Track and Field

Norwin pole vaulter Nick Puskar celebrates with a teammate after clearing a personal best 12 feet in a WPIAL Class 3A semifinals May 4 at Norwin.
Norwin notebook: Track teams surge into WPIAL finals
May 14, 2022
The Norwin track and field teams advanced to the WPIAL Class 3A championship.

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Quaker Valley’s Cecilia Montagnese wins the 3200 meter race during the WPIAL Class AA team track and field championships on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at Peters Twp.
WPIAL team title droughts end for Shenango boys, Quaker Valley girls
May 11, 2022
A drought ended for two teams at the WPIAL Class 2A track and field championships Wednesday at Peters Township.

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Shady Side Academy’s Sam Bitzer (left) and David Mnuskin celebrate a point in the WPIAL Class 3A Doubles Championship April 27 at North Allegheny.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 11, 2022: WPIAL team tennis champs look to repeat
The last of the district boys tennis gold will be handed out Wednesday.

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Hempfield’s Elizabeth Tapper continues to have a strong track and field season.
‘Last chance’ events replace qualifiers for WPIAL track and field championships
May 10, 2022
A few years ago, the WPIAL eliminated regional qualifiers for its track and field championships.

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Deer Lakes senior Carson McCoy runs the track during a workout May 9, 2022, at Lancers Stadum.
Deer Lakes’ McCoy riding high after Baldwin win
May 9, 2022
Carson McCoy just missed out on gold in the 800-meter run at last year’s Baldwin Invitational.

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Kiski Area’s Jack Crider takes seventh during the boys shot put during the Westmoreland County Track and Field Championships April 30 at Memorial Stadium in Latrobe.
Kiski Area track and field teams celebrate section titles
The Kiski Area boys and girls track and field teams will be competing in the WPIAL Class 3A team semifinals at North Allegheny on Tuesday.

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Quaker Valley’s Nora Johns competes in the 300 meter hurdles at the 2021 WPIAL Class 2A track and field championships.
Quaker Valley runners collect medals during strong season
May 8, 2022
Kadin Johnson is the fastest athlete at Quaker Valley this school year.

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Hempfield junior Liz Tapper
Westmoreland High School Athletes of the Week: Hempfield’s Liz Tapper, Yough’s James Shoman
May 7, 2022
Liz Tapper

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Penn Hills volleyball player Angel Calloway committed to Carlow University.
Penn Hills notebook: Track team makes headlines at South Fayette Invitational
Penn Hills’ athletes were able to leave a lasting impression at the South Fayette Invitational. The Indians, who are still trying to see athletes qualify for the WPIAL Class 3A track and field championship meet May 18, were able to take another step forward in their progress.

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Fox Chapel’s George Tabor competes during the 2022 outdoor season.
First-year athletes finding success for Fox Chapel track and field team
As Fox Chapel readies for the WPIAL track and field postseason, a number of athletes came to prominence during the regular season.

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Jeannette pitcher Michael Mason delivers a pitch against Apollo-Ridge on April 26.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 6, 2022: Jeannette baseball could sneak into playoffs
May 6, 2022
A week from Friday, the WPIAL will unveil the brackets on the 2022 district baseball playoffs.

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Hampton’s Matt DeMatteo competes in the triple jump finals at the 2021 WPIAL Class 3A track and field championships at Slippery Rock University.
Hampton 3-sport star Matt DeMatteo to run track at Duquesne
May 4, 2022
Hampton three-sport athlete Matt DeMatteo has committed to attend Duquesne on a track scholarship.

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Hempfield’s Sidney Blachovec finishes ahead of Kiski Area’s Liza Miller in the girls 800-meter run April 30 at the Westmoreland County championships. The Hempfield and Kiski Area girls qualified for the WPIAL team track semifinals that were moved to Wednesday.
WPIAL postpones team track semifinals to Wednesday
May 3, 2022
The WPIAL postponed its team track semifinals to Wednesday because of an unfavorable weather forecast Tuesday that included afternoon rain and possible thunderstorms.

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Norwin’s Ashley Laukus ties for first place in the girls high jump during the Wildcat Invitational on April 8.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 3, 2022: Team track semifinals set
Rain may affect a busy day of WPIAL baseball and softball Tuesday, but barring storms, the district postseason should begin for one spring outdoor sport.

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Springdale’s Colton Gent trains at practice April 21, 2022, at Springdale.
After sprinting to school record, Springdale’s Gent sets sights on WPIAL, PIAA success
May 2, 2022
Colton Gent joined the Springdale track and field team to stay in shape and to continue training for football season.

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Penn Hills’ Angelo Allen set a school outdoor record in the shot put at Slippery Rock on April 23.
Penn Hills notebook: Allen shatters school outdoor shot put record
May 1, 2022
A long day at Slippery Rock University’s high school invitational wasn’t something Penn Hills track coach Lee Zelkowitz was hoping for.

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Pine-Richland notebook: Junior among top 1,600 runners in WPIAL
The Butler Invitational is the largest regular season track meet in the district and is often a good judge of who will be a threat at the WPIAL championships.

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Franklin Regional’s Ella Evans ties for third in the girls high jump during the Wildcat Invitational Friday, April 8, 2022, at Memorial Stadium.
Franklin Regional track teams claim section titles with undefeated records
April 30, 2022
Franklin Regional pulled a section double-dip this spring, winning team titles in boys and girls track and field for just the second time in program history.

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Norwin’s Ashley Laukus ties for first place in the girls high jump during the Wildcat Invitational Friday, April 8, 2022 at Memorial Stadium.
Norwin track teams celebrate 4th straight outright section titles
Unbeaten in five Section 1-3A meets, the Norwin boys and girls track and field teams pulled off a four-peat: four outright section titles in as many years — the run includes co-titles in 2017.

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Highlands’ Brooke Signorella takes fourth in the girls 100-meter hurdles during the Lady Spartan/Wildcat Invitational April 8 at Latrobe’s Memorial Stadium.
Young athletes finding success for Highlands track and field
April 25, 2022
Brooke Signorella had just earned a fourth-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles at the annual Lady Spartan/Wildcat Invitational, but her sprint wasn’t quite over.

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