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Track & Field

Local sprinters look to excel

Thursday’s District 6 Class 3A Track and Field Championships could be a fast meet for athletes from the Mirror coverage area. Many eyes from Altoona Area and Hollidaysburg Area high schools will be focused on the sprinting events at Mansion Park beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the annual meet ...

Area boys dominate top seeds

The Mirror coverage area should be well represented atop the boys medals podium in Wednesday’s District 5 Class 2A Track and Field Championship Meet at Northern Bedford County High School’s Panther Stadium in Loysburg. Among the 18 events, area boys have claimed an impressive 16 top seeds ...

Seeds announced for District 6 2A championships

Female athletes from the Mirror coverage area could have a “field’’ day in Wednesday’s District 6 Class 3A Track and Field Championships at Altoona’s Mansion Park. It was announced late Sunday that the meet was moved from Tuesday to Wednesday due to weather concerns. Area athletes ...

Mirror track honor roll

BOYS 100 dash: C. Adams, A, 10.84; Howe, Ho, 11.01; Sipes, TM, 11.24; Lawhead, A, 11.27; Rhodes, TM, 11.29 200 dash: Lawhead, A, 22.88; VonColln, A, 22.89; C. Adams, A, 23.01; Liebal, C, 23.13; Wolfe, BA, 23.20 400 dash: Howe, Ho, 50.76; VonColln, A, 50.84; Maxwell, E, 51.41; Grabill, Ho, ...

Altoona teams sweep middle school meet

Brooklyn Barron and Maura Kiser earned four first-place finishes each to help the Altoona girls claim the team title in the Altoona Middle School Track and Field Championships on Saturday at Mansion Park. Barron set a meet record with a triple jump of 35 feet, 2 inches and also won the high ...

Portage wins WestPAC

DAVIDSVILLE — The Portage boys won the WestPAC Track and Field Championship Meet on Wednesday at Conemaugh Township High School. Portage, with Tyler Spaid winning both hurdles races, finished with 117 points to top the other seven schools. The Portage girls, with Lauren Shaffer getting ...

Wess, Hayward building on legacies

LORETTO — Central Cambria High School seniors Paige Wess and McKenna Hayward are nearing the end of their successful track and field careers. They’ve won a combined 13 state medals, including two golds each in the 3200-meter relay, but now they’re almost ready to pass the baton, ...

Scarlet Dragons’ Liebal claims two events

CLEARFIELD — Central’s Colby Liebal won both the 100- and 200-yard dash at the Mountain League high school track and field championships Tuesday. Tyrone finished third as a team in both the boys and girls competition and was aided by Nathan Walk, who won the 110 hurdles and finished ...

Lady Colts’ Zernick takes second twice

ARMAGH — Briana Zernick finished second in the girls pole vault (9-0) and long jump (15-7.75) as Northern Cambria finished seventh overall (28 points) out of eight teams at the 2019 Heritage Conference Meet Tuesday. United won the overall meet with 116 points. Regan Sheredy had a third ...

Max effort

LOYSBURG – It says something very noble about the character and priorities of standout Everett Area High School junior runner Kaitlyn Maxwell that, even after she had won three individual events in the Inter-County Conference Track and Field Championships Monday, the first thing on her mind ...

Mirror track honor roll

BOYS 100 dash: Howe, Ho, 11.01; C. Adams, A, 11.06; Sipes, TM, 11.24; Lawhead, A, 11.27; Foor, Bd, 11.34 200 dash: Lawhead, A, 22.88; VonColln, A, 22.89; C. Adams, A, 23.01; Wolfe, BA, 23.20; Knode, Hu, 23.24 400 dash: Howe, Ho, 50.76; Maxwell, E, 51.41; Grabill, Ho, 52.59; Berardinelli, ...

Preparing for postseason: Altoona boys enjoy solid effort at meet

Friday night’s inaugural Altoona Mountain Lion Track and Field Classic at Mansion Park will provide a good benchmark for individual athletes, teams and coaches to gauge their preparation for the upcoming postseason meets. And Altoona Area High School boys coach Mike Adams liked what he saw ...

Bellwood boys, Maxwell shine at Windber

WINDBER — The Bellwood-Antis High School boys track and field team picked up its second team title in an invitational this week. After winning their own Bellwood Invitational on Monday, the Blue Devils won the 12-team 70th annual West Central Coaches 2A meet at Windber Stadium on ...

Portage boys continue their winning season

PORTAGE — The Portage boys track and field team finished its WestPAC season at 8-0, claiming the league title with a 122-28 win over Blacklick Valley on Wednesday in high school action. Tyler Spaid won the 110 and 300 hurdles, and was on the winning 1600 and 3200 relay teams. Lane Macy won ...

Annual meet at Mansion gets new name

It will feature the same quality of competition, but under a different name. That’s what officials and coaches involved in Friday’s Altoona Mountain Lion Track and Field Classic at Mansion Park are saying about this year’s event, which was formerly known as the West Central Coaches ...

Altoona track teams cruise past Bellefonte

The Altoona Area High School girls track and field team won 15 of the 18 events in dominating Bellefonte, 121-29, in high school track and field action on Tuesday at Mansion Park. Brooke Long won the 100-meter dash in 12.90 seconds and the triple jump with a leap of 34-4.5, Gianna Caputo won ...

B-A boys achieve important goal

BELLWOOD — The Bedford Area boys track and field team might have won the battles, but Bellwood-Antis won the war. The Blue Devils celebrated at midfield of Memorial Stadium on Monday after it was announced they had claimed the boys team title at the conclusion of the 63rd annual 16-team ...

Mirror track honor roll

BOYS 100 dash: Howe, Ho, 11.01; C. Adams, A, 11.06; Sipes, TM, 11.24; Lawhead, A, 11.27; Foor, Bd, 11.34 200 dash: Lawhead, A, 22.88; C. Adams, A, 23.01; Knode, Hu, 23.24; Wolfe, BA, 23.24; VonColln, A, 23.45 400 dash: Howe, Ho, 51.32; Maxwell, E, 51.85; Grabil, Ho, 53.03; Roberts, CC, ...

Hollidaysburg’s Frazier shines at West Perry meet

ELLIOTTSBURG — Hollidaysburg Area High School senior Darcie Frazier was selected as the outstanding girls track performer after winning four events at the six-team West Perry Invitational on Saturday. Frazier won the 200-meter dash in 26.44 seconds, the long jump at 16 feet, 8 inches, ...

Track and field stars use meet to prep for postseason

LOYSBURG — Friday’s Northern Bedford Track and Field Invitational at Panther Community Stadium was a warm-up for the postseason for its participants in the figurative sense only. Blustery conditions and a bone-chilling wind provided an added obstacle for runners and throwers ...