New Castle News


April 29, 2013

Tri-County Track and Field Championships: Shenango, Neshannock boys runners carve out niche on Riverside’s day



For Riverside, Gould attained both of the goals he’d set for the day: Helping his team capture the title and defending his meet MVP honors. Though he ended up with firsts in the 100, 200 and 400 as well as the 1600 relay, he conceded that none were easy.

“I was shaky on some of the events” he said. “Like the 400, there’s good competition with (Shenango’s) Jake Cochran and (Mohawk’s) Luke Grim (not to mention Gould’s teammate Matt Tedys, whose second-place time was just a tenth of a second off Gould’s).

“They push me really hard. I was a little nervous about them. And Keaton Docchio in the 100, he pushes me pretty hard, too, (with a second-place time of 11.5 to Gould’s 11.3).”

Riverside head coach Chuck Kotuby might have felt a bit nervous as well when Shane Fisher complained of back pain following his first-place triple jump.

“He’s one of our top people,” Kotuby said of Fisher, who entered the day with the WPIAL’s fifth-best marks in the pole vault and triple jump, the third-best in the 110 hurdles and the second-best in the javelin. “He’s been having a back injury. After the triple jump and the hurdles, his back was starting to bother him, so we pulled him out of the shot put and the javelin to save him for the playoffs on Wednesday.

“It’s nice we have people who can step up in a situation like that. Brandon Kemp, who’s only a sophomore, got fifth in the javelin and we had two freshmen place (second and fifth) in the pole vault. We just have a real nice, well-rounded team.”

Though Kotuby’s focus now shifts to this week’s team playoffs and later, the WPIAL qualifiers and championships, he was enjoying the mantle of Tri-County champion.

“This is all your section teams,” he said. “We’ve lost schools over the years, but when you come here, this is your showcase. This is what you want to win.”


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