Video of Chanelle Price's 2:03.20 800 Saturday May 10 at Icahn Stadium, New York City - shot by Ricky Goettel Neely Spence reclaims tops in PA in the 1600 - using a big Chanelle Price PR for motivation. Spence's race - by Trey Jackson, who provided timing and FAT splits What's the deal with PA rankings and what you can do to keep them current 2008 PA Outdoor Leaderboard: Girls / Boys SATURDAY: At the SOL Continental Conference Champs, there were lots of PA#10 performances in one of the deepest meets of the season. Council Rock South senior Ije Iheoma is responsible for three of the with her 24.73 PA#2 200, a 54.8h PA#2 400 and a PA#7 12.16 100. Her teammate, pole vaulter Tory Worthen, cleared a PA#2 12-7. Ali Gillen, Central Bucks East, went 43.59 in the 300 hurdles, PA#3. Council Rock North's Joe Capecci went 1:53.90 in the 800, PA#2, and was folowed across the line by PA#3's Chris Pregler of Central Bucks West in 1:54.60. Hatboro-Horsham's Steve Topper ripped through the 300 hurdles in a PA#2 38.19. And Norristown's Godwin Omo-Expadi triple-jumped a PA#2 47-6. At the Pioneer Athletic Conference Champs, Ray Quill, Pottstown, led a strong high jump competiton with his PA#2 6-8. Kyriq Williams, Phoenixville, was an inch shy, nd Ryan Brumfield, Owen J. Roberts, was over at 6-6. Tony Shirk, Phoenixville, cleared a PA#4 15-4 in the pole vault. Boyertown's Elizabeth Simpson won the 3200 in a PA#7 10:55.61. Teammate Mark Dennin tuned up for states with a 4:21.32 PA#15 1600 and 3200 win. At the 3-day Loucks Games in White Plains NY, Archbishop Ryan PA#2 DMR 10:14.91 - PA#14 4x800 in 8:00.72; Sean Mallon, Archbishop Ryan, 1:58.06 800, 3rd place; Leon Wormley, Ryan, PA#11 59.91 400 hurdles. At the Susquehanna Valley Conferences, Lauren Redington, Shikellamy, and Keenan Michael, Mountoursville, were the athletes of the meet. Lauren won the 100 and 200 and finished 2nd in the long jump and the 4x100 relay. Keenan won the 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles, 200 meters, and the 4x400 relay. Michael's 38.60 300H is PA#6. At the Lebanon-Lancaster League Champs, Emily Dresser, JP McCaskey, won the 100 in 12.27 and the 200 in 25.20 (PA#10). Kayleigh Perry, Eastern Lebanon, won the 1600 in a PA#7 5:00.93 and the 3200. Kyle Fisher, Cocalico, won the 100 in 10.91, the 200 in 21.91 (PA#6), and the 400 in 49.38. Vince McNally, Conestoga Valley, won the 1600 in 4:17.80 and finished 2nd to Kevin Hull in the 800 with a time of 1:57.66. Hull won the 800 with a time of 1:56.49. Andrew Batula, Annville Cleona, won the high jump with a leap of 6-08. Chanelle Price was #1 in PA in the 1600 for three days. Neely Spence, who Price had passed with a PR 4:46.7 on Wednesday at the LVIAC meet, passed her back with a 4:44.38 at the Mid-Penn Conference Champs at Central Dauphin HS. She doubled back with a 2:17.90 800. Cumberland Valley kicked it into gear with the help of senior Juan Steward. His 21.60 is PA#2 in the 200, and their 42.89 is PA#6 in the 4x100, where they ran into the buzzsaw of Bishop McDevitt (3), who went a PA#3 42.46. Chambersburg's Anyssa Barbour posted two top times, running a PA#3 24.84 in the 200 and a PA#5 12.12 for 100. In the trials of the 200, Harrisburg's Alysha Cook posted a PA#2 24.74, and finished 2nd in the finals. Cook was busy all day, winning the 300 hurdles in 45.10 (she is already PA#3); taking 2nd in the 100 hurdlers where she is PA#4 after posting a 15.07, fastest time one the day; and winning the 400 in 58.06. Teammate Hanif Johnson was just .75 short of his PA#2 47-1 triple jump. Hurdle specialist Michael Brown of Lower Dauphin won both his events, gong 14.34 (PA#2 14.33 in prelims) in the 110, and 38.60 in the 