Kacey Gibson limiting her races to aim for another state title & a trip to San Diego Kimberly Jaick Soden Sep 14, 2007


Kacey Gibson won't be racing a ton this fall, meaning every race she does will be more than purposeful.

The defending PIAA Class AA champion from Neshannock High is once again one of just a few runners representing her school. So because Gibson's school can't field a full team, coach Dave Antagoli races is crew of three in inviationals.

Kacey Gibson during her 2006 PIAA AA state cross country race.

Kim\'s States Stories: Throws breakthrough. Tradition lives. Revenge is sweet. Sprints dazzle. + vid Kimberly Jaick Soden May 28, 2007

\"\"Kim Kanala relaxed and PRed twice in two days in two events, and got silver and gold for her efforts. The North Penn 4x800 tradition lives. One 800 provided a near record, and the other provided a measure of revenge. And two sprinters, Breehana Jacobs and Brandon Bing, dazzled the crowd multiple times. In the 100, a surprise winner (in photo by Timothy O'Dowd, IrishRunner.com) Plus many more of the stories that make the PIAA T&F Champs one of the best meets in the US.

Carly Seymour is one of many top five PA seeds for Penn - and she\'s ready to run. Kimberly Jaick Soden Apr 25, 2007

\"\"Central Cambria junior Carly Seymour is the 5th seed in a loaded girls' 3000 field for the 2007 Penn Relays Carnival. But she is just one of many top five PA seeds in the big events which dominate the high school action on Thursday and Friday. In fact, there are eight boys' events and five girls' events where Pennsylvania individuals are among the favorites for a Championship of America (and the Penn Relays watch, of course.). PennTrackXC.com contibutor Kim Jaick Soden caught up with Seymour earlier this week, and says that a new training parnter has helped her prepare for the big stage that is Franklin Field.


Seymour at Foot Locker Northeast where she finished third before going on to earn a 9th place finish at nationals in cross country. 

TJ Hobart caught the attention of coaches in 8th grade. Now everyone\'s trying to catch Hobart. Kimberly Jaick Soden Apr 19, 2007

\"\"Baldwin sophomore TJ Hobart, who's full name is Thomas John Hobart Jr., didn't surprise his coaches a whole lot with his recent 4:15 1600. According to head Baldwin coach Ed Helbig, the program tries to find one eighth grade boy who appears to have the potential to go far in high school. Two years ago they had a hunch it would be Hobart, who as a middle schooler, had posted times of 56 seconds for the 400 and 2:18 for the 800, despite focusing on basketball and soccer.


(Photo from 3/31 TSTCA Champs by Jeremy Lenzi)

Price-led/anchored Easton team favorite. Several state meet records should be surpassed. Kimberly Jaick Soden Feb 22, 2007

\"\"The Easton girls have depth. Not only that, they can score in a ton of events. But heading their chances to move from last year's runner-up to this year's champs is junior Chanelle Price. She should contribute with two individual wins and give them a chance at two relay wins, as well. Watch the rest of this remarkable junior class of girls, including Ryann Krais in the hurdles, 400, long jump and a relay, Carly Seymour in the 3000, and Karen Shump in the shot put. The boys individual match-up mile between defending champ Paul Springer and Millrose mile champ Jason Weller should be epic. The 800 will be a rumble. And the shot will be out there over 60. It may take some special jumps to win the high, long and triple. And buckel your seatbelt for the sprints and relays. There is always something to prove in a very short time.

Chanelle Price will lead Easton in two individual and two relays.

Never losing focus, Saint Basil survived more than Hershey\'s hills this season to win AA... Kimberly Jaick Soden Nov 07, 2006

When St. Basil\'s girls cross country team stepped onto the starting line at its Bicentennial League Championship, the squad was toeing the line together for the first time this fall.

\"It started in September with illness and injury, just the goofiest things,\" said coach Greg Green. \"In August we thought we could (win the 2A girls state championship), but by the end of September I was shaking my head. At the end of September we started all over again.\"
(Kathleen Davies leads St. Basit with her 16th place finish)

Emmaus girls could shake up the state this year... and next, and the one after that... Kimberly Jaick Soden Sep 20, 2006

Comments like \"state champions\" and \"best Lehigh Valley team ever\" buzzed through the stands of Northern Lehigh High School on Saturday. It was because the Emmaus High Green Hornets had just stung their competition in the girls varsity race of the 13th Annual Bulldog Invitational. But that wasn\'t the only reason why this team was causing such a stir.
(Melissa Meade (l) and Lindsey Graybill both qualified for states as freshmen in 2005 - photo by PennTrackXC.com)