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