B-A boys reach milestone, Girls go even.

Lovrich leads Devils to program’s 500th win


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Junior Alexis Gerwert tied her own school record in the pole vault.

Julian Bartlebaugh, Staff Writer

The boys track team reached a milestone win yesterday and Alexis Gerwert tied her own pole vault record in a solid outings for the track teams.

The boys track team stayed hot winning two in their double duel against Tussey Mountain and McConnellsburg, winning both meets. The victories marked the team’s 500th all-time win.

The team overall is 500-192-6 since the program began in the 1940s.

Contributing to the victory yesterday, Robert VanKirk won the mile and the two-mile runs.

The Lady Devils went 1 for 2 on the day, beating Tussey 115-34 but falling to McConnellsburg 77-73.

Gerwert won the pole vault, tying a record she tied her self during her freshman season with a leap of 10-6.

Mr. Lovrich said this about the landmark win: “I think it is a great accomplishment for our program to achieve.  It goes to show the success we have had throughout our history!  We have had such great athletes come through here from 1939 to the present.  I am very proud to be a part of these accomplishments we have achieved.”

Bellwood’s first win was in 1941, a 56-52 victory over Roaring Spring.

The Devils’ biggest victory came over Altoona in 1965, 71-70. That team was coached by Bob Fowler.

In its history the program has produced 57 state medalist, with six gold medals, and 12 team district championships.

Congratulations to the Devils on their 500th overall win.