Lady 'Cat senior Courtney Kromko and sophomore Acacia Urian each posted a personal best this past weekend at the PIAA State Track & Field Championships.


Two of Western Wayne’s top all-round athletes finally closed out their scholastic track & field season over the long holiday weekend.

Courtney Kromko and Acacia Urian each traveled to Shippensburg University on Friday to compete in the 2011 PIAA State Championships.

Kromko, a senior, qualified in the triple jump. Urian, still just a sophomore, qualified in the 400M.

“Overall, I?think we had a good season,” Coach Justin Collins said. “We didn’t accomplish all of our goals, but we did send two talented girls to states and I’m very proud of them.”

The Lady ‘Cats won their fourth consecutive Lackawanna League Division II title this year. The local lasses also battled their way to a third place finish at the District Two Meet.

“We’ll probably have to re-load next spring because we lose some very good seniors to graduation,” Coach Collins said. “But, I’m definitely excited by the way things are going in junior high. The future looks bright.”

Personal Bests
Kacie Urian will be front &?center for Western Wayne next spring.

The Lady ‘Cat sophomore sensation set school records, earned a District Two medal and qualified for her very first trip to states.

Urian is a sprinter whose specialty is the 400M. It took her less than half the season to set a new school mark in the event.

Kacie then proceeded to smash that record on three separate occasions...the latest of which came Friday at Shippensburg.

Urian posted a time of :58.57, good for 15th place in a lightning-quick field of 28 runners.

“I?think by the time she graduates, Kacie might be remembered as the best 400M runner ever to come out of this program,” Coach Collins said.

Kromko also earned high praise from her mentor. Courtney closed out her senior season with a 17th place finish in the triple jump (35’ 31/4”)...which represents a personal best.

“No one scored more team points for us these last couple of years,” Coach Collins said. “Courtney was a workhorse and we’re really going to miss her.”