McDowell Track and Field

established 1957

2010

Coach: Joe Sanford
Scores
Fort LeBoeuf
W 92-48
North East
W 92-41
General McLane
W 94-56
Central Tech
W 108-49
Mercyhurst Prep
W 108-30
East
W 118-27
Strong Vincent
W 118-39
Cathedral Prep
W 98-52
South Hills Classic
2nd
Brookville Inviational
2nd
Butler Inviational
1st
McDowell Inviational
1st
TSTCA Outdoor Championship
2nd
Baldwin Invitational
1st
Region 5
1st (6-0) 
District 10 Championship
1st
PIAA State Championship
10th 
The 2010 team was led by Pat Cochran, who finished 2nd at the state meet in the triple jump and set the school record (48-9.5). John Dahlstrand also placed at the state meet with a fourth place finish in the high jump (6-6). Greg Garmon placed 6th at the state meet in the 200, an event that he set the school record (21.89). Garmon also set the indoor school record in the 200 and the 400, while placing in both events. Jon Pohl placed 8th in the Javelin at states in his first year in the event. The team won their 39th straight dual meet, on route to another Region and District 10 Championship year. Joe Sanford resigned after the first meet because of issues that were not being resolved with the track runway. Becky Glus and Bill Hoffman took over as co-interim head coaches.

2011

Coach: Becky Glus
Scores
Central Tech
W 123-24
Mercyhurst Prep
W 123-40
Fort LeBoeuf
L 65-85
East
W 124-7 
Strong Vincent
W 99-33
Cathedral Prep
W 84-66
South Hills Classic
 
TSTCA Outdoor Championship
4th 
Brookville Inviational
Butler Inviational
2nd
McDowell Inviational
1st 
Baldwin Invitational
Region 5
2nd (5-1)
District 10 Championship
1st 
Becky Glus took over for her first full season as head coach. The team lost to Fort LeBoeuf in a dual meet to lose the Region 5 title, but they revenged that loss to win the District 10 Championship for the 6th straight season. The team was led by John Dahlstrand, who placed 7th in the high jump at states. He was also the district champ in the triple jump. De'vion Tate placed 8th in the long jump at states after barely meeting the state standard in the district championship.

2012

Coach: Becky Glus
Scores
Mercyhurst Prep
W 80-64
Central Tech
W 103-46
Fort LeBoeuf
W 104-46
Strong Vincent
W 98-41
East
W 107-24
Cathedral Prep
L 50-100
South Hills Classic
9th
Butler Invitational
3rd
TSTCA Outdoor Championship
9th 
McDowell Invitational
1st
Baldwin Inviational
10th 
Region 5
2nd (5-1)
District 10 Championship
3rd
PIAA State Championship
45th
For the second straight year, the boys team finished 2nd in Region 5. Leading the team was De'vion Tate, who was the the district champ in the long jump and the triple jump. He placed 6th in the state in the triple jump, and 7th in the long jump. During the indoor season, he placed 3rd in the long jump and 8th in the triple jump. He set both the indoor school record in the long jump (22-7), and the outdoor record (23-0.5) in the same event. Stephen Deak placed 6th indoors in the 400. He was the 200 and 400 meter champ at districts. Chad Ackerman won the pole vault at districts. Caleb Cordell broke his own school record in the indoor 3000.

2013

Coach: Becky Glus
Scores
Mercyhurst Prep
W 95-50
Central Tech
W
Fort LeBoeuf
W
Strong Vincent
W
East
W
Cathedral Prep
L 58-98
South Hills Classic
 
Butler Inviational
14th 
McDowell Inviational
 
Baldwin Inviational
 
Region 5
2nd (5-1)
District 10 Championship
4th 
The team was led by point leader Gino Brown and by freshman, Caleb Sanford, who was the district champ in the pole vault at 14’3”. Also leading the team was Jamie Szymczak, who placed 6th indoors in the triple jump at 45’1 ½”.

2014

Coach: Becky Glus
Scores
Central Tech
W 106-40
Mercyhurst Prep
W 88-57
Fort LeBoeuf
W 85-65
Strong Vincent
W 145-2
East
W 111-37
Cathedral Prep
L 47-103
South Hills Classic
 
Butler Inviational
15th
McDowell Invitational
 
Baldwin Inviational
 
Region 5
2nd (5-1)
District 10 Championship
9th 
PIAA State Championship
13th
Sophomore Caleb Sanford became a member of the All-State team in the pole vault with a 2nd place finish at states at 15’0”. He was also the district champ in that event for the second straight year. Daniel Commey was also All-State in both indoors in the Long Jump, with a second place finish, and a third place finish outdoors in the same event. He was the district champ in both the long jump and the triple jump. Both his performances were school records.  

2015

Coach: Becky Glus
Scores
Central Tech
W 112-29
General McLane
W 92-49
Mercyhurst Prep
W 88-49
Strong Vincent
W 124-25
East
W 142-3
Cathedral Prep
L 47-103
South Hills Classic
 
TSTCA Outdoor Championship
10th
Harbor Creek Invitational
21st
Butler Inviational
 
McDowell Invitational
6th
Baldwin Inviational
 
Region 5
2nd (5-1)
District 10 Championship
4th 
PIAA State Championship
46th
Caleb Sanford placed at states in the pole vault both indoors (3rd) and outdoors (4th). He was also the district champ for the third time in that event.

2016

Coach: Becky Glus
Scores
Central Tech
W 120-26
Strong Vincent
W 144-5
Mercyhurst Prep
W 132-17 
General McLane
W 95-55
East
W 139-13
Cathedral Prep
L 66-83
South Hills Classic
 
Butler Inviational
 
McDowell Invitational
 
Baldwin Inviational
 
Region 5
2nd (5-1)
District 10 Championship
2nd 
PIAA State Championship
48th 
Caleb Sanford ended his brilliant career with an indoor state title in the pole vault. He also earned a 4th place finish outdoors. He ended his career as a 4-time district champ in the event. Matt Kelly also won districts in the long jump.

2017

Coach: Joe Sanford
Scores
Cathedral Prep
W 88-57
General McLane
W 107-43
Conneaut (OH)
W 110-42
Central Tech
W 113-37
Strong Vincent
W 139-10
East
W 141-8
South Hills Classic
4th
Harbor Creek Inviational
2nd
Butler Inviational
5th
McDowell Inviational
1st
Baldwin Inviational
Region 6
1st (6-0)
District 10 Championship
1st

With the return of coach Joe Sanford, the team won the Region title for the first time since 2010, and the district title for the first time since 2011.  Leading them at the district championship were individual champions  Kody Rinkevich in the 200, and Caleb Mabins in the triple jump  . The 4 x 100 relay team of  Torrey Quinn, Ed Nientimp, Collin Christensen and Kody Rinkevich were also district champs.  

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