• Seneca Valley Track & Field Website 

    Disclaimer: The above Website and its contents are not directly controlled by the Seneca Valley School District or Athletic Office. 
     

     
    Special Announcement:
     
    We are searching for the following individuals. If you know how to contact any of these former athletes, please contact Coach Peaco immediately!
    1981 Dean Leonburg - Javelin
    1984 Ryan Loberg - Javelin
    1994 Relay Team: 4 x 100: Christie Huch, Sarah Jazbinsek, Gretch Cole, Melissa Hungerman
    1997 Relay Team: 4 x 800 Mike Schlereth, Steve Schlereth, Matt Gloyer, Nick Radio 
     
    The Senior High School is missing photos for the WPIAL Championship Wall. We would like to recognize every athlete that was a past WPIAL or STATE Champion! 
     

    Welcome to the Seneca Valley Raider Track and Field Program. We are very proud of our student athletes. We encompass both male and female athletes from grades seven through twelve. With the emphasis of the Raider Program on winning through participation, every athlete that is part of our team completes in each home meet. Every athlete contributes to our team and the success of our program. You don't have to be the best, just give your best.


    Track and Field is one of the few team sports that depend on individual performance. Each of our student athletes competes against other schools and against themselves. Each athlete can look back on their time with us with both team and personal satisfaction and accomplishment!

    Raider Track and Field averages over 180 athletes each season. Both programs have been very successful with the boys completing their 37th consecutive winning season with a combined winning percentage of 70% of all their meets. Since 1976, the boy's overall record is 277 & 122. The girl's team has been wining at a 73% rate in all of their meets and have achieved their 32nd consecutive winning season. Their current record is 273 & 100 since 1980.
     
    The Raider Track Program is proud of its many team accomplishments and equally proud of its many individual performances. Each spring we have athletes that qualify for the WPIAL and PIAA Championships.

    The Seneca Valley Raider Track and Field Program is striving for excellence from our student athletes and just as the Seneca Valley School District motto states, we too are: PROUD OF THE PAST AND COMMITTED TO THE FUTURE!!!
     
    Questions and Comments can be addressed to: Head Coach Ray Peaco at: peacorf@svsd.net or 724-452-6041 Ext 1073

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Mr. Ray Peaco

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Mr. Ray Peaco

Coach Peaco came to Seneca Valley, 33 years ago, and began his professional and coaching career. After taking over, for the original Track & Field Coach, Wayne Roccia, Coach Peaco established himself within the WPIAL and the PIAA, as a formidable force to be reckoned with. Coach Peaco has never had a losing season, while at the helm of the Raider Track & Field Program. He is credited with a USATF Level One Track & Field Certification. Currently, the SV Track & Field program has has sustain a streak of 37 consecutive winning seasons, for the boy's and 32 consecutive wining seasons, for the girl's. He has lead several athletes to individual WPIAL Championships and 2 individual state champions. In high school, Coach Peaco played basketball, baseball, and ran track & field. He was named 1st Team All-Section, in Basketball and Baseball, and played a year of college basketball, at IUP. Coach Peaco attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in Business and Marketing Education. He also returned to school and received a Master's Degree from Robert Morris University, Business Education. Coach Peaco also coaches the Girls 9th Grade Basketball Team and the Girls Middle School Basketball Team, at SV. Coach Peaco's philosophy, "To provide my student-athletes with the best opportunity to learn, mature, and excel within any sport that I am involved. I want all my student-athletes to have a positive experience while spending time with me. Every student athlete that works hard, follows the rules, and makes a commitment to their respective sport, should have a rewarding experience at Seneca Valley that they will remember the rest of their life."

Mr. John Cashdollar

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Mr. John Cashdollar

Mr. John "Gar" Bercury

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Mr. John "Gar" Bercury

Mr. Ron Kelm

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Mr. Ron Kelm

Mr. Justin Dosch

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Eastern University - Bachelors in Youth Ministry. Master's -Liberty University in Leadership

Mr. Justin Dosch

Coach Dosch has been at SV, coaching for 4 years. He has spent 9 years total workign with athletes, within Cross Country. Outside of coaching Coach Dosch is a Pastor at Grace Community Church, in Cranberry Township. He is originally from Sunbury, PA where he attended Shikellamy High School. Coach Dosch was a multi-sport athlete, representing Shikellamy in Cross Country, Track & Field, and Basketball. He is a three time district champion in Cross Country and a three time district champion in track & Field (3200 meter 2x and the 1600 1x). After high school Coach Dosch pursued his education, at Eastern University, graduating with a Bachelors in Youth Ministry. He then continued his education receiving a Master's, from Liberty Univeristy, in Leadership. Coach Dosch has helped lead the Raiders to a 2014 WPIAL Girls Cross Country Championship and helped the girls receive multiple individual state medalists and accolades.

Mr. Craig Gehm

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Mr. Craig Gehm

Mr. Seth Verba

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Bachelors - Elementary/Special Education - Slippery Rock University

Mr. Seth Verba

As the long time assistant boys soccer and track & field coach, Coach Verba has continued his familiarity with Seneca Valley. As a former standout soccer player, Verba returned to his alma mater as a Special Education Teacher, after graduating from Slippery Rock University, with a degree in Elementary Special Education. His experience, as a player and coach is well respected as he has helped every sport he has coached with to winning records. His coaching philosophy, "Competing at a high level gives students an opportunity to work toward a challenging goal. Young adults need chances to practice winning, being an outstanding teammate, seeking objectives, improving, working hard, and dealing with disappointment. Our teams will win and lose the right way."