300, where he is currently ranked PA#1. Saturday night at Icahn Stadium in New York City at the New Balance, NYC Qualifying Challenge, Price improved her PA and US#1 800 to 2:03.20 in a solo effort. At the Girls Inter-AC Championships, Springsde's Taylor Ellis-Watson had a huge day, running a PA#2 24.73 200, a PA #3 55.91 400 and a very quick 12.39 100. Notre Dame's Ayanna Fields was 2nd in the 400 in a PA#14 57.54. Fields also took 2nd in the 100 in 12.53. At the SOL National meet, PA#1 48.18 400 from Abington's Chris Morales, who led six under 50 seconds, adding all to the top 20 in PA. North Penn PA#4 4x400, 3:20.04. Central Bucks South PA#3 4x800 in 7:53.64. Derek Hynes, Central Bucks South, PA#3 pole vault of 15-6. Top 20 PA 800's from North Penn's Zack Montijo (1:56.52) and Steve Franks (1:56.79). Kevin Steinberg won the 100 in 10.87 (he is already PA#1) and the 200 in a PA#4 21.69. At the SOL American, Ryann Krais added two more PA#1 performances to her senior resume, clearing 5-8 in the high jump and posting a 42.03 in the 300 hurdles. She had a good look at 5-10 in the high. She's already PA#3 in the long jump, but added an 18-4, and ran 13.98 to win the 100 hurdles, where her 13.50 is already PA#1. Methacton's 4x800 ran a PA#5 7:58.95. Plymouth Whitemarsh ran 49.04, a PA#7 4x100. Nick Crits, Wissahickon, is now top 10 in two events, running a PA#5 1:55.55 800. Steve Roberts, Quakertown, is #7 in PA with a 21.98 200 and #12 with his 49.26 400 At the Mercer County T&F Inv, Kristy Woods, Grove City, launched a PA#4 discus of 137-10. She threw 44-9 in the shot, but had a bigger throw for PA#2 at Baldwin May 2. Lakeview soph Fawn Miller sent the jav 149-3. She has been over 150 and is PA#1. Wilmington's Ryan Bell neared 200 in the jav at 197-8. He is PA#4 with a 200+ throw. At the Bicentennial Athletic League Champs, Holy Ghost Prep's Matthew Chylak won two events, the 800 in 1:57.84 and the 1600 inb 4:26.10. Teammates James Budzinski (177-0) and David Cyhan (164-7) captured the top two spots in the javelin. David Cuevas, Bristol, won the shot and discus. And the Dock girls swept the three relays. At the Mid-Atlantic Prep League, the Hill School's Trevor Cordivari took 1st in the 400 in 50.76. Mercersburg Academy's Whitney Matthey was 3rd in the 400 in 1:01.62. Teammate James Finucane captured the distance double, as did his sister, Lena Finucane, who added the 800 title for a little family bragging rights. At the Northern Tier Meet @ Smethport, lots of double champs, Athens' Hannah Townsend and Towanda's Ronald Chesla in the 100 and 200 (Chesla added the 400 for good measure); Susan Learn, North Penn, in the distances; Verena Reed, North Penn, in the hurdles; Mariah Conrad, Athens, in the long and triple jumpts; Ashley Bristol, Troy, and Adam Harris, in the discus and shot. The Athens girls won the 4x100 and 4x400. At the Redbank Track & Field Inv, double winners included Alex Kerr, Brookville in the hurdles; Anthony Stimac, Karns City, in the short sprints; and Skyler Ganoe, Clarion, in the 200 and 400. At the Firing Memorial Victory Meet at Governor Mifflin, Conrad Weiser junior Lamont Fowler tied for PA#4 with a 10.81 100 and tied for PA#9 in the 200 with his 21.98. Holy Name senior Hillary Monger ran 14.88 for the 100 hurdles, PA#6, and 45.71 over the 300m barriers, a top 20 time in the state. Governor Mifflin's Nadia McKenna, a junior, was 2nd in the 100 hurdles in a PA#9 14.98. Top 15 times were posted in the boys' hurdles... Trey Cox, Wilson, ran 14.91 and Darian Garman went 39.11. FRIDAY: At the Erie County Track Classic, AJ Dohanic of Girard won the 110 and 300 hurdles, plus the 100 and 200. Double winners included Lauren Zarger, Harbor