Area track stars named all-state

Four area high school track and field athletes earned all-state distinction by the Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Association.

Northern Cambria senior Gus Yahner was selected second-team all-state for the boys in the pole vault. Yahner was the PIAA Class AA gold medalist in the pole vault.

Tyrone sophomore Erika Voyzey was named third-team all-state for the girls in the high jump. Voyzey was the PIAA Class AA gold medalist in the high jump.

Altoona seniors Hannah Mulhern and Abby Wagner were named to the all-state honorable mention list. Mulhern, headed to Penn State University, was the PIAA Class AAA silver medalist in the pole vault, and Wagner, headed to Central Michigan, was the PIAA Class AAA fourth-place medalist in the triple jump.

Shea shines down East

LEWISBURG – Former Altoona Area High School runner Terry Shea, 40, has recently performed well in distance races in Eastern Pennsylvania.

Shea, a 1992 AAHS graduate and 1996 Bucknell University graduate now living in Lewisburg, won his age group in the Blue Cross Broad Street Run, a 10-mile road race in Philadelphia, on May 4.

Shea finished the 10 miles in a time of 52 minutes, 33 seconds, which placed him 21st overall and first in the Male 40-44 age group. Philadelphia’s Mourad Marofit won the race in 47:07.

On April 27, Shea placed second overall in the St. Luke’s Lehigh Valley Half Marathon in Allentown with nearly 3,000 runners competing.

Shea finished in 1 hour, 9 minutes, 42 seconds, which was 10 seconds behind winner Matthew Lutcza of Collegeville.