It’s every cross country coach’s dream to have a runner start out, and continue to get stronger and faster over their 4-year career. After Perkiomen Valley's Jimmy “Tarzan” Tarsnane” ran a very impressive 16:47 at the PIAA District I Championships at Lehigh U his freshman year, his future looked bright indeed.
The Daniel Boone Homestead course was as mean to its competitors as ever, but that didn
The blazing sun and the scoarching heat couldn\'t stop multi-sport star Amy Backel, Upper Perkiomen distance ace Kristin Reed, and many other PA athletes from having a great day at the PA Keystone Games at Cedar Cliff HS.
The athletes had to overcome the rain and cold on Friday, but when they did, it was a beautiful day of competition Saturday for the District 1 Track and Field Championships at Coatesville HS. North Penn boys and Coatesville girls picked up the AAA team titles and Gwynedd Mercy Academey and Octorara boys picked up the AA teams titles.
Both the temperature and the times were smoking hot at the Pioneer Athletic Conference Championships at Pottstown Area High School as Phoenixville and Upper Perk take team titles. (Photo: Kristin Reed (Upper Perkiomen), Brittany Long (Perkiomen Valley), Kristie Moltz (Owen J. Roberts) - photo by Mike Carpenter.
The Coatesville boys made themselves known at the Phonenix Relays on 3/26 with a strong beginning to their outdoor season, while the girls tried to match them with some great performances of their own.
The NYC Armory held the 2nd annual Coca-Cola Hall of Fame Classic, and PA was very well represented at this incredible meet. Carroll, Hatboro, Simon Gratz boys - Gwynedd Mercy girls - Simkins, Krais, Williams, VanBuskirk excel...
PA teams were at the NYC Armory on Monday 2/7 for the 168th St. Varsity Classic, and they utilized the fastest track in the world.
The 55 hurdles and the 200m were the hot events of the day. Chichester\'s Carrington Queen took the hurdles in a blazing 7.5, and Conwell Egan\'s Steve Slaton held off the closing speed of Penncrest\'s Andrew McCloskey, with both men going 23.2. Penncrest\'s Mike Morganti had more success in the shot put, continuing his undefeated streak in league competition with a throw of 51-05.
Steve Slaton made a huge impact at Lehigh the TFCAGP D2 Meet. Penn Charter\'s Kamal Marrel ran a quick 60m Hurdles. In the long jump Steve Henkelman took the win. Germantown Academy posted a fast 4x800. Penncrest\'s Mike Morganti won the shot. And Bill Lordan of Great Valley ran a 9:10.8 3000-meter for the victory.
In the distance medley relay Cardinal O
West Catholic girls were trying to make a statement this weekend, and they did. What was their statement? \"who needs a banked track?\" In fact one of them posted a US#1 time.
\"There is no feeling in the world that could compare with the feeling I got standing on the starting line for each race I ran at the Armory. People screaming and cheering, lights flashing, people running out of their minds...\"
The DVGTCA saw four amazing female runners get off to incredible starts this year.
It came down to the wire in the boy's varisty race at the 2004 Pioneer Athletic Conference XC Championships.
Mother Nature herself couldn't stop the boy's Varsity race at the annual Perkiomen Valley Chris Fretz XC Invitational.
The Gwynedd girls dropped a heartbreaker to West Chester Henderson 56-73, even though Kate Vernon won for the second year in a row.