WPIAL athletes hope to join PIAA track and field record lists

Friday, May 24, 2019 | 7:12 AM

The PIAA track and field championships begin Friday morning at Shippensburg University, and athletes from the WPIAL will be going after titles, medals and season and career bests.

Several of them also hope to challenge for a state record in their event.

The WPIAL currently holds 14 state records across both classifications:


Class AA

Lauryn Williams, Rochester, 200-meter dash (23.85 seconds), 2001

Allyn Laughlin, Center, shot put (50 feet, 10¾ inches), 2006

Class AAA

Breehana Jacobs, Laurel Highlands, 100 dash (11.64), 2007

Colleen Rosensteel, Greensburg Central Catholic, discus (165-2), 1985

Madison Wiltrout, Connellsville, javelin (182-8), 2015


Class AA

Domenic Perretta, Beaver Falls, 800 run (1:50.10), 2016

Chris Dugan, Southmoreland, 3,200 run (9:04.09), 1997

Class AAA

Clinton Davis, Steel Valley, 200 dash (20.86), 1982

Clinton Davis, Steel Valley, 400 dash (46.27), 1983

Ayden Owens, North Allegheny, 110 hurdles (13.69), 2018

Dion Bentley, Penn Hills, long jump (25-5¼), 1988

Jordan Geist, Knoch, shot put (74-3½), 2016

Jordan Geist, Knoch, discus (207-6), 2017

Billy Stanley, South Park, javelin (246-9), 2012

Friday’s PIAA action starts at 9 a.m. with the preliminaries of the AAA and AA boys and girls 3,200 relay and several field finals.

Track semifinals and finals will be Saturday starting at 9 a.m., and the field events will continue.

Michael Love is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Michael by email at mlove@triblive.com or via Twitter .

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