Track and Field

Butler’s CJ Singleton crosses the finish line at the 2020 Tri-State Coaches Association cross country championships.
CJ Singleton shatters meet record in 3,200 as home team dominates Butler Invitational
April 24, 2022
CJ Singleton shattered his own meet record in the 3,200, leading the home team to a resounding victory in the team race at the Butler Invitational on Saturday.

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Home team, Indiana runner star at Butler Invitational
April 23, 2022
The host team jumped on the competition to win the team title at the Butler Invitational on Friday.

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Ringgold’s Ryan Pajak breezes to a win in the 1,600 at the Tri-State Track Coaches Association meet April 14 at West Mifflin
High school track and field notebook: Strong field headed to Butler this weekend
April 19, 2022
The 57th annual Butler Invitational will be held over two days this weekend.

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Derry girls who run on the 1,600- and 3,200-meter relay teams are, from left, Sydney Williams, Emma Huber, Alayna Williams, Jane Huss and Mikah Horwat.
Young Derry track team finding success ahead of schedule
It wasn’t a picturesque day at Derry track practice Monday. A cold wind was gusting and ice pellets were pelting the distance runners during their workout.

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Penn Hills notebook: Late-season invitationals critical for track team
April 17, 2022
Having the Tri-State Track Coaches Association Meet pushed back due to weather wasn’t necessarily a deterrent for Penn Hills track coach Lee Zelkowitz.

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Pine-Richland’s Gianna Rotelli competes at the WPIAL championships last May at Slippery Rock.
Pine-Richland track and field team off to strong start
Through wind, rain, sleet, snow and cold temperatures, Pine-Richland track and field has powered through the dreadful early spring weather.

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Gateway senior Amaya Robinson will run in college at Division II Slippery Rock. With Amaya are her parents, Selenea and Jared. Standing is Gateway athletic director Don Holl.
Gateway sprinter Amaya Robinson to continue career on a familiar track
Amaya Robinson is building on the past and making the most of the present while lending an eye to the future.

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Junior Jack Betler leads a contingent of Riverview track and field runners in a workout April 13, 2022, at Riverside Park in Oakmont.
Riverview runners working toward more WPIAL success
April 16, 2022
Parker Steele has high hopes the Riverview boys 3,200-meter relay can defend its WPIAL Class 2A title from a year ago.

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Franklin Regional junior Sierra Todero is a member of the 2022 track and field team.
Franklin Regional’s Sierra Todero looks to follow her sister’s path to state meet
There is nothing like following in your sister’s footsteps.

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Riverview senior Parker Steele topped the field in the 800 at the Bedford Invitational.
Track and field notebook: Riverview athletes excel at Bedford meet
April 12, 2022
Riverview’s Parker Steele won the 800-meter run at Bedford Giant Eagle Classic Invitational on April 9.

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Latrobe’s Brennan Campbell won the 110-meter hurdles during the Wildcat Invitational on April 8 at Memorial Stadium.
Latrobe hurdler Campbell has eye on state meet after quick start to season
For Latrobe senior Brennan Campbell, it’s time to shine.

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Penn-Trafford junior Kate Schall practices her starts at practice April 7.
Junior sprinter, senior distance runner lead Penn-Trafford track team
April 10, 2022
It may not result in a WPIAL track and field title in 2022, but Penn-Trafford coach Eric Reger is excited about the future of his program.

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Plum senior Jake George works on a hurdles drill during practice April 6, 2022, at Plum Mustangs Stadium.
Promising performances highlight start of season for Plum track and field
April 9, 2022
Plum boys and girls track and field coach Stephanie Kennedy witnessed a plethora of promising performances from the more than two dozen athletes who competed at the early-season Altoona Igloo Invitational on April 2 at Altoona’s Mansion Park.

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Aaron Schmook competes in the javelin on March 30, 2022, at Latrobe.
After school record toss, Norwin’s Schmook targets WPIAL, PIAA success in javelin
Aaron Schmook took up throwing an 8-foot toothpick about four years ago.

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Greensburg Salem’s Cody Rubrecht wins the 100-meter dash followed by North Allegheny’s J.R. Burton, and Latrobe’s Adam Piper and Jacob Pittman during the Wildcat Invitaional Friday, April 8, 2022, at Memorial Stadium.
Greensburg Salem sprinter Cody Rubrecht looking to build off win
April 8, 2022
Greensburg Salem junior Cody Rubrecht hadn’t competed in track before this season.

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Kiski Area’s Eliza Miller brings home a second-place finish in the girls 3,200-meter relay during the Wildcat Invitaional Friday, April 8, 2022, at Memorial Stadium in Latrobe.
Strong showing for Kiski Area at Lady Spartan/Wildcat Invitational
The Kiski Area track and field team didn’t have any first-place finishers Friday at the annual Lady Spartan/Wildcat Invitational, but the Cavaliers did have numerous athletes earn medals.

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Top track and field teams to compete at Lady Spartan/Wildcat Invite
April 5, 2022
Some of the top teams in the WPIAL will be competing in the annual Lady Spartan/Wildcat Invitational on Friday at Latrobe’s Memorial Stadium.

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Hempfield Area junior Liz Tapper pole vaults at practice Monday.
Hempfield junior breaks school record in shot put, sets sights on 2 more
It’s fair to assume most high school athletes don’t always put in a 100% effort at practice.

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Highlands graduate Robert Foster won several titles and set numerous records on the track with the Golden Rams and at the University of Houston.
Highlands’ Foster sprinted to Alle-Kiski Valley Sports Hall of Fame
April 2, 2022
When Robert Foster began running track and field at Highlands, he wasn’t sure where the sport would take him.

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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.
Coaching continuity helps Hampton track team enter season with confidence
When Derek Brinkley stepped down as Hampton track and field coach after 18 seasons this offseason, a priority for athletic director Bill Cardone was keeping the staff as intact as possible.

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