Maiah Yankello missed her junior track season because of a torn ACL.
A year later, she's a WPIAL champion after once again tearing up the competition.
Yankello, a Central Valley senior, claimed gold in the 300 hurdles at last Thursday's WPIAL Class AAA championships. Yankello's winning time of 44.40 beat out an excellent field that included runner-up Gabby Holmberg from Hempfield (45.12) and third-place finisher Tori Valachovic of South Fayette (45.72).
It's been a big comeback season for Yankello, a Duquesne recruit who has won titles at several big invitationals. She finished seventh in the 300 hurdles at WPIALs her sophomore season before a knee injury kept her out of action last season.