SOUTH HILLS HEAT TRACK CLUB: Welcome

Welcome to the world of the South Hills Heat Track Club. Your visit is greatly appreciated. We are a new, up-and-coming team, but coming on strong for sure. 2009 was our first year of competition and we have been making it hot ever since. Our boys and girls work hard at practice to have fun making it hot at the meets. It is a great pleasure to see their efforts from practice pay off with their successes at the meets. We are small and in our infancy, but we are definitely making a lot of noise in the youth track & field community. Competing in the USA Track & Field Junior Olympic competitions is a great honor and privilege. It is also a lot of fun for the kids, and the coaches. We also take pride in representing our local communities. Our goal is to get kids from the South Hills and Southside communities, since that's where we live. Also, as much as possible, we attempt to do all team business in these communities as well. We wear the name "South Hills Heat Track Club" with great pride.  Thanks for coming. I hope you enjoy your visit to the HEAT. Feel free to sign our guestbook. Let us know you were here.  Also, Please like our facebook page.

Sincerely, 

Darryl Smith

86 Julie Drive

Pgh, PA 15227

(412)427-1797 - phone

(412)207-8459 - fax   

Founder/President/Head Coach 


preview 1. Anjol NY Region 2 Championship 2009 by Mark Wright

Wednesday, March 5
2014 Season sign-ups now underway for South Hills Heat Track Club

Okay, it's that time of year again. the HEAT is now open for business and ready to sign athletes(boys & girls) for the upcoming 2014 spring/summer season of outdoor USATF Junior Olympic track & field competition.  Please contact me by phone(412-427-1797), email(dsmith861@verizon.net), or at home(86 Julie Drive 15227). Also, if you come across any HEAT board member...they can help you  Membership to the HEAT/USATF for 2014 is $20.00, plust meet fees.  Still working out uniform/warmups costs with supplier. That info will be available real soon. Let's make it hot!!

Coach Darryl Smith 



Sunday, July 28
BIG NEWS

Congrats to our team board member, treasurer Charae Coleman!! As of about 5:00pm yesterday, we can't call her Miss Coleman anymore. Our treasurer got married yesterday to longtime beau, Aaron Wade. If you see Charae...please call her Mrs Wade. Way to go Charae and Aaron!!   

Saturday, June 29
2013 Three Rivers Assn Championship

Last weekend...the HEAT brought 5 athletes to California University of PA to make it hot and try to earn their way to the USATF JO Region 2 Championship. It turned out to be a pretty good weekend. Cathryn "Cat" Coles made the final in the midget girls 80m hurdles race and finished with an 8th place medal. Zephaniah "Zukey" Malloy made the final round of the bantam boys shotput and finished with an 8th place medal. JaJuan "Coolbreeze" Malloy finished with a 7th place medal in the young men's 400m dash. Isaiah "Ice" Malloy medaled and qualified in all 3 of his events(3rs place-triple jump, 4th place-400m, 2nd place-800m). Tyonna "TiTi" Wilks medaled and qualified in the youth girls shotput(5th place). And, last but not least...Anjol "Big Time" Lewis also medaled and qualified in all three of his events(2nd place-discus, 1st place-shotput, 1st place-turbo javelin).  Alana Wade was also scheduled to compete, but suffered a serious burn injury days before the event and was unable to compete. I know in my heart that she would have also medaled and qualified for NY. Great job everyone!!

Coach Darryl



Sunday, July 28
USATF National Junior Olympic Championship

Thank you boys for going to NC and making it hot. I know it was incredibly hot in that southern heat and humidity. As usual, the HEAT was competing in a national championship. Thanks to Anjol and Isaiah, we've been represesnted at a national championship every year. That means 5 years in a row we've gone to a national championship. The crowd at North Carolina A & T State University got to witness Anjol Lewis place 12th out of 47 in the turbo javelin, and Isaiah malloy place 24th out of 52 in the 800m. That's right!! They put it down against the best in the country represented themselves, their families, and this team, very, very, well!! Great job, boys!! Thank you for your hard work and great efforts all season.  

