Track and Field

Valerie Fischer won the WPIAL title in the 400.
Bucknell commit Fischer caps golden Hampton career at WPIALs
June 13, 2019
It has been at least a decade since Hampton had a WPIAL champion runner. That changed this year.

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Pine-Richland’s Danielle Bryant placed fourth in the 300-meter hurdles at the PIAA championships.
Sophomore season a resounding success for Pine-Richland’s Bryant
June 8, 2019
For Pine-Richland track and field athlete Danielle Bryant, her sophomore season wasn’t just encouraging or promising.

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The Fox Chapel 1,600-meter relay team of (from left) Kate Carnevale, Sarena Seeger, Maddy Kieffer and Abby Kieffer set a school record at the PIAA championship meet May 25.
Fox Chapel track and field team’s reasons for optimism are abundant
In terms of qualifiers for the WPIAL and PIAA track and field championships, it was a satisfying year for the Fox Chapel track team.

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Shady Side Academy’s Melissa Riggins win the girls AA 1600m during the WPIAL Track and Field Championships at Slippery Rock University.
Shady Side’s Melissa Riggins among 9 WPIAL girls named PTFCA all-state
May 31, 2019
Shady Side Academy runner Melissa Riggins, who set a meet record at the PIAA Class AA track and field championships last week, earned first-team all-state honors from the Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Association.

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Obama Academy’s Leslie Manson competes in the girls Class AAA triple jump finals during the PIAA track and field state championships Friday, May 24, 2019, at Shippensburg University.
Final results from 2019 PIAA track and field championships
May 26, 2019
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North Allegheny’s Zach Kinne fist-bumps Mars’ Zach Leachman after winning the boys Class AAA 3200 meter run during the PIAA track and field state championships Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Shippensburg University.
PIAA recap: WPIAL athletes win 11 events at state track championships
The weekend started slowly but WPIAL athletes rallied on Saturday and won 11 events at the PIAA track and field championships in Shippensburg.

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Hempfield’s Jared Bannon runs the PIAA Class AAA 110-meter hurdles final.
Hempfield’s Bannon races to PIAA silver medal in hurdles
May 25, 2019
SHIPPENSBURG — Two races in a short time might have cost Hempfield senior Jared Bannon a gold medal Saturday at the PIAA Class AAA track and field championships.

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Shady Side Academy’s Melissa Riggins cools off after winning the girls Class AA 1600 meter run final during the PIAA track and field state championships Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Shippensburg University.
Shady Side Academy’s Melissa Riggins repeats at PIAA track championships
SHIPPENSBURG — Shady Side Academy sophomore Melissa Riggins successfully defended her PIAA 800- and 1,600-meter titles Saturday at the state track and field championships.

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Riverside’s Calvin Wetzel clears the last hurdle to win the boys Class AA 300 meter hurdles final during the PIAA track and field state championships Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Shippensburg University.
Riverside senior Calvin Wetzel overcomes back injury to win PIAA title
SHIPPENSBURG — A back injury almost kept Riverside senior Calvin Wetzel from competing in track and filed this spring.

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The Burrell girls 4x100 relay team (from left) Jocelyn Vickers, Allee Kuhns, Madi Walsh and Olivia Kelly talk about their race after winning the Class AA final during the PIAA track and field state championships Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Shippensburg University.
Burrell 400 relay breaks school record, wins PIAA gold
SHIPPENSBURG — Burrell sprinter Jocelyn Vickers ran her opening leg of the 400-meter relay and then hurried toward the finish line to wait for her team’s baton to arrive.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Corinn Brewer (left) catches her breath, as Shady Side Academy’s Melissa Riggins hugs Quaker Valley’s Annie Wicker after they ran the girls Class AA 1600 meter final during the PIAA track and field state championships Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Shippensburg University.
GCC freshman Brewer has memorable day at PIAA championships
SHIPPENSBURG — Greensburg Central Catholic freshman Corinn Brewer had a busy and productive Saturday at the PIAA track and field championships.

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Brownsville’s Gionna Quarzo cools off after setting a new state record to win the girls Class AA 3200 meter run during the PIAA track and field state championships Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Shippensburg University.
Brownsville’s Gionna Quarzo defends 3,200 title in record time at PIAA Class AA championship
Brownsville’s Gionna Quarzo heard a voice from above helping her set a meet record Saturday at the PIAA track and field championships.

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Bethel Park’s Emily Carter sprints to the finish line to win the girls Class AAA 3200 meter run during the PIAA track and field state championships Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Shippensburg University.
Bethel Park’s Emily Carter wins 3,200 meters, sets PIAA record in AAA
SHIPPENSBURG — All Bethel Park sophomore Emily Carter was expecting at the PIAA track and field championships Saturday was a place on the podium.

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North Allegheny’s Zachary Kinne competes in the AAA boys 1600-meter run during the WPIAL Track and Field Championships on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Slippery Rock.
5 things to watch at Saturday’s PIAA boys track and field championships
It’s Day 2 of the PIAA track and field championships at Shippensburg’s Seth Grove Stadium. WPIAL athletes had a rare Day 1, as no boys claimed gold medals. That should change Saturday. Here are five things to watch at the Class AAA and AA boys championships:

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South Park’s Maddie Raymond competes in the AA girls 200 meter run during the WPIAL Track and Field Championships on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Slippery Rock.
5 things to watch at Saturday’s PIAA girls track and field championships
It’s Day 2 of the PIAA track and field championships at Shippensburg’s Seth Grove Stadium. WPIAL athletes had a rare Day 1 performance, as no girls claimed gold medals. That should change Saturday. Here are five things to watch at the Class AA and AAA girls championships:

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Beaver’s Emma Pavelek clears the bar in the girls Class AA high jump competition during the PIAA track and field state championships Friday, May 24, 2019, at Shippensburg University.
No WPIAL athletes win PIAA titles on Day 1, Beaver’s Emma Pavelek comes very close
May 24, 2019
SHIPPENSBURG — Beaver sophomore Emma Pavelek leaped plenty high enough to win a state title, matching her top rival jump for jump at Seth Grove Stadium.

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                                Baldwin’s Bailey O’Malley (left) earned two medals at the WPIAL track and field championships, including gold in the shot put. Twin brother Brendan O’Malley earned four medals, including three golds.
Baldwin’s O’Malley twins combine for 6 medals at WPIAL championships
The O’Malley twins will be long-remembered in Baldwin track and field lore.

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Quaker Valley’s Annie Wicker competes in the AAA girls 1600-meter run during the WPIAL Track and Field Championships on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Slippery Rock.
QV’s Daniel Ford leads Sewickley-area athletes into PIAA track and field championships
Quaker Valley junior Daniel Ford had a spring in his step after the WPIAL Class AA track and field championship May 16 at Slippery Rock.

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Hempfield’s Mackenna Orie throws in the girls Class AAA shot put finals during the PIAA track and field state championships Friday, May 24, 2019, at Shippensburg University.
Hempfield’s Orie settles for bronze in shot put at PIAA championships
SHIPPENSBURG — Mackenna Orie wasn’t in a good mood Friday at the PIAA track and field championships at Seth Grove Stadium.

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Burrell’s Kaylen Sharrow competes in a girls Class AA 300 meter hurdles preliminary race during the PIAA track and field state championships Friday, May 24, 2019, at Shippensburg University.
Burrell’s Sharrow redeems herself in 300 hurdles, advances to PIAA finals
SHIPPENSBURG — Burrell’s Kaylen Sharrow stumbled to the finish line last year at Seth Grove Stadium and then waited nervously, hoping to hear her named called for the 300-meter finals.

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