Creek, in the 1600 and 3200, and Sam Havko, Fairview, in the 800 and 1600. Harbor Creek junior Ryan Repoff threw a PA#17 154-6 discus. On Day One of the Mid-Penn Conference Champs, Harrisburg's Alysha Cook posted a PA#2 24.74 in the 200 meter trials (results posted). At the North Tier League Meet @ Smethport HS, there's was a youth movement as top performances cam from freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Soph Emily Giannotti of Coudersport pulled off the distance double, taking the 1600 in 5:12.76 and the 3200 in 11:22.16. She was joined by five other underclassmen as multiple event winners. The top senior was Northern Potter's David Cobb, who captured top honors in the long jump (21-7), the triple jump (42-01.25), and the 400 (50.68). THURSDAY: Swenson soph Shanae Bailey vaulted to PA#1 in the 100 with her 11.81. Imhotep Charter's Herman Kirkland jumped his way to the top of PA with a leap in the long of 23-07.23 (Both school are AA). Kirkland also ran a PA#4 10.81 100 and a PA#8 22.12 200. Bailey's teammate, Anthonia Ballard, ran a PA#5 14.87 100 hurdles, and also captured the 300 hurdles in 44.16, where she is already ranked PA#4. Khaliff Featherstone, Simon Gratz, jumped to PA#4 in a solo 400 at 48.79. Teammate Frank Wainwright hurdled to a PA#3 38.53 300 hurdles and a PA#17 110 hurdles of 14.99. Engineering & Science freshman Cierra White won the 200 in a PA#9 25.42. Teammate Jenna Arnold captured the distance double, as did Terence Lee, who added a PA#25 800. And Robeson's Katurrah Hayman ran a PA#9 57.30 400. At the Colonial League Champs at Bangor Memorial Park, Palmerton's Austin Cseh and Wilson (Easton) Area's Anthony Davidson zipped to PA#3 and #4 400's of 48.55 and 48.72, respectively. Cseh also won the 200. Wilson's Adam Eckhart leapt a PA#6 46-00.25 triple jump. Kyle Miller, Catasauqua, cleared a PA#6 15-00 pole vault. Palmerton's Casey Ord won four events, the 100-200, long and triple jumps. Strong javs at the Elk County Meet from Johnsonburg's Eric Wonderly (174-9) and Saint Mary's Michael Feldbauer, (174-5). Elk County Catholic held off Ridgway's girls in the 4x400, 4:08.85 to 4:10.89. At the Tue-Wed Ches-Mont League Champs, Coatesville throwers put themselves near the top of the state rankings with big efforts. Kaleena Gray sent a 141-3 discus flying, which is #2... along with a #3 43-10.50 shot put. Teammate DJ Thomas was out there with a 56-06.25 shot put, PA#2. Kennett's Blake Davenport is PA#8 win the discus with a 159-6. He was 2nd in the shot with a 53-04.75 #12. Alanna Owens, Rustin, put the shot a PA#4 43-00.75. West Chester Henderson posted a PA#4 4x400 of 3:54.90. WEDNESDAY: At the AACA T&F Champs @ Gwynedd-Mercy Academy, Villa Maria Academy won the team title by 12 over St. Basil and 15 over Gwynedd Mercy. Double champs included Meghan Lutz, Nazareth Academy, in the 1600 (5:04.01) and 3200 (11:14.55); Taylor Bumpas, Gwynedd-Mercy in the 400 (58.75) and 800 (2:18.13); and Lindsey Teuber, St. Basil, in the high jump (5-0) and triple jump (34-7). St. Basil won a quick 4x800, going 9:32.01, with Villa Maria and Gwynedd within 15 seconds. At the Schuylkill League Champs at Mahanoy City, Tamaqua senior Alex Zubey raced to the #3 ranking in PA in the 800 and #15 in the 1600 with his strong 1:55.06-4:22.73 double. The javelin was flying in both competitions. Casey Wagner, Tamaqua, won with a throw of 134 (she is PA#2 from her 146-5 throw at Penn), and Jim Thorpe's Josh Hontz was 2' off his best of 190, which is currently PA#12. Tamaqua's Megan Inama won three events, the long, triple and 100. Competing over two days at the LVIAC Champs @ Glen Birney Stadium in Allentown, Easton's Chanelle Price