SOUTH HILLS HEAT TRACK CLUB: My Site News

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 



Saturday, August 24
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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, May 26
2013 outdoor season underway

Well...3 meets down in the 2013 outdoor season, and I am excited! We've had some newcomers set some records and some returnees break some of their own records. Can't ask for more than that. I think if things keep progressing and the kids keep working hard...we will take the Three Rivers Assn Championships by storm!!! Did I mention I was excited?

Coach Darryl  



Sunday, July 28
USATF Region 2 Championship
Sorry this is so late. The Region 2 Championship was held in Jamestown, NY this year and the HEAT were represented by Anjol Lewis in the shotput, turbo javelin, and discus:Isaiah Malloy in the 400m, 800m, and triple jump. How much hardware can an athlete grab at one meet? I think these boys were trying to find out. Isaiah "Ice" Malloy finished 5th in the 400m, 4th in the 800m, and 6th in the triple jump. Anjol Lewis finished 5th in the shotput, 7th in the discus, and 1st in the turbo javelin.  AMAZING!!! Both qualified for the national championship in 2 events. Anjol will be focusing on the turbo javelin and Isaiah will focus on the 800m when they get to NC.    

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.  

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.



Monday, August 15
2011 Season is done and over with

Okay...let's wrap this thing up. The 2011 season, that is. We had our 2011 end-of-season celebration the other week at Games 'N at, on the southside, as usual. They were great to us...as usual. Everyone had a good time...as usual. Anjol Lewis received the 2011 team MVP trophy...as usual, but, this time it was a very close 3-person race for MVP. Of course, I'm very happy for Anjol, but I'm even happier that the mvp race went down to the last meet of our season. One of our newcomers(Laurel and Cullin) almost became mvp. That's what a coach likes to see...several people doing it big and making a competitive run at mvp. Again, I would like to thank each and every athlete on the team for your hard work and efforts. I loved sitting in the stands hearing your names announced for each events top finishers, and actually seeing it happen. Thank you Navaeh, Laurel, Cullin, and Shakeil, for joining us this year. All of you were wonderful new additions to our team. I hope to see you next spring. Until then, enjoy the rest of your summer, and make it hot in those classrooms next month. Oh, and don't turn into a couch potato, get involved in something constructive. Handle your business in college, Will and Shakeil. I'll be keeping an eye on you guys.

Coach Darryl       



Thursday, February 4
SHHTC Tax ID
The SHHTC,Inc. Tax ID/Employer Identification number:80-0335144. We are a non-profit corporation.

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 

 



Sunday, May 16
Our deep Appreciation

Our deep appreciation goes to the following for their continued support in 2010 of the HEAT:Shades of Style Salon, John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., and the Whitehall Community Lions Club. Also, we would like to extend many thanks to new supporters:Feed The Machine, Fluid recovery drink, Prolong energy drink, Sportmulti multivitamin and Mineral supplement, State Representative Harry A. Readshaw, and Dr. Anthony DiCesaro of the Accident and Injury recovery center. We are deeply indebted to all of you. I hope our kids make you proud. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Sincerely,

Darryl Smith

Founder/President/Head Coach

 

  



Monday, August 30
2010 End of Season Celebration

Another season(2010) and its' end-of-season celebration are all complete and in the books. Spring/Summer 2010 was our 2nd season and we did very well. Also, we doubled our numbers. We're still small, but we're growing.We still exude quality in place of quantity. We held our 2010 end-of-season celebration this past Saturday on the southside at Games n' At. Two years in a row now. I love this place. The kids seemed to have fun. I brought my soon-to-be 1yr old grandson, Ike, with me, and he had a ball. We gave out the recognition awards, from USA Track & Field, to Anjol Lewis, Jay Morrison, Josh Wright, and Dorian Brown,  for their participation this year at the USA Youth Outdoor track & field Championship that was held in Lisle, IL. Also, the HEAT 2010 MVP trophy, or should I say trophies? were awarded. Once again....Anjol Lewis and Joshua Wright are the 2010 HEAT co-mvp's. Thank you Anjol, Josh, Aaron, Michael(Miguel), Michael Jr., Will, Jay, Dorian, and Chris. You all represented this team and yourselves very well. I am very proud and glad to have you on our team. I hope to see all of you in 2011. Make great grades in school. Yes , that's right...my nagging about grades/school never stops.

 

Coach Darryl   



Tuesday, July 13
2010 USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championship

Well, we've been home for just over a week now, and it's about time I let you know what happened. WE MADE IT HOT!!! That's what happened!! Those 4 boys(Anjol, Jay, Josh, and Dorian) truly saved their best for last. We went to the 2010 USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships, held in Lisle, IL June 29-July4. We had 2 top-5 finishers, and 2 top-10 finishers. That's hot. Anjol, Josh, and Dorian each came home with a National Championship medal around their necks. Jay just missed a medal by 1 place or by 1 1/4" in the long jump. He never even touched the board on any of his jumps. He gave away several inches by doing that. Everyone rose to the occasion facing the best in the country. There were teams from coast to coast. All 4 boys achieved personal bests in their events. I was very happy as I was witnessing all this. As mentioned...Jay Morrison was in the long jump. He finished in 9th place. Anjol Lewis competed in the 300g turbo-javelin, finishing in 5th place. Josh Wright competed in the 800g javelin, finishing in 4th place. And Dorian Brown competed in the 400m and 800m. Dorian finished 23rd in the 800m and 7th in the 400m. The personal bests were as follows:Anjol Lewis-300g turbo-javelin 25.44m, Jay Morrison-long jump 5.36m, Josh Wright-800g javelin 41.99m, and Dorian Brown-400m 50.56sec. 

One very proud coach,

 

Darryl Smith



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

 

            



Thursday, March 4
Cleveland Indoor Track Classic 2010
On Sunday, February 21, 2010, The SHHTC was represented at the "Annual Cleveland Track Indoor Classic", held at the amazing, brand-new GaReat Sports Complex in Geneva, Ohio. Our team was represented by bantam boys Aaron Wade & Anjol Lewis. Young Mr Wade came away with 2 silver medals, and young Mr Lewis came away with 3 golds. Hopefully, this is a sign of things to come during the outdoor season. Thank you guys.   

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