Track and Field

Laurel’s Tori Atkins runs in the Class 2A 200 meters Saturday at the PIAA Track and Field Championship at Shippensburg University. She was sixth in the 200 and took gold in the 400.
With ‘perfect’ combination of speed, stamina, Laurel sprinter wins 400-meter gold
May 25, 2024
SHIPPENSBURG – Laurel junior Tori Atkins had a busy but productive Saturday at the PIAA Track and Field Championships at Shippensburg University’s Seth Grove Stadium.

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East Allegheny’s Lorenzo Fancher won gold in the Class 2A triple jump at the PIAA track championships Saturday, May 25, 2024.
Senior triple jumper wins East Allegheny’s 1st PIAA track gold medal
SHIPPENSBURG — East Allegheny senior Lorenzo Fancher entered the PIAA Track and Field Championship seeded No. 1 in Class 2A triple jump.

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Mohawk’s Jaxon Schoedel wins the Class 2A 3,200 during the PIAA Track and Field Championship on Saturday at Shippensburg University.
Cross country champion Jaxon Schoedel of Mohawk adds PIAA title in 3,200 meters
SHIPPENSBURG — Mohawk’s Jaxon Schoedel was stuck in a slow heat for the 1,600 meters a day earlier, but the 3,200 meters had everybody in one big group Saturday.

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Shady Side Academy’s Chelsea Hartman wins the girls 3,200 during the PIAA Class 2A Track and Field Championship on Saturday at Shippensburg University.
WPIAL track stars dominate girls 3,200-meter runs at PIAA meet
SHIPPENSBURG – How dominant were Shady Side Academy senior Chelsea Hartman and Mt. Lebanon senior Logan St. John Kletter in the PIAA 3,200-meter races?

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Paul Schofield | TribLive
                                “It’s been amazing. I never thought it would turn out like this,” Norwin’s Luke Denny said.
Norwin notebook: Football standout earns ‘surprise’ track gold
Norwin senior Luke Denny was a threat in the Knights’ football offense not only because he could catch passes, but also for what he could do after he caught them.

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Fox Chapel’s Anna Troutman won a WPIAL championship in the high jump at the 2024 WPIAL championships.
Fox Chapel track goes above and beyond at WPIAL meet
Anna Troutman could have made a few more attempts to extend her winning height at the WPIAL Class 3A championships. But with Troutman as the only competitor left and the rough conditions that day in Slippery Rock, she was halted at 5 feet, 5 inches, which gave the Fox Chapel senior her first WPIAL championship.

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Pine-Richland’s Nadia Constantakis finished as the runner-up in girls pole vault at the PIAA Class 3A track and field championships Friday, May 24, 2024, at Shippensburg University.
Pine-Richland pole vaulter Nadia Constantakis uses gymnastics skills to place 2nd at states
SHIPPENSBURG — Lifelong gymnast Nadia Constantakis remembers being a newcomer to the Pine-Richland track team, working out with the sprinters and having a revelation.

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New Castle’s Jaden Kirkwood takes fourth in the boys shot put during the PIAA Class 3A Track and Field Championship on Friday at Shippensburg University.
WPIAL medalists from Day 1 of the PIAA track championships Friday, May 24, 2024
May 24, 2024
This is a list of WPIAL placewinners from Day 1 of the 99th annual PIAA Track and Field Championship at Shippensburg University.

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Ringgold’s Ryan Pajak finishes second and Fox Chapel’s Rowan Gwin fourth in the boys 1,600 meters during the PIAA Class 3A track and field championships Friday at Shippensburg University.
Fox Chapel’s Rowan Gwin part of dominant showing for WPIAL in 1,600 at PIAA championships
SHIPPENSBURG — Fox Chapel’s Rowan Gwin wasn’t at Seth Grove Stadium last year for the state track championships, but his mind was.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Logan St. John Kletter wins the girls 1,600 meters during the PIAA Class 3A Track and Field Championships Friday, May 24, 2024, at Shippensburg University.
Mt. Lebanon’s Logan St. John Kletter adds 1,600-meter title to gold medal collection
SHIPPENSBURG — Mt. Lebanon senior Logan St. John Kletter completed track’s version of the Triple Crown on Friday morning by winning the Class 3A 1,600-meter run at the PIAA track and field championships.