showed another level in beating a league record by Allentown Central Catholic's Frances Koons by five seconds, and taking the #1 spots in PA in both the 400 and 1600 to go with her signature event in the 800. Price ran the 400 in 54.2, which is US#13, just 25 minutes after her 1600.. She opened the 1600 with a 2:16-2:17 split (7 seconds faster than the boys' race according to the Express-Times, and finished in a PA# 1 4:46.7, US#6. She anchored the 4x400 to a come-from-behind 4:01.9 with a 53.5 anchor, and had split 2:03.5 on the 3rd place 9:34.7 4x800 on the first day of competition. Nazareth's Jenny Betz leapt to a PA#4 38-8 in the triple jump. Big long jumps for the guys, including a tie at PA#5 for Devin Steet of Liberty at 23-1. Whitehall's Matt Hamscher leatp 22-09.50, PA#8. At the Central League Champs at Lower Merion, Haverford Township's Rhian Jones sped to a PA#5 11.9 100. Another PA#5 was posted in the 4x100 as the Upper Darby girls went 48.5. And while not up to her season bests, Karen Shump of Penncrest was on top in two events with a 46-7 shot and a 143-8. discus.The boys' 4x400 got a new PA#9 as the Penncrest guys went 3:22.3. Upper Darby moves into PA#11 with their 2nd place 3:23.3. Ridley sprinter Kevin Wilbank continues to roll, moving into PA#9 in the 400 with his 49.6. He won the 200 in 21.6, which did not improve on his PA#1 ranking. Conestoga's J.C. Rizzo outkicked Penncrest's Anthony Batch in the 800 by .3, going 1:58.6. (front page photo by Ryan Comstock) Easton's Price steals the show - from the Express-Times At the Mountain Valley Conference Champs @ East Stroudsburg University, Natasha McLaren of Stroudsburg was a double winner, jumping 5-4 (tie PA#7) in the high jump, and going 36-03.25 for the triple and taking 3rd with a 16-3 in the long jump. Lehighton's Vanessa Rimbey won the long jump with a PA#12 17-11. Stroudsburg's Steve Garcia is in a PA#7 tie after his 23-0 long jump. In the shot put, East Stroudsburg South's Joe Tritto threw 54-9, PA#9. TUESDAY: WPIAL Qualifiers: AAA Northern @ Butler: Knoch's Carol Cress upped her state in the shot put to #8 with a throw of 40-7. Penn Relays discus champ Matt kann of Fox Chapel already owns the top spot in PA, but has the top two throws after his 171-03.25 at this meet. AA Northern @ Mars: Freedom's Ashley Adams moved up the rankings in her two events, to #7 in the discus with a 133-07 and #12 in the shot put with a throw of 40-00.50. Union's Cameron Lewis is now PA#14 in the long jump going 17-09. Hurdler Nick Spino of Jeanette improved his 110 ranking to #7 with a 14.6, but his 39.4 was not better than his current PA#4 mark. Mount Pleasant's Taylor Funk won the 100 and 300 h hurdles, but has better top 10 season marks in both. Neshannock's Kacey Gibson won the 1600 and 3200, and remains PA#13 and #9 in those events. PCL Northern Girls: Archbishop Ryan and Tamisha Thomas, Archbishop Ryan, 14.9 100H tie PA#9. At the PCL Northern Boys' Jermaine Lowery led Father Judge to the win with three individual wins, going a PA#2 38.38 in the 300 hurdles, aPA#12 50.05 for 400 and 22.39 in the 200. Twin brother Jerome was almost identical in the 300 hurdles with a PA#3 38.58. LaSalle's Tom Barr won the shot with a PA#10 53-11.75, and discus. Under the Lights @ Trinity HS in Camp Hill, Bishop McDevitt's Chris Houston runs a PA#8 10.89 100 and PA#9 49.92 400. Boiling Spring's Kara Millhouse runs a PA#4 10:51.42 3200. Northern's Rachel Wong posts a PA#4 5:00.70 1600. Trinity's Erin Guty wins four, the 100, 200 and horizontal jumps. At the Robert Spagna Inv (Lackawanna County) Champs, North Pocono's Ben Wilk posted a PA#4 discus of 162-4. If you're not over 40 feet in the girls' shot