Laurel Highlands

Bedford

Coach: Brian Creps, 11th season

Career record: 126-33-3

District/Class: 5-AA

2012 record: 10-2

Letterwinners: 23

Coach’s outlook: “With a nice balance of returning letterwinners and newcomers, we hope to compete for the Laurel Highlands and District 5 championships,” Creps said. “We need the inexperienced members of the team to excel in some events to provide depth.”

Roster

Seniors: Cody Bottenfield; Michael Brett; Seth Burket; Caleb Grimes; Ross Howsare; A.J. Imler; Lane Karns; Connor Krauss; Robert Miller; Steven Stroup; Tanner Williams; Niklas Wendt; Jacob Wirick.

Juniors: Blake Baer; Cody DeMoss; Kaden Ellingson; Graham Friant; Zane Growden; Alex Jones; Josiah Koontz; Brandon Martin; Eduardo Munoz Saldana; Austin Ronan; David Seifert; Spencer Wallack; Wyatt Whitfield; Chance Williams; Jordon Yingling; Fengqui Zhang.

Sophomores: Dan Arnold; Jarrod Clapper; Kenneth Collins; Gaspare Grippi; Alex Kendall; Logan Myslinski; Micah Peters; Mathew Piatt; Kyle Pittman; Zach Rhodes; George Zubak.

Freshmen: Zane Baker; August Cook; Josh Grimes; Cody Eisman; Logan Fedorchak; William Kachman; Levi Lingsh; Colton Tew; Eric Will.

Bishop Carroll

Coach: Philip Woo, fifth season

Career record: n/a

District/Class: 6-AA

2012 record: 1-10

Letterwinners: Eight

Coach’s outlook: “We have a highly motivated group of returning athletes with a lot of new faces and a great attitude,” Woo said. “They had a great work ethic in the offseason workouts. They will be asked to do multiple events so they will need to be in shape.”

Roster

Seniors:  Jesse Switzer; Gabriel Gresko.

Juniors: Brad Dressler; Dan Frederick, Brennan Lee; Dan Lesney; Alex Gruss; Ty Krug; Brody Shutty; Eric Smith.

Sophomores: Dan Dunchack; Ed Hegamann; Matt Karlheim; Alex Keim; Donald Lauer; Dane Woo.

Freshmen: Mitchell Hogue, Braden Przybyz.

Bishop McCort

Coach: James Regula, first season

Career record: 0-0

District/Class: 6-AA

2012 record: 3-6-1

Letterwinners: n/a

Coach’s outlook: “The team is working hard and improving every day,” Regula said. “Consequently, we are looking forward to competing.”

Roster

Seniors: Cody Bach; Ryan Eckenrod; Nathan Huffman; Austin Mills; Zach Pfeil; Vincent Pickerill; John Woloschak.

Juniors: Jacob Burgo; Luke DiFrancesco; Nolan Fleegle; Nick Gehlmann; Billy Hipp; Dan Milhalko; Tyler Rugg; Alexander Wherthey.

Sophomores: Dominic Carruba; Lake Dorn; Kyle Deter; Brett Diehl; Marc Eckenrod; R.J. Good; Conner Hagins; Corey Hall; Noah Huffman; Anthony Hutzell; Frankie Illuzzi; Nick Kasisky; Brandon Penrose; Ryan Price; Marc Smith; Nathan Thompson; Patrick Unger.

Freshmen: Jimmy Adamy; Daniel Beahr; Connor Bunn; John Durica; Joey Nemchik; Jordan Wherthey.

Cambria Heights

Coach: Jeff Koss, eighth season

Career record: 50-51

District/Class: 6-AA

2012 record: 8-9

Letterwinners: 21

Coach’s outlook: “We want to work hard each practice and improve on last year’s dual meet win total, qualify as many as possible to districts and hopefully advance a few to states,” Koss said.

Roster

Seniors: Cody Anna; Drew Brown; Bernard Dunegan; Christian Eckenrode; Dustin Imler; Tristin Irwin; Noah Lane; Nathan Lieb; Timothy Link; Joseph Loughran; Garrett Maslonik; Brennan McMurray; Benjamin Myers; Dominic Novella; Taylor O’Hara; Matthew Ramsdell; Cody Shaw; Mathew Warner; Travis Yahner.

Juniors: Joshua Fees; William Hoover; Anthony Huber; Kamden Kruise; Shawn Lacue; Micah McConnell; Benjamin Solensky; Zachary Strasser; Alexander Vesey; Sam Waksmunski; Jedidiah Price Yuknavich.

