Track and Field

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
May 23, 2019
It’s déjà vu for Cj Thimons.

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Hempfield Area’s Jared Bannon wins the 110m hurdles during the AAA WPIAL Track and Field Championships at Slippery Rock University.
Hempfield track qualifiers ready to hit their boiling point at PIAA meet
During the WPIAL team track championships, the Hempfield boys’ team was inspired by a motivational speech from assistant coach LaRoyal Wilson.

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Avonwoth-Northgate’s Hayden Robinson wins the girls AAA 100m during the WPIAL Track and Field Championships at Slippery Rock University.
WPIAL sprint champion Hayden Robinson among favorites for PIAA gold
Hayden Robinson has one goal for her final trip to Shippensburg.

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From left, Derry’s Damian Morales, Dom Reffo, Justin Huss, Christian Bartlebaugh and Tara Perry will compete at the PIAA track and field championships May 24-25, at Shippensburg.
Huss, mile relayers continue success of Derry’s ‘400 club’
Justin Huss said being a part of the “400 Club” at Derry is a significant honor, one that nobody in the track and field program takes lightly.

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Greensburg-Salem’s Dylan Binda leads the pack in the boys’ 800 meter final on Saturday, April 27, 2019 in the Westmoreland County Coaches’ Association Track and Field Championships at Latrobe’s Memorial Stadium.
Five things to watch at the WPIAL Class AAA boys track and field championships
May 15, 2019
The WPIAL track and field championships are Thursday at Slippery Rock, the first time at the venue after the event spent more than 20 years at Baldwin.

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South Park’s Maura Huwalt (left) won the discus title at the Baldwin Invitational on May 3, 2019, at Baldwin.
5 things to watch at the WPIAL Class AA girls track and field championships
May 12, 2019
The WPIAL track and field championships are Thursday at Slippery Rock, the first time at the venue after spending the previous 20 years at Baldwin.

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Franklin Regional’s Jo-Michelle Huczko and Shelby Cooper are among top seeds in the girls pole vault at the WPIAL championships.
Pole vaulter Huczko leads Franklin Regional track and field athletes into WPIALs
May 10, 2019
In her first season of track and field, Franklin Regional junior Jo-Michelle “JoJo” Huczko is a favorite at the WPIAL Class AAA championship meet Thursday at Slippery Rock.

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Penn-Trafford’s Lizzie Cermak places in the 100 meter dash during the Wildcat Invitational Track Meet held at Latrobe Memorial Stadium on Saturday, April 13, 2019.
Penn-Trafford track and field uses county championships as WPIAL tune-up
May 9, 2019
The Penn-Trafford track and field team isn’t much of an invitational team.

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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)
Hampton girls track endures, earns another WPIAL playoff berth
The Hampton girls track team might not have hit the ground running, but the Talbots picked up steam quickly.

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Hampton’s Matt Gust competes in the 800 relay against Highlands April 4, 2019 at Hampton.
Hampton boys track features mix of old, new
There was a good dynamic of young and old that represented Hampton boys track this year.

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Ligonier Valley rolls to another conference track title
May 8, 2019
The Ligonier Valley boys track team continued its dominance in the Heritage Conference on Tuesday, winning the conference track championship for the fourth consecutive season.

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Donovan Rice will be among the athletes trying to lead the North Allegheny boys to a defense of their WPIAL Class AAA track and field title.
5 Things to Watch during this week’s track and field competitions
May 5, 2019
The high school track and field season is about to wrap up. The WPIAL team competition is Monday at Peters Township, and the WPIAL individual championships are May 16 at Slippery Rock.

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South Park’s Maura Huwalt (left) won the discus title at the Baldwin Invitational on May 3, 2019, at Baldwin.
South Park’s Huwalt shines in throwing events at Baldwin Invitational
May 3, 2019
South Park senior Maura Huwalt was determined to shine Friday at the 46th annual Baldwin Invitational.

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Gateway’s Adusepoku among WPIAL’s top sprinters
The annual Butler Invitational is known for having a deep and talented field of athletes, which is why it’s one of the most anticipated track and field events of the season.

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Norwin’s Emily Brozeski competes in the 300 hurdles at the WCCA championships April 27, 2019, at Latrobe’s Memorial Stadium.
Norwin girls cruise to another county track title
The Norwin tracksters — particularly the girls team — shifted into cruise control April 27 at the annual Westmoreland County Coaches Association championships.

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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)
Franklin Regional’s Todero leaps into spotlight at WCCA meet
Franklin Regional’s Rayna Todero leaped into the spotlight at the annual Westmoreland County Coaches Association outdoor championships.

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Elizabeth Forward’s Brianna Spirnak competes in the Class AAA javelin throw during the PIAA track and field state championships Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Shippensburg University.
14 returning champions set to compete at Baldwin Invitational
May 2, 2019
Rain is in the forecast for Friday. That means its time for the Baldwin Invitational.

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Shaler junior Mbalo moves closer to WPIAL goals
Cam Mbalo came into the season with lofty goals.

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Norwin’s Jessica Kolesar competes in the long jump at the WCCA championships April 27, 2019, at Latrobe’s Memorial Stadium.
Norwin girls track and field aiming to end WPIAL title drought
May 1, 2019
It has been 11 years since the Norwin girls track and field team won a WPIAL title.

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Deer Lakes’ Josh Yourish and Freeport’s Sidney Shemanski pose for a portrait at the Section 7-AA meet on April 24, 2019 at Freeport Area High School.
Runners Yourish, Shemanski set sights on WPIAL track medals
Deer Lakes senior Josh Yourish and Freeport junior Sidney Shemanski are two of the top middle distance runners in the state.

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