Cats run, throw to first-place finishes

Bobby Scott, Sports Editor

Pitt-Johnstown men and women’s track and field competed in the Frostburg (Md.) University Invitational this past weekend when both teams had a student-athlete place first in their events.

For the Lady Cats, freshman Rebecca Schorr won the 800-meter run event with a time of 2:26 to lead the way for the team.

Sophomore Jen Harold (400-meter hurdles), junior Elena Mingora (Steeple Chase) and freshman Allie Mondorf (Javelin) all placed second in their events.

Sophomore Marissa Albert ran 21:46 in the 5000-meter run, finishing in third place, while freshman Sasha Peterman finished fourth with a time of 22:45.

“I definitely feel like we are getting better,” Albert said.  “We are all working harder week after week building upon the week before.”

“We are becoming more united as a team as the season progresses since we all know each other better now.”

Freshman Erica Enarusai finished fifth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 28.51, and sixth in the 100-meter dash in 14 seconds.

For the men, junior Zac Muto placed first in the javelin throw event with a distance of 159 feet 1 inch.

Six Mountain Cats finished at least sixth with one finishing second and two of them placing third.

Sophomore Tyler McGraw finished second in the triple jump marking 38 feet 11.5 inches,  while sophomore Ben Germ placed third in the long jump with a distance of 19 feet.

Junior Zac Weyandt also finished third in the 400-meter dash with a time of 51.68.

The teams will next travel to Moon township to compete in the Robert Morris University Invitational April 12.