Track

Burrell track star picks Pitt

Nikki Scherer finishes her races in seconds, and she made her college choice almost as quickly. Burrell's star senior sprinter, a WPIAL and PIAA individual champion, ...

North Allegheny's Owens captures Junior Olympics titles

Ayden Owens found inspiration to keep going despite having gone full bore since last August. Owens, a junior at North Allegheny, wrapped up his longest ...

Helbig hits 20-year mark as meet director at Baldwin Invitational

Baldwin coach Ed Helbig has been in charge of the highly acclaimed Baldwin Invitational track and field meet for 20 consecutive years. He took over from ...

Knoch's Geist honored as track and field athlete of year

Knoch junior Jordan Geist has been named Gatorade Pennsylvania boys track and field player of the year. Geist last month broke the WPIAL championship meet shot ...

Fox Chapel's Miller puts focus on running career

Caelan Miller has been a solid performer in both track and soccer since she was a freshman. In her first two years on the ...

Sewickley Academy's Thorpe made program history in track and field

Summer Thorpe made school history in her final meet on the Sewickley Academy girls track team and looks forward to continuing her career at Notre ...

Kiski Area's Roundtree set to shift focus to competing for Akron track team

For all he likes about Akron, Jace Roundtree doesn't care much for the roads surrounding the campus. Where he's going, he won't need roads. Roundtree hopes ...

Seneca Valley runner Kolor readies for Harvard

Mike Kolor's high school career is complete. The recent Seneca Valley graduate competed in his final two scholastic races at the New Balance Nationals at North ...

Baldwin relayers saved their best for last

The Baldwin girls' 400-meter relayers saved their best for what was their last competition of the 2016 season. The Lady Highlanders' relayers broke the school record ...

Shady Side Academy track teams conclude seasons

The Shady Side Academy girls track team finished with a 4-3 record this spring and, although the team will lose some key seniors, coach Paul ...

Seneca Valley standout Kolor looks forward to New Balance Nationals

Mike Kolor wrapped up his track and field career at Seneca Valley with another medal. The senior picked up two golds and a silver at the ...

Thomas Jefferson's Smith, Baldwin's Johnston enjoy experience at PIAA track and field championships

Two local athletes advanced to the PIAA track and field finals this year for the first time in their careers. Kayla Smith, a senior at Thomas ...

Connellsvile's Wiltrout, Beaver Falls' Perretta get emotional after PIAA wins

SHIPPENSBURG — Connellsville junior Madison Wiltrout and Beaver Falls senior Domenic Perretta shed tears Saturday at the PIAA track and field championships. For Wiltrout, it was ...

Hampton track and field concludes strong season at PIAAs

One of the key components to winning any track event is a good finish. So nobody was more pleased than Hampton coach Derek Brinkley after seeing ...

Pine-Richland's Kelly ends pole vaulting career with strong PIAA showing

After failing to clear the bar in last year's WPIAL Class AAA track and field championships, Pine-Richland's David Kelly entered this season determined to pole ...

Rutherford first PIAA track medalist in school history at Seton-La Salle

The third time truly was a charm for Seton-La Salle senior Raja Rutherford. Rutherford advanced to the PIAA Class AA track and field championships this year ...

North Hills athletes compete at PIAA meet

Sometimes, it's just not your day. Unfortunately for a pair of North Hills track athletes, a stretch of poor form coincided with the most important, ...

Fox Chapel track teams cap rewarding season

The Fox Chapel boys and girls track teams recently wrapped up their 2016 season, a rewarding one according to coach Tom Moul. "We had a ...

Kiski Area's Roundtree bolts past rivals, takes 110 hurdles at PIAA championships

SHIPPENSBURG — Even after winning his preliminary heat in the 110-meter hurdles Friday, Jace Roundtree fretted about a slow start in the race. One thing is ...

PIAA notebook: Vincentian's Abdalah repeats as 3,200 champion

SHIPPENSBURG — Vincentian Academy junior Marianne Abdalah looked like her old self Saturday at the PIAA track and field championships. With the sun beating down and ...

Gateway track athletes conclude seasons at states

Kristen Greggerson had hoped to compete at the PIAA Class AAA track and field championships in all three throwing events. Last year as a sophomore, she ...

Baldwin's Johnston, TJ's Smith state medalists in field events

Two local athletes were medalists at the PIAA Class AAA track and field championships held last weekend at Shippensburg University. Baldwin junior Dave Johnston secured seventh ...

Franklin Regional wraps up season at AAA state track and field meet

A group of Franklin Regional track and field athletes competed with the state's best Friday and Saturday at the PIAA Class AAA championships at Shippensburg ...

Plum's Susalla earns fourth-place finish at state track and field championships

Plum senior Jake Susalla said heading into the PIAA Class AAA track and field championships at Shippensburg University that the WPIAL contingent in the boys ...

Quaker Valley's Bablak captures PIAA gold in 800

Quaker Valley senior Hannah Bablak won her second state title in two seasons at the PIAA Class AA track and field championships Friday and Saturday ...

Gronbeck earns Eden Christian's 1st WPIAL track gold

Eden Christian senior Lauren Gronbeck won the WPIAL title and was counting on momentum to carry her in the girls 3,200-meter run at the PIAA ...

PIAA track and field notebook: Burrell's Scherer adds to medal haul

SHIPPENSBURG — Nikki Scherer typically makes a colorful fashion statement when she runs. She can add her PIAA track and field medals to the ...

Knoch's Geist smashes PIAA shot put record

SHIPPENSBURG — Jordan Geist continued his record-setting season Friday at the PIAA track and field championships at Shippensburg University's Seth Grove Stadium. The Knoch junior smashed ...

PIAA track notebook: Laurel's Wilson claims Class AA javelin crown

SHIPPENSBURG — Laurel senior Jake Wilson had the seventh best throw in the PIAA Class AA javelin seedings entering Friday's track and field championship meet ...

Kiski Area thrower Johnson notches career best at PIAA meet

SHIPPENSBURG — Naudia Johnson came to track and field out of necessity after she and friend Liz Debich were cut from the Kiski Area softball ...

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