Coed Varsity Track · Justin Huss wins Gold at the WPIAL Championships!


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Justin Huss will be one of Derry’s top running backs in the fall.

He would have been this past season if it wasn’t for a broken left leg that required surgery to implant a plate and screws.

Huss missed the first four games and returned in Week 4 against North Catholic. While Justin Flack carried the ball most of the time, Huss did get his chance to shine. He will likely step into the spotlight even more this fall.

The junior showed why his senior season could be special Thursday at the WPIAL Class AA track and field championships at Slippery Rock.

Despite running with the hardware in his lower leg, Huss won the 400-meter run (50.11 seconds) and placed fourth in the 200 (22.80).

He won the 400 by more than 10 meters.

The scar above his left ankle is a reminder of how his junior season began.

“It took a lot of heart and effort at practice during the season,” Huss said. “This is special winning the title, especially how it began. If you keep trying, good things happen.”

Huss said his left leg hurt during football season, but through work, it feels good now.

“It’s amazing that I’m doing this well with a plate and screws in my leg,” Huss said. “People don’t realize how tough it is. I’m pleased with my times.”

Now, he’ll head to the PIAA championships Friday and Saturday at Shippensburg.

 

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WPIAL Track Championships