Track and Field

Tajier Thornton, Cyair Clark, Vernon Redd and Nate Lindsey, members of the Aliquippa 400-meter relay team, finished fifth at the PIAA Class AA championships May 28, 2021, at Shippensburg University.
Thoughts of hospitalized teammate carry Aliquippa relay team to 5th-place finish
May 28, 2021
SHIPPENSBURG — He should have been here, said the four sprinters on Aliquippa’s relay team, whose thoughts were with their fifth teammate, hospitalized in Pittsburgh.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Corinn Brewer won three medals at the PIAA Class AA championsihps May 28, 2021, at Shippensburg University.
Greensburg CC’s Corinn Brewer grabs 3 medals at state meet
SHIPPENSBURG – Corinn Brewer walked away from the PIAA Class AA Track and Field Championships on Friday happy but not satisfied.

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Riverside’s Cody Belczyk won two gold medals at the PIAA Class AA championships May 28, 2021, at Shippensburg University.
Gold doesn’t rust in the rain for Riverside runner Colby Belczyk, relay teammates
SHIPPENSBURG — It started raining at the PIAA Class AA Track and Field Championships on Friday with three events left, and that was OK with Riverside senior Colby Belczyk.

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South Park’s Maddie Raymond won the 100-meter dash at the PIAA Class AA championsihps May 28, 2021, at Shippensburg University.
South Park sprinter Maddie Raymond finally wins PIAA gold
SHIPPENSBURG – South Park senior Maddie Raymond finally did it. She won a state title.

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Hempfield’s Elizabeth Tapper takes second in the girls pole vault during the WCCA Track and Field Championships on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Latrobe Memorial Stadium.
Busy day awaits Hempfield’s Elizabeth Tapper at PIAA track and field meet
May 27, 2021
Talk about having a busy Saturday at the PIAA track and field championships.

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Deer Lakes’ Carson McCoy competes in the boys’ class AA 1600 meter run during the WPIAL Track and Field Championships on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at Slippery Rock University.
Deer Lakes’ Carson McCoy among A-K Valley athletes ready for state track meet
May 26, 2021
Deer Lakes’ Carson McCoy knows the feeling of running at the PIAA Class AA track and field championships.

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Penn Hills notebook: Allen qualifies for states in shot put
May 23, 2021
Angelo Allen delivered on his promise at the WPIAL Class AAA Track and Field Championships last Wednesday at Slippery Rock University.

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Gateway’s Amaya Robinson (center) competes in the 100-meter dash prelims at the WPIAL Class AAA track and field championships May 19 at Slippery Rock.
Gateway’s Jenkins, Robinson claim medals at WPIAL championships
Clear, sunny skies and temperatures in the low to mid 80s greeted Gateway track and field athletes as they competed at last week’s WPIAL Class AAA championships at Slippery Rock.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Trevor Turkovich tags out Baldwin’s Colton Brain during their game on April 27.
Fisher’s Files: Between rain, covid shutdowns, ADs had tough job this spring
Nobody watches the daily weather report in the spring months moreso than high school athletic directors.

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Quaker Valley’s Nora Johns competes in the girls’ 300 meter hurdles, which she placed first, at the WPIAL Class AA track and field championships Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at Slippery Rock University.
Quaker Valley girls put on show at WPIAL track championships
After their run to the WPIAL Class 2A team championship May 12, the Quaker Valley girls track and field team had the opportunity to compete at the individual championship on May 19.

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The Riverview boys 3,200-meter relay team claimed the WPIAL Class AA title May 19, 2021, at Slippery Rock University. Team members are, from left, Amberson Bauer, Ty Laughlin, Parker Steele, Mason Ochs.
Riverview’s distance relay looks forward to PIAA meet
May 22, 2021
Mason Ochs knew he had another long race ahead of him — the individual 3,200-meter run — at Wednesday’s WPIAL Class AA championships when he anchored the 3,200 relay in the morning’s heated temperatures under sunny skies.

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North Allegheny’s Dwayne Taylor competes in the triple jump finals at the WPIAL Class AAA track and field championships May 19, 2021, at Slippery Rock University.
Quick corrections lead North Allegheny’s Taylor to WPIAL triple jump title
There’s plenty about junior Dwayne Taylor that impresses North Allegheny’s track and field coaches: He’s 6-foot-5 with long limbs and the speed of a sprinter.

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Hampton’s Gage Galuska, left, and Butler’s Guinness Brown compete in the 400-meter dash finals at the WPIAL Class AAA track and field championships May 19, 2021, at Slippery Rock University.
Joy, pain for Hampton track team at WPIAL meet
Two Hampton seniors showed at the WPIAL Class AAA track and field championships that a fraction of an inch or a hundredth of a second can be the difference between elation and heartache.

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Beaver’s Emma Pavelak competes in the high jump at the WPIAL Class AAA track and field championships May 19, 2021, at Slippery Rock University.
2021 WPIAL Class AAA track and field championships top 8 results
May 19, 2021
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South Park’s Maddie Raymond, center, competes in the girls 100-meter dash at the WPIAL Class AA track and field championships Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at Slippery Rock University.
2021 WPIAL Class AA track and field championships top 8 results
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Shady Side Academy’s Melissa Riggins wins the girls one mile run during the Baldwin Invitational on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at Baldwin High School.
WPIAL track and field championships: What to know for Wednesday’s meet
The WPIAL endured a season without track and field last spring, but the championships are back. Individual champions in Class AAA and AA will be crowned Wednesday at Slippery Rock University.

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Brentwood senior hurdler Cesia Garcia competes against Fort Cherry on April 19at Brentwood.
Hurdles a natural fit for Brentwood multi-sport standout Cesia Garcia
May 16, 2021
Cesia Garcia has hurdled her way to a rewarding career in the Brentwood track and field program.

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Penn-Trafford’s Joseph Whipkey and Norwin’s John Dodaro fight down the stretch of the boys 800-meter run, but Whiskey wins as Dodaro falls and finishes 5th during the WCCA Track and Field Championships on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Latrobe Memorial Stadium.
Penn-Trafford’s Whipkey sets new goals after winning county title
Joe Whipkey has already reached his main goal of his senior season.

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Small numbers help Penn Hills track put emphasis on training, improving
Low numbers was never something Penn Hills track and field coach Lee Zelkowitz wanted to experience.

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Pine-Richland runners, from left, Angelina Hunkele and Elizabeth Hunkele competed at indoor nationals Feb. 27-28, 2021, in Virginia.
Racing each other lifts Pine-Richland’s Hunkele sisters to top performances
Angelina and Elizabeth Hunkele love to compete.

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