McDowell Track and Field

established 1957

1990

Coach: Bob Hoffman
Scores
North East
W 97.5- 52.5
East
W 106.5- 34.5
Butler
L 74-76
Academy
W 116-34
Strong Vincent
W 135-15
Mercyhurst Prep
W 123-17
McDowell Invitational
 
Metro Championship
1st
District 10 Championship
1st
PIAA State Championship
12th
Led by Jason Walker's 2nd place finish at states in the pole vault, the McDowell boys track team finished 12th in the state championship, and won the Metro and District 10 Championships. Chris Spurlin, Dennis Deitch, Walt Horner, and Bill Jacobs also established a new school record in the 3200 meter relay with a time of 8:00.48, which was good enough to finish 3rd at the state meet.  Joe Laska and Chris Spurlin were district champs in the 300 meter hurdles (41.95) and the 3200 meter run (9:56.64).  Mike Stumpf placed 8th at the state meet in the shot put (50-8.5), and 1st in the district meet (51-0.5). 

1991

Coach: Joe Sanford
Scores
Seneca
W 108-42
Oil City
W 125-25
East
W 144-5
Academy
W 126-24
Tech Memorial
W 142-6 
McDowell Invitational
 
Metro Championship
1st
District 10 Championship
1st
PIAA State Championship
 
The team was led once again by Jason Walker, who became a state champion in the pole vault with height of 15 feet, 8 inches, to establish a new school record. Chris Kozlowski took 2nd place behind Walker in the pole vault with a height of 14 feet. Walt Horner led the team in distance. The team set a scoring record in the Metro meet with 256 points.

1992

Coach: Joe Sanford
Scores
North East
W 107-43
Oil City
L 64-86
Strong Vincent
W 135-15
East
W 125-15
Academy
W 105-45 
Tech Memorial
W 131-19
Cathedral Prep
W 79-71
Mercyhurst Prep
W 101-49
Wheeling Invitational
6th
McDowell Invitational
1st
Butler Invitational
6th
Metro Championship
1st
District 10 Championship
1st
PIAA State Championship
 
The team once again won the Metro and District 10 Championship, and were led at states by Bob Huggins, who placed 6th in the pole vault, and Shane Cairns, who placed 7th in the same event.

1993

Coach: Joe Sanford
Scores
Butler
W 79-71
Norwin
W 93.6- 56.3
Corry
W 116-34
North East
W 103-47
Strong Vincent
W 137-13
East
W 126-23
Central
W 126-24
Mercyhurst Prep
W 148-2
Fort LeBoeuf
W 113-37
Cathedral Prep
W 122-28
Kane Invitational
1st
McDowell Invitational
1st
Metro Championship
1st
District 10 Championship
1st
PIAA State Championship
 
The team was led by Jim Mack, who set the school and district record in the 1600 meter run, placing 3rd at states. Andy Walko also led the team in the long jump. Shane Cairns took 6th place at states in pole vault.

1994

Coach: Joe Sanford
Scores
Butler
L 63-87
Norwin
W 98-52
North East
W 105-45
Mercyhurst Prep
W 129-17
Strong Vincent
W 134-16
East
W 150-0
Central
W 74-21
Cathedral Prep
W 115-35
Wheeling Invitational
5th
Butler Invitational
4th
Kane Invitational
7th
McDowell Invitational
2nd
Baldwin Invitational
2nd
Metro Championship
1st
District 10 Championship
1st
PIAA State Championship
 
The team's Most Valuable Player went to Brandon Sanford, Ryan Rezelle, and T.J. Wellington as the team won their 10th consecutive Metro and District 10 Championship. Rezelle placed 4th in the shot put indoors at states and 8th outdoors.  Brad Wathan placed 5th indoor at states in the pole vault.  

1995

Coach: Joe Sanford
Scores
Butler
W 92-58
Norwin
W 110-40
Corry
W 131-19
North East
W 96-54
Mercyhurst Prep
W 145.5- 4.5
East
W 133-17
Strong Vincent
W 135-15
Central
W 109-41
Cathedral Prep
W 90-60
TSTCA Outdoor Championship
4th
Altoona Invitational
1st
Butler Invitational
4th
McDowell Invitational
1st
Baldwin Invitational
4th
Metro Championship
1st
District 10 Championship
1st
Individual Metro champs included: Josh Chiocco (javelin), John Clemons (pole vault), Kevin Dunlavey (1600), Tim Van Voris, Tony Russ, Matt Moon, and Clint Thompson (3200 relay), Jamie Respecki (400), T.J. Wellington (800), and Jeremy Greenberg (3200). The team won the district title behind individual champs: T.J. Wellington, Jamie Respecki, Mark Ehrensberger, and Steve Mack (3200 relay), T.J. Wellington (800), and Laban Marsh (pole vault).

