Ali Wyand: Pitt track and field

Name: Ali Wyland

High school: Hollidaysburg Area

Hometown: Hollidaysburg

Sport: Track and field

Position: Sprinter

College choice: University of Pittsburgh as preferred walk-on

Other colleges considered: Akron, West Chester, Youngstown State

Why I picked Pitt: “Great atmosphere and nutrition program.”

Greatest high school achievement: “State medal in the 60-meter dash.”

Coach Adam Ulery’s quote: “Ali is a tremendously gifted athlete with an amazing work ethic. It has been an honor watching her mature into the athlete she has become.”

How I got my start in track and field: “Racing the boys at recess in elementary school.”

Favorite college growing up: Penn State

Other interests: Volleyball, music

What getting to play in college means to me: “Everything. I get to continue doing something that I love.”

Probable college major: Nutrition/dietetics

Parents: Marla and Dave Wyland