Justin Criado profiles Penn Hills track standout Isaiah Bailey.
"The sport of running is a marathon, not a sprint.
That's maybe a more obscure twist on the old adage, but what Penn Hills track coach Lee Zelkowitz explained is that runners must build their way toward adding mileage throughout the season in hopes of peaking at the right time, which in this case is the WPIAL and, hopefully, the PIAA championships, and that means sometimes not officially running a certain event until later in season.
That's the case with sophomore runner Isaiah Bailey.
He may be one of Class AAA's top 800-meter runners, but he hasn't officially recorded a time in the event, something that will change tonight at the Butler Invitational, according to Zelkowitz."