Pennsylvania's premier scholastic athletes compete for state gold on the

Pennsylvania Cable Network this Saturday as the television service offers

live and taped coverage of PIAA track and field championships.


Starting at 9:00 a.m. on May 25, PCN brings exclusive coverage of high

school track and field finals to millions of cable subscribers in the

commonwealth. Live preliminary and title races from Shippensburg University

will be interspersed with taped field events from the preceding day. The

entire package of outdoor championships airs again on PCN at 4:00 p.m.


"We were overwhelmed last year by the number of friends and relatives of

student athletes who appreciated having Pennsylvania high school track and

field championships available on cable," said PCN Programming Vice

President William J. Bova. "Our first-ever coverage of the 2001 state title

meet made television history, and we look forward to another terrific day

of scholastic competition."


A listing of Saturday's anticipated on-air schedule is detailed below. All

events include girls' and boys' finals in classes AA and AAA unless

otherwise noted.


        9:00 a.m.       3200 Meter Relay (LIVE)


                Girls' AAA High Jump


                Girls' AAA Long Jump


                Girls' AA Pole Vault


        10:30 a.m.      3200 Meter Run (LIVE)


                Girls' AA High Jump


                Boys' AA Pole Vault


        12:00 p.m.      Girls' 100 Meter Hurdles (LIVE)


       12:10 p.m.      Boys' 110 Meter Hurdles (LIVE)


        12:15 p.m.      100 Meter Dash (LIVE)


        12:30 p.m.      1600 Meter Run (LIVE)


        1:00 p.m.       400 Meter Dash (LIVE)


        1:20 p.m.       400 Meter Relay (LIVE)


        1:40 p.m.       300 Meter Hurdles (LIVE)


        2:00 p.m.       800 Meter Run (LIVE)


        2:15 p.m.       200 Meter Dash (LIVE)


        3:00 p.m.       1600 Meter Relay (LIVE)


                Boys' AAA Triple Jump


                Girls' AA Long Jump


                Boys' AA Triple Jump


                Girls' AA Triple Jump


                Girls' AAA Pole Vault


        4:00 p.m.       PCN REPLAY OF ALL EVENTS


PCN delivers the nation's most comprehensive coverage of high school

athletic championships, carrying state title contests in sixteen different

sports. This June, the statewide cable service is airing PIAA finals in

girls' spring soccer, boys' volleyball, baseball, and softball.


Additional information on PCN is featured on the network's Web site at