Wednesday, February 20
2013 Sign-ups

Hello everyone,

Yes! It is that time. We are now officially into sign-up mode for the upcoming 2013 USATF Junior Olympic outdoor season. If interested...please feel free to contact me(412-427-1797) or any other board member, or stop by the house(86 Julie Drive Pgh, PA 15227). 2013 membership cost is still $20.00, need copy of b/c if 1st time, see me for uniform costs. As usual, practice starts the beginning of April. 

Coach Darryl



Sunday, August 5
THANK YOU

I just want to say "thank you" to the Whitehall Health Centre and Dr. Tony DiCesaro, the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., and State Rep. Harry Readshaw for helping us get through this 2012 post-season. We really can't thank you enough. 

SHHTC 



Wednesday, August 1
2012 National Championship

First, I would like to apologize for taking so long to post this. As you know, we had 2 HEAT athletes representing us at the 2012 USATF JO National Championship. They were Isaiah Malloy and Zephanaih "Zukey" Malloy. Isaiah competed on July 25th in the triple jump and came in 33rd out of 39. Zukey competed on July 29th in the shotput and came in 25th out of 40. These two boys made it all the way. I am very proud of them. They are fine representatives. This was the first year either of them ever competed in track & field and they excelled at it.

The 2012 season is now completely over with. No more practices, no more meets, no more early morning travel. I loved it, every minute of it!! I can't wait for 2013!!  All we have left is the "End-of-season celebration". Hope to see you there. Enjoy the rest of your summer.

Coach Darryl



Monday, June 25
USATF JO Three Rivers Assn Championship

Well...the 2012 Three Rivers Assn Championship is in the books. This past weekend we had Zephanaiah, Anjol, Isaiah, Antione, and JaJuan, competing. No, not competing. Putting it down!! All 5 medaled!! That's right, everyone one of them medaled! And...Zephanaiah, Anjol, and Isaiah, qualified for the 2012 USATF JO region 2 Championship being held at Delaware University. That's making it hot!! 

Sunday, July 8
2012 REGION 2 CHAMPIONSHIP wrapup

All I can say is...2 out of 3 isn't bad!! Yes, We took 3 athletes to the University of Delaware for the Region 2 Championship this past weekend and Isaiah Malloy, then Zephanaiah Malloy, both earned medals and trips to the USATF Junior Olympic National Championship being held July 23-29, 2012 at Morgan State Univ in Baltimore, Md. Well done Isaiah and "Zukey!"! Isaiah will be triple-jumping and "Zukey" will be throwing the shotput.  



Sunday, June 3
2012 Outdoor season



     We have now completed 2/3 of the 2012 outdoor regular season. The only thing 2012 has in common with our first 3 years is that we are still making it hot. The successes just keep on coming. And this year, we have around 20 kids on the team. Our roster includes Arlington, Baldwin, Beltzhoover, Brentwood, Hill District, Mount Oliver, and South Park. I like what we have assembled this year. We have had some bumps in the road, but we are still moving forward in a great way. Many team records are being broken and/or set this year. I love it. Yesterday I challenged some of the kids to try events they never considered trying, and some of them rose to the occasion. As coach, it's my job to push, to challenge, to explore opportunities for success for my athletes. Great pride and joy is what I feel when I watch kids rise up to accept the challenges. This team has had at least 1 athlete go to a national championship every year, and it is not easy. I want to keep that streak alive. Three Rivers Association championships...here we come!! 

Coach Darryl    



Sunday, June 3
THANK YOU SO MUCH



As always, I want to publicly thank anyone and everyone who helps the HEAT in any way. Right now, we would like to express our great appreciation to Nu2u Kidz  2405 Saw Mill Run Blvd Pgh, PA 15234 (412)881-2002, for their gracious gift of batons, starting blocks, 2kg  shotput, and hurdles. We have never had a chance to practice starts properly because we've never had blocks. This has been an immense help to us. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.



Thursday, February 4
SHHTC Tax ID

The SHHTC,Inc. Tax ID/Employer Identification number:80-0335144. We are a non-profit corporation.

