Brad Everett's feature on Oakland Catholic sprinter Taylor McCorkle:
"Taylor McCorkle isn't your average female track athlete.
McCorkle, a junior at Oakland Catholic, sometimes practices with the boys team at Central Catholic, which provides her with more of a challenge.
She's an excellent student. Actually, an exceptional student. She sports a 4.72 grade point average and has prestigious schools such as Princeton and MIT in hot pursuit.
When McCorkle steps on the track, few girls in Western Pennsylvania can rival her standout speed. In fact, George Rudolph, in his 39th season as Oakland Catholic's head coach (including seasons at Sacred Heart, Oakland's predecessor), calls McCorkle one of the best athletes he has coached.
Mostly everything in McCorkle's life is pointing upward, but she tirelessly is trying to drop one thing as low as she can -- her times."