High School Sports

High school track and field: St. Joseph’s runners set school marks

Brian Hackman won a pair of events and broke the St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy record in the 800 meters in the Mount Lebanon Invitational on Saturday.

Hackman won the 800 in 2:02.33, which also broke the meet record. Teammate Eli Urban was fourth in 2:10.95. Hackman also won the 1,600 in 4:35.40, while Eli Urban was third in 4:41.24.

Sam Denezza placed seventh in the shot put with a heave of 36-9.

On the girls’ side Jordan Wiser and Ana Legaspi set school marks.

Wiser set the Wolves’ mark in the 1,600 meters as her 5:41.30 time placed sixth. Legaspi ran 14.46 in the 100 to place 12th.

Later, Legaspi joined Aubrey Weiss, Monica Surovec and Cecelia Surovec to break the school mark by running 58.22 to place fifth in the 4x100 relay. Grace Cousins met the district qualifying time as she placed 10th in the 3,200 (12:53.82).

Xabine Stager-Kamats had the Wolves’ best individual finish by tying for third in the pole vault by clearing 7-0.

Asara Clark (27-7) placed eight in the shot put, while Courtney Gregory was eighth in the discus (83-5).

“Our girls team is the strongest we have ever had and it was great to watch them open up the season with a high level of confidence,” St. Joseph’s coach Jayson Jackson said.

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