Sunday, August 16
SHHTC Mission statement and rules/expectations

SHHTC Mission statement: To provide children the opportunity to respectfully meet and compete with other children from around the country in the wonderful sport of track & field. Doing this by working with them and placing them in the best position to experience success.

 

Our rules/expectations are simple. 1. Respect 2. Hard work 3. Good grades 4. Discipline

If you have a problem with any of these 4 things...this is not the team for you. We want kids who want to work hard and have fun competing. Always remember this...education and proper behavior should come first. Sports are fun, but secondary.  



Saturday, November 21
WHAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT:

HEAT 2013/2014 school year honor roll student/athletes. This is really making it hot.

Name                       GPA                     Grading period                       School

Reese Murray         3.66                        3rd                               Brookline Elementary

Antoine Malloy                                      3rd                                Cheswick Christian Academy

JaJuan Malloy                                      3rd                                Cheswick Christian Academy    



Sunday, July 10
2011 Outdoor Season Wrap-up

Wow! It's unbelievable that this 2011 season was so amazing. I believed we would be pretty good back in April, but I had no idea how good these kids would all turn out to be. With these kids from Baldwin, Bethel Park, Knoxville, Overbrook, and South Park...we made it really hot in 2011. The newcomers and the veterans all shined brightly. Also, Laurel Bristow(a newcomer), one of just 2 girls on the team, held her own and then some, with the boys. Laurel, along with Cullin and Anjol, advanced to the USATF Region 2 championship this year...with Anjol qualifying for the USATF Junior Olympic national championship, in both the shotput and the turbo-javelin. We had our youngest athlete in Navaeh, a kindergardener, showing her potential in the 100m and 200m dashes. Also, I'm very, very proud to say our oldest athletes, Will and Shakeil, both graduated from high school this season, and both are headed to college. That's making it hot. Good luck young men. I would also like to thank all the kids for their efforts this season and for their good report cards. Last, but not least, I would like to thank the parents. Your children should thank you too, if they haven't already. I hope to see you all at the end-of-season celebration.

Proud, 

Coach Darryl     



Sunday, July 3
Myrtle Beach, SC 2011

Well, I'm back from Myrtle Beach, SC, where the 2011 USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships were held from June 28-July3rd. We took 3 athletes down there and brought back home 3 medals. That's right. Everyone, Laurel Bristow, Cullin Baker, and Anjol Lewis...all competed in the 300g turbo-javelin in their own age-group divisions and won medals. 3 for 3. It doesn't get any better than this.  These kids have realized my team goals for 2011. I couldn't be happier or more proud. Laurel received a 3rd place medal, and both Cullin and Anjol received 7th place medals. These kids faced some of the best in the country and stood their ground. Thanks for making it hot, kids.

Coach Darryl



Sunday, May 22
The Start of The 2011 Season

We have competed in 2 meets so far this season. Bragging is not very becoming, nor does it show good sportsmanship, so...I'll just say I am very excited and proud of what I've seen so far. Anjol jumped right back into form as usual. Newcomers Cullin and Laurel, have started out with a big bang. I can't wait to see what happens next. Looks like we will need to start fundraising for the Myrtle Beach meet.

Coach Darryl 

 



Thursday, June 24
HEAT 2010 athletes making it HOT!!

Well, the 6 regular-season developmental meets and the Three Rivers Assn Championships of 2010 are in the books. SHHTC made it hot throughout the season. This season we had a roster of kids from Arlington, Baldwin, Beltzhoover, Brentwood, Carrick, and Knoxville. Everyone had some success throughout the season. As expected...Josh Wright made great strides in the 800g javelin, moving up from the 600g he used the past 2 years. He clearly continued his excellence in this event, plus he took home medals and ribbons in the 100m dash, long jump, and high jump. Our other 2009 co-mvp, Anjol Lewis, picked up the turbo-jav this year and excelled at it. Aaron Wade returned strongly to have his best track & field season of his young life. Aaron has become a consistent medal/ribbon winner in the shotput and the turbo-jav. We had some newcomers join us this year and they made me proud and happy to have them on my team. Chris Hudak has a clear future on the track in the 400m and/or 800m if he continues. Michael Johnson took home some hardware(medal/ribbon) in the discus and the 200m hurdles. Michael Wilson-Jones, Jr. was born to jump. He got his hardware in the long jump and high jump. William Lewis has a beautiful form when he runs the 200m dash. Will collected his hardware in the 100m & 200m dashes. Jay Morrison showed he can still long jump with the best of them, and that he can also run any race from 100-400m with the best of them. Dorian Brown showed up for the assn championship and wowed the crowd with his medal-winning runs in the 400m and the 800m. Unfortunately, scheduling conflicts ruined the debut of our secret-weapon, Alayna Ziegler. We hope to unleash her  next year.

