Track and Field

Norwin senior Emma Jiancristoforo
Norwin’s Jiancristoforo will run for Robert Morris
January 22, 2023
With a six-days-a-week running schedule that equates to about 40 miles, Emma Jiancristoforo is always on the move.

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Gateway’s Anez Jordan defends on a pass intended for Penn Hills’ Cameron Thomas during a 2021 WPIAL Class 5A playoff game.
Penn Hills’ Cam Thomas works to ‘develop top-end speed’ during indoor track season
Cam Thomas was pleased that though imperfect, his start to the indoor track season showed tangible progress from the year before.

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Fox Chapel’s Anna Troutman competes during the 2022 outdoor season.
Fox Chapel track team gets off to fast start to indoor season
January 21, 2023
Fox Chapel’s Anna Troutman didn’t get the opportunity to compete in the WPIAL outdoor track championships last season due to an injury. But after her debut with the Foxes’ indoor track team last season, she left a lasting impression.

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Norwin’s Ashley Laukus wins the girls high jump during the WPIAL Class 3A Team Track and Field Championships May 11 at West Mifflin High School.
Norwin notebook: Ace high jumper makes college choice
January 7, 2023
Senior Ashley Laukus is one of the top high jumpers at Norwin.

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Norwin senior Anna DeFazio
Norwin’s Anna DeFazio to run at St. Francis (Pa.)
January 1, 2023
What were your goals when you were 8 years old?

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Quaker Valley’s Alex MacDonald will throw for the Amherst College track and field team.
Quaker Valley thrower’s dedication carries him to Amherst track team
December 18, 2022
By all indications, Quaker Valley senior Alex MacDonald is a humble guy.

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Penn Hills track team looks to build confidence during indoor season
December 4, 2022
Lee Zelkowitz is excited to get the track team moving through the indoor season. Practice was scheduled to start Dec. 5, and the Indians hope to utilize the season to build confidence and capitalize with some strong performances.

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Hempfield’s Liz Tapper wins the girls Class 3A discus at the WPIAL track and field championships May 18 at Slippery Rock University.
Hempfield track star Liz Tapper picks Michigan
October 20, 2022
Hempfield senior Liz Tapper announced at volleyball senior night Thursday that she will be continuing her track career at the University of Michigan.

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North Catholic’s Tehya Dave finishes ahead of Greensburg Central Catholic’s Eva Denis (left) in the Class 2A girls 100-meter dash during the WPIAL track and field championships Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at Slippery Rock.
Breaking down changes to the 2023-24 WPIAL track and field alignment
August 8, 2022
The WPIAL released new section alignments for the next two-year cycle in all sports, and changes will be implemented starting this fall.

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Former WPIAL director organizes P3R youth track event at RMU Island Sports Center
August 1, 2022
Put away the stopwatches.

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North Allegheny grad Ayden Owens-Delerme, an NCAA champion decathlete, will compete in the World Athletics Championships on July 23-24 in Eugene, Ore.
Amazing year for North Allegheny grad Ayden Owens-Delerme continues at World Championships
July 16, 2022
Ayden Owens-Delerme appears nowadays on TV commercials in Arkansas for a local hospital system, but the recent NCAA decathlon champion is ready to take his track talents global.

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Quaker Valley’s Nora Johns earned three medals at the 2022 PIAA championship meet in Shippensburg.
Competitive fire burns bright for Quaker Valley 3-sport star Nora Johns
July 3, 2022
Nora Johns is a natural.

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Hampton’s Kevyn Fish took first place in the 3,200-meter run April 14.
Hampton track standout Kevyn Fish wants to be known as more than a fast freshman
Finishing first in a track and field event is never an easy task. There are many athletes vying for the prestigious accomplishment of being on the podium.

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Kiski Area’s Eliza Miller finishes second in the girls 3,200-meter relay during the Wildcat Invitaional Friday, April 8, 2022, at Memorial Stadium.
Kiski Area’s Eliza Miller named Valley News Dispatch Girls Athlete of the Year
July 2, 2022
Just a sophomore, Eliza Miller already has accomplished what most athletes dream about.

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Hempfield’s Elizabeth Tapper wins the girls shot put during the Wildcat Invitational on April 8.
Hempfield state champ Liz Tapper named Tribune-Review Westmoreland Girls Athlete of the Year
Liz Tapper’s unbelievable junior track and field season at Hempfield is turning into a great summer.

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North Allegheny grad Ayden Owens competes for Arkansas during the 2021-22 indoor season.
North Allegheny grad Ayden Owens wins NCAA decathlon gold
June 10, 2022
North Allegheny graduate Ayden Owens won gold for Arkansas in the decathlon at the NCAA Track and Field Championships on Thursday, setting a meet record in the process.

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Kiski Area’s Cambell Curry is a senior on the track and field team.
A-K Valley senior spotlight: Kiski Area’s Campbell Curry
June 6, 2022
Campbell Curry competed in three sports in high school, balancing numerous activities such as soccer, golf, track and field, and his academics.

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Quaker Valley’s Nora Johns wins the Class 2A 300-meter hurdles at the PIAA track and field championships May 28 at Shippensburg University.
Quaker Valley hurdler Nora Johns 2nd to none for 2nd straight season
June 5, 2022
Quaker Valley’s celebrated three-sport athlete Nora Johns didn’t just repeat as the PIAA Class 2A girls 300-meter hurdles champion.

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Penn Hills senior Angelo Allen takes fourth in the Class 3A shot put at the PIAA track and field championships May 27 at Shippensburg University.
Angelo Allen wraps up decorated Penn Hills track career with pair of state medals
A 2012 trip to the Baltimore area solidified Angelo Allen’s feelings.

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Pine-Richland’s Natalie McLean competed at the PIAA track and field championsihps May 27-28, 2022, at Shippensburg.
Pine-Richland distance runner comes home from states with personal bests, medals
Natalie McLean went to the PIAA track and field championships last year for the first time as a sophomore and took home plenty of lessons.

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