When medals are handed out at Thursday's WPIAL Class AA track championships, there will be some familiar names making their way to the top of the podium.
Two of the championship hopefuls are better known for their accomplishments in another sport.
Lamont Wade and Aaron Mathews are among the athletes representing Clairton at the meet. Wade and Mathews are also football standouts who led Clairton to a WPIAL title last fall. Mathews, a senior, will attend Pitt. Wade is one of the most heavily recruited juniors in the country.
Wade qualified for the WPIAL championships in the 100 and long jump, while Mathews earned his invitation in the high jump. Wade is the No. 4 seed in the 100. He ran an 11.25 at the southern qualifier. He advanced in the long jump courtesy of a leap of 19-8. Mathews posted a jump of 6 feet at the qualifier.