Central Bucks South, Strath Haven, and Great Valley 4x8s earn All American honors for 2014
Two of District 1's state qualifying contenders looked for a change of pace in their season and a positive boost to get them back into form.
The news was confirmed Monday, and it’s a big boost for Garnet Valley’s football team. But the biggest impact won’t be felt until the spring season. (Photo by Marleen Van den Neste)
To some, winning a Penn Relays Gold Watch is a goal just as, and even sometimes moreso important than winning a national championship. Watches are awarded only to the overall American winners in Championship of America events at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, kicking off for the 118th time next Thursday at Franklin Field. In some cases, most notably the sprints, it is harder to win a spot on the top of the medal stand than it is to win a national championship. This fact is because of the international draw the relays bring to Philly; currently, there are 62 schools registered that are not from the United States, with Jamaica the most represented foreign country with 32 individual schools. For some, winning a watch means beating the world.
While the main events remain the short relays, specifically the 4x100m and 4x400m, the distance relays and open events are available on an invite basis. And with the the high quality meet comes a high caliber field in each of the 4 invitational distance events. We broke down the competition to help you see where the action may take place.
Ed Cheserek 13:57 NR 5000 meters, Ajee Wilson 2:04.13 800 meters, Watkins/Nadel take HS miles! Bernard Lagat highlights the Elite action with an American Record 13:07.15 for 5000 meters! (Photo by Kyle Brazeil)
6/8-2006 PTFCA All-State Track & Field Teams The 2006 All State Outdoor Track and Field Team was selected by a committee of the PTFCA on 6/8 taking into consideration honors won, quality and consistency of performance and head-to-head competition. Congratulations to all the new All-State athletes, and Coaches and and Athletes of the Year.
The Strath Haven (Delaware County) boys are looking for a full time spring assistant track coach. More...
Conestoga\'s Liz Costello posts a very fast 18:34 on a cold, wet day at the rolling Rose Tree Park course. Radnor places four girls in top eight to win by 14 over Strath Haven. Radnor\'s Sean Mahoney edges Conestoga\'s Myles Lund, but Haven puts four in top nine to seal boys\' title.
In the first \"Battle of West Chester\", it was former state champs Henderson that got the better of NTN Northeast #7 East at Oakbourne Park, Henderson\'s home course. In a Central League showdown of potential state qualifying teams Radnor and Strath Haven, Radnor got the better of this one. (photo by John Dye of Duriel Hardy at Great American 9/24) Results are in the story...
The Strath Haven girls took a trip to the brutal Hereford MD HS course to run the Bull Run Invitational, and came away with a 5th place finish in the Elite race.In the Small School Races, the Kennard Dale boys went one-two-three to seal a 2nd place for the team. In the girls Small Schools Race, Kari Blood of East Pennsboro finished 8th.
North Penn won five of the Division I relays, four in the fastest times of the day, Division I or 2. Strath Haven and Cheltenham also post quick marks.
Cardinal O\'Hara is running some fast relays, whether short or long, from the 4x200 and 800 SMR too a 12:32.2 DMR.
2000 Strath Haven graduate Andrew Coombs was 4th in mile- 4.18, on flat track, and 7th in DMR for Bowdin College to make indoor Division III All American as a junior. More...
North Penn battled O\'Hara and Strath Haven in the DMR and 4x200, winning one, and narrowly losing the other.
The stars came out and reflected brightly off the shiny Kutztown track with performances that you\'d expect at a meet of this caliber, but some showdowns weren\'t as close as anticipated...
Karen Shump is making quite an impact among the state\'s shot putters, and with a throw of 40-08, she\'s now US#3. Strath Haven\'s Lisa Vienneau is now US#7 in the mile. Haverford SR Julia Somers set a big PR in the 3000. Penn Wood\'s Simone Carter was a double champ. The 800 was quick, as well...