The following photos feature boys track & field athletes from the area's North zone. These ran in the Post-Gazette during the 2017 season.
(Photo: North Allegheny's Ayden Owens reacts after winning the 110-meter hurdles during the PIAA Track and Field Championships on Saturday at Shippensburg University. Owens won with a time of 14.27. Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
(Photo: Knoch senior Jordan Geist, one of the top shot putters in the country, worked out over the winter in a closed ceramics factory in Saxonburg. Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)
(Photo: North Allegheny's Ayden Owens, right, wins the 300-meter hurdles at the PIAA Class 3A championships. Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
(Photo: Hempfield's Jordan Geist set a meet record in the boys shot put Friday at the Baldwin Invitational at Baldwin High School. Pam Panchak/Post-Gazette)
(Photo: Ayden Owens of North Allegheny is one of three WPIAL boys athletes looking to defend their PIAA titles. Owens finished first in the Class 3A 300 hurdles last year. Lake Fong/Post-Gazette)
(Photo: Ayden Owens of North Allegheny won the 300 hurdles at the WPIAL track and field championships last year. Lake Fong/Post-Gazette)
(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)