Track and Field

2013 WPIAL AAA and AA BOYS Individual Track & Field Results
May 17, 2013
It was a two team show Thursday at the WPIAL Track and Field Individual Championships from Baldwin High School on the boys side.  In AA, the Washington Little Prexies returned to their peak form and performed well, taking the majority of the medals. The Little Prexies goal going into the event was to avenge their second place finish in last year’s 4x100 meter relay and they were successful. It seemed as if each time there were AA Boys medals being handed out there was a Wash High member in the top half of the medals. (Pictured above are the medalists for the Boys Class AAA Triple Jump)

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network
May 12, 2013
Everybody not playing will be tuned in starting this week for EXCLUSIVE coverage of all the WPIAL springs sports playoffs starting this week here on the MSA Sports Network. We have First Round and Quarterfinals WPIAL baseball action, First Round play in the WPIAL softball playoffs as well as the start of the District 7 boys and girls lacrosse and boys volleyball postseason tournaments, plus the 2013 WPIAL Individual Track and Field Wrap-up Show, all the latest news form the world of auto racing with another edition of Rappin on Racin and the start of the 2013 Frontier League with another year of Washington Wild Things baseball ALL here ONLY at MSAsports.netMonday, May 13th:TALK SHOW - Rappin on Racin at 6:00pm on MSAsports.net

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North Allegheny and Washington Win Gold in the 2013 WPIAL Boys Team Track & Field Finals
May 9, 2013
An old-new champion was crowned in Class AAA Thursday at Baldwin High School in the boys team track finals. It is the 9th WPIAL team championship for North Allegheny, but only the Tigers first in five years. NA knocked out two-time defending champion Hempfield en route to the gold. In Class AA, Washington won its second straight district title, the 4th AA team track championship overall for the Little Prexies. Here are the results from the Semifinals and Championship Finals in the 2013 WPIAL Boys Team Track & Field Playoffs. 

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Hempfield and South Fayette are the Golden Girls of WPIAL Team Track & Field in 2013
Hempfield won their first WPIAL girls team track championship in 1984 and waited 27 years for their second crown. The wait for a third district title was a bit shorter...12 month to be exact as the Spartans won gold for a second consecutive season Thursday at Baldwin High School. Meanwhile, South Fayette captured the schools first ever girls team track gold by edging Beaver, Southmoreland and two-time defending champion Freeport. Here are the results from the Semifinals and Championship Finals in the 2013 WPIAL Girls Team Track & Field Playoffs. 

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Scholastic Notebook
May 6, 2013

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Scholastic Notebook
April 28, 2013

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2013 WPIAL Hall of Fame Class
April 11, 2013

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MSA Sports Top 25 WPIAL Stories of 2012 Countdown – #5 through #1
January 2, 2013
It has become a tradition like no other...at least during the holidays here at The Network. It's time to look back at another high school sports year with the top stories from around the WPIAL in 2012. We conclude our countdown with the five stories that ended up #5 through #1.#5 – A DOMINANT TIGERS RUN

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2011-2012 WPIAL and PITTSBURGH CITY LEAGUE CHAMPIONS on PARADE
July 6, 2012
What better way to celebrate America's Birthday and the end of another school year than with a parade. It has been another great high school sports year. All of us here at the MSA Sports Network and Management Science Associates thank our sponsors and fans for their support during the 2011-2012 school year. As we get ready for another great scholastic campaign in 2012-2013, we look back at all the WPIAL and Pittsburgh City League team champions on parade from this past school year.Football:Class AAAA - North Allegheny TigersClass AAA - Montour SpartansClass AA - Aliquippa QuipsClass A - Clairton BearsCity League - University Prep PanthersPIAA Class A - Clairton Bears

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2012 MSA SPORTS FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR – SHATORI KIMBROUGH-WALKER of HOPEWELL
June 29, 2012
Shatori Walker-Kimbrough says one of her goals at some point in the near future is to dunk a basketball.  Maybe even next season at Hopewell High School. But when it comes to the best female athlete in the WPIAL, Walker-Kimbrough is a slam-dunk winner – again. Walker-Kimbrough recently finished her junior year at Hopewell, and it was a year to remember. Walker-Kimbrough played three sports for Hopewell, but did more than just play them. She excelled in all three. More accurately, she dominated in the three.

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2012 PIAA Track & Field – Day Two Recap
May 27, 2012
At every invitational and championship meet this spring, South Park’s Bill Stanley has set a meet record in the javelin. But Stanley did a lot more than set a meet record today. Stanley is now a national record holder. Stanley, a senior, won the Class AAA javelin title at Shippensburg University and set a national record with a throw of 246 feet, 9 inches. Stanley’s throw, which came on his first of the competition, beat the old record of 244-2, set in 2010 by Sam Crouser of Gresham, Ore. The national record is recognized by the National Federation of High School Associations. NFHS national records can only be set at state championship meets or NFHS-sanctioned meets.