Mrs. Crystal Weimer

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Bachelors - Duquesne University - Health Sciences Masters - Duquesne University - Physical Therapy

Mrs. Crystal Weimer

Coach Weimer is a Seneca Valley graduate, where she participated in long, high, and triple jump, and high hurdles on the varsity track and field team, and was a member of the diving team.  Her track and field career continued in college on an athletic and academic scholarship at Duquesne University, a Division I track and field program, where she trained under a coach with extensive experience and talent in the areas of triple and long jump.  She assisted the Seneca Valley track team during the 2000, 2001, and 2002 track seasons as a volunteer. She attained a Master’s of Physical Therapy in 2004 from Duquesne University where she graduated cum laude.  She is a practicing physical therapist specializing in pediatrics.  She has been coaching varsity track and field since 2007 in the areas of high jump, triple jump, and long jump.  She coached indoor and outdoor track and field at Hampton High School from 2007 to 20012, and is currently the horizontal jumps coach at Seneca Valley.

Mr. Oliver Wiehe

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Mr. Jay Roman

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Bachelors - University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown - Math & Secondary Education

Mr. Jay Roman

Coach Roman took over, of the Boys Junior High Soccer Team, four years ago. He has been a coach, in and out, of the district, for the past 2o years. As a former forward/striker, at Plum Area High School, and the University of Pittsburgh, at Johnstown, Coach Roman has been arounf the game of soccer for a long time. At Pitt-Johnstown, Roman was named a four time All-Section performer. He has also coached at Penn Hills High School, helping lead them to the PIAA 2nd Round State Playoffs. His expereince, at a high level, as an athlete, allows him to relate to his player from a multitude of perspectives. Currently, Coach Roman is a 7th Grade math Teacher, within the district and has been teaching for 19 years. His overall record at the helm, of the SV Boys Junior High Program, is 35-2-8. Coach Roman also continues to help coach the SV Raider Track & Field Team.

Mrs. Megan Lizewski

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Mrs. Megan Lizewski

Coach Lizewski has been coaching, off and on, for 10 years, with 4 of those seasons, being at SV. As a 7th grade English Teacher, Coach Lizewski has had the opportunity to coach while working, at both Seneca Valley and North Allegheny School Districts. As a graduate, of Seneca Valley High School, Lizewski returned to alma mater, after attending the University of Pittsburgh, and working with NA. While attending SV, Lizewski played tennis, basketball, Track & Field, and Fast Pitch Softball. Her experience of attending SV, athletic accomplishments, and education background make her a great coach for our Track & Field programs. Her coaching philosophy, "Provide student-athletes with an opportunity to improve their overall fitness, to develop related skills, and to cultivate an appreciation for being part of a team."

Mrs. Tracy Schultz

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Bachelors - Duquesne University - Education

Mrs. Tracy Schultz

Coach Schultz has been a long time, multi-sport coach, at Seneca Valley, coaching both basketball and Track & Field, at the middle school level. Schultz has been in coaching for 14 years, with 8 of those, at SV. As a Learning Support Teacher, Coach Schultz came to Seneca after spending 6 years at other school districts. Schultz is a graduate of Shaler Area High School and Duquesne University, where she studied education. An accomplished high school athlete, Schultz competed on the volleyball (setter), basketball (forward), and track (thrower) teams in high school. Her philosophy, "I want all of the student athletes to be the best they can be! Family first, school second, and sports are an important third! Be a good teammate and person!"

Mr. Steve Strelick

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Mr. Dan Guerra

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Mr. Dan Guerra

Mrs. Tara Jones

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Mrs. Tara Jones

Mr. Mark Algeri

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Mr. Mark Algeri

Mr. Jim Bull

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Mr. Jim Bull

Mr. Matt Durst

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Mr. Matt Durst

Mrs. Marcie Peaco

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Mrs. Marcie Peaco

Mr. Wayne Roccia

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Mr. Wayne Roccia

Mr. Dan Sample

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Mr. Dan Sample

Mrs. Anastasa Williams

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Bachelors - English/Pre-Law - Kent State University Juris Doctor (JD) - Michigan State University College of Law

Mrs. Anastasa Williams

Coach Williams is another one of our many SV graduates, to return to her roots, and coach at her alma mater. As a SV grad, in 2005, Williams was a four year member and letter winner, of the Track & Field program and a four year member of the SV Marching Band. As mainly a thrower (javelin, shot put, discus), Williams is still on the SV top ten list for Shot Put and was a WPIAL Finalist, in that event. After graduating from SV, Williams attended Kent State University, where she received her bachelors in English and Pre-Law. After graduating from Kent, in 2009, Williams attended Michigan State University College of Law, where she received her JD, in 2012. Currently, Williams is a Tax Attorney, at PNC Bank - Trust Tax Department. Her coaching philosophy includes, "It is important to get to know your athletes because they aren't just athletes - they have many other people and influences in their lives and have a life outside of Track & Field. Their daily life experiences dictate the mindset they'll come into practices and meets with. If you take the time to get to know your athletes (aside from how well they perform in an event), you'll know how to motivate them and know how to truly support them in reaching their highest potential. What a sincere pleasure it is to know our current athletes and I look forward to getting to know the new additions to our team this upcoming season."

Mrs. Barb Cashdollar

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Mrs. Barb Cashdollar

Mr. Dan Cashdollar

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Mr. Dan Cashdollar

Mrs. Ashley Turici

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Mrs. Ashley Turici