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PH Eagles soar at championship meet

| Thursday, July 11, 2013, 9:45 a.m.
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Loran Jackson and Antonio Pitts (first and second from the left) celebrate on the medal stand at the TRA Championships.
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Penn Hills Eagles Track Club members Anyah Clark, McKenzie Thompson and Kiera Ward pose for a photo during the Three Rivers Association's 2013 Championships. The Eagles, members of the Three Rivers Association and USA Track & Field Junior Olympics, are holding their 2014 spring/summer track and field sign-ups on Feb. 7 at Linton Middle School, located at 250 Aster St., from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Registration is $75 plus a $20 membership fee and uniform cost. The ages are 6 to 18. No previous experience is required. For a registration packet or additonal information or questions, call 412-832-2005 or email
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Sisters Kendall and Gabrielle Williams pose for a photo during the USA Track & Field National Championships in Edwardsville, Ill.

Members of the Penn Hills Eagles Track Club broke five Three Rivers Association records at the USA Track & Field Three Rivers Association Championships, held in late June at California University of Pennsylvania.

In the 4x400-meter relay (sub-bantam girls), the team of Carley Freeman, Haven McCoy-Lofton, Gabrielle Williams and Kendall Williams beat the previous record of 6:21:70 with time of 5:47:56.

In the mini-javelin (Sub-Bantam boys), Robbie Thomas, broke the previous record (58-09) with a throw of 64-06.

In the 4x400-meter relay (Sub-Bantam boys), the team of Maliek Davis, Jos Johnson, Kenyan Smith and Robert Thomas broke the previous record of 6:42:75 by more than 22 seconds, posting a time of 6:18:07.

In the 4x400-meter relay (Bantam boys), the team of Josiah McCoy-Morant, Jacques Moye, DaSean Washington and Joshua Williams broke the previous record of 4:58:40 with a time of 4:52:02.

Finally, in the 4x100-meter relay (Midget boys), the team of Noah Butts, Jason Jackson, Din Johnson and Devin McCoy-Morant shaved just about a half-second off the previous record (54.80), posting a time of 54.26.

Below are other top-five finishers from the meet across the age categories.

Sub-Bantam girls(6 to 8 years)

• Carley Freeman, second place 800-meter, third place 400-meter

• Onnikka McArthur, fourth place 1,500-meter and mini-javelin, second place shot put

• Haven McCoy-Lofton, fifth place mini-javelin

• Gabrielle Williams, first place 400- and 800-meter

• Kendall Williams, second place 1,500-meter

Sub-Bantam boys (6 to 8 years)

• Maliek Davis, fifth place 400-meter

• Andrew Harris, fifth place 1,500-meter

• Kenyan Smith, fourth place 100-meter, fifth place 200-meter

• Deydon Soto, second place 1,500-meter

• Jermaine Taylor, fifth place 800-meter

• Maliek Davis, Jos Johnson, Kenyan Smith, Robert Thomas, first place 4x100-meter

Bantam girls(9 to 10 years)

• Naomi Shaviss, fifth place 1,500-meter

• Leelynn Banks-Willoughby, second place 1,500-meter

Bantam boys(9 to 10 years)

• Loran Jackson, fifth place 100-meter, second place 200-meter

• Langston McArthur, third place shot put

• Josiah McCoy-Morant, fourth place 400-meter, fifth place 800-meter

• Jacques Moye, third place 800-meter, first place 1,500-meter

• Antonio Pitts, first place 200-meter, first place 400-meter

• Noel Roach, second place 400-meter, first place 800-meter

• Loran Jackson, Antonio Pitts, Noel Roach, Joshua Williams, second place 4x100-meter

Midget girls (11 to 12 years)

• Daeja Biggs-Chavis, third place shot put, fourth place discus and mini-javelin

• DeShaya Biggs-Chavis, third place 100-meter, fifth place 200-meter

• Destiny Douglass, third place discus

• DeShaya Biggs-Chavis, Anyah Clark, Destiny Douglass, Kiera Ward, first place, 4x100-meter

• Shaylynn Germany, Jazzmin Tate, McKenzie Thompson, Kiera Ward, second place 4x400-meter

Midget boys (11 to 12 years)

• Din Johnson, second place 400-meter

• Devon McCoy-Morant, first place 100- and 200-meter

• Noah Butts, Jakai Fielder, Jason Jackson, Khari Smith, first place 4x400-meter.

Youth boys (13 to 14 years)

• Jermel Ward, fifth place, 200-meter hurdles

Intermediate boys (15 to 16 years)

• Joe Bey, third place discus

• Tyler Deshon Carter, first place 110-meter hurdles, 400-meter hurdles, long jump and triple jump

Young men (17 to 18 years)

• Donald Fitzgerland, fifth place 800-meter, second place 1,500-meter, first place high jump

• Samual Shaviss, fourth place 110-meter hurdles, third place 400-meter hurdles

• Rashad Taliferro, fourth place 800-meter, first place racewalk 3,000-meter

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