Irons Commits to Lock Haven for Track and Field


Todd Cammarata

Irons, her family, Tyrone Athletic Director Luke Rhoades, TAHS Track Coach Brad Kanush, and TAHS Principal Chad Packer.

Tyrone senior Reagan Irons has been a standout on the volleyball court and in track and field over her four-year athletic career at Tyrone. She was recruited for both sports and could have gone either way as a college athlete, but Irons recently announced her intention to focus on track and field at Lock Haven University next fall.

Most people who know her would probably have assumed that volleyball would be her sport of choice, but Irons’ interest in track and field has grown throughout high school and she decided that the track was best suited to her strengths and wants.

“I started track for fun, but my junior year made me realize I could compete at the college level which was really exciting. I always thought I would play volleyball in college but decided on track because there is so much more I want to achieve and I’ve grown to love the sport more,” said Irons.

As for her choice of university, Lock Haven stood out for several reasons.

Reagan Irons – file photo. (Terry McCaulley)

“I had a great time on my visit and I liked all the people and coaches I met. I really liked the atmosphere and I could tell Lock Haven was the place for me. I’ve been looking at Lock Haven since my freshman year for the Physicians Assistant program so I was pretty happy that track fell into place,” said Irons.

While her senior track season is still up and coming, Irons has already made multiple trips to states, placing high in both her sophomore and junior year.

In college, Irons will do the long, triple, and high jump, but there may be a sprinting event thrown in there. “That all depends on the strength of the rest of the team,” said Irons.

Tyrone Head Coach Brad Kanuch was on hand for Iron’s letter of intent signing ceremony and is quite proud of her accomplishments in track and field.

“Reagan is such a great overall athlete she can do almost any event. She can jump sprint and run in middle-distance events. When someone can do that and compete at a high level in all events it really helps the team,” said Kanuch.

Irons has spent the offseason working out and competing in indoor track to prepare for the upcoming outdoor season.

“Reagan will do great things in college. She is such a determined person and when you are teaching her she really listens and puts it all together. Her college coaches will love that about her and it will help her be successful in college” said Kanuch.

Reagan will do great things in college. She is such a determined person and when you are teaching her she really listens and puts it all together.

— Head Coach Brad Kanuch