Track and Field

The Burrell girls 4x100 relay team (from left) Jocelyn Vickers, Allee Kuhns, Madi Walsh and Olivia Kelly talk about their race after winning the Class AA final during the PIAA track and field state championships Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Shippensburg University.
Burrell 400 relay breaks school record, wins PIAA gold
May 25, 2019
SHIPPENSBURG — Burrell sprinter Jocelyn Vickers ran her opening leg of the 400-meter relay and then hurried toward the finish line to wait for her team’s baton to arrive.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Corinn Brewer (left) catches her breath, as Shady Side Academy’s Melissa Riggins hugs Quaker Valley’s Annie Wicker after they ran the girls Class AA 1600 meter final during the PIAA track and field state championships Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Shippensburg University.
GCC freshman Brewer has memorable day at PIAA championships
SHIPPENSBURG — Greensburg Central Catholic freshman Corinn Brewer had a busy and productive Saturday at the PIAA track and field championships.

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Brownsville’s Gionna Quarzo cools off after setting a new state record to win the girls Class AA 3200 meter run during the PIAA track and field state championships Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Shippensburg University.
Brownsville’s Gionna Quarzo defends 3,200 title in record time at PIAA Class AA championship
Brownsville’s Gionna Quarzo heard a voice from above helping her set a meet record Saturday at the PIAA track and field championships.

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Bethel Park’s Emily Carter sprints to the finish line to win the girls Class AAA 3200 meter run during the PIAA track and field state championships Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Shippensburg University.
Bethel Park’s Emily Carter wins 3,200 meters, sets PIAA record in AAA
SHIPPENSBURG — All Bethel Park sophomore Emily Carter was expecting at the PIAA track and field championships Saturday was a place on the podium.

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North Allegheny’s Zachary Kinne competes in the AAA boys 1600-meter run during the WPIAL Track and Field Championships on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Slippery Rock.
5 things to watch at Saturday’s PIAA boys track and field championships
It’s Day 2 of the PIAA track and field championships at Shippensburg’s Seth Grove Stadium. WPIAL athletes had a rare Day 1, as no boys claimed gold medals. That should change Saturday. Here are five things to watch at the Class AAA and AA boys championships:

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South Park’s Maddie Raymond competes in the AA girls 200 meter run during the WPIAL Track and Field Championships on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Slippery Rock.
5 things to watch at Saturday’s PIAA girls track and field championships
It’s Day 2 of the PIAA track and field championships at Shippensburg’s Seth Grove Stadium. WPIAL athletes had a rare Day 1 performance, as no girls claimed gold medals. That should change Saturday. Here are five things to watch at the Class AA and AAA girls championships:

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Beaver’s Emma Pavelek clears the bar in the girls Class AA high jump competition during the PIAA track and field state championships Friday, May 24, 2019, at Shippensburg University.
No WPIAL athletes win PIAA titles on Day 1, Beaver’s Emma Pavelek comes very close
May 24, 2019
SHIPPENSBURG — Beaver sophomore Emma Pavelek leaped plenty high enough to win a state title, matching her top rival jump for jump at Seth Grove Stadium.

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                                Baldwin’s Bailey O’Malley (left) earned two medals at the WPIAL track and field championships, including gold in the shot put. Twin brother Brendan O’Malley earned four medals, including three golds.
Baldwin’s O’Malley twins combine for 6 medals at WPIAL championships
The O’Malley twins will be long-remembered in Baldwin track and field lore.

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Quaker Valley’s Annie Wicker competes in the AAA girls 1600-meter run during the WPIAL Track and Field Championships on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Slippery Rock.
QV’s Daniel Ford leads Sewickley-area athletes into PIAA track and field championships
Quaker Valley junior Daniel Ford had a spring in his step after the WPIAL Class AA track and field championship May 16 at Slippery Rock.

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Hempfield’s Mackenna Orie throws in the girls Class AAA shot put finals during the PIAA track and field state championships Friday, May 24, 2019, at Shippensburg University.
Hempfield’s Orie settles for bronze in shot put at PIAA championships
SHIPPENSBURG — Mackenna Orie wasn’t in a good mood Friday at the PIAA track and field championships at Seth Grove Stadium.

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Burrell’s Kaylen Sharrow competes in a girls Class AA 300 meter hurdles preliminary race during the PIAA track and field state championships Friday, May 24, 2019, at Shippensburg University.
Burrell’s Sharrow redeems herself in 300 hurdles, advances to PIAA finals
SHIPPENSBURG — Burrell’s Kaylen Sharrow stumbled to the finish line last year at Seth Grove Stadium and then waited nervously, hoping to hear her named called for the 300-meter finals.

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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.
WPIAL controversy settled, Waynesburg hurdler has ‘something to prove to myself’ at PIAAs
This week was calmer than last for WPIAL champion hurdler and pole vaulter Daniel Layton, but it wasn’t without incident.

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Brownsville’s Gionna Quarzo runs to a first place finish in the Class AA girls race during the TSTCA cross country meet Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, at California University.
Five things to watch at the PIAA Class AA girls track championships
The PIAA track and field championships begin Friday at Seth Grove Stadium at Shippensburg. The two-day event concludes Saturday. There are numerous WPIAL athletes competing, and many are capable of bringing home medals. Here are things to look for in the Class AA girls meet:

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WPIAL athletes hope to join PIAA track and field record lists
The PIAA track and field championships begin Friday morning at Shippensburg University, and athletes from the WPIAL will be going after titles, medals and season and career bests.

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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)
Pair of North Hills track and field athletes headed for PIAAs
May 23, 2019
The North Hills track and field team received stellar performances from two of its athletes at the WPIAL Class AAA championships May 16 at Slippery Rock, with both punching their tickets to the PIAA championships.

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North Allegheny’s Zachary Kinne competes in the AAA boys 1600-meter run during the WPIAL Track and Field Championships on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Slippery Rock.
North Allegheny track and field grabs WPIAL medals aplenty
North Allegheny’s distance runners put forward a strong performance in the 3,200-meter race at the WPIAL Class AAA championships at Slippery Rock two weeks ago.

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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)
Shaler Area’s Mbalo dominates triple jump again
Cam Mbalo was nervous but wanted to approach the WPIAL Class AAA championship meet at Slippery Rock the same way as every other meet.

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Allen, relays lead Penn Hills’ strong effort at WPIAL championships
This season, the Penn Hills track and field program has been led by the girls team.

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Penn Hills’ Matt Gemperle, Charlie Joe Rosemeyer, Luke Hansen, Steve Salah (standing) and Josh Gerken compete in a fitness competition during the 2019 season.
Penn Hills’ Salah, McCann take 3rd at national fitness competition
In recent years, there has always been a member of the Penn Hills fitness program who finished in the top five at the National High School Physical Fitness Championships.

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Highlands junior CJ Thimons (right) runs with teammate Cody Rouse during a workout this week.
Highlands’ Thimons in race to get to PIAA track medals podium
It’s déjà vu for Cj Thimons.

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