Track and Field

Freeport’s Michael Braun has the early lead against Mohawk’s Javon Schoedel in the Class 2A 3,200-meter run Thursday at the WPIAL championships.
Allle-Kiski athletes overcome delay at WPIAL track championships
May 16, 2024
Normally, Michael Braun would’ve had about three hours in between WPIAL runs in the 1,600 meters and the 3,200.

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Penn-Trafford’s Matt Sarnowski wins the discus during the WPIAL track and field championships Wednesday at Slippery Rock University.
Penn-Trafford senior knocks off state champ in discus showdown at WPIAL championships
May 15, 2024
SLIPPERY ROCK – Penn-Trafford senior Matt Sarnowski seems to throw his best when he goes against Hempfield senior Peyton Murray.

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Kiski Area’s Eliza Miller take third in the 1,600 during the WPIAL track and field championships Wednesday at Slippery Rock University.
Alle-Kiski Valley athletes battle elements, delays to win WPIAL gold; some events postponed
SLIPPERY ROCK — Mother nature spared Slippery Rock University for the first four hours of Wednesday’s WPIAL track and field championships with the sun coming out and temperatures rising to near 70 degrees.

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Canon-MacMillan’s Rose Kuchera wins the girls 100-meter hurdles at the 2023 Baldwin Invitational.
WPIAL track and field leaders through May 14, 2024
May 14, 2024
Class 3A boys

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Deer Lakes runners compete during the 2024 season.
Deer Lakes hoping to send large contingent to WPIAL track and field championships
May 13, 2024
Going into the WPIAL Class 2A team championships on May 1 at Shenango, Deer Lakes’ boys track and field team was hoping to put on a good showing and maybe come away with a split.

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                                Penn Hills’ Achan Green goes through the hurdle during the 110-meter hurdles at the Baldwin Invitational on May 3.
Top performers for Penn Hills track team aim to peak at right time
May 11, 2024
Strategy was at the forefront of the last-chance meet for Penn Hills track and field.

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Fox Chapel distance runner makes big strides in 3,200-meter run
Nicky Clump wasn’t intimidated by sliding his way through the pack at the start of races when he started with distance running. Ever since Clump can remember, he would go out running with his dad, David “Andy” Clump.

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Knoch junior pole vaulter Kara Fennell
After coming up short twice, Knoch girls track and field team aims for WPIAL title
May 6, 2024
Two years ago, the Knoch girls track and field team qualified for the WPIAL Class 2A semifinals. The Lady Knights came up just short of their goal to advance to the finals.

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Plum’s Gabrielle Layne is a member of the 2024 track and field team.
A-K Valley athletes of the week: Fox Chapel’s Mason Miles, Plum’s Gabrielle Layne
May 4, 2024
Gabrielle Layne

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Plum high jumper Owen Proskin
Plum’s Owen Proskin looks to contend for WPIAL medals in multiple events
During a high school track and field meet this season, Owen Proskin can be seen anywhere from the track to the jumps and to the throws.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Eva Davis edges Norwin’s Melani Schmidt in the girls 100m during the WCCA Track and Field championships April 25.
Norwin notebook: Knights clean up at county meet
Two team titles. A three-time winner. Five individual champions.

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North Allegheny’s Khiryan Boyd wins the 100 meter day past Greensburg Salem’s Cody Rubrecht (r) and Mount Pleasant’s Jackson Hutter during the Lady Spartan Wild Cat Invitational Friday April 14, 2023 at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Deep group of North Allegheny sprinters breaking speed ‘minimums’ this season
There are miles per hour signs posted at North Allegheny track practices, but these aren’t speed limits.

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Baldwin Invitational Director and Baldwin coach Ed Helbig adjusts a hurdle.
‘Get one day better, every day’: Coach Ed Helbig inspires Baldwin athletes through cancer battle
Baldwin track coach Ed Helbig has a favorite saying that he offers up as motivation to athletes on his team: “Get one day better, every day.”

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Knoch’s Jordan Geist wins the discus at the 2016 Baldwin Invitational.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 3, 2024: Baldwin Invitational celebrates 50 years
May 3, 2024
One of the oldest and most prestigious track and field meets in the country celebrates a big anniversary this season.

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Norwin’s Ryan Schiller wins the boys 110 hurdles followed by Penn Trafford’s Aidon Lett during the WCCA track and field championships April 25.
WPIAL track notebook: Depth key in Norwin’s success
May 1, 2024
The Norwin boys and girls track and field teams are headed back to the WPIAL Class 3A team championship Tuesday at West Mifflin.

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Butler’s Drew Griffith leads after two laps in the Hartman mile during the Butler Invitational on April 19.
Top WPIAL track & field performances as of May 1, 2024
Here are the top running times, throwing distance and jumping distances in Pennsylvania this season. Also included are the top three WPIAL and City League athletes and their rankings in the state.

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Penn-Trafford’s Logan Kerstetter wins the boys javelin during the WCCA Track and Field championships on April 25 at Latrobe’s Memorial Stadium.
Penn-Trafford junior aims high in javelin
April 28, 2024
Talk about making a huge leap.

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Penn Hills junior finds unexpected success in long jump
Ronald Porter didn’t think much about the long jump at first.

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Hampton senior AJ Prodente (far right) helped the Talbots’ 1,600-meter relay team to a fifth-place finish at the Butler Invitational on April 19. Also pictured (from left) are Chris Belch, Willy Haselrig and Dale Hall.
Hampton senior makes quick transition from hardwood to track
April 27, 2024
Hampton senior AJ Prodente has gone from sprinting 94 feet to racing 400 meters.

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Franklin Regional’s Colin Stalnaker plays in the third-place match at the WPIAL Class 3A doubles championships April 24 at North Allegheny.
Fox Chapel notebook: Track team collects medals at Butler Invitational
The Fox Chapel track team made the most of its trip to the 59th annual Butler Invitational. The Foxes had a healthy number of athletes earn top three finishes and get a boost of confidence.

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