ShareThis Page
Pittsburgh Male Athlete of the Week |

Pittsburgh Male Athlete of the Week

| Wednesday, April 21, 2010 12:00 a.m

P.J. Blinn

School: Seneca Valley

Year: Senior

Sport: Track & Field

Notable: Blinn, a Lafayette recruit, won the 100-meter dash at the Butler Track and Field Invitational, finishing in 11.4 seconds in storm-like conditions Friday afternoon.

“We’re trying to get a way to get him to fail back to 11th grade so we can have him an extra year,” Seneca Valley coach Ray Peaco said, jokingly. “He’s a tough kid. He’ll run in rain, wind, and he even ran a few weeks ago in a meet with Erie Strong Vincent in the snow. It doesn’t bother him because he loves to run.”

How did the weather affect your preparation for Friday’s event?

I definitely warmed up more because I didn’t want to get hurt. It was getting a little cold, so I stayed inside to keep warm and stretch. The other (runners) had to deal with the same conditions, though.

What about Lafayette attracted you to sign with them?

I really like the coach, and they have really nice facilities. The academics at Lafayette are good, too.

Have they given you any expectations as an incoming freshman?

I know they have a senior (right now) that I’m supposed to replace. I think they’re planning on throwing me in right away.

What major do you plan on pursuing?

International relations and affairs. I’ll probably (try to) get a government job. I also like traveling.

Categories: News
TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.