McGuffey junior Riley Dunn repeats as WPIAL rifle champion
Thursday, February 9, 2023 | 5:21 PM
Dunn finished with a score of 200-19x, the same score she won with last year. Mach finished at 200-18x.
Dunn is the second competitor to win back-to-back WPIAL titles, joining Wayneburg’s Selena Phillips (2018-19).
Dunn gave McGuffey its sixth title in the event. In addition to her championship last year, West Lauff (2005), Joe Nuzum (2006), Rebekah Ashbrook (2008) and John Hupp (2011) also won for the Highlanders.
Girls have won the championship in the co-ed event in seven of the last eight years.
The top 16 finishers qualify for states.
McGuffey’s Rachael Cox, Trinity’s Parker Miller, Washington’s Chelsea Patrick and Butler’s Hayleigh Gorog finished with scores of 200-16x. West Greene’s JLin Scott, Armstrong’s Owen Hillegass, Mt. Lebanon’s JT Westwood and Bethel Park’s Gianni LaMolinare were next at 200-15x.
Westwood and Penn-Trafford teammates Carlee Valenta and Seth Baughman were honored by the WPIAL for recording perfect seasons.
Valenta and Warriors teammate Dominic Nicotero just missed out on qualifying for states with scores of 200-13x.
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