Ayden Owens To Be Inducted Into Pennsylvania HS Track & Field Hall of Fame

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Former North Allegheny track and field standout, Ayden Owens, has been selected for the Pennsylvania High School Track and Field Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 25, 2024, during the PIAA Track and Field Championship Meet at Shippensburg University.

Owens (’18) was an outstanding all-around performer at North Allegheny, whose accomplishments include:

  1. Two-time PIAA (AAA) 110m Hurdles champion (2017, 2018) setting a new meet record each time (13.76, 13.69)
  2. Three-time PIAA (AAA) 300m Hurdles champion (2016-2018)
  3. First place at the USA Junior Olympic Meet in the 400m Hurdles (2016)
  4. National Scholastic Outdoor high school decathlon champion (2017) setting a Pennsylvania Record of 7009 points
  5. Pennsylvania Indoor Record 55m Hurdles 7.05 (2018) en route
  6. PTFCA Indoor State Meet 60m Hurdles champion (2018) setting a Meet Record 7.74
  7. National Scholastic Indoor 60m Hurdles champion (2018), setting a Pennsylvania Indoor Record 7.59
  8. Two-time National Scholastic Indoor Pentathlon silver medalist (2017, 2018)
  9. All-American: Track & Field News Second Team 110m Hurdles (2018)


The Hall of Fame was established in 1995 to honor the elite individuals in our state’s distinguished track and field history. A selection committee consisting of thirty coaches, officials, and journalists collects and reviews information about individuals who have been nominated. Further research is conducted, and a new ballot is formed each summer. Voting by the selection committee takes place in the fall, and the newly elected members are inducted at the PIAA State Championship Meet.

Each year, 6-to-12 athletes, one coach, one contributor, and one distinguished alum are inducted. Athletes become eligible for nomination five years after their high school graduation. Once nominated, a candidate remains under consideration in perpetuity. The committee currently has information on over 400 athletes, 100 coaches, and 50 contributors – more than a century’s worth of outstanding individuals – who have been nominated but not yet inducted. Those wishing to share details about deserving candidates are encouraged to submit a nomination through the PTFCA website (ptfca.org)