Inaugural TRA – Honors Track & Field Winners Selected

11/16/15

PITTSBURGH –It’s been several weeks since the voting ended for the inaugural TRA Honors – Track & Field. Newly developed, this recognition program was created to celebrate the athletic achievements of association members. The program may also recognize coaches, volunteers or those who display great sportsmanship. Winners will be chosen biannually for either the track & field or cross country seasons.The TRA Board scoured dozens of athletic performances and coaching credentials to nominate members for consideration and over 100 members participated in the vote. Calculations have been completed and the 1st class selected!

The Association is excited to recognize so members and their achievements. We look forward to the cross country season and creating more ways to give back to those who give so much to the sport. Each have received a customized plaque to commemorate their efforts.

To learn more about each winner, their reactions  and future plans, download the 2015 Three Rivers Association Honors – Track & Field Newsletter found here.

2015 winners below: 

Plaque

FEMALE YOUTH ATHLETE:

  • Jayla Ellis: 13-14 age division, Next Level Athletics
    • USATF Region II Track & Field Championships
      • 1st 100mH -15.19
      • 1st Long Jump – 4.88m/16-00.25
      • 1st Outdoor Pentathlon -2884
    • USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships
      • 2nd Outdoor Pentathlon 3109 (All-American)
      • 5th 100mH – 14.88 (All-American)
      • 8th Long Jump – 5.29m/17-04.25 (All-American)

MALE YOUTH ATHLETE

  • Ayden Owens: 15-16 age division, Nadia Track Club
    • USATF Region II Track & Field Championships
      • 1st Decathlon -5398
      • 1st 400mH -56.98
      • 4th 110mH – 16.68
    • USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships
      • 3rd Decathlon – 5626 (All American)
      • 11th 400mH -56.76
      • 15th 110mH -15.36

OPEN ATHLETE

  • Madison Wiltrout – Unattached – Connellsville, PA
    • National H.S. record holder in the Javelin: 185-8
    • PIAA HS AAA Girls State Champ
    • WPIAL AAA Girls Champ

MASTERS ATHLETE

  • Latonya Salley-Sharif – Nadia Track Club
    • USATF Three Rivers Association Track & Field Championships
      • 1st High Jump – 1.32m/4-04.00
      • 2nd Shot Put – 8.00m/26-03.00

OFFICIAL

  • Charles L. Davis
    • National Level official.  He has made significant contributions to youth track and field as an official, organizer and coach.  He currently serves on the Three Rivers Youth Committee.  Chuck has also been a regular at NCAA meets in the region and has developed a very good reputation with college coaches.

COACH:

  • Chuck Davis       
    • Coaches all disciplines for the River City Elite Track Club.
    • Serves as the single coach for the entire team and had several athletes qualified for Regionals in various sprints, throws, and the multi-events; an admirable feat for any coach responsible for coaching an entire team on their own.