Brad Everett profiles Washington track standout Alyssa Wise.
(Photo: Washington's Alyssa Wise competes in the 100 meter dash at the PIAA track and field championships at Shippensburg University last May. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
"Tens of thousands of high school athletes from around Pennsylvania will compete in track and field this spring, but Alyssa Wise is different than all of the others.
Wise is the most decorated female sprinter in the state.
A senior at Washington High School, Wise was a golden girl last season, as she swept the 100- and 200-meter dashes at the PIAA Class AA championships. Her time of 11.85 seconds in the 100 was just 0.07 shy of the PIAA record held by Rochester great Lauryn Williams, an Olympic medalist.
So what will Wise do for an encore before she takes her talents to Pitt? Wise, who chose the Panthers over Syracuse, said she would like to sweep the sprint events at the WPIAL championships, something she did not do last season when she placed second in the 200 to Vincentian's Ally Bartoszewicz."