Track and Field

Shaler Area’s Cam Mbalo competes in the boys Class AAA triple jump during the PIAA track and field state championships Friday, May 24, 2019, at Shippensburg University.
Led by freshman sprinter, Shaler track team shattering records
January 16, 2020
Eloise Facher had a subdued reaction to Shaler Area track and field coach Shawn Ryan’s news.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Patrick Brewer signs a letter of intent to run track at Cornell.
GCC’s Patrick Brewer chooses Cornell, plans to compete in decathlon
January 10, 2020
Greensburg Central Catholic senior Patrick Brewer will be wearing red on his uniform this fall.

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Butler high jumper ranks 2nd nationally after TSTCA indoor opener
January 5, 2020
Butler high jumper Sami Taoufik started his TSTCA indoor track season Saturday with an early-season victory that has him ranked second nationally.

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Penn Hills runners (from left) Kiera Ward, Drew Hines, Eliza Brennan and Miniya Pinnix competed in the 1,600-meter run at the Tri-State Indoor Track Championships on Feb. 16, 2019. Ward, Brennan and Pinnix are back competing for the 2019-20 team.
Penn Hills athletes look to get jump start with indoor track season
December 26, 2019
The journey for the Penn Hills track program starts now as the group will utilize the indoor season to prepare for outdoor season in the spring.

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Waynesburg’s Daniel Layton wins the boys Class AA 110 meter hurdles final during the PIAA track and field state championships Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Shippensburg University.
Top 19 of ’19: Trib HSSN breaks down the top stories of the year — No. 8
December 24, 2019
The 2019 high school sports season is nearly in the books.

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Quaker Valley senior Annie Wicker signs her letter of intent to William & Mary for track. She was joined by her parents, Doug and Carolyn Wicker.
Quaker Valley’s Annie Wicker to run for William & Mary
December 20, 2019
A lead from a Quaker Valley alum convinced senior Annie Wicker to sign a letter of intent to compete for the William &Mary women’s cross country and track and field teams next season.

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Fox Chapel senior Christian Fitch signs a letter of intent to Temple for track and field and cross country. With him are Fox Chapel coaches Tom Moul, Matthew LaPatka and Pete Shiner.
Fox Chapel runner Fitch signs with Temple
Fox Chapel senior Christian Fitch is the most decorated American runner to come down the pike — literally and figuratively — for the Temple men’s cross country team since James Snyder became coach in 2013.

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Shaler Area’s Cam Mbalo competes in the boys Class AAA triple jump during the PIAA track and field state championships Friday, May 24, 2019, at Shippensburg University.
Talented veteran Shaler indoor track team sets sights high
November 22, 2019
Shawn Ryan wants everything to be on the right course for the Shaler Area indoor track team.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Corinn Brewer leads the pack in girls’ 1A during the WPIAL cross country championships on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 at Roadman Park in California.
Greensburg Central Catholic’s Corinn Brewer excels at AAU meet
August 10, 2019
Incoming Greensburg Central Catholic sophomore Corinn Brewer has had a productive offseason in track and field.

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Waynesburg’s Daniel Layton competes in a 110 meter hurdles preliminary race next to Brentwood’s John Milcic during the PIAA track and field state championships Friday, May 24, 2019, at Shippensburg University.
Trib HSSN rewind: A look back at the 2018-19 boys outdoor track season
July 18, 2019
Waynesburg’s Daniel Layton became the most talked about track star in the WPIAL this spring, a situation neither he nor his father could have imagined.

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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.
Trib HSSN rewind: A look back at the 2018-19 girls outdoor track season
July 16, 2019
Maybe the biggest story of track season came months earlier when the WPIAL decided to move the individual championship meet to Slippery Rock.

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North Allegheny’s Zach Kinne
Trib HSSN rewind: A look back at the 2018-19 indoor track season
July 10, 2019
It was a bit of rough ride for WPIAL athletes competing at the Pennsylvania Indoor Track Championships at Penn State on Feb. 24.

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Burrell’s Olivia Kelly anchors the 4x100 relay team in a girls Class AA preliminary race during the PIAA track and field state championships Friday, May 24, 2019, at Shippensburg University.
NFHS expands exchange zones for some track relays
July 8, 2019
Some sprinters will have an extra 10 meters to make their relay exchange, the National Federation of State High School Associations decided.

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Freeport’s Sidney Shemanski named Valley News Dispatch Girls Athlete of the Year
June 30, 2019
Since she was a freshman, Freeport’s Sidney Shemanski has been a key contributor in three sports.

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Hempfield Area’s Mackenna Orie wins the shot put during the AAA WPIAL Track and Field Championships at Slippery Rock University.
Hempfield’s Mackenna Orie named Tribune-Review Westmoreland Girls Athlete of the Year
June 29, 2019
Mackenna Orie took up track and field, throwing events in particular, because she watched her sister, Sam, heave heavy objects during meets.

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The 2019 Shady Side Academy boys track team
Injuries derail promising season for Shady Side Academy boys track and field team
June 28, 2019
Although the Shady Side Academy boys track and field team posted an impressive 5-1 record and made it to the WPIAL Class AA team playoffs, it was a season of high hopes that were swept away by injury.

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Thomas Jefferson senior Zach Wagner set a school record in the 200-meter dash at the WPIAL championship meet May 21, 2019, at Slippery Rock University.
Thomas Jefferson’s Wagner leaves mark with school record
Zach Wagner knows how to make a grandiose exit.

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North Allegheny’s Ayden Owens competes in the Class AAA boys 110 meter high hurdles preliminary Friday, May 25, 2018, during the PIAA track and field state championships at Shippensburg University.
North Allegheny grad Ayden Owens leaving Southern Cal after stellar freshman year
June 27, 2019
North Allegheny grad Ayden Owens, who earned Pac-12 Freshman of the Year track honors this spring, announced Wednesday that he’s transferring from Southern Cal.

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Shaler Area’s Cam Mbalo competes in the boys Class AAA triple jump during the PIAA track and field state championships at Shippensburg. Mbalo finished third at states after winning WPIALs.
Shaler Area’s Mbalo seeks to challenge himself, improve high jump
June 20, 2019
Finding a way atop the medal stand in the WPIAL Class AAA triple jump wasn’t the end of the story for Shaler Area’s Cam Mbalo.

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CJ Hepler placed sixth in the freshman discus competition at the New Balance National Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Kiski Area’s Hepler tests mettle against nation’s top freshmen throwers
June 17, 2019
C.J. Hepler emerged this spring as one to watch for the future of throwing events in the WPIAL and beyond.

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