Sophomores: Isaac Bender; Cort Boring; Michael Dautlick; Jonathan Galinis; Robert Grove; Zachary Lieb; Clayton Schinkle; Justin Shaner; Isaac Stasko.

Freshmen: Alexander Albright; Benjamin Bearer; Trenton Coy; Daimen Dimmick; Austin Gill; Richard Gwizdak; Damon Lechene; Andrew Savering; Angelo Snyder.

Central Cambria

Coach: Matt Miller, third season

Career record: 20-2

District/Class: 6-AA

2012 record: 10-1

Letterwinners: 16

Coach’s outlook: “We will hopefully continue to run a successful program and compete at the conference and district levels,” Miller said. “We will also be looking to get as many of our athletes to the state championships as possible.”

Roster

Seniors: Geno Berdomas; Alex Chiappini; Calvin Crow; Brandon Fox; Jordan Gibson; Tyler Gironda; Justin Gum; Mike Jubas; Luke Kozorosky; Brandon Long; Cody Mack; Luke Marcinko; Zachary Mazzarella; Nick Myers; Sam O’Brien; Jordan O’Farrell; Nick Pagano; Steven Rickard; Tim Shoff; Tayler Sechrengost; Samuel Stevens.

Juniors: Stephen Davis; Zach Gerlach; Justin Jeffers; Matthew Leary; Micah Magley; Chase McHenry; Pedro Mejia; Josh Muffie; Augusta Phillips; Bradley Taylor; Brian Young.

Sophomores: Michael Caddy; Chase Dill; Adam Farabaugh; Ty Gilkey; Joshua Hodgson; Scott Holsinger; Francis Horne; Mitch Jubas; Daniel Kochara; Jonah Lambie; Jake Letizia; James McCulley; Ryan Plumley; Will Seymour; Sean Wasilewski.

Freshmen: David Barnes; Austin Burket; Samuel Caplea; Bryce Descavish; Jeremy Ford; William Koss; Patrick Learn; Stephen Marhefka; JaVaunte Neumann; Tommy Opdenhoff; Caleb Osbourne; Austin Pudliner; Luke Sokira.

Forest Hills

Coach: Robert Petrunak, second season

Career record: 7-6

District/Class: 6-AA

2012 record: 7-6

Letterwinners: 13

Coach’s outlook: “Last year, we were an extremely young team but gained a lot of experience that we will rely on to carry us through the season,” Petrunak said. “We expect to be very competitive and challenge for the Laurel Highlands title.”

Roster

Seniors: Austin Danel; Shawn Dell; Conor Dimond; Cory Fessler; Doltyn Snedden; Derek Weaver; Ryan Wysocki.

Juniors: Josiah Bailey; Quinn DiFlauro; Devin Dumm; Shawn Fessler; Jon Hersh; Garrett Horner; Nate Madison; Dustin Ohler; Caleb Pavlosky; Tyler Shima; Brennan Smay; Brady Smith.

Sophomores: Eben Blaisdell; Shareef Blough; Jacob Colbert; Jonathan Delic; Joe Donoughe; Josh Gould; Paul Lauffer; Jacob Lowstatter; Anthony Maticic; Eli Piner; Aiden Shugars; Ian Shugars; Derek Thomas; Garrett Varner; Kevin Wilson.

Freshmen: Dalton Faith; Tim Frazier; Austin Kissell; Erik Kudlawiec; Dallas McClintock; Jayme Naugle; Jacob Sewalk; Ian Wieczorek.

Penn Cambria

Coach: Tim Whited, 18th season

Career record: n/a

District/Class: 6-AA

2012 record: 3-9

Letterwinners: 21

Coach’s outlook: “We have good numbers and experience in some events,” Whited said. “We hope to be competitive in the always tough LHAC.”

Roster

Seniors: James Mardula; Josh Maruska.

Juniors: Eric Baker; Robert Bastian; William Conley; Dante Delerme; Derek Dietrich; Joedan Fabbri; Sean Fulton; Dylan Hoover; Ethan Hoover; Denver Jones; Mike Kost; Seth McClendon; Nathan Rambeau; Colin Sable; Dakota Schneider; Justin Sweeney; Chad Tsikalas; John Wilkinson.

Sophomores: Nathan Brown; Mike Eckenrode; Brett Fabbri; William Guzic; Jacob Hurley; Robert Pramik; Ian Schellhammer; Trey Schultaz; Drew Slatko-Wilt; Tyler Strasser; Garrett Sutton; Issac Will.

