Track and Field

Fox Chapel’s Rowan Gwin takes third in the boys Class 3A race at the 2023 TSTCA Cross Country Championship.
Fox Chapel track standouts pick up medals at indoor state meet
March 2, 2024
Fox Chapel track coach Tom Moul felt it was fitting for the Foxes to wrap up the indoor season by having three athletes medal at the PTFCA Indoor State Championship at Penn State. The Foxes have spent all season piling up accolades.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Logan St. John Kletter wins the girls 3,200 meters during the PIAA Class 3A track and field championships May 26, 2023, at Shippensburg.
Butler’s Drew Griffith, Mt. Lebanon’s Logan St. John Kletter defend state indoor titles in mile
February 26, 2024
Drew Griffith initially was ruled ineligible to run in Sunday’s boys one mile event at the Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Association championship meet at Penn State.

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Shaler notebook: Junior sets school record at indoor track meet
February 25, 2024
Hannah Sahr made Shaler indoor track and field history at the TSTCA championships Feb. 17. The junior set a Titans indoor record by finishing the 400 in 1 minute, 1.06 seconds. The previous record stood since 2007.

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Butlers’ Drew Griffith wins the boys Class 3A TSTCA cross country championship Oct. 19, 2023, at White Oak Park.
Nearly a national record holder, Butler’s Drew Griffith running the best he ever has
February 24, 2024
Drew Griffith ran two miles in a historic time, faster than the all-time indoor best for high school boys, but the Butler senior’s name won’t appear in any national record book.

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Senior shot putter leads Fox Chapel indoor track state qualifiers
Mason Miles wanted more input on how to become a better thrower.

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Norwin notebook: Knights runner makes Division I college choice
January 27, 2024
Rosemary Gaydos became the latest Norwin track and field athlete to commit to a Division I college program.

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Fox Chapel’s Anna Troutman
Fox Chapel indoor track team looks to add state qualifiers
Tom Moul would like to see a contingent of Fox Chapel athletes make it to the PFTSCA championships at the end of the indoor track season. Foxes senior Anna Troutman is the lone returning state qualifier.

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Angelo Allen prepares to throw the shot put during his senior year at Penn Hills. “Ultimately, this year in the shot put and weight (throw), I went into training with a little more intention,” Allen said. “I really focused on improving what I thought were my weaknesses.”
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Penn Hills graduate refines shot put training, breaks records at Seton Hill
January 21, 2024
Seton Hill sophomore Angelo Allen went into offseason training with a refined focus.

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Penn Hills runner sticks with sport, emerges as captain, key relay contributor
January 7, 2024
Maliah Powell agreed to go out for the Penn Hills track team as a freshman via peer pressure. Powell’s decision to stay when her two friends abandoned ship was voluntary.

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Hempfield’s Peyton Murray wins the boys discus throw during the PIAA class 3A Track & Field Championships May 26, 2023, at Shippensburg University.
Pitt, Penn State among schools courting Hempfield thrower Peyton Murray
October 5, 2023
Recruiting is beginning to ramp up for Peyton Murray.

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Quaker Valley grad Tabitha Bemis
Multi-sport Quaker Valley athlete brings giant medal collection into school’s hall of fame
August 27, 2023
To say Tabitha Bemis was a multiple medalist at Quaker Valley would be a vast understatement.

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Quaker Valley’s Mia Gartley competes during the 2023 track and field season.
Gartley siblings find success with Quaker Valley track and field
July 2, 2023
Mia Gartley of Quaker Valley is a 5-foot-2 dynamo of an athlete.

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Riverview’s Amberson Bauer wins the boys 800-meter at the WPIAL Class 2A track and field championships May 17, 2023, at Slippery Rock University.
Riverview track champion Amberson Bauer selected Valley News Dispatch Boys Athlete of the Year
July 1, 2023
Amberson Bauer’s high school distance running career wasn’t entirely complete once he left Seth Grove Stadium at Shippensburg University as the PIAA Class 2A boys 800-meter champion May 27.

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Kiski Area’s Eliza Miller wins in the girls 800-meter run at the WPIAL Class 2A track and field championships May 17, 2023, at Slippery Rock University.
Multi-sport standout Eliza Miller repeats as Valley News Dispatch Girls Athlete of the Year
Eliza Miller will combine her love of distance running and swimming along with a newer venture in cycle racing on the newly formed women’s triathlon team at Duquesne University.

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Quaker Valley’s Jackson Pethel passes the baton to Clark LaLomia behind the handoff by Winchester Thurstan’s Charlie Routledge to Eli DeSimone in the boys 4x800-meter relay at the WPIAL Class 2A track and field championships May 17, at Slippery Rock University.
WPIAL runner-up finish caps strong season for Quaker Valley boys track
June 18, 2023
Quaker Valley’s boys track and field team emerged from the shadow of its counterpart girls squad this season.

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Quaker Valley’s Nora Johns brings the ball upcourt during a game against Montour on Jan. 12, 2022.
Quaker Valley 3-sport standout Nora Johns picks Ohio Wesleyan
Quaker Valley’s loss is Ohio Wesleyan’s gain.

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Greensburg Central Catholic senior Liz Dlugos
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Greensburg Central Catholic’s Liz Dlugos
June 12, 2023
A section title, a fifth-place finish at WPIALs and a 15th-place finish at states.

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Highlands senior Cassidy Davis
A-K Valley Senior Spotlight: Highlands’ Cassidy Davis
Many athletes participate in a variety of sports in high school, but Cassidy Davis has a three-sport schedule a little different from most. The Highlands senior is a standout in volleyball, track and field and gymnastics.

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Quaker Valley girls celebrate their ninth WPIAL Class 2A track and field team championship.
Quaker Valley runs it back with WPIAL girls team championship repeat
June 11, 2023
It was a celebratory rerun of 2022.

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Fox Chapel freshman Claire Conti
Fox Chapel freshman shows worlds of potential in discus, shot put
June 10, 2023
Making an appearance at the PIAA Class 3A track championships as a freshman didn’t make Fox Chapel’s Claire Conti want to take a break.

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