The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Cory Isenberg

May 6, 2012

CORY ISENBERG| A long night at Mansion Park

JOHNSTOWN — The final 1600 relay races had run, trophies had been awarded and the stands were nearly empty except for a few remaining reporters Friday night at Altoona’s Mansion Park.

The 63rd annual West-Central Coaches Track and Field Invitational was complete for the most part except for one last event.

The Class AA discus, which is contended on the field behind the visiting bleachers at Mansion Park, was still going on well after most of the buses for the 50-plus schools at the meet had departed.

“It was probably the first time I’ve experienced anything like that,” said United coach Bob Penrose, who had two throwers in the finals. “Normally we get done a lot earlier, but by the time we were done and came back into the stadium, there was no one left in the place.”

The program ran behind schedule because of a delay in the Class AAA discus due to waiting for one of the athletes who was running an event coupled with a short rain shower.

When the finals were completed around 11 p.m., United senior Stefan Moreau was in front of the pack. Moreau won with a toss of 148 feet, 2 inches which he had gotten in the preliminaries. Teammate Jon Long, a junior, was fifth.

Moreau had earlier in the day won the shot put (52-4) and was second in the javelin behind Michael Shuey of Johnsonburg from District 9.

“Stefan should be the top seed in all three throws at districts, and has put himself in position to qualify for all three events at states,” Penrose said.

“He is a great kid to work with and puts in the time and effort both in practice and in the weight room.”

Penrose says Moreau was “cool calm and collected” waiting for his turn Friday night.

“Having been to states twice, the biggest thing Stefan has learned is to relax and take it as it goes and let the technique work for you,” Penrose said.

Moreau, who will attend the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., to play football, will, along with his United teammates, turn his attention to Tuesday’s Heritage Conference Track and Field championships.

The regular-season title came down to the final dual meet of the season with Ligonier Valley winning just ahead of United and Saltsburg.

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    Ferndale’s football game against Shade on Friday was halted at halftime when the Yellow Jacket ranks fell to just 11 available players.
    According to Athletic Director Steve Clawson, the decision of whether to play Saturday’s game against Meyersdale will be determined today.

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    Berlin Brothersvalley sophomore Braden Fochtman is not an imposing figure when you see him standing on the sideline, but he certainly gets a team’s attention when he is on the field.
    Listed as 5-foot-8, 162 pounds on the Mountaineers preseason roster, the wiry No. 3 is following in the footsteps of some pretty impressive Berlin rushers, including Drew Glotfelty, Ian Sayler and Eric D’Carrion.

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