4/9-Rachel Gehret, Amy Backel, Shawn Smith show multi-event excellence @ Pan-Ram Invitational Don Rich Apr 10, 2005

To excel in one event is special. To excel in two remarkable. But to excel in the legal limit an athlete is permitted to enter in a meet, is rare. That kind of rare athlete was witnessed by a large crowd of fans on a sun-drenched day, not once, but three times. Virtually every time you turned around, you saw Rachel Gehret, Amy Backel (pictured taking 2nd in the Shot Put) or Shawn Smith jumping, throwing or sprinting for wins...

The only 4/9 weekend meet not yet posted is the Brookville Invitational Don Rich Apr 9, 2005

It was a day of bright sunshine, and even more brilliant performances. I covered the (10-hour) Pan-Ram invitational, and arrived home to find results from quite a few meets waiting to be posted. Thank you! That was the highest priority, so everything we have is on, plus the Morgan State from MD. More results, summaries Sunday. Pix and rankings Mon-Tue-Wed. (Photo:Altoona\'s Rachel Gehret cleared 5-06 to win the HJ, and also took 1st in the LJ and 2nd in the 200, plus helped her 4x100 team to the win. But she wasn\'t alone in her multitasking - because Northern\'s Amy Backel and Wilson\'s Shawn Smith were winning medals all day, as well.)