Track and Field

Hempfield’s Mackenna Orie
Hempfield’s Orie continues to raise the bar in advance of Lady Spartan Invitational
April 10, 2019
Hempfield thrower Mackenna Orie has continued to climb the record board in the shot put and discus.

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Deer Lakes’ Kiera Cutright hurdles against Burrell Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Burrell High School.
Deer Lakes’ Cutright faces challengers in defense of 300 hurdles title
Last year, Kiera Cutright was the hunter.

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Hampton’s Matt Gust competes in the 800 relay against Highlands April 4, 2019 at Hampton.
Hampton boys track hopes to replace departed performers
April 4, 2019
Hampton boys track is hoping big things come from small packages.

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North Allegheny runner posts early-season time to beat in 3,200 meters
March 31, 2019
Outdoor track season is only two weekends old, but elite North Allegheny runner Zach Kinne already holds the state’s top time in the 3,200 meters.

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Deer Lakes, Kiski Area combine for five titles at Altoona Area Igloo Invitational
Athletes from Deer Lakes and Kiski Area represented the WPIAL on Saturday at the 43rd Altoona Area Igloo Invitational at Altoona’s Mansion Park stadium.

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Quaker Valley track teams boast returning pedigree
March 29, 2019
Trios of veterans lead the Quaker Valley track teams.

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United States’ Morolake Akinosun runs the last leg in a women’s 4x100-meter relay rerun after dropping the baton in the race in the morning during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Shaler Area’s Kalbaugh sets sights on another trip to state championships
March 28, 2019
Shaler junior Dalton Kalbaugh is in position to make his accomplishments a seasonal affair.

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Regular-season marks again will be used for WPIAL track and field qualifying
March 27, 2019
Times, heights and distances recorded during regular-season track and field meets and invitationals again will be used as qualification to the WPIAL championships.

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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.
Quarzo, Anderson run personal bests at New Balance Nationals Indoor
March 10, 2019
Brownsville’s Gionna Quarzo and Greensburg Salem’s Malia Anderson, two of the WPIAL’s top runners, set personal bests Sunday at the New Balance Nationals Indoor in New York.

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Greensburg Salem’s Malia Anderson competes in the Class AAA girls 800 meter final during the PIAA track and field state championships Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Shippensburg University.
4 WPIAL track standouts compete Sunday at New Balance Nationals Indoor in New York
Four WPIAL track standouts will compete Sunday at the New Balance Indoor Nationals in New York.

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Hempfield Area’s Mackenna Orie takes second in the girls shot put Thursday, May 17, 2018 during WPIAL AAA track and field championships at Baldwin High School.
WPIAL athletes garner all-state honors for indoor season
March 6, 2019
Athletes from WPIAL schools were lauded by the Pennsylvania Track & Field Coaches Association with the organization’s all-state teams for the indoor season.

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Shaler’s Andrew Dadowski, Evan Walsh, Jack Keenan and Josh Maida finished eighth in the 800 relay at the TSTCA championships Feb. 23, 2019, at Penn State.
Shaler’s Mbalo breaks school record in season finale
March 1, 2019
Cam Mbalo made sure the Shaler track and field team received one more accolade before the season ended.

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Penn Hills freshman Pinnix shines on track
February 27, 2019
Penn Hills freshman Miniya Pinnix has set lofty expectations on the track with a strong indoor season.

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Fox Chapel’s girls distance medley relay team of Sarena Seeger, Kate Carnevale, Brooke Krally and Grace Sisson brought home the gold medal at the Tri-State Track Coaches Association championships Feb. 17, 2019, at Edinboro.
Fox Chapel indoor track program finishes strong
February 26, 2019
The Fox Chapel indoor track team finished its season on a high note. On Feb. 17, the team ran in the Tri-State Coaches Association championships at Edinboro.

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Kiski Area Jean Starr, pictured during a recent practice at Kiski High School. Thursday April 19, 2018.
Kiski Area thrower commits to Penn State
February 25, 2019
Jean Starr attended a track and field camp at Penn State last summer and knew she wanted to go there. And when the program’s coaches offered her an opportunity to join the team, that made it an even easier decision.

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Hempfield Area’s MacKenna Orie takes second in the girls shot put Thursday, May 17, 2018 during WPIAL AAA track and field championships at Baldwin High School.
Hempfield’s Orie wins state indoor shot put title
February 24, 2019
Hempfield senior MacKenna Orie knew if she wanted to win a state indoor title, she needed a quick start.

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North Allegheny’s Zach Kinne
North Allegheny’s Kinne, Hempfield’s Orie celebrate state indoor track titles
North Allegheny’s Zach Kinne and Hempfield’s Mackenna Orie celebrated state track titles Sunday at the PTFCA indoor championship at Penn State.

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Chartiers-Houston girls basketball coach Laura Montecalvo urges on her team during the WPIAL finals Saturday, March 2, 2018 at Petersen Events Center.
West Allegheny hires WPIAL champion to replace Bob Palko as track coach
February 22, 2019
West Allegheny lost one WPIAL champion coach but quickly added another.

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Penn Hills runners (from left) Kiera Ward, Drew Hines, Eliza Brennan and Miniya Pinnix competed in the 1,600-meter run at the Tri-State Indoor Track Championships Feb. 16, 2019.
Pinnix leads Penn Hills indoor track into state event
February 21, 2019
Entering the season, Penn Hills indoor track and field coach Lee Zelkowitz didn’t know very much about freshman Miniya Pinnix. However, after a few practices and the first meet, Zelkowitz knew he had something special.

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4 WPIAL athletes win multiple individual golds at TSTCA indoor championship
February 17, 2019
Mt. Lebanon junior Patrick Anderson ran the state’s fastest mile Saturday and four WPIAL athletes won multiple individual gold medals at the TSTCA indoor championships in Edinboro.

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