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Avonworth/Northgate Girls Track and Field teams steal the show 3 weekends in a row.

Senior Hunter Robinson and her sisters continue their dominance in the sprint events earning ten gold medals and 4 silver medals in the 3 weekends as they compete with and against one another to earn those top spots.

The Avonworth/Northgate team one of the smallest schools competing in the large school division have developed into one of the best teams in the state under the direction of head coach Brian Hoffman and head assistant coach Brian Veshio.

It all started on Friday, April 20th when members of the Avonworth/Northgate track & field team competed in the Butler Invitational.  With 75 school districts attending, it is one of the largest and most competitive track meets in the state of Pennsylvania.  As what has become the norm, Hunter Robinson stole the show once again, earning 1st Place gold medals in the 100, 200 and 400 meter dashes to earn the Track MVP for the meet. Megan Wisniewski snagged an 8th place medal in the 800 meter run.  Hunter, Megan, Jasmine Williams and Catherine Penrod also grabbed 3rd place medals for their collective performance in the 1600 meter relay.

Then on Friday April 27th, the Avonworth/Northgate track & field team competed at the Mars Invitational.  With 35 school districts competing, our girls team scored enough points to be crowned invitational champions! Leading the way again was eventual meet MVP senior Hunter Robinson with 1st place finishes in the 100m dash and 400m dash. Hayden Robinson, Hunters younger sister, scored a 1st place in the 200m dash and a 2nd place in the 100m dash.  Hayden, Hunter, Jasmine Williams and Catherine Penrod grabbed 2nd place medals in the mile relay.   The show-stopper, though, was the girls 400m relay, where Hayden, Hunter, Jasmine and younger sister Harris Robinson, a freshman sprinted to a meet record, school record and an all-time WPIAL top-20 time.

The following weekend May 4th the Avonworth/Northgate track & field teams competed at the Pine Richland Invitational on Friday, a veritable monsoon couldn’t stop Hunter Robinson’s relentless assault on the sprints in Western PA.  The Avonworth senior stormed her way to 1st place gold in the 100m and 200m dash, setting a meet record in the latter event. Her time in the 100 is a PA #2 and her time in the 200 is the #1 time in the state.

Avonworth junior Hayden Robinson was nipping at her heels, though, coming in second in both the 100 and 200.

Northgate junior Megan Wisniewski grabbed a second place silver in the mile, and a 4th place medal in the half-mile.

Hunter, Hayden, Megan and Avonworth sophomore Lauren Pflueger saved their best race for last, as the 4 girls put together a gold-medal mile relay that demolished the meet record, broke the school record and is the #1 time in the WPIAL.

The girls 2-mile relay also ran well, as Northgate junior Kayley Wisniewski, Northgate senior Jenna Gobrecht, Avonworth freshman Catherine Penrod and Avonworth sophomore Anna Igims placed 3rd.

All those high places added up to the second-best team score out of all 55 teams in attendance.