Best Track and Field Athletes in District 5 and 6 history

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Best Track and Field Athletes in District 5 and 6 history

Postby footballguy99 » May 3rd, 2013, 8:17 am

AA only. I know Altoona would fill a lot of these spots otherwise.

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Re: Best Track and Field Athletes in District 5 and 6 histor

Postby d6footballfan » May 3rd, 2013, 8:45 am

Kinney from SC and Kanuch from BM best sprinters by far

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Re: Best Track and Field Athletes in District 5 and 6 histor

Postby d6footballfan » May 3rd, 2013, 8:46 am

Angel Piccirillo from homer is the best distance runner also - phenom!

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Re: Best Track and Field Athletes in District 5 and 6 histor

Postby Head Roadie » May 3rd, 2013, 8:57 am

Here is my Boys list (AA only)....based more on state championships that individual performances which we all know have improved over time.

Sprinter- Brad Kanuch - Westmont
Distance- Bob Snyder - McConnellsburg
Middle Distance- Joe Loner - Mount Union
Hurdler- ?????
Jumper- Dave Hajnik - Ferndale
High Jumper- Luke Gallaher - Forest Hills
Pole Vault- Bob Paylor - McConnellsburg (3-time state champ in late '40's) and Vince Bestvina - Shade (3-time state champ in mid 50's) also Rudy Bilka as a modern nominee....never won a state title but set virtually every meet record in his career at Bellwood but something (not sure what?) happened to him at states when he went in as #1 seed.
Thrower- George Draksler - United State Shot/Discus Champ his Sr. Year

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Re: Best Track and Field Athletes in District 5 and 6 histor

Postby TheAnalyst » May 3rd, 2013, 1:29 pm

Kinda related to this topic, a list of D5 district champs and where they placed at states. Whoever put this together did a nice job.

http://district5.piaa.org/sports/spring ... ISTORY.pdf

Be nice if someone had a similar list from D6 to compare to.

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Re: Best Track and Field Athletes in District 5 and 6 histor

Postby usatf oldguy » May 3rd, 2013, 5:41 pm

I'll throw out a district 5 girls list first. Kim Spriggs (McConnelsburg hurdles/jumps), Tracie Clair (Chestnut Ridge sprints/jumps), Beth Burkett (Chestnut Ridge javelin), Taylor Crawford (NBC jumps), Michelle Smith (Tussey Mountain sprints), Meredith Troutman (Meyersdale sprints ,hurdles), Angie Plessinger (McConnelsburg hurdles), Joanna Nist(Rockwood jumps), Stephanie Walter (Chestnut Ridge jumps), Mariah Snyder( NBC distance), Shannon Stevens (Everett middle distance /distance).

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Re: Best Track and Field Athletes in District 5 and 6 histor

Postby WPIAL~Titan » May 24th, 2013, 1:49 pm

Brady Gehret from Altoona in the sprints, HANDS DOWN.

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Re: Best Track and Field Athletes in District 5 and 6 histor

Postby old school » May 25th, 2013, 6:30 pm

Portage Area High School Tammy Etienne

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