put, you're not in the top 10. April Doyle, Lakeland, inched toward that standard with a PA#11 40-03.50. On MONDAY: at the PCL Southern Division Boys and Girls Champs, Cardinal O'Hara's Robyn Oakley, 2nd in the Penn Relays 400 Hurdles, improved her PA#9 100 hurdles time to 45.2. She also won the 100 hurdles in 15.5. Cardinal O'Hara won the team title for the girls. Saint Joseph's Prep captured the boys title with big help by the 1 and 3 finish in the 800 by J. Castillo, 1:57.9 and P. Clark, 1:59.9. They also captured the 4x800 in 8:18.4. Past weekend results needed for 3/29: Jersey Shore | 4/12: Union Area, and Pacer | 4/19 Moon Mixed, and East Allegheny | 4/26: Fairfield, Tri-County (boys) | 5/3: Bellwood, Liberty Last Chance, Sonny Sheppard, Schuylkill Ct. Relays, York Suburban Relays, NCSAA and North East | 5/10: Laurel Highlands, PIAA D8, Northern Tier (sm. schools), YAIAA, ACSI
Loucks has new facility and shoe sponsorship By Christopher Hunt The Glenn D. Loucks Games, one of the largest outdoor track and field competitions in the country, has been branded. Meet director and former White Plains track coach Fred Singleton officially announced Tuesday that New Balance will be the leading sponsor for this year’s meet held May 8-10 at White Plains High School. “New Balance is a great name in track and field and they are going to be a tremendous asset for us,” Singleton said. FULL STORY HERE
Smith runs fast 14.04 HH, DelBene runs 9:10 3200m, Sarah Palmer ties frosh NY State HJ record NEW YORK STARS THIS WEEK Madalayne Smith (Saratoga Springs) 14.04 100m HH Hannah Davidson (Saratoga) 6:46.17 2K Steeple, US#1 Sarah Palmer (Schuylerville) ties the NY State Freshmen High Jump Record at 5-8 Kristin Reese (Carmel) doubles 2:11 800m and 4:51 1600m Colby DelBene (Pawling) 9:10 3200m Troy Faulkner (Curtis) 47.72 400m Dalilah Muhammad (Cardozo) 59.84 Brian McGovern (Mt. St. Michael) 15-07 PV meet record at Loucks Suffern girls 11:59 DMR and 9:16 4x8 at Loucks Pat Dupont (Fairport) 9:13.85 3200m Jeremy Rosado (Grady) 14.43 110 hurdles in season debut Linda Hadfield (NY Mills) sets Section 3 Pole Vault Record with 11'06" winning effort. Aaron Konigsberg (Hackley) sets meet record at Loucks with 183 Javelin throw a week after throwing 199-10 at The Somers Invitational (pictured above) FOR THE FULL WEEKS HIGHLIGHTS, CLICK HERE
Suffern girls win East Coast DMR By Christopher Hunt WHITE PLAINS -- Tyler Stutzman didn’t want to waste any time. No point in that anyway. So when the junior from Virginia’s Western Albemarle took the stick for the anchor leg of the boys East Coast distance medley relay he didn’t hesitate before he reeled in the anchors from Shenendehowa and Colonie. “If you past them fast enough they start to think, ‘maybe I can’t stay with this guy,’” Stutzman said Some call it taking their hearts. Either way, Stutzman was right. No one challenged him and Western Albermarle, the Nike indoor Nationals DMR champs, won the East Coast distance medley relay on the first day of the Loucks Games. FULL STORY HERE Results here - MORE FROM MILESTAT.COM on Western Abermarle's win (some pics included)
McGovern tops meet record By Christopher Hunt WHITE PLAINS – Curtis senior Troy Faulkner lay on the ground with his legs propped against the fence just outside the track. He talked about his back hurt, his hamstring felt sore and his ankle pained him. Everything hurt now, the same way it did before the race started. Maybe the two rounds of the 100 meters he ran Friday coupled with the trials of the 200 Saturday morning started to creep into body and alert that in truth, running fast was a painful undertaking. “But when the gun went off,” he said, “I felt no pain.” FULL STORY HERE
