Track and Field

Franklin Regional’s Ella Evans takes second during the Westmoreland County Track and Field Championships Saturday, April 30, 2022 at Memorial Stadium in Latrobe.
                                Franklin Regional’s Ella Evans takes second during the Westmoreland County Track and Field Championships on April 30.
Franklin Regional track teams build foundation for future
May 28, 2022
Franklin Regional track and field coach Bob Ralston has been dealing with a sprained ankle, but it didn’t stop him from leading the Panthers at the WPIAL Class 3A Championship meet at Slippery Rock.

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Fox Chapel, Shady Side Academy athletes make state meet
Sophomore Mason Miles was the only member of the Fox Chapel track team to move on to the PIAA finals this year at Shippensburg University.

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Hempfield’s Liz Tapper won the PIAA Class 3A shot put title May 27, 2022, at Shippensburg.
Liz Tapper wins PIAA shot put gold to join list of Hempfield state champs
May 27, 2022
SHIPPENSBURG – On the wall in the lobby of the Hempfield field house are pictures of all the school’s PIAA champions.

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Brownsville’s Jolena Quarzo wins the girls PIAA Class 2A 1,600-meter run Friday, May 27, 2022, at Shippensburg University.
Brownsville’s Jolena Quarzo captures PIAA Class 2A gold in 1,600
SHIPPENSBURG — Jolena Quarzo prefers running in the morning.

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Deer Lakes’ Carson McCoy wins the Class 2A 1,600 meters at the WPIAL track and field championships.
Alle-Kiski sends plenty of track athletes to PIAAs
May 25, 2022
Deer Lakes senior Carson McCoy doesn’t have to wait long to run at the PIAA track and field championships at Shippensburg University.

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Leechburg running back Braylan Lovelace catches a pass during a preseason practice last year.
After brilliant junior year for Leechburg football, Braylan Lovelace still has more in store
May 24, 2022
Junior running back Braylan Lovelace and the Leechburg football team never had a problem getting fired up for games as the team made its first playoff appearance in 32 years last season.

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Burrell 400-meter relay team members, from left, Ella Anderson, Ava Rusiewicz, Anna Novak and Morgan Fenoglietto
Burrell track and field carries strong team bond into postseason
Every spring, track and field athletes don their school colors, lace up their sneakers and prepare to compete for their team.

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Penn Hills’ Angelo Allen competes during a 2022 meet.
Penn Hills’ Angelo Allen cements status as WPIAL’s top shot putter
May 22, 2022
Penn Hills senior Angelo Allen didn’t shy away from being designated as the favorite in the shot put entering the WPIAL Class 3A Track and Field Championships on May 18 at Slippery Rock University.

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Pine-Richland’s Luke Rudolph brings it home for the win in the boys Class 3A 400-meter relay during the WPIAL track and field championships Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at Slippery Rock University.
Pine-Richland relay sprints to school record, WPIAL gold medal
Luke Rudolph insisted he’s not as fast as the relay runner he replaced, but the results say otherwise.

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The Riverview boys 3,200-meter relay of, from left, Ty Laughlin, Chris Barnes, Parker Steele and Amberson Bauer, competed at the WPIAL championship meet May 18, at Slippery Rock University.
Riverview runners take aim at state medals
Riverview junior Amberson Bauer and senior teammates Ty Laughlin and Parker Steele were a part of last year’s boys 3,200-meter relay which set a school record and brought home WPIAL gold.

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Plum’s Connor Pivirotto competes in the 3,200-meter run during WPIAL track and field championships Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at Slippery Rock University.
Plum’s Brooks, Domke earn WPIAL track and field medals
The Plum boys and girls track and field teams were well represented at the WPIAL Class 3A track and field championships last week at Slippery Rock University.

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Gateway junior Daniella Garner runs the anchor leg of the girls Class 3A 1,600-meter relay at the WPIAL track and field championships May 18 at Slippery Rock University.
Gateway’s Robinson sprints to berth at PIAA championship meet
Next spring, Amaya Robinson hopes to make an impact on the track at Slippery Rock University as a member of The Rock women’s track and field team.

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The Quaker Valley girls track and field team celebrates with the WPIAL championship trophy after the Class AA team finals on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at Peters Twp.
Quaker Valley boys tennis, girls track teams celebrate WPIAL daily double
It’s being acclaimed as “Championship Wednesday” at Quaker Valley.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Corinn Brewer is a senior in the 2022 graduating class.
Westmoreland athletes of the week: GCC’s Corinn Brewer, Penn-Trafford’s Andrew Kessler
May 21, 2022
Corinn Brewer

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North Catholic’s Trevor Paschall wins the boys 100-meter dash during WPIAL Class 2A track and field championship Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at Slippery Rock University.
North Catholic sprinter Trevor Paschall’s season in question after WPIAL championship injury
May 19, 2022
North Catholic’s Trevor Paschall is usually sprinting around the WPIAL track championships faster than most anybody, but Wednesday he accepted help from a teammate just to walk.

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Freeport’s Reese Skiba works out at practice May 5, 2022, at Freeport.
Freeport’s Skiba joins group of contenders for WPIAL discus title
May 18, 2022
Reese Skiba offered encouragement, instruction and tips to perfect technique as Freeport middle school students launched a discus high into the air.

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Hempfield’s Elizabeth Tapper is one of the best throwers in the state.
Westmoreland County throwers looking for gold
May 16, 2022
Other than competing in the PIAA track and field championships, Wednesday is the day many WPIAL runners, throwers and jumpers have had circled all season.

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Riverview junior Amberson Bauer is the third seed in the Class 2A boys 800 at the WPIAL championships.
Alle-Kiski Valley well represented at WPIAL track and field championships
Greg Klingensmith owns the Apollo-Ridge boys school record in the discus at 156 feet 9 inches recorded in placing third at last year’s WPIAL Class 2A track and field championships at Slippery Rock University.

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Riverview junior Amberson Bauer recently broke a 41-year-old school record in the 800-meter run.
Riverview’s Bauer hopes to build on school-record time in 800 at WPIAL meet
May 15, 2022
Amberson Bauer qualified, along with several of his Riverview track and field teammates, for the WPIAL Class 2A championships at Slippery Rock University.

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Norwin pole vaulter Nick Puskar celebrates with a teammate after clearing a personal best 12 feet in a WPIAL Class 3A semifinals May 4 at Norwin.
Norwin notebook: Track teams surge into WPIAL finals
May 14, 2022
The Norwin track and field teams advanced to the WPIAL Class 3A championship.

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