Tuesday, July 28, 2009

WPIAL track legend dies

In 1989, Thomas Jefferson High School's Marla Puryear ran the 100-meter dash in a scorching 11.2 seconds. No female runner from the district has even done it faster at the high school level, before or since.

Puryear died Monday after a lengthy illness.

In addition to her 100 mark, Puryear owns the sixth-fastest WPIAL time in the 200 (24.3). Trenton Coles, her son and a sophomore at Clairton High School, won the WPIAL Class AA 400 as a freshman.

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