Track & Field

Lions finish second

EDINBORO — The Altoona boys finished as the runners-up at the Tri-State Track Coaches Association Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday. Altoona finished second out of 39 teams just behind champion North Allegheny. Daiquain Watson won the triple jump with a leap of 44 feet, 1 ...

BC’s Krug set to compete for USF

When she sits down to Thanksgiving dinner with her family this Thursday, Bishop Carroll High School senior Britt Krug will have plenty of blessings to count. Krug, a two-time PIAA Class AA medalist in the girls javelin, was forced to sit out much of her junior track season last spring due to ...

B-A, P-O head up all-district team

District 6 Class AAA runner-up Bellwood-Antis and PIAA Class AA quarterfinalist Philipsburg-Osceola placed four players apiece on the Pennsylvania Softball Coaches Association District 6 all-star team.Outfielder Saige McElwain, first baseman Taylor Shildt, catcher Caroline Showalter and ...

Younger Hasson lands coaching post in Philly

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School product Jason Hasson was recently named the new head boys basketball coach at West Catholic Prep in Philadelphia.Hasson is the son of one-time Altoona and Bishop Guilfoyle boys basketball coach Paul Hasson.A graduate of St. Vincent's College who also has a ...

2016 Mirror boys track and field all-stars

BOYSFIRST TEAMZane Baker, sr. Bedford: Two-time Mirror first-team all-star, second team as a sophomore and honorable mention as a freshman ... District 5 400 dash champ, 1600 relay champ ... 400 champ and 1600 relay champ at Bedford Invite, Bellwood-Antis Invite, West Central Coaches AA and ...

2016 Mirror girls track and field all-stars

GIRLSFIRST TEAMDarcie Frazier, fr., Hollidaysburg: District 6-AAA long jump third-place finisher and state qualifier, 200 dash third-place finisher ... Altoona Igloo long jump champ, 400 relay champ, 1600 relay champ, fourth-place finisher in 200 dash ... West Perry Invite long jump champ, 400 ...

Mirror track honor roll

BOYS100 dash: Wyland, PC, 11.09; Helsel, C, 11.22; Rippin, NC, 11.22; McDermitt, A, 11.23; Waugerman, Bd, 11.24200 dash: Cook, Bd, 22.54; Sankey, A, 22.74; McDermitt, A, 22.91; Wyland, PC, 23.05; Brambley, E, 23.07400 dash: Baker, Bd, 50.19; Bopp, CC, 51.12; Molliver, Ho, 51.13; George, A, ...

Murphy, Lazorka earn medals in AA triple jump

SHIPPENSBURG - The scene in the triple jump area at Seth Grove Stadium on Saturday afternoon looked a lot like something one might have seen at the West Central Coaches, Bellwood-Antis Invitational or Northern Bedford Invitational meets.Nine girls from District 6 and District 5 were among the ...

Descavish runs to AA 3200 bronze medal

SHIPPENSBURG - Any good distance runner knows that pace is important. Slow and steady often is the key to success.Exhibit A is Bryce Descavish.The Central Cambria senior made his first trip to the PIAA Track and Field Championships three years ago. As a freshman competing in the 3200-meter run, ...

CC 3200 relay team finishes first

By Philip Cmorpcmor@altoonamirror.comSHIPPENSBURG - Lexi Peterman had more races to come in the scorching heat of Seth Grove Stadium. So did most of her relay teammates.There was no guarantee that a chance like this would come again, though, and Central Cambria's sophomore iron girl, like the ...

CC’s Hildebrand completes rise with medal

SHIPPENSBURG - A softball player, Central Cambria's Michelle Hildebrand really has that team spirit, and it showed as she talked about her goals for her Lady Red Devils."I'm really excited. We hope we do really well," Hildebrand said.That's not unexpected except Hildebrand was throwing a ...

Cook serves up silver

SHIPPENSBURG - Two years ago, August Cook couldn't have dreamed he'd be a PIAA medalist in the javelin.Two weeks ago, Sean Donoughe felt the same about his chance.Ironically, the two Laurel Highlands Conference senior athletes' fortunes converged at Shippensburg University's Seth Grove Stadium ...

Tyrone’s Voyzey claims third gold in AA high jump

SHIPPENSBURG - Brownsville's Maris Seto had a pretty clear objective in mind as she got herself mentally prepared for the Class AA high jump at the PIAA Track and Field Championships on a sizzling Friday morning at Shippensburg University's Seth Grove Stadium."I knew I wasn't going to get ...

Golden girl

Erika Voyzey's favorite color is yellow. Her high jump spikes are yellow. She says she has a lot of yellow socks."I don't wear a lot of yellow, though, because I'm blonde, and then I'd look like a giant traffic sign," Voyzey joked. "I like yellow because it's the color of the sun. It's not ...

Voyzey going in as No. 1 seed again

From Mirror reportsErika Voyzey is the two-time defending state champion in the high jump and cleared a record 5 feet, 10 inches at last week's District 6 meet, so it's no surprise that the Tyrone Area High School senior is the top seed in her event at this weekend's PIAA Track and Field ...

Mirror track honor roll

Mirror track honor rollBOYS100 dash: Wyland, PC, 11.09; Helsel, C, 11.22; Rippin, NC, 11.22; McDermitt, A, 11.23; Waugerman, Bd, 11.24200 dash: Cook, Bd, 22.54; Sankey, A, 22.74; McDermitt, A, 22.91; Wyland, PC, 23.05; Brambley, E, 23.07400 dash: Baker, Bd, 50.24; Bopp, CC, 51.12; Molliver, Ho, ...

Gore, Wilkinson among area winners

Makenzie Wilkinson is no stranger to athletic success, a star basketball player who will play that sport in college.However, realizing she'd just won district track and field gold kind of blew her mind."I didn't even think of it. Wow. That's a crazy feeling," Wilkinson said.Wilkinson, a ...

Bisons sweep titles

LOYSBURG - Bedford captured both the boys and girls team championships and pushed a bevy of individual titlists into next weekend's PIAA Class AA state meet at Shippensburg University, while Northern Bedford junior Gavin Gilbert shined the brightest among individual competitors at the District ...

AAA seedings revealed

The Altoona Mirror coverage area usually sends a large contingent of Class AAA athletes to the PIAA Track and Field Championships.The year, area competitors will have to outperform their seeds for that to happen, though.Only three area athletes - two boys and one girl - garnered top seeds on ...

Voyzey excels

After the weather denied her a chance to try to break her own high jump record at the West Central Coaches meet 11 days ago, Tyrone Area High School senior was looking especially forward to Tuesday's District 6 Track and Field Championship Meet."I was really bummed (about not being able to jump ...