4 WPIAL athletes win multiple individual golds at TSTCA indoor championship

Sunday, February 17, 2019 | 5:02 PM

Mt. Lebanon junior Patrick Anderson ran the state’s fastest mile Saturday and four WPIAL athletes won multiple individual gold medals at the TSTCA indoor championships in Edinboro.

Fox Chapel’s Kate Carnevale, Bethel Park’s Emily Carter, Oakland Catholic’s Jayla Ellis and Baldwin’s Brendan O’Malley won two individual events apiece.

Carnevale also helped Fox Chapel win the girls distance medley relay.

Anderson won the boys mile in 4:19.07, just ahead of North Allegheny senior Zachary Kinne (4:19.42). Anderson’s time was the fastest run by any Pennsylvania high school athlete this winter and Kinne’s now ranks second, according to MileSplit statistics.

Ephrata’s Tyler Shue is third at 4:20.86.

The PTFCA state championship is Feb. 24 in State College.

Carnevale won the girls 60- and 200-meter runs, Carter won the girls mile and 3,000-meters and Jayla Ellis won the girls 60-meter hurdles and long jump.

O’Malley won the boys 200 and 400 meters. Erie McDowell’s Caleb Mabins also was a multiple winner, claiming gold in the boys triple jump and long jump.

Also winning boys events were Canon-McMillan’s Kamden Martin (60 meters), Indiana’s Kendall Branan (800), North Allegheny’s Daniel McGoey (3,000), Waynesburg’s Daniel Layton (60 hurdles), Penn-Trafford’s Chris Calligan (high jump) and Butler’s Jack Codispot (pole vault).

Branan also led Indiana’s 1,600- and 3,200-meter relay teams to victory Saturday.

The additional girls winners were Upper St. Clair’s Jane Madison (400), Greensburg Salem’s Malia Anderson (800), Hempfield’s Jenna Uncapher (high jump) and Mackenna Orie (shot put), and Waynsburg’s Taylor Shriver (pole vault).

TSTCA championship results

Chris Harlan is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Chris by email at charlan@triblive.com or via Twitter .

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