Brad Everett profiles Beaver Falls track star Dom Perretta.
"One of the WPIAL's top runners saw his daily routine take a quick detour the morning of the WPIAL track championships last week.
"I woke up really early because I couldn't sleep," said Dom Perretta, the middle-distance standout from Beaver Falls who was hours away from defending two titles last Thursday.
Perretta hates to wait for meets, particularly the big ones. The anticipation eats at him. The eagerness caused him to wake up at 5 a.m. instead of his customary 6:30 or 7. His morning classes, he said, took seemingly forever, and included watching the movie "Penguins of Madagascar." Perretta eventually became tired and even fell asleep during the drive to Baldwin High School.
But once Perretta stepped on the track, he, well . . . got back on track. After that it was business as usual, which meant more titles and yet another record-breaking performance."