Most won't try Pole Vaulting because they're afraid of failure, or they think they might look bad. Not me
The 2003 All State Spring Track & Field Team was selected by a committee of the PTFCA on 5/29, taking into consideration honors won, quality and consistency of performance, and head-to-head competition. Congratulations to all the new All State athletes.
WHO HOLDS THE 1600 RECORD FOR A HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN? Nope, it's Craig Miller of Manheim Township.
Angela Wells, Simon Gratz posted the best Long Jump in PA with a 19'5 3/4" effort.
Four double champions were crowned
Can Nicole Leach get better? Chances are very good were going to enjoy finding out. She won four individual championships at the PCL Champs on Sunday
The top performance of the meet was turned in by Clarion junior Dave Larson who won the Discus with a throw of 171-06.
The Lewisburg distance stars Ashleigh Wetzel and Chris Spooner each set two meet records.
Cedar Crest's Thomas Jordan not only threw over 200' on five throws (he declined the 6th throw), he popped a 219-05.00 which is now tied for US#1 and a new District 3 record.
Upper Darby could challenge Merion Mercy for the AAA state title if Jannea Bridgefordkeeps the pace she has set this season.
Penn Charter's Kamal Marell was the only double winner, taking the 110 Hurdles in 15.17 and the 300 Hurdles in 40.03, to lead his Penn Charter team to a 61 point total.
The throwers took center state in Hermitage, as Justin Clickett of Union city easily won the Shot Put with a throw of 60-11.25.
Williamsport junior Ruby Radocaj posted a 143-04 throw in the Javelin, and also won the Discus with her 109-02 effort.
Two fast 1600's in District 11 AAA from Frances Koons, of Allentown Central Catholic (5:01.60), and Freedom's Lauretta Dezubay (5:01.99).
North Hills junior Ian Fitzgerald broke Sam Bair's WPIAL record in the 1600 with his 4:11.97. He also set a WPIAL record in the 3200, going 9:18.07.
Western Waynes Erin Davis saved the best for the end of the season, leaping 5-11 to take over the top PA spot by a lot.
David Houseworth of Bedford dominated two events and got 2nd in another.
Andy Rademacher used his last home meet of the season to tune up for States with a 15-03 Pole Vault win.
Shawn Colligan, the Bradford senior, has been performing at a top level much of his high school career, and he showed the experience at his district meet, winning three events, the Long Jump (22-02.25), the 110 Hurdles (14.58), and the 300 Hurdles (39.10). T
Angela Hoover, Bald Eagle, was the class of the Javelin, winning with a throw of 152-00.
A fast 300 Hurdles from Coughlin's Steve Kerestes, 1st in 38.25. Kerestes also took the 110 Hurdles in 15.13.
Sarah Roberts, Perkiomen Valley, won three individual events
On a day that started chilly and damp, the competition was anything but. Just as the day became humid and very warm, the athletes heated up and provided the conference with one of its best meets ever.
Two of the country's best Javelin throwers compete regularly in District 3, and this time Cedar Crest's Thomas Jordan got the better of Warwick's Brad Zimmerman
The Wilson boys 400 relay team led the Bulldogs to the AAA team championship Saturday afternoon at the William H. Firing Memorial Victory Track Meet at Gov. Mifflin High School.