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Erie Times-News Breakout Female Track Athlete of the Week: Taylor Pletz, Mercyhurst Prep

Taylor Pletz

Taylor Pletz is emerging as the next standout distance runner for a strong Mercyhurst Prep program.

Pletz, a freshman, won the 800 and 1,600 at the North East Invitational, hours after competing in the Baldwin Invitational the night before. She ran the 800 in

2 minutes, 28.59 seconds and was on pace to set a meet record before a strong wind slowed her down in the final 100 meters. She ran the 1,600 in 5:30.84 to earn her second event win.

She is a runner to keep an eye on at next week’s District 10 Class AA championship meet.


Who is the Breakout Female Track and Field Athlete of the Week?

  • Taylor Pletz, Mercyhurst Prep (31%, 201 Votes)
  • Kylie Shafer, North East (23%, 152 Votes)
  • Kristin Markiewicz, Harbor Creek (12%, 77 Votes)
  • Anna Chodubski, McDowell (11%, 74 Votes)
  • Amber Bacon, Union City (5%, 34 Votes)
  • Cassie Swartzbaugh, Youngsville (5%, 31 Votes)
  • Morgan Richards, Hickory (4%, 23 Votes)
  • Paige Kassab, Meadville (3%, 22 Votes)
  • Marina Wareham, Kennedy Catholic (3%, 19 Votes)
  • Eliza Lowe, Grove City (2%, 12 Votes)
  • Sabol Csatlos, Sharon (1%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 647

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