Freshmen: Jacob Landi; Dan Roberts; Noah Smith; Dan Terek.

Richland

Coach: Chris Mangus, third season

Career record: n/a

District/Class: 6-AA

2012 record: 10-1

Letterwinners:14

Coach’s outlook: “The boys, who return a lot of key members from last year’s LHAC championship team, should be very competitive once again this season,” Mangus said. “If everyone stays healthy, they may be able to better their 2012 conference and overall records and once again win the LHAC regular-season and meet championships. They may also be able to make a run at Bellwood-Antis to win the District 6-AA championship.”

Roster

Seniors: Derek Civis; Robert Colvin; Joshua Luciew; Nicholas Marx; Luke Shertzer.

Juniors: Michael Derricott; Sam Finotti; Tyler Fleming; Kyle Flick; Jared Hoover; Benjamin Lambert; John Li; Elijah Metzgar; Robert Newsom; Corey Nider; Joshua Nider; Mario Rizzo; Jacob Shaffer; Matthew Shaffer; Michael Somiari.

Sophomores: Julius Eckroth; Dominic Farina; Zachary Hoover; Brennan Mikulsky; Andrew Murtha.

Freshmen: Colby Alexander; Karsen Bailey; Taylor Devett; Steven Heckman; Jack Lumley; Parker Reckner; Jonah Wanko; Colby Warshel; Matthew Winger.

Somerset

Coaches: Dan Starry, Dave Schleich, first season

Career record: 0-0

District/Class: 6-AAA

2012 record: 6-4-1

Letterwinners: Eight

Coach’s outlook: “We area a young team, but feel we have enough quality athletes to make an impact in the LHAC,” Starry said.

Roster

Seniors: Jacob Close; Tanner Sarver; Charles Troll; Tyler Walker.

Juniors: Nicholas Bastian; Ravi Desai; Brady Gilbert; Mitchel Hay; Seth Law; Ian Mapes; Matthew Menser; Daniel Meyer; Jacob Miller; John Nicholson.

Sophomores: Elliott Dick; Michael Emert; Shane Ickes; Scott Johnson; Jarrett McKenzie; Evan Sube; Sheldon Wagner.

Freshmen: Dylan Barnes; Andrew Bastian; Levi Deblase; Allen Griffith; Nicholas Holto; Alex Luteri; Max Myers; Dalton Rhodes.

Westmont Hilltop

Coach: Mike Harchick, seventh season

Career record: n/a

District/Class: 6-AA

2012 record: 10-2-1

Letterwinners: 12

Coach’s outlook: “The weather hasn’t been a friend to the track team,” Harchick said. “The long distance/middle distance will be strong. Our sprinters and hurdlers have been working hard and they should show a great deal of improvement. Our throwing events and jumps will hopefully improve as the season progresses.”

Roster

Seniors: Kevin Dailey; Blain Friday; Sam Gagan; Matt Keller; Lukas Kleinmeyer; Chandler Mical; T.J. Rosage; Don Shovestall; Mike Vliet; Mike Walsh.

Juniors: Collin Barron; Ian Campbell; Chris Campigatto; Larry Cernansky; Zack Jones; Jonas Kresak; Brandon Lovenduski; Noah Marley; Andy Miller; Patrick Petrell; Cody Sabo; Brady Shiver; Eric Thomas; Zac Yonko.

Sophomores: Tristan Aiken; Jon Bryle; Dave Fisher; Nate Marsh; Thomas Messer; Drew Price; John Ridella; Nick Sturniolo; Jacob Suppes; Shivy Tandukar; John Williams.

Freshmen: John Barnes; Sam Barry; Jordon Brant; Mitch Causer; Patrick Dailey; Ted Dunnagan; Greg Heider; Noah Henry; Mitch Hochfield; Mif Hochfield; Corey Kosis; Ralevin McCabe; Fox Millinder; Bryan Mock; Paul Moser; Evan Pluhes; Kyler Pyshnik; Jarod Shark; Matt Thomas; Zach Vliet; David Williams; Hunter Williams; Ryan Wolfhope; Dan Yost.

WestPAC

Berlin Brothersvalley

Coach: Corey Will, 12th season

Career record: 215-64-1

District/Class: 6-AA

2012 record: 5-8

Letterwinners: 8

Coach’s outlook: “For the boys, we will rely heavily upon our experienced seniors this season,” Will said.

“Some first-timers and freshmen do add a little depth and athleticism to the team. Our overall team success will depend greatly upon how quickly they are able to learn their events and our ability as a coaching staff to get them put into the correct places.’