We had 5 athletes compete at this years' assn championship. All 5 took home at least 1 medal. That's right...all 5. Saturday Josh captured 5th place in the javelin. Then, on Sunday, Aaron picked it up by placing 4th in the shotput. Next up was Anjol...and he delivered by placing 4th in the turbo-jav. Jay was on the clock next and he placed 3rd in the long jump. Then, just a little later...he placed 4th in the 400m dash. Last, but not least, Dorian captured 2nd place in the 400m dash, then, he ended the day getting 3rd in the 800m run. 4 of the 5 qualified for regionals, but we will not be attending.

Next, to end the season...we have 4 kids(Anjol, Josh, Jay, Dorian) who have been accepted to compete in the 2010 USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championship, being held in Lisle, IL June 29-July 4,2010.

 

Darryl Smith

 

            



Sunday, August 2
JOSH MAKES IT HOT IN GREENSBORO

On Friday afternoon, July 31, 2009...Josh Wright was at the USATF Junior Olympic Track & Field National Championship representing the HEAT in the youth boys javelin. It was a hot day in Greensboro, NC, but Josh handled it well. Josh didn't have his best day, but he had a good day. He finished 17th out of 33. In case you don't know what this means...there are only 16 boys in the entire United States this year that can say they're better than Josh. You da man, Josh!!
preview Josh Wright at 2009 USATF JO NAT'L CHAMP by Mark Wright

Friday, July 24
Going To National Championship

On July 10, 2009 Josh Wright competed in the USATF Region 2 Junior Olympic competition held in Jamestown, NY in the Youth boys 600g javelin competition. Josh continued to represent the HEAT very well. As usual, Josh rose to the challenge of the competition and threw a personal best, 39.90m, and took home the silver medal. It was the first time this season Josh didn't get the gold in the javelin. But, 2nd place is still outstanding and qualified him for the USATF Junior Olympic Track & Field National Championship being held during the last week of July at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, NC. Make it hot, Josh! We're all very proud of you.    
preview Josh Wright 200m hurdles by Mark Wright

Friday, July 24
Sub-bantam Champion

On July 12, 2009 in Jamestown, NY, Anjol Lewis competed in the USATF Track & Field Junior Olympic Region 2 Championship in the sub-bantam boys long jump and the 100m dash final. First thing that morning, Anjol went out and did a personal best in the long-jump on his final try of 3.37m. That was also the winning jump. Yes, Anjol brought home the gold medal in the lj. Later that same day, Anjol finished 8th in the final of the 100m race. That's making it hot Anjol. We're all proud of you. What a great season. 
preview Anjol 100m prelim ny Region 2 Champ. by Mark Wright

Friday, July 24
THANK YOU SO MUCH

I would like to recognize and thank everyone who has helped make this team a reality. Making this happen has not been easy, nor have we done it alone. We have received help from many, in many different ways. This is just a public expression of my appreciation to so many who have helped the HEAT get off the ground. Thank you to many of the employees of ALCOSAN, Atty James Nowalk, Toxy Bentz, Marie Scotty, Josephine Ohm, Karen Remensynder, Mike Anthony, Jack Walsh, Shades of Style Salon 4500 Clairton Blvd, John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc. 4201 Brownsville Road, Whitehall Community Lions Club, and to the City of Pittsburgh Dept of Public Works for giving us a practice site. All of you have helped to create something that is important to me, but, more importantly, something that is important to the kids who are on this team now and in the future. Thank you so much.

Sincerely,

Darryl Smith, Founder/President/Head Coach

South Hills Heat Track Club