SOUTH HILLS HEAT TRACK CLUB: Welcome
Welcome to the world of the South Hills Heat Track Club. Your visit is greatly appreciated. 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, but we are definitely making a big 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 us on Facebook.
Darryl Smith, Founder/President/Head Coach
86 Julie Drive
Pgh, PA 15227
(412)427-1797 - phone
(412)207-8459 - fax
1. Anjol NY Region 2 Championship 2009 by Mark Wright
Wednesday, March 29
I am sorry to say, we didn't reach our fundraiser goal needed to use Cupples stadium as a practice site. Due to this we are suspending all operations of the South Hills Heat Track Club, Inc. All monies will be donated to the USATF Three Rivers Assn. I have loved every moment of the run we've had, and I wouldn't trade my athletes for anyone. I would like to say thank you to every athlete who has ever been with us. I would especially like to thank all the parents who have trusted me with your children. I hope all the families had an enjoyable ride with us. Track & field is a wonderful sport, please continue to participate. - Coach Darryl Smith
Wednesday, February 1
Heat family/friends/fans, we need your help. We have to find a new practice site this year and we need $5,502.50 to pay for use of Cupples Stadium on the South Side this season. Please help and/or pass along to anyone and everyone.
Friday, June 24
Today marks the grand opening of the South Hills Heat Track Club's online store. From now on...all uniforms, sweats, and warmups will be available to purchase online only, unless specified otherwise. Browse among the t-shirts, hats, blankets, etc. There's something for everyone from the team athlete to the team fans. Most, if not all, items come in an assortment of colors.
Saturday, November 21
HEAT 2015/2016 school year 4th Qtr honor roll student/athletes. This is really making it hot.
Name GPA School
Erin Hurst 4.0 Tj Elementary/McClelland
Isaiah Malloy 4.0 Cheswick Christian Academy
Thursday, May 12
CAL U Meeet
The meet this week is at Cal U, but not at the campus. The stadium is away from the campus. It is Adamson Stadium, ...
Sunday, July 12
Since our season is wrapping up, We would like to express our appreciaton to the Whitehall Medical Health Centre, Nu2u Kidz Clothing and Shoes, State Rep Harry Readshaw, and Pittsburgh City Council President Bruce Kraus...for your kind support of our team this year. We were able to buy some much-needed equipment thanks to their kindness. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Sunday, July 12
Yesterday was a good day. It didn't rain at all. Oh, and also, we had Marisa Chiappiono, then Wendelll Wade III, and finally Zephanaih Malloy, representing us at the 2015 USATF JO Region 2 Championship, being held at Slippery Rock University. Marisa and Zephanaih represented us and themselves fairly well, but...it seems young Mr Wendell turned out to be the showstopper. Yes, Wendell finished his shotput event in 4th place. He not only went home with a medal, but also an open invitation to the USATF JO National Championship being held at the end of the month. Thanks to all 3 of you for your wonderful efforts and a great season.
Sunday, July 20
See what can happen when you make it hot? Our own Isaiah Malloy has been recognized for his efforts. I said he was good awhile ago, now, others outside of the HEAT family are recognizing it. Congrats on the honor, Ice.
Monday, July 14
Well folks...the HEAT 2014 season came to an end in a big way this past weekend. Three of the Malloy boys went to NJ and represented!! To start things off on Saturday, Zephanaiah went to the 9-10yr old boys shotput and rose to the occasion with his best throws of the season....going over 7 meters several times. These great efforts earned Zukey a 5th place medal and a berth in the national championship!! Then, Isaiah skipped the 400m race to give everything he's got in the 800m run on Sunday. That plan worked out pretty well. Ice ran his heart out and came in 4th place in the 800m, earning himself a medal and an invite to the national championship!! JaJuan didn't have the day anyone expected. He competed in the 17-18 young men long jump and fouled on 2 of his 3 attempts. the one good jump just wasn't enough to make the final round. Great job, gentlemen!! You made it hot!!!
Tuesday, June 24
Sorry for the delay, but, here is the scoop on what happened at Cal U this past weekend. The HEAT were represented by Reese Murray, Wendell Wade, Zephanaiah Malloy, Isaiah Malloy, Antione Malloy, and JaJuan Malloy. I would just first like to say "thank you for your efforts", to everyone one of you. It turned out to be an outstanding weekend for us. Everyone of those athletes listed earlier earned at least one medal. Reese got 5th in the 1500m and 7th in the turbo javelin(2 medals). Wendell got 8th in the shotput(medal). Zephanaiah got 3rd in the shotput and 7th in the turbo javelin(2 medals). Isaiah got 3rd in the 400m and the 800m and 5th in the triple jump(3 medals). Antione got 10th in the 100m and 8th in the long jump(medal). JaJuan got 7th in the 100m and 5th in the long jump(2 medals). Saturday and Sunday turned out to be great days for us to do great things. Everyone who finished in 1st-5th place in something qualified for the Region 2 Championship being held in a couple weeks outside Atlantic City. - Coach Darryl
Sunday, June 8
Parents, please think over and respond very soon. Entries for the Three Rivers Assn Championship must be completed by by June 15,2014 11:59pm for the normal cost of $6.00/event. If done later, the cost is $6.00/event, plus $10.00 late fee per late entry athlete. Info will be passed out at practice Tuesday. Also, if you have an athlete that has qualified for the national championship being held in Indiana, you need to decide if they are going very soon. The deadline for the normal fee8.00/event) is the same as the assn championship, if paid later....the cost is $11.00/event.
Saturday, June 29
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!!
Sunday, July 28
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, August 1
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.
Monday, June 25
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
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
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!!
Thursday, February 4
The SHHTC,Inc. Tax ID/Employer Identification number:80-0335144. We are a non-profit corporation.
Sunday, August 16
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.
Sunday, July 10
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.
Sunday, July 3
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.
Thursday, June 24
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.
Sunday, August 2
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!!
Josh Wright at 2009 USATF JO NAT'L CHAMP by Mark Wright
Friday, July 24
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.
Josh Wright 200m hurdles by Mark Wright
Friday, July 24
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.
Anjol 100m prelim ny Region 2 Champ. by Mark Wright
Friday, July 24
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 , 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.
Darryl Smith, Founder/President/Head Coach
South Hills Heat Track Club