Track and Field

South Fayette's Rachel Helbling competes in the girls AAA 400-meter dash during the WPIAL Class AA and AAA Track and Field Championship at Baldwin High School on Thursday, May 17, 2018.
South Fayette track caps another successful season
June 8, 2018
There are a number of different ways to determine how well a season has gone. Wins and losses is one. A section title and the

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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.
PTFCA names 4 WPIAL athletes first-team all-state
June 6, 2018
North Allegheny senior Ayden Owens was named first-team all-state in two events and second in another by the Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Association, but

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Arizona freshman Jordan Geist competes during the Desert Heat Classic on April 28, 2018, at Drachman Stadium in Tucson, Ariz.
Knoch’s Jordan Geist headed to NCAAs in both shot put, discus
June 3, 2018
PIAA record-holder Jordan Geist, now a freshman thrower at Arizona, will compete for a national title in the shot put and discus this week at

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Norwin’s Kolesar places seventh at PIAA meet
June 2, 2018
Norwin junior Jessica Kolesar had a busy weekend at the PIAA Class AAA track and field championships at Shippensburg on May 25 and 26. She

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Baldwin juniors, from left, Brendan O'Malley (long jump) and Bailey O'Malley (shot put) were medalists at the PIAA Class AAA track and field championships held at Shippensburg University.
Baldwin’s O’Malley brothers shine at PIAA track meet
Bailey O'Malley capped his junior track and field season at Baldwin with a career-best showing at the PIAA finals at Shippensburg. O'Malley registered a toss

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Quaker Valley’s Nace caps high school career with runner-up finish at PIAA meet
June 1, 2018
Quaker Valley senior Franzi Nace had high hopes of claiming the girls triple jump title at the PIAA Class AA track and field championship meet

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Gateway's Courtney Jackson lunges toward the finish line next to Mt. Lebanon's Parker Reed during their Class AAA boys 100 meter dash preliminary Friday, May 25, 2018, at the PIAA track and field state championships at Shippensburg University.
Gateway’s Jackson stays busy at PIAA championships
Gateway track and field was well represented in championship meets to close out the 2017 spring campaign, and those performances extended to the PIAA Class

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Plum's Hunter Linhart competes in the Class AAA boys discus throw during the PIAA track and field state championships Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Shippensburg University.
Plum’s Linhart excels at PIAA championships
Last year, Plum's Hunter Linhart placed 17th in the discus at the WPIAL Class AAA track and field championships at Baldwin. He refocused his efforts

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Franklin Regional’s Busche, Kohlman earn bronze medals at PIAA meet
Franklin Regional seniors Matt Busche and Tyrese Kohlman earned bronze medals at the PIAA Class AAA track and field championships May 26 at Shippensburg. Busche,

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Penn-Trafford throwers compete at PIAA meet
Making the PIAA Class AAA track and field championships in Shippensburg is one thing, but placing in the top eight is something else. When you

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Penn Hills' Emmanuel Mitchell competes in the Class AAA boys high jump during the PIAA track and field state championships Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Shippensburg University.
Penn Hills trio caps career at PIAA meet
An era at Penn Hills came to a close for the andquot;Dynasty trioandquot; as they competed in their final meet at the PIAA Class AAA

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Thomas Jefferson track and field hangs tough at WPIALs
May 28, 2018
Thomas Jefferson was represented by seven athletes at the WPIAL Class AAA track and field finals May 17 at Baldwin Stadium. andquot;I was extremely proud

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Shady Side Academy's Michael Tomlin reacts after winning the Class AA boys 300 meter hurdles final during the PIAA track and field state championships Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Shippensburg University.
Shady Side Academy’s Dino Tomlin wins PIAA hurdles title
May 27, 2018
SHIPPENSBURG — Winning a state track title isn't as simple as one, two, three, but counting to 22 seems to have helped Shady Side Academy's

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Winchester Thurston senior Tristan Forsythe won the Class A title at the PIAA cross country championships Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, in Hershey.
Winchester Thurston’s Forsythe defends PIAA title in 1,600
May 26, 2018
SHIPPENSBURG — Tristan Forsythe's parents were born in England, so he jokes that he's built for the rain that falls on Pennsylvania track meets. Saturday's

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Shady Side Academy's Melissa Riggins wins the Class AA girls 1600 meter final during the PIAA track and field state championships Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Shippensburg University.
Fast friends: Shady Side Academy’s Riggins, Freeport’s Shemanski finish 1-2 in PIAA Class AA 800
SHIPPENSBURG — As rival runners go, Freeport's Sidney Shemanski and Shady Side Academy's Melissa Riggins are closer than most. How close Only 17-hundredths of a

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Seneca Valley's Zach Gehm stands on the podium with his gold medal after winning the Class AAA boys discus throw during the PIAA track and field state championships Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Shippensburg University.
Seneca Valley thrower Zach Gehm finishes as PIAA champion
SHIPPENSBURG — Seneca Valley senior Zach Gehm saved the best for last. The Youngstown State recruit broke his personal best by throwing 194 feet, 8

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Hempfield's Rebeccah Pyo competes in the Class AAA girls high jump during the PIAA track and field state championships Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Shippensburg University.
PIAA track and field notebook: Bronze finish for Franklin Regional seniors
SHIPPENSBURG — Franklin Regional seniors Matt Busche and Tyrese Kohlman earned bronze medals Saturday at the PIAA Class AAA track and field championships. Busche, the

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Avonworth-Northgate's Hunter Robinson wins the Class AAA girls 400 meter final during the PIAA track and field state championships Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Shippensburg University.
Hunter Robinson wins 2 more gold medals at PIAA meet
SHIPPENSBURG — Avonworth/Northgate senior Hunter Robinson was a double winner at the PIAA track championships for the second consecutive season. Robinson defended her 200-meter title

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Derry's Shawn Broadway competes in the Class AA boys 300 meter hurdle final next to Riverside's Calvin Wetzel during the PIAA track and field state championships Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Shippensburg University. Broadway finished in second place.
Derry hurdler Broadway breaks school record on way to silver medal at states
SHIPPENSBURG — Derry senior Shawn Broadway capped off his season with a record performance in the Class AA 300-meter hurdles at the PIAA track and

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Penn Hills' Alex Trower wins the boys 100-meter dash Thursday, May 17, 2018, during WPIAL Class AAA track and field championships at Baldwin High School.
Penn Hills’ ‘Dynasty’ trio shines at WPIAL meet
A trio of Penn Hills senior athletes, who calls themselves andquot;the Dynasty,andquot; wanted to make sure they left their mark in Indians track and field

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