Luke Lewis of Hickory capped off a fantastic 2014 season with MileSplit's highest honor!
Fort Cherry's Jenna Lucas earned MileSplit All American honors for her undefeated 2014 season!
Central Bucks South, Strath Haven, and Great Valley 4x8s earn All American honors for 2014
Fleetwood's Cyre Virgo earned MileSplit All American honors for her 2014 high jump campaign!
McCartney ranked 6th best shot putter in 2014!
Brianna Schwartz of Shaler Area was announced the winner of the 2014 PA Gatorate Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year!
Elaina Balouris joins Bottorff and Lipari as pros with Boston Athletic Association
North Schuylkill Alum Brendan Shearn has had an impressive first season at the University of Pennsylvania. The North Schuylkill alum was a varsity performer for the cross country team, scoring in every competition for the Quakers in 2013 on their way to a 4th place finish at the 2013 NCAA Mid Atlantic Regional Championships at Lehigh University. In track, Shearn earned a top five finish while running a personal best at The Penn Relays in the 10000 meter run (29:49.04). That performance earned him a ticket to the NCAA East Regional Preliminary Championships, where he would go on and finish 20th out of 48 runners. Shearn extended his outdoor season and competed in the 10000 meter run at the USATF Junior National Championships, earning a runner up finish and a ticket to the IAAF World Youth Championships later this month! PennTrackXC caught up with the former two time state champion and got some of his thoughts on his first collegiate season, his performance at Junior Nationals and the upcoming World Youth meet.
A six-part series on the 2014 Central Bucks South girls 4x800 meter relay that made Pennsylvania history on Saturday, May 24th when they claimed the all-time Pennsylvania and US#10 all-time best clocking in the event in 8:51.49.
It has been said more than once that consistency is the mark of a champion. And judging from his performances in 2014, Max Adams surely would meet any lofty standard of a champion that’s out there.
Featured Pennsylvania camps and clinics
Yo PA! North Allegheny coach John Neff is up for Brooks' Most Inspiring Coach-VOTE!
From Ryan Whiting regarding his scratched status for the USA Championships: Hey Norm, I had surgery on May 23rd to remove an abscess/ cyst from above my tailbone that developed while I was in Shang... (via Throwholics)
Athlete: Ross Wilson/Year: Senior/School: Council Rock North High School/Location: Newtown, PAMile PR: 4:15.093200m PR: 8:56.29 (via Runner's World)
2014 All-Inter-Ac League Track & Field Teams
Meet Feature stories by Kady Weisner
Meet feature stories by Cory Mull
AAA Boys Preview
AA Boys Preview
AAA Girls Preview
AA Girls Preview
All told, six meet records fell as conditions more agreeable to record breaking welcomed competitors back to Baldwin High School.
In the face of drenching rains, districts 1, 3, and 6 instituted delays. District 7 did not.
Shannon Quinn is another soccer player turned track talent.
Kenney's sprint medley team ran a 3:19.39. (via masslive.com)
Previews of PA athletes at the Penn Relays.
Harrisburg junior Sierra Brabham-Lawrence is a hurdles. Everything from 55 and 60 indoor, to 100, 300 (and hopefully next year, 400) outdoor. She made the semi's in AAA as a sophomore... and as a junior, medaled with a 7th place finish in the 100. Because of budget cuts, she did not run indoor until this past season, and in her first crack at the shorter race, she won a state title and tied the state meet record. At NBNI - fighting an illness - she made the semis. This spring she immediately went in the top of the 100 hurdles rankings, and is currently PA#2. And her 300m Hurdles from Pan-Ram remains PA#1. This season she added the triple jump, and in her first competition went to PA#1. She is currently PA#2.
Each year, high school, college, and professional athletes from around the country and across the globe flock to Franklin Field to take part in the Penn Relay Carnival, the longest continuously held collegiate track meet in the United States. (via www.upenn.edu)
Emily Stauffer of Cocalico won the indoor shot put title as a freshman. And followed that up with a silver medal at the PIAA Outdoor Championships. But this winter just as she finished a string or PR's (indoor or outdoor), she injured her throwing arm. The injury required surgery. But instead of sitting back and just doing rehab and watching other compete, she asked, and received the OK to try the shot put from the left. And guess what? She is getting better all the time, and is hoping to place at District in May. PennTrackXC had a few questions for this remarkable and quite resilent, athlete.
Connellsville's Madison Wiltrout hasn't spent most of her life throwing the javelin. It just seems that way. Wiltrout, a freshman, already is making throws that ... (via TribLIVE.com)