1996

Coach: Joe Sanford
Scores
Fort LeBoeuf
W 118-32
Warren
W 121-29
North East
W 117-33
Mercyhurst Prep
W 150-0
Cathedral Prep
W 103-47
TSTCA Outdoor Championship
4th
Franklin Relays
3rd
McDowell Invitational
1st
Baldwin Invitational
2nd
Butler Invitational
2nd
Wheeling Invitational
2nd
Metro Championship
1st
District 10 Championship
1st
PIAA State Championship
10th
The team won the Metro and District 10 titles behind Laban Marsh, who tied the school record in the 100 meter dash (11.0), and became an All-American in the pole vault. The team was also led by Eric Faulkner, who was the throwing MVP of the team. The 400 meter relay team set a school record with a time of 43.07 seconds. The team placed 10th at the state meet behind state medalists Laban Marsh (3rd- pole vault, 3rd- 100 meter dash), Eric Faulkner (4th- shot put), B.J. McKay (5th- pole vault), John Clemons (6th- pole vault), and Adam Hartman (8th- high jump).

1997

Coach: Joe Sanford
Scores
Butler
W 95-55
Mercyhurst Prep
W 143-6
North East
W 114-36
Cathedral Prep
W 120-20
General McLane
W 98-52
Cathedral Prep
W 127.5- 32.5
Central
W 127.5- 26
TSTCA Outdoor Championship
1st
Baldwin Invitational
1st
McDowell Invitational
1st
Butler Invitational
1st
Metro Championship
1st
District 10 Championship
1st
PIAA State Championship
3rd
The boys’ team had probably their best season ever to date, losing only in the state meet, where they placed 3rd. At districts, all 3 relay teams won, as well as 7 individuals: Laban Marsh (100 & pole vault), Joey Ciminella (200), Tim Van Voris (800), Mark Smith (110 hurdles), Jeff Peters (300 hurdles), and Rob Grygier (shot put). Laban Marsh set a school and state record in the pole vault (16-1), to become a state champion. He also set a school record in the 100 meter dash (10.51), where he placed 2nd at the state meet. The 400 meter relay team and the 1600 meter relay team set school records and placed 5th at states. B.J. McKay finished one spot behind Laban Marsh in the pole vault with a height of 14'6''.

1998

Coach: Joe Sanford
Scores
Fort LeBoeuf
W 114-36
East
W 131-6
Central
W 131-48
Cathedral Prep
W 115-35
East
W 127-3
Cathedral Prep
W 127-58
Mercyhurst Prep
W 195-26
East
W 195-24
Strong Vincent
W 195-10
TSTCA Outdoor Championship
2nd
Franklin Relays
1st
Butler Invitational
2nd
Baldwin Invitational
1st
Metro Championship
1st
District 10 Championship
1st
PIAA State Championship
12th
The team was led by B.J. McKay, who finished in a tie for 2nd place at states in the pole vault and also set a new district record with a vault of 15 feet, 4 inches. Brent Meyer also placed at states with a 6th place finish in discus. Both the 1600 meter relay and 3200 meter relay teams won the district title and placed 8th at the state meet. The team won their 14th consecutive Metro and District 10 title.

1999

Coach: Joe Sanford
Scores
Butler
L 42-108
North East
W 111-30
Northwestern
W 138-12
Fort LeBoeuf
W 90-60
East
W 138-6
Mercyhurst Prep
W 138-9
Cathedral Prep
W 138-123
Villa Maria
W 138-1
East
W 115-5
Central
W 115-67
TSTCA Outdoor Championship
2nd
Butler Invitational
2nd
McDowell Invitational
2nd
Baldwin Invitational
3rd
Metro Championship
1st
District 10 Championship
2nd
PIAA State Championship
 
The 1999 squad rallied on the second day of the Metro meet to win their 15th straight Metro Championship against a much improved Cathedral Prep team. A week later, Cathedral Prep ended McDowell's 14 year reign as District champs by one point, 102-101. Records were broken in the 800 meter run (1:55.6) by Paul Minor, and the 300 meter hurdles (38.74) by Jeff Peters, who placed 4th at states.

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