March 14, 2014
IT WASN'T that long ago that Julia Udine was performing in shows produced by the likes of Haddonfield Plays & Players and Voorhees Theatre Company. But those South Jersey community-theater days are well behind her. Tuesday at the Academy of Music, the 20-year-old singing actress opens a 30-performance run (concluding April 12) in the lead female role of Christine Daae in Andrew Lloyd Webber 's revered "sung-through" musical, "The Phantom of the Opera. " Getting the role of the young woman who becomes the romantic obsession of a facially disfigured man living in the warrens beneath the Paris Opera House was, to say the least, something of a surprise for the Voorhees native.
November 18, 2013 |
Briana Gess grimaced as she crossed the finish line at the state championships. Her expression was significant enough for an official to point out the trainer. Gess, though, did not need the help. Her reaction was out of fatigue rather than pain, as the Haddonfield freshman exhausted a difficult Holmdel cross-country course in 18 minutes, 16 seconds - a freshman record - to win Group 2. "I just wanted to win this race," said Gess, who led her team to a second-place finish.
November 17, 2013 |
Villanova men's and women's cross-country squads won team and individual titles as they dominated the Mid-Atlantic Regional Cross-Country championship Friday at Lehigh University. The men's team finished first with 34 points, followed by Princeton (60) and Georgetown (63). Patrick Tiernan and Sam McEntee placed first and second, respectively, while teammates Rob Denault finished ninth, Jordy Williamsz, 10th and Brian Basili, 12th. Not to be outdone, the women's squad also earned first and second place finishes from Emily Lipari and Nicky Akande.
November 15, 2013 |
THE PHILADELPHIA Marathon and Half Marathon return for the 20th running on Sunday, featuring an elite class of runners from the area and around the world. The unique and admired race will feature added competition, as U.S. athletes can qualify for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials based on their times in this certified marathon. The qualifying standards to qualify for the trials are as follows: men's marathon, 2 hours 18 minutes; men's half marathon, 1:05:00; women's marathon, 2:43:00; and women's half marathon is 1:15:00.
October 19, 2013 |
Masterman on Thursday became the first school since 2005 to sweep the boys' and girls' team titles at the Public League cross-country championships. Julian Degroot-Lutzner captured the 3.1-mile boys' race at Belmont Plateau in 17 minutes, 12 seconds, as Masterman had six of the top seven finishers. Frankford's Chris Hendry was six seconds behind for second, and Masterman's Julian Roessler pulled in at 17:27 for third. Claudia Ashworth won the girls' race in 20:48 and was one of five Masterman runners in the top 15. The Results BOYS Teams: Masterman 19, Central 74, Franklin Towne Charter 163, Overbrook 218, Paul Robeson 220, Swenson 232, Del-Val Charter 244, Frankford 269, Engineering & Science 293, Science Leadership 297, Southern 307, Dobbins 348, Roxborough 398, Maritime 420, Simon Gratz 439, Saul 446, CAPA 465, Phila.
August 20, 2013 |
Justin is a personable and talented 17-year-old who loves to dance and choreographs his own routines. Reading is another favorite pastime. A gifted athlete, he enjoys competing in a variety of sports. In school, Justin earns good grades and gets along well with his teachers and classmates. He participates in his school's track and field, cross country, basketball, and football programs. Sociology is the subject he likes most. Justin will be a high school senior this fall and after graduation hopes to attend Harvard University on a scholarship.
March 18, 2013 |
When Briana Gess of Haddonfield was 4 years old, she decided she was over riding in her parents' jogging stroller. They competed in local road races, usually with their daughter in front. Her protests grew so loud that her father let her out of the stroller during a 5K, figuring she'd run for a bit then want to get back in. That never happened. She finished the race on her own. "I've liked it ever since," said Gess, 14, chatting in the Saxbys Coffee in downtown Haddonfield.
January 14, 2013 |
For three years, Kinzey Lynch has been a key member of the Perkiomen Valley High School cross-country team. He's run through the woods, over trails, and on courses that intersect busy streets with a personal record of 22 minutes, 48 seconds. This might not seem too extraordinary for a cross-country runner, except that Lynch, 17, is legally blind. He was born with two conditions that combined to severely limit vision in his left eye, and leave him seeing just colors and distances from his right.
December 18, 2012
WE'VE ALL read depressing newspaper stories about underachieving local high school students. This, I'm happy to say, isn't that kind of column. No, I've set aside this space to give a well-deserved thumbs-up to Cameron Clarke, a senior at Germantown Academy who scored a perfect 2400 on the SAT. That's right. A perfect score. That hardly ever happens. Although more than 1.66 million students took the SAT in 2012, only 360 test takers nationwide achieved a spotless 2400, according to SAT officials.
November 30, 2012 |
Meghan Malloy says that sometimes a cross-country race will end and she won't be sure how well she has run. "Sometimes, it just seems to go by so fast," Malloy said. Malloy finally got a chance to step back and appreciate her accomplishments at the end of her senior season. She had to concede that she enjoyed the view. Malloy, the Haddonfield senior who led the Bulldogs to a sectional title, was named South Jersey's cross-country Runner of the Year by the South Jersey Track Coaches Association.