Muhammad runs meet record 400IH By Christopher Hunt WHITE PLAINS – Suffern’s Shelby Greany convinced Kristin Reese of Carmel to race in the 1,600. They both wanted a fast race. They would both ensure that it happened. That’s why there wasn’t much strategy involved in this one. They ran attached at the shoulder, Reese on the inside. Every woman for herself. Greany readied herself at the start of the bell lap. They both turned it up on the back straight. Then Greany pounced with 200 left and Reese responded. “I took a shot with 200 but she wouldn’t let me pass,” Greany said. FULL STORY HERE
Photo by Jeff Sitler Not all of Virginia's best will be at Southern Track Classic on Friday night (hard to believe when looking at the entry list for the boys mile). Western Albemarle coach Lindy Bain has made it an annual trip to take his top distance runners to the Loucks Games in White Plains, New York to compete against some of the top teams in the state of New York. The distance medley relay assembled for Thursday afternoon in three-day meet was simply of epic proportions. Already in the race were the top five finishing teams from DMR at the National Scholastic Indoor Championships. Meanwhile, Western Albemarle had won a national title in the DMR at the "other national meet" at Nike Indoor Nationals. The New York teams finishing in the top five in the DMR race and competing on the faster New York Armory banked track at NSIC all had ran faster than Western Albemarle's winning time at NIN of 10:25.73. When Western Albemarle got a chance to match up with those same NSIC teams for the first time on Thursday at the Loucks Games, they showed full well that they had much faster than a 10:25 in them from their national title in Landover by winning in a US #4 time of 10:11.32. Despite three solid legs with a 3:08.7 1200 split from Kyle Satterwhite, 49.0 400 split from Nick Ward, and 1:59.0 800 from Adrian Sitler, Western's 1600 anchor leg Tyler Stutzman received the baton with two teams ahead of him in Shenendehowa and Colonie of New York. Stutzman did not panic, he just ran fast. With a 4:14.5 split, Stutzman put Western Albemarle in the lead and brought home the big win as well as one of the faster times in state history in the DMR. More on ArmoryTrack.com with story on Western Albemarle boys DMR by Chris Hunt.
41st Annual Glenn D. Loucks Games Thursday-Saturday May 8th-10th, 2008 White Plains HS BOYS MEET PREVIEW HERE GIRLS MEET PREVIEW HERE
Lipari outkicks field in 3,200 By Christopher Hunt WHITE PLAINS – Kristin Reese could have been going over race strategy. She could have been finding her zone, going through mental checkpoints. But instead the Carmel senior could only think about the most human thing. “I’m cold,” she said before the race. A constant rain and a steady wind caused the shivers. But none of that mattered when Reese took the track. FULL STORY HERE
Livingston claims 800, Malivert tops 100 By Christopher Hunt WHITE PLAINS – He didn’t look good. Not at all. Not with his head bobbing back and forth and the way his arms seemed to churn him forward like his legs were in disagreement. But with 100 meters left, Great Neck South junior Terrance Livingston snapped together. His strides became powerful and decisive. His elbows tucked in and his arms became the perfect compliment. So while it seemed like he fell out of contention, Livingston glided past William Godfrey of Merrimack and Peekskill’s Lawrence Campbell to win the 800 meters at the Loucks Games in 1:56.71. FULL STORY HERE
Photos taken by Jeff Sitler of the Western Albemarle boys at the 2008 Loucks Games in White Plains, NY.
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