Track and Field

United States’ Morolake Akinosun runs the last leg in a women’s 4x100-meter relay rerun after dropping the baton in the race in the morning during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
North Hills track athletes prepare for individual competition
April 18, 2019
The WPIAL track and field season is entering its home stretch, as athletes begin to make preparations for postseason competition.

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North Allegheny’s Donovan Rice participates in the boys 110 meter hurdle final during the Wildcat Invitational Track Meet held at Latrobe Memorial Stadium on Saturday, April 13, 2019.
North Allegheny track team builds momentum after invitational success
North Allegheny’s track and field team left quite an impression on the medal stand in the 3,200-meter event at the Lady Spartan/Wildcat Invitational.

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Orie shatters Hempfield discus record
April 17, 2019
Mackenna Orie continued her assault on the Hempfield track and field record book this week.

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Latrobe’s Faith Mucci competed at the Lady Spartan/Wildcat Invitational April 13, 2019, at Latrobe’s Memorial Stadium.
Versatile Mucci etching her mark for Latrobe track and field
If the rules allowed it, Faith Mucci would participate in more than four events for the Latrobe track and field team.

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Plum senior Hunter Linhart
All in the family: Plum’s Hunter Linhart carries on family discus tradition
In 1959, Bruce Linhart Sr. set a standard in the discus at Penn Hills that has yet to be surpassed: He established a school record of 168 feet, 1 inch. The mark also was the state record for five years.

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Waynesburg’s Scott Benco claims top distance in state javelin rankings
April 14, 2019
Waynesburg javelin thrower Scott Benco took over the top spot in the state rankings with a 192-foot, 6-inch toss Saturday, a distance that also ranks him among the nation’s best this season.

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Oakland Catholic’s Jayla Ellis won two gold and two silver medals at the Tri-State Coaches Association track championships April 13, 2019, at West Mifflin.
Oakland Catholic’s Jayla Ellis earns 4 medals, sets record at TSTCA championship
April 13, 2019
Two first-place medals, two seconds and a meet record caused Oakland Catholic’s Jayla Ellis to smile Saturday, but so did a candid compliment from her coach.

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Baldwin’s Brendan O’Malley competes at the South Hills Classic on April 6, 2019, at Baldwin.
Baldwin’s O’Malley takes 4 golds at South Hills Classic track and field meet
April 12, 2019
Brendan O’Malley is one of the most talented, dedicated and well-respected track and field athletes in the region.

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Baldwin’s Ethan Hoey competes at the South Hills Classic on April 6, 2019, at Baldwin.
Baldwin girls relay team dazzles at South Hills Classic
Lena Barakat, Kaylee Garofalo, Devon Schroeder and Gina Bolla are tireless distance runners on the Baldwin girls track and field team.

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Track meet at Plum High School Wednesday, April 10 Angela Valotta - distance
Veteran athletes leading Plum track and field team in early going
Maddie Monick knows what it’s like to compete at the PIAA track and field championships.

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SSA girls track hopes to repeat postseason success
The Shady Side Academy girls track and field team, despite a 3-6 regular season record, found success at the WPIAL and PIAA championships in 2018.

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2 WPIAL girls javelin champions headline Tri-State Track Coaches Championship
The girls javelin field at the TSTCA Outdoor Championship will have two defending WPIAL champions Saturday with Elizabeth Forward’s Brianna Spirnak and South Park’s Maura Huwalt each scheduled to throw at West Mifflin.

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Rochester’s Lauryn Williams wins the 100 meter dash Tuesday May 15, 2001 during the WPIAL Class AA championships at South Side Beaver High School. Williams also won the 200 meter dash title.
Olympian Lauryn Williams among 11 entering Beaver County Sports Hall
Olympian Lauryn Williams, a Rochester native who won medals in both the Summer and Winter Games, is among 11 inductees set to enter the Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame this month.

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A relay baton is seen at the NCAA outdoor track and field championships in Eugene, Ore., Thursday, June 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)
Hampton girls track looks to compensate for relay team losses
April 11, 2019
With only underclassmen on Hampton’s state-qualifying relay team last year, the squad looked poised to score big on the team and individual levels.

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Sergey Shubenkov, authorised neutral athlete for Europe, right, and Ronald Levy of Jamaica for the Americas, left, concentrate prior to the 110 meters hurdles at the IAAF track and field Continental Cup in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Lady Spartan/Wildcat Invitational meet moved to Saturday
Due to forecasted rain Friday, organizers have moved to Saturday the 28th annual Lady Spartan/17th annual Wildcat Invitational track and field meet at Latrobe’s Memorial Stadium.

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Hempfield’s Mackenna Orie
Hempfield’s Orie continues to raise the bar in advance of Lady Spartan Invitational
April 10, 2019
Hempfield thrower Mackenna Orie has continued to climb the record board in the shot put and discus.

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Deer Lakes’ Kiera Cutright hurdles against Burrell Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Burrell High School.
Deer Lakes’ Cutright faces challengers in defense of 300 hurdles title
Last year, Kiera Cutright was the hunter.

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Hampton’s Matt Gust competes in the 800 relay against Highlands April 4, 2019 at Hampton.
Hampton boys track hopes to replace departed performers
April 4, 2019
Hampton boys track is hoping big things come from small packages.

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North Allegheny runner posts early-season time to beat in 3,200 meters
March 31, 2019
Outdoor track season is only two weekends old, but elite North Allegheny runner Zach Kinne already holds the state’s top time in the 3,200 meters.

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Deer Lakes, Kiski Area combine for five titles at Altoona Area Igloo Invitational
Athletes from Deer Lakes and Kiski Area represented the WPIAL on Saturday at the 43rd Altoona Area Igloo Invitational at Altoona’s Mansion Park stadium.

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