Thursday, May 6, 2010

Canon-Mac Boys in WPIAL Team Track Finals

For the third time in four years, the Canon-McMillan boys track and field team is headed to the WPIAL team championships, which take place Thursday, May 13 at West Mifflin High School.

The Big Macs got there by beating North Allegheny (82-68), West Allegheny (107-42), Uniontown (102-48) and Hampton (119-31) in Wednesday's first round at North Allegheny.

Against North Allegheny, Canon-McMillan swept the three relay races and got a pair of first-place finishes from Nick Gibson (1,600, 800). North Allegheny won all the field events except the long jump.

Under the direction of head coach Mike Koot, Canon-McMillan won the WPIAL Class AAA boys title in 2008 and reached the finals in 2007.

Canon-McMillan will compete against Butler, Seneca Valley and Hempfield starting at 3 p.m.

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