
W 100-42
Fort LeBoeuf
W 92-58
East
W 91.2- 58.2
Tech Memorial
W 79-71
Cathedral Prep
W 90-60
Strong Vincent
W 106-44
Academy
W 122-28
Youngsville Invitational
1st
Kane Invitational
1st
Metro Championship
1st
District 10 Championship
2nd
The team went undefeated at 8-0, and won the Youngsville, and Kane Invitationals. They also won the Metro title, and finished as the runner-up in the District 10 Championship.

1983

Coach: Mike Strutt
Scores
Girard
W 113-37
Fairview
W 110-40
Harbor Creek
W 119-31
Oil City
L 72-78
Tech Memorial
W 90-55
East
W 111-39
Cathedral Prep
W 84-66
Academy
W 122-28
Strong Vincent
W 110-40
Kane Invitational
2nd
Metro Championship
1st
District 10 Championship
3rd
Three athletes became district champs, qualifying for states. Tim Davis placed 5th at states in the discus, Craig Owens qualified in the shot put, and Dana Dobbs in the triple jump. Tim set a new Metro record with a discus throw of 159 feet, 5 inches. Dana Dobbs and Kevin Flowers set new school records in the triple jump and high jumps. Dana also tied the record in the 100 meter dash.

1984

Coach: Mike Strutt
Scores
Girard
 
North East
 
Tech Memorial
 
Cathedral Prep
 
Harbor Creek
 
Oil City
 
Strong Vincent
 
Academy
 
East
 
Giard Relays
 
Lakeview Invitational
 
Metro Championship
1st
District 10 Championship
1st

For the first time since 1973, the boys' won the district title.  They also won the Metro Championship for the 3rd straight year.  

1985

Coach: Bob Hoffman
Scores
Harbor Creek
W 101-49
Girard
W 123-27
Strong Vincent
W 120-30
Oil City
W 87-63
Academy
W 104-46
Cathedral Prep
W 123-27
Tech Memorial
W 128-22
Franklin
W 107.5- 42.5
East
W 122-48
Butler Invitational
5th
Mount Lebanon Invitational
6th
Metro Championship
1st
District 10 Championship
1st
PIAA State Championship
8th
In coach Bob Hoffman's first year, the boys track team won the Metro and District 10 meet and finished 8th at states, and had a 9-0 record. New District records were set in the triple jump, and the high jump by Kevin Flowers. Flowers went on to finish 2nd in the triple jump at states, and 5th in the high jump.

1986

Coach: Bob Hoffman
Scores
East
W 99-51
Corry
W 92-58
Oil City
W 76.5- 73.5
Girard
W 135-15
Academy
W 116-34
Cathedral Prep
W 94-56
Tech Memorial
W 114-36
Strong Vincent
W 98-52
Franklin
W 78-72
Butler Invitational
9th
Metro Championship
1st
District 10 Championship
1st
Rick Flowers qualified for the state championship and was one of 27 athletes that qualified for the District 10 Championship. Dave Clark set the school & district record in the 800 meter run. The team ended undefeated again at 9-0, and won the Metro and District crowns.

1987

Coach: Bob Hoffman
Scores
Academy
W 106-44
Cathedral Prep
W 111-39
Meadville
W 113-36
Strong Vincent
W 123-27
Oil City
W 104.5- 45.5
Tech Memorial
W 116-34
Franklin
W 110-30
East
W 117.5- 32.5
Seneca
W 117-33
Wheeling Invitational
1st
Metro Championship
1st
District 10 Championship
1st
The boys’ team went undefeated at 9-0 and captured the Metro and District 10 crowns. Outstanding athletes on the team included Rick Flowers, John Mumford, and Dave Clark. Clark set a new Metro record in the 800 meter run with a 1:56.78.

1988

Coach: Bob Hoffman
Scores
Butler
L 74-76
Norwin
W 80-70
Corry
L 56-94
Strong Vincent
W 125-25
North East
W 118-32
Warren
W 116-33
Mercyhurst Prep
W 133-16
Cathedral Prep
W 120.5- 29.5
Meadville
W 126-24
Oil City
W 107-43
Tech Memorial
W 116-33
Academy
W 125-24
Butler Inviational
12th
Metro Championship
1st
District 10 Championship
1st
PIAA State Championship
 
The boys track team once again won the Metro and District 10 titles. They were led by John Mumford, who finished 6th in the long jump at states, and was the Metro and District champ in that event. Sean Cooney placed 6th at states in the pole vault. Brian Pfister placed 8th in the long jump. Derek Sanford placed 8th in the javelin.

1989

Coach: Bob Hoffman
Scores
Cathedral Prep
W 95.5- 54.5
Mercyhurst Prep
W 121-24
North East
W 104-46
Tech Memorial 
W 127-23
Oil City
W 113-37
East
W 111-39
Academy
W 119-31
Strong Vincent
W 128-22
Metro Championship
1st
District 10 Championship
1st
Derek Sanford led the team as the captain. He won districts and placed 9th at states in Javelin. Aaron Pratzel broke the Metro record in the pole vault with a height of 13'4.5''. Chris Spurlin led the distance runners as he broke the 3200 meter school record with a time of 9:38.21. He also took 10th place at the state meet. The 1600 meter relay team took 9th place at states.

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