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:
Lauryn Williams, Rochester, 200-meter dash (23.85 seconds), 2001
Allyn Laughlin, Center, shot put (50 feet, 10¾ inches), 2006
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
Domenic Perretta, Beaver Falls, 800 run (1:50.10), 2016
Chris Dugan, Southmoreland, 3,200 run (9:04.09), 1997
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 email@example.com or via Twitter .
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