Brad Everett profiles West Mifflin track standout Kevin Garbark.
(Photo: West Mifflin's Kevin Garbark heads to the finish line on the winning 1,600-meter relay at the annual Tri-Sate Track Coaches Association Invitational April 11 at West Mifflin. Garbark is one of the top sprinters in the WPIAL. Pam Panchak/Post-Gazette)
"Wearing hot pink or bright yellow spikes, West Mifflin Area sprinter Kevin Garbark often stands out while at the starting block.
When Garbark crosses the finish line, he usually stands alone.
Garbark, a senior, is one of the elite sprinters in Western Pennsylvania, excelling in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes. If that's not enough, Garbark also runs a leg on the 400- and 1,600-meter relay teams, which rank among the best in the WPIAL.
Just as he did last season, Garbark put forth an outstanding performance at last Friday's Butler Invitational, long one of the area's most highly regarded meets. Garbark won titles in the 200 and 400, and placed third in the 100. As a junior last year, Garbark earned track MVP honors by topping the field in the 100 and 200."