Track and Field

Greensburg Central Catholic senior Corinn Brewer posted the best score by a high school athlete at the Women’s Decathlon National Championships on Aug. 21-22, 2021 in San Francisco.
Westmoreland high school notebook: GCC’s Corinn Brewer stands out in national decathlon competition
August 29, 2021
Corinn Brewer wants to compete at the highest level of college track and field — and possibly beyond — so the senior at Greensburg Central Catholic is preparing herself now with high-level competition.

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Southmoreland’s Olivia Cernuto plays against Mt. Pleasant on Jan. 14.
Westmoreland County Girls Athlete of the Year: Olivia Cernuto, Southmoreland
July 10, 2021
Unless she takes a summer vacation or a few random days off, Olivia Cernuto gets little rest during the sports year.

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Maddie (Holmberg) Nickal finished seventh in the hepathlon at the U.S. Olympic trials.
Hempfield’s Nickal finishes 7th, Latrobe’s Green 8th at Olympic trials
June 28, 2021
Maddie (Holmberg) Nickal placed seventh in the heptathlon and Latrobe’s Hanna Green was eighth in the 800-meter run when the U.S. Olympic trials concluded late Sunday night in Eugene, Ore.

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Hempfield graduate Bridget Guy competes for Virginia during her collegiate career.
Green gets Olympic reprieve; Williams, Wiltrout come up short
June 26, 2021
Latrobe native and graduate Hanna Green received good news late Friday at the U.S. Olympic trials in Eugene, Ore.

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Hempfield graduate Bridget (Guy) Williams competes in the pole vault for Virginia.
Hempfield’s Williams, Latrobe’s Green advance at U.S. Olympic trials
June 24, 2021
Bridget (Guy) Williams is headed to the U.S. Olympic trials women’s pole vault finals after clearing 14 feet, 9 inches during qualifying Thursday in Eugene, Ore.

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Norwin senior John Giansante
Westmoreland notebook: Norwin’s Giansante hits right notes on, off track
June 12, 2021
For John Giansante, it is all about rhythm.

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Norwin senior John Giansante
Norwin Star notebook: Triple jumper puts a bow on high school career
For John Giansante, it is all about rhythm.

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Hampton’s Gage Galuska wins the 400-meter dash at the WPIAL Class AAA championships May 19.
Hampton’s Galuska keeps his cool at states, medals in 400
June 5, 2021
Hampton senior Gage Galuska was a little slower — and a lot colder — at the PIAA Class AAA track and field championships.

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Pine-Richland’s Gianna Rotelli competes at the WPIAL championships May 19, 2021, at Slippery Rock.
Rotelli’s WPIAL runner-up finish among several meet highlights for Pine-Richland track team
May 30, 2021
Because of her small stature, Gianna Rotelli feels she is overlooked sometimes when she enters track and field events.

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Baldwin’s Lena Barakat won the 800-meter run at the 2021 WPIAL championships.
Baldwin senior peaks at WPIALs, wins gold in 800
Lena Barakat is one of the smaller athletes in the Baldwin girls track and field program.

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Baldwin’s C.J. Lucas took fifth at the pole vault at the 2021 WPIAL championships.
Section title caps successful season for Baldwin boys track
Baldwin’s boys track and field team capped its spring season by winning the Section 6-AAA championship in nail-biting fashion.

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Penn-Trafford trio earns WPIAL track medals
To qualify for the PIAA Class AAA Track and Field Championships, athletes must finish in the top four of their events or meet the state qualifying standards if they finish in the top eight.

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Penn Hills junior Angelo Allen practices for indoor shot put.
Penn Hills shot putter goes back to basics, hits PIAA qualifying mark
Angelo Allen knew something wasn’t right with his approach in the weeks leading up to the WPIAL Class AAA track and field championships.

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Members of the South Fayette girls 400-meter relay show off their gold medals at the PIAA Class AAA championships May 29, 2021, at Shippensburg University.
South Fayette’s Amy Allen claims 4 PIAA medals, wins gold with 400-meter relay
May 29, 2021
SHIPPENSBURG — When Amy Allen qualified for states as a sophomore, she ran one event and went home.

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Moon’s Mia Cochran won the 3,200- and 1,600-meter runs at the PIAA Class AAA championships May 29, 2021, at Shippensburg University.
PIAA Class AAA track and field championships results
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Moon’s Mia Cochran out kicks Blue Mountain junior Olivia Haas to win the 1,600-meter run at the PIAA Class AAA championships May 29, 2021, at Shippensburg University.
Moon’s Mia Cochran claims PIAA titles in 1,600, 3,200
SHIPPENSBURG – Mia Cochran’s legs went numb during the final three laps of the PIAA Class AAA 3,200-meter run Saturday morning.

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Quaker Valley’s Nora Johns won the 300-meter hurdles at the PIAA Class AA championsihps May 28, 2021, at Shippensburg University.
Quaker Valley’s Nora Johns wins state gold in 1st year running 300 hurdles
SHIPPENSBURG — Nora Johns ran the 300 hurdles for the first time this spring, and the Quaker Valley sophomore can remember the thoughts running through her head at the time.

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Franklin Regional senior Rayna Todero gets ready to run down the runway at a meet April 27 at Gateway.
Franklin Regional’s Todero wins WPIAL triple jump
When Franklin Regional senior Rayna Todero was a sophomore, she came into the WPIAL track and field championships seeded No. 1 in the triple jump.

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Bethel Park’s Megan Malecki won the 2021 WPIAL pole vault title.
Bethel Park senior turns focus to pole vault, reaches new heights
Megan Malecki gave up the hurdles this season to concentrate on her pole vaulting career.

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Waynesburg’s Taylor Shriver won the pole vault at the PIAA Class AA championsihps May 28, 2021, at Shippesburg University.
Waynesburg’s Taylor Shriver clears 13 feet, wins long-awaited PIAA pole vault title
SHIPPENSBURG — Waynesburg pole vaulter Taylor Shriver needed three tries to clear her first bar at the state championships, an 11-foot jump that’s normally routine for the senior.

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