Analyzing the top girls teams and individuals to watch for in PIAA District 1 this season.
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Previews of the girls 800, 1600, 3200, and 4x800 for the PIAA State Championships!
Look for fast times and great matchups at Lehigh on Friday!
Marlee Starliper and Zach Kinne headline stacked individual fields, while North Carolina's Cardinal Gibbons will look to make a statement on Lehigh's fast course.
Briarwood, Big Spring, George School, Kiski, and Boardman highlight a strong Week 3!
Recaps of the Week 2 action in Pennsylvania!
PTXC 10, Red, White & Blue, Penn State, Unionville, Abington, DeSales, and more are on tap for the biggest week of the season yet!
Murray and Brown go for repeats, while AAA is wide open!
Starliper looks for double gold! Close AA races expected! Neumann Goretti goes for AA 4x8 glory!
Which teams in District 1 will have a shot at punching tickets to Hershey?
The Berk County, YAIAA, Lancaster-Lebanon League, AACA, Friends Schools, and EPC meets all went down on Tuesday.
Gwynedd Mercy junior Carolyn Keen, 17 (5th from the left on Sept 27, 2008 at Tyler State Park during Council Rock Invitational - photo by Joseph Donnelly) Keen was a member of the school's cross country and track & field teams, was killed in a car accident Tuesday morning.
We received word Friday evening of sad news from Larry Wilson when he informed us of the death of his wife, Mercedes Wilson, which occurred on Friday, December 14, 2007. The funeral service in her honor will be held on Saturaday, December 22, 2007 at 10:00 AM. More...
Track and field and cross country standout Liz Kearins has transferred back to Central Bucks West, where, as a freshman, she won a state track championship before transferring to Gwynedd-Mercy Academy.
One district championship team captured their first league title just last Saturday. So a district title is the logical next step, right? Another district champion ran her first district race. Ever. The Coatesville boys defended all comers, being joined by two other teams from their league in the top three spots. Keith Capecci used a furious close to take the AAA title. Gwynedd Mercy got back to states as a full team. Beth Lambright dominated. Devon Prep did likewise in AA Boys, as another Springfield Montco runner proved the best again in AA.
Cardinal O\'Hara easily won the Large Schools race at the Bulldog Invitational at Media\'s Rose Tree Park behind another quick 5K by senior Greg Thomas. In the Small Schools race, Sean Mahoney of Radnor won in 16:25, but his team finished 3rd behind Wissahickon. Cardinal O\'Hara\'s girls also won for the second straight week, taking the Large Schools race, while in the Small School race, Marple Newtown\'s Natalie Finnerty posted the best time of the day, and 18:58.
West Chester East is demonstrating that their mention as a contender for state honors is well-deserved. For the second week in a row, they won an invitational, but this time it was over Northeast US#5 Coatesville, while in the girls\' race, Gwynedd Mercy was four better than Henderson, despite the win by Henderson\'s Megan Durkee.
Gwynedd-Mercy returns a strong team while newcomers should surprise some vets in a few events. Philly\'s District 12 sends two strong teams.
The athletes had to overcome the rain and cold on Friday, but when they did, it was a beautiful day of competition Saturday for the District 1 Track and Field Championships at Coatesville HS. North Penn boys and Coatesville girls picked up the AAA team titles and Gwynedd Mercy Academey and Octorara boys picked up the AA teams titles.
Osayi Osunde, the Central Columbia senior, set a PR while winning the boys\' Javelin. West Catholic wins the Small Schools Championship in the 4x100. Rob Ranks, Upper St. Clair, gets second with a big throw in the Shot Put. Stacey Bilan, Central Bucks West is 3rd in the Discus. And Gwynedd-Mercy and Engineering & Science place 5th and 6th in the 4x800 Championship of America.
After a 4x1600 of 17:55.9l, the Council Rock North boys will think the DMR at Penn is a sprint by comparison. In the girls competition, Gwynedd-Mercy showed they\'re ready for their big test next week.
It was another record-setting day at the Great Valley Relays. The sky and track were blue, so good things were bound to happen.
Wissahickon senior Krista Simkins blazes to a PR and bags two individual titles. Simon Gratz shines. Gwynedd-Mercy lowers their state-leading 4x800. Archbishop Carroll\'s boys run alone to a DMR win.
The North Penn boys came, saw and conquered all but one of the track relays.
The young guns shot out of the Outdoor gate quickly, winning athlete of the meet honors as well as setting a meet record at the annual Pennsylvania Track Classic.
Four-time defending CAA Champion William and Mary women
The NYC Armory held the 2nd annual Coca-Cola Hall of Fame Classic, and PA was very well represented at this incredible meet. Carroll, Hatboro, Simon Gratz boys - Gwynedd Mercy girls - Simkins, Krais, Williams, VanBuskirk excel...
212 teams descended on Lehigh University for the annual PTFCA Track Carnival, usually a look at many of the top contenders for the upcoming state championships. More...
Central Dauphin\'s Ryan Whiting now owns the top four throws of the season in the country. And the girl\'s a putting up some great Shot number, as well. The boy\'s 400 has another contender, and Lauretta Dezubay is top in the girls\' 3000. Reading\'s Jessica Forrest wins two and gets a 2nd.
Central Dauphin senior Ryan Whiting was already #1 in the US, but with a throw of 68-09.50 at the Kutztown Invitational, he becomes one of the top four prep indoor shot putters of all time. And only three other athletes have better performances. And the 200 has a new state leader. More...
A free T&F clinic for Delaware Valley high schools and track club coaches will be held January 29th from 8am until 4pm at Gwynedd Mercy Academy. More...