Track and Field

Quaker Valey’s Claire Kuzma competes in a throwing event this season.
Quaker Valley’s Claire Kuzma shows discus dominance
May 2, 2021
As a sophomore two years ago, Quaker Valley’s Claire Kuzma placed fifth in the discus at the WPIAL Class AA championships with a throw of 118 feet and 1 inch.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Corinn Brewer wins the girls pole vault during the WCCA Track and Field Championships on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Latrobe Memorial Stadium.
GCC’s Brewer a triple winner at WCCA; Hempfield’s Norris sets shot put record
May 1, 2021
Greensburg Central Catholic junior Corinn Brewer has put together an impressive resume during her high school career.

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Bethel Park’s Alexa Psotka is a senior on the 2021 track and field team.
Bethel Park’s Psotka sets sights on WPIAL javelin title
Under normal conditions, Bethel Park’s Alexa Psotka would be striving this year for her fourth consecutive appearance at the WPIAL Class AAA track and field finals.

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Burrell’s Dominic Ferra competes in the boys’ long jump on Saturday, April 27, 2019, in the Westmoreland County Coaches’ Association Track and Field Championships at Latrobe’s Memorial Stadium.
WCCA track and field championship moved to Saturday
April 28, 2021
Westmoreland County Coaches’ Association officials decided Wednesday to postpone Thursday’s track and field championship because of the threat of inclement weather.

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Franklin Regional’s Rayna Todero, shown in the 2019 PIAA finals, triple-jumped 38-1 at the Butler Invitational on Saturday.
Westmoreland track notes: WCCA championships set for return
April 25, 2021
The Westmoreland County Coaches’ Association track and field championship will resume after a year absence because of the coronavirus.

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Penn Hills’ Angelo Allen carries momentum into spring track season
Angelo Allen laid the groundwork for what could be an outstanding spring with a strong winter track and field season.

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Gateway junior Amaya Robinson cools down after running a leg of the 400-meter relay during a section tri-meet with Plum and Penn Hills on April 20 at Gateway’s Antimarino Stadium.
Gateway’s Robinson finding her place among WPIAL’s top sprinters
Amaya Robinson felt at home at the South Hills Classic on April 10. Baldwin hosted, but Gateway’s Antimarino Stadium provided the setting for the events.

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Pine-Richland’s Ella Rottinghaus is a senior on the 2021 track and field team.
Pine-Richland’s Rottinghaus sprinting to success in 400, relays
April 24, 2021
The Pine-Richland track and field coaches had a premonition that senior Ella Rottinghaus was going to set a new school record in the 400-meter run prior to the Rams’ April 14 meet with Seneca Valley, but she didn’t share the same belief.

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Plum sophomore Dannika Susko completes the 400-meter run at a section tri-meet against Gateway and Penn Hills on April 20, 2021, at Gateway’s Antimarino Stadium.
Plum track and field athletes shine at Lady Spartan/Wildcat Invitational
After competing in a trio of Section 5-AAA meets in the early part of the season, Plum boys and girls track and field team members stepped out and tested their mettle at their first invitational of the spring April 16.

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Emerging throwers lead way for Fox Chapel track and field
Fox Chapel coach Tom Moul has seen a lot of track and field athletes produce for his teams this season, but throwers Caleb Kulikowski and Jing McCann have stood atop the list from the start.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Corinn Brewer is the runner up ahead of Serra Catholic’s Maya Poziviak in the girls A WPIAL XC Championship Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 at White Oak Park.
GCC’s Brewer ranked No. 1 in steeplechase after weekend performance
April 18, 2021
Greensburg Central Catholic junior Corinn Brewer jumped to No. 1 in the state and No. 6 in the country by winning the 2K steeplechase at the Jack Roddick Invitational on Saturday at Shippensburg.

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Knoch senior Josh Rohland took first in the shot put and discus at the Butler County Classic.
Knoch thrower Josh Rohland hoping for big numbers as postseason approaches
Knoch’s Josh Rohland got his first taste of WPIAL track and field championship competition as a sophomore at the 2019 Class AAA meet at Slippery Rock.

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Penn Hills sports notebook: Indians’ Allen medals at South Hills Classic
April 17, 2021
Angelo Allen took advantage of the 17th annual South Hills Classic being hosted closer to home.

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Greater Latrobe’s Brennan Campbell wins the boys 110-meter hurdles going away during the Lady Spartan/Wildcat Invitational track and field meet Friday, April 16, 2021, at Memorial Stadium.
Gera, Campbell earn MVP honors in Lady Spartan/Wildcat track and field invitational
April 16, 2021
Springtime weather sometimes will test an athlete’s mettle, especially in track and field.

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Shaler’s Danielle Eshelman competes in the Class AAA girls 800-meter run during the WPIAL Track and Field Championships in 2019, at Slippery Rock.
Shaler track and field athletes getting up to speed after missed season
April 11, 2021
Shaler Area track and field coach Shawn Ryan had a nice return to competition for the Titans’ girls track team.

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Norwins’ Alex Jubert wins the boys Westmoreland County XC meet Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 at Westmoreland County Community College.
Norwin track and field to lean on senior depth
April 10, 2021
A global pandemic put a line through last season, ending playoff streaks for both of the Norwin track and field teams.

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Hempfield’s Dan Norris competes in the discus Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Hempfield.
South Hills Classic track and field meet moves to Gateway
April 9, 2021
The South Hills Classic track and field meet has a new home — finally.

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Gateway freshman Kierra Pitts hands off to junior Amaya Robinson during a relay race at a section dual meet against McKeesport on March 30 at Antimarino Stadium.
Renewed hope takes over for Gateway track and field athletes
April 4, 2021
Gateway track and field head coach Tom LaBuff is used to spending the spring coaching Gators athletes to top finishes at meets and invitationals.

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Riverview’s Lucas Wilton hands off to Ty Laughlin during the boys 3,200-meter relay against Aquinas Academy on March 30, 2021, at Oakmont’s Riverside Park.
Riverview track and field athletes aim to maintain section success
April 3, 2021
After being denied an opportunity to compete and defend section championships last spring, members of the Riverview boys and girls track and field teams got back to competition March 27 at the Altoona Igloo Invitational.

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Plum’s Logan Parker holds the school record in the shot put.
Senior Logan Parker leads deep, talented Plum track team
Logan Parker made the most out of his winter competitions.

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