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2012 PIAA State Track & Field – Day One Recap
May 25, 2012
The first day of the PIAA track and field championships is complete, and only one WPIAL athlete stepped up to the very top of the winners stand. Waynesburg’s Marissa Kalsey won the Class AA pole vault championship at Shippensburg University Friday. She was the only WPIAL athlete to win a gold medal on the first day of the two-day meet. The first day includes finals in only half of the field events. Running events have only preliminary heats. The rest of the field event finals and all running event finals will be tomorrow.

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Scholastic Notebook
Seven of the eight teams in the WPIAL baseball finals are quite familiar with this championship stuff. They all have won at least one title in the past nine seasons. As championship traditions go, the eighth team in the finals is like the odd man out. Belle Vernon has never won a WPIAL championship, and  the WPIAL has been staging championships since 1914. Belle Vernon will try to win its first title when it plays Blackhawk in the Class AAA championship Tuesday night at Consol Energy Field in Washington.

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Scholastic Notebook
May 19, 2012
Aliquippa High School doesn’t have a track where athletes can practice. But the Quips always seem to have kids in the fast lane. On Thursday night at Baldwin, Aliquippa’s 400-meter relay won the WPIAL Class AA championship in grand fashion, setting a meet record and a school record with a time of 42.87 seconds. The team consisted of Hassan Thompson, Shaquere McBride, Dravon Henry and Kaylan Kenney. While this team’s run was impressive, having a group of top sprinters is nothing new for Aliquippa, despite the school not having a track. It was the seventh time in nine years that Aliquippa won the 400 relay title.

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2012 WPIAL Individual Track and Field Highlights and Results
May 17, 2012
The Washington Little Prexies were the story at the 2012 WPIAL AA and AAA individual track and field championships Thursday at Baldwin High School. Dustin Fuller of Washington wanted to pull the “Michael Phelps” in events and he succeeded by taking four gold medals.  To recent knowledge that was the first time it was ever done at this meet.  It seemed every time a medal was handed out at the podium, a Wash High athlete was nearby. 

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network
May 13, 2012
Spring playoff fever (along with a little precipitation) is in the air as we wind down the high school sports year this week here on the MSA Sports Network. We have EXCLUSIVE coverage of the 2012 WPIAL baseball and WPIAL softball playoffs along with District 6 regular season and playoff baseball and the start of the WPIAL boys volleyball, plus news from the auto racing world with Rappin on Racin and pro baseball featuring the Class AA Altoona Curve and the 2012 debut of Washington Wild Things baseball ALL here at MSAsports.netMonday, May 14th:TALK SHOW - Rappin on Racin at 6:00pm on MSAsports.net

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Scholastic Notebook
May 11, 2012
The way the WPIAL baseball playoffs are set up, a team that makes it to a championship game could use its No. 1 pitcher in three of four contests. That is extremely good news for Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson pitcher Greg Schneider hasn’t just been unbeatable this season. It has been almost impossible to score on him. Schneider had one of the most dominating regular seasons of any pitcher in recent WPIAL history. Schneider, a Thomas Jefferson senior and a Pitt recruit, led Thomas Jefferson to the Class AAA Section 3 title. His statistics were remarkable.

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Hempfield Sweeps AAA Team Track Gold As Wash High & Freeport Win in AA
Hempfield brought their brooms to the 2012 WPIAL Boys and Girls Team Track & Field Championships at Baldwin High School Thursday as the Spartans swept past the competition to win both the boys and girls Class AAA crowns. The win is the second straight for the Hempfield boys and fourth WPIAL team track title while the Spartans girls captured their second district championship in school history and first since 1984. In AA, Freeport captures its second consecutive WPIAL girls team track title and third in school history while the Washington boys win their third title in school history and first since 1997.

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39th Annual Baldwin Invitational Track & Field Results
May 5, 2012
It’s the right arm that brings Bill Stanley notoriety. But at the Baldwin Invitational, it was footwork that helped bring Stanley into the spotlight. Stanley, a senior at South Park High School, had one of the most unforgettable performances ever in a field event at the 39th annual Baldwin Invitational Friday. The event is one of the largest meets in the eastern part of the country and attracted more than 2,000 competitors from all over Western Pennsylvania. Stanley was the talk of the meet after throwing the javelin 234 feet, 9 inches to set a Baldwin Invitational record and also enhance his reputation as one of the best javelin throwers in the country. But about the feet …

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2012 WPIAL TEAM TRACK & FIELD FINALS NOW SET
May 3, 2012
The final fields of four are set for the 2012 WPIAL Boys and Girls Class AAA and Class AA Team Track & Field Championships.

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