Sarah Spencer reports on Thursday's WPIAL track and field championships.
(Photo: Ayden Owens of North Allegheny won the boys 110-meter hurdles in the WPIAL track and field championships at Baldwin High School on Thursday. Lake Fong/Post-Gazette)
"Ayden Owens' muscles strained as he pushed across the 300-meter hurdle finish line. More than a second later, his competition followed.
It was the second time Owens had won by more than a second at the WPIAL Track and Field Championships Thursday at Baldwin High School. The North Allegheny junior earned another WPIAL (3A) gold medal with his 14.19 finish in the 110-meter hurdles, adding another gold in the long jump with a 23-05.75.
"I knew I had the capability of taking home three," Owens said.
In the 300-meter hurdles event, Damion Reed of Gateway followed with a 39.18 and Arlen Hooks of Baldwin placed third with a 39.79. In the 110-meter hurdles, Cameron Drake of Central Valley placed second with a 15.29 and Mike Yakich placed third with a 15.36. Owens had previously run a 37.56 at the Baldwin Invitational in the 300 hurdles."