Roster

Seniors: Alex Mongan, Alex Clark, Chris Miller, Braden Boyer, Anthony Peretti.

Juniors: Angel Clark, David Gontis, Jack Murphy, Andrew Bruck, Eli Penny, Nick Stockwell, Jacob Snyder.

Sophomores: Jacob Philippi, Wade Pritts, Alex Ickes, Steven Tataleba, Austin Benford, Lucas Bracken, Donald Boyer, Harley Wilson, Jordan Fochtman.

Freshmen: Austin Kalina, Zane Yanosky, Jacob Janicki.

Meyersdale

Roster

Seniors: Eric Arnold; Erik Bungard; Collin Day; Billy Dunbar; Timothy Hines.

Juniors: Gavin Berkley; Nick Cerreta; Kenny Christner; Seth Deist; Tanner Hetrick; Addison Holyfield; Austin Miller.

Sophomores: John Arnold; Brandon Baer; Justin Dunmeyer; T.J. Hatfield; Harrison Hetz; Ty Hoover; Jacob Knotts; Brenden Secrest; Ty Smith; Chase Trexler; Hunter Wright.

Freshmen: Kirk Bryant; Landon Burkholder; Triston Deal; Anthony McFee; Kendall Swick.

Heritage

Ligonier Valley

Coach: Don Smith, seventh season

Career record: 55-3

District/Class: 6-AA

2012 record: 10-0

Letterwinners: 16

Coach’s outlook: “We lost record breakers and state qualifiers, lost one to football injury and two to wrestling injuries, plus we had four quit,” Smith said.

“Those we lost this year could have given us 50-55 points per dual meet. With our losses and 30 new people it’s not looking good, but we will be competitive.”

Roster

Seniors: Scott Adams; Michael Blotzer; Nathan Crusan; Brandon Dickert; Jonathan Finger; Levi Gaynor; Max Jablunovsky; Dylan Jackman; Matt Kimmick; Jesse Murray; Justin Piper; Hayes Salancy; Stuart Urch.

Juniors: Justin Bellas, Alec Bloom; Mitchell Brown; Carlos Chavez; Jacob Fitz; Joshua Gruendling; Jordan Heider; Mitch Luther; Dan Palmiscno; Justin Patrick; Mitchell Ross; Joey Shafron; Anthony Thomas.

Sophomores: Ethan Brown; Hall Chandler; Braxton Clark; Steve Hecker; Benjamin Hoch; Zachary Homyak; Christopher Huber; Justin Hugo; Sean Johnston; Michael Keller; Sam Maust; Benjamin McVicker; Charles Smetak; Ty Stewart.

Freshmen: Noah Bubin; Alex Blystone; Tanner Carns; Joseph Davis; Nat Hockenberry; Joseph Howard; Quade Jackman; Dylon Kuhn; Hayden Kuzemchak; Kyle Lundquist; Evan McNaulty; Jason Miller; Drew Neiderhiser; Tanner Solich; Tyler Turcheck; John Wallace.

Northern Cambria

Coach: Fred Montanaro, first season

Career record: 0-0

District/Class: 6-AA

2012 record: n/a

Letterwinners: 13

Coach’s outlook: “I am very excited for our season,” Montanaro said.

“We have some fabulous returning athletes that should help us to be successful. Our team, while having a bit of a slow start, is really meshing well and are being unselfish in that they are not locked into specialty and are willing to work whatever events we need/want them for the good of the team.”

Roster

Seniors: Devin Abrams; Derek Bearer; Erick Jennings; Evan Ludwig; Jacob Mayer; Darren Mitchell; Tyler Olish; Michael Sowalla.

Juniors: Allen Bacho; Joe Frontino; Reis Hill; Nolan Paronish; Steven Pedersen; Christopher Woodley; Gus Yahner.

Sophomores: Seth Bearer; Anthony Frontino; Nathan Lauren; Evan McCombs; Jamie Myers; Zach Nagle; Joe Nealen; James Scott; Cane Smith; Tanner Sunderlin; Noah Tomallo; Austin Wagner.

Freshmen: Robert Chappell; Ryan Farabaugh; Robert Gobrecht; Tyler Kirsch; Mike Nealen; Desmond Phillips; Michael Selesky; Chance Weslowski; C.J. Wiewora.

The Tribune-Democrat sports staff sends spring sports questionnaires to the 32 high schools that comprise our coverage area and asks coaches to complete and return them.

The following track capsules were returned to The Tribune-Democrat.

 

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