February 17, 2013 |
Anthony Averett displayed the speed that makes him one of the nation's top high school football players, as the Woodbury senior finished first in the 55-meter dash at the NJSIAA Group 1 indoor track championships Saturday afternoon in Toms River. Averett finