Tamara “Tammy” Trione

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With girls sports still evolving at Mount Carmel Area, it has been difficult to find enough role models to satisfy all of the disciplines. Cheryl Kent, Maria Fantanarosa, Joanne Menapace – all come to mind. You can now add Tammy Trione to that short list, for she has helped to establish standards of excellence in both Cross Country and Track and Field.

In 1985, Tammy was the first Mount Carmel Area High School female to go undefeated in dual cross-country meets and would earn the Bonne Bell Award as the outstanding runner on the Schuylkill County League All Star Team. She was the top runner and team captain for the ground breaking Lady Tornado cross country team, which captured the first ever PIAA District Championship title and the Schuylkill All League Meet in the fall of 1985. Trione was a two-time PIAA State Meet participant in cross following the team championship in 1985 and a top ten finish in 1984.

Tammy also won three District IV gold medals in track and field, capturing the AA 800 meter in 1986 and followed that with a 7th place finish at the PIAA AA State Championships.

She was also a part of the 3200 meter relay team, consisting of Margot Guinan, Angela Vaughan, Joanne Menapace and Trione, which placed 4th at the PIAA AA State Championships with a regional record 9:42.8. Trione, Menapace, Val Zbicki, and Holly Green established another regional record in the 4 x 400 meter relay with a time of 4:12.7. In total, Trione won 7 S.I.A.L. gold medals during her high school track career.

Following graduation, Tammy attended Bloomsburg University and achieved the distinction of earning varsity status in women’s cross country and track. She competed in the legendary Penn Relays and the 800 meter in a 2:23.1 to qualify for the PSAC Championships. She then completed her academic studies at Penn State University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a Business Minor in 1990.

Trione moved to Los Angeles in 1996 to pursue a career in the Entertainment Industry. Since then, she has worked as an International Publicist at major studios (20th Century Fox), small independent film companies (PolyGram) and is currently employed at Rogers & Cowen, a top Hollywood Marketing and PR Firm.

Tammy still enjoys running as it fits perfectly into her busy schedule. All she needs is a pair of running shoes and off she goes, whether it is Hyde Park in London or the Brooklyn Bridge in New York.

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