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Penn-Trafford’s Matthew Sarnowski is the WPIAL Class 3A champ in the discus.
Discus champs from Penn-Trafford, Hempfield to meet again at states
May 23, 2024
Hempfield senior Peyton Murray and Penn-Trafford senior Matt Sarnowski have battled all season to see who will be the best discus thrower in the state.

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Burrell’s Allison Smola (left) and Freeport’s Erin Schaeffer (right) will compete in the 100 hurdles at the PIAA championships.
Burrell’s Smola, Freeport’s Schaeffer hope to face off at PIAA meet
Burrell senior Allison Smola and Freeport senior Erin Schaeffer have lined up against each other numerous times in the 100-meter hurdles throughout their high school track and field careers.

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Canon McMillan’s Rose Kuchera wins the WPIAL 3A girls 100m hurdles during the WPIAL Track and Field Championships Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at Slippery Rock University.
Canon-McMillan’s Rose Kuchera looks to end decorated high school career with PIAA gold medal
Canon-McMillan’s Rose Kuchera is traveling this week to the state track championships where the senior needs just one more medal to complete her triple jump collection.

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Chaz Palla | TribLive
                                Penn Hills’ Achan Green edges North Hills’ Gamaliel Mogire in the WPIAL 3A boys 110 hurdles during the WPIAL Track and Field Championships on May 15 at Slippery Rock University.
Penn Hills notebook: Hurdler gets redemption with WPIAL gold
May 19, 2024
Achan Green’s redemption story happened right at Slippery Rock University on May 15.

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Gateway’s Dino Nadarevic finishes fifth in the WPIAL 3A boys discus during the WPIAL track and field championships Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at Slippery Rock University.
Gateway’s Dino Nadarevic to compete in shot put, discus at PIAA championships
Dino Nadarevic went from non-WPIAL qualifier to a double PIAA qualifier in the span of 12 months.

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Shaler athletes find their niche on track team
Hannah Sahr and Liam Kelley started track and field with an idea of what events they thought they may like. But the Shaler juniors both adjusted once they got some hands-on experience.

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Chaz Palla | TribLive
                                Penn-Trafford’s Logan Kerstetter wins the Class 3A discus during the WPIAL track and field championships May 15 at Slippery Rock University.
Penn-Trafford throwers grab gold at WPIAL championships
Penn-Trafford senior Matt Sarnowski seems to throw his best when he goes against Hempfield senior Peyton Murray.

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Fox Chapel’s Mason Miles takes second in the WPIAL 3A boys shot put during the WPIAL Track and Field Championships Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at Slippery Rock University.
Fox Chapel thrower fights through finger injury to get his hands on PIAA berth
May 18, 2024
Mason Miles never stopped looking for ways to be more comfortable. The Fox Chapel senior was injured during the first track meet of the season, hyperextending his finger when throwing the shot put.

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Bethel Park’s Jenna Lang (left) helped the girls 1,600-meter relay take first at the Baldwin Invitational.
Bethel Park relay builds momentum after 1st-place finish at Baldwin Invitational
Bethel Park’s girls 1,600-meter relayers waited patiently all day.

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Franklin Regional’s Nathan Kociela competes in the Class 3A 3200-meter run at the WPIAL Track abd Field Championship May 16, 2024 at Slippery Rock.
Franklin Regional sends 2 runners to state track meet
Franklin Regional coach Bob Ralston joked that he can retire after his son Eryk qualified for the PIAA track and field championship on May 24-25.

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