AAU Mid-Atlantic District Championship 2008

Chester, PA


June 14 WKND: Shirk wins in Caribbean - Bumpas, W. Lavong 2nd | Henderson vids added Jun 14, 2008

Junior Justin Shirk of Central Dauphin took his arm and javelin to the Caribbean Scholastic Invitational and came away with gold in his final tune-up for USATF Junior Nationals next week in Ohio. Gwynedd Mercy middle distance specialist Taylor Bumpas took 2nd in the 800, while Methacton thrower Wesley Lavong was 2nd in the shot put. Earlier in the week on Tuesday at the Pete Wright On Track All-Comers Meet in Maryland, Shippensburg's Neely Spence deomonstated that she is quite ready to challenge for the win at the upcoming Nike Outdoor Nationals in the 2-mile run. ADDED JUNE 15: 12 "Run Like A Champion" Videos from the June 6 PA Distance Festival at West Chester Henderson HS NOTE: If you'd like to send me Pennsylvanian's in the finals at the NCAA Division I Championships, I'll add those to this week's coverage. Yep, I saw those great races by Latavia Thomas (LSU/West Catholic) 2nd in the 800 in 2:04.38, and by Craig Miller (Wisconsin/Manheim Township), 4th in the 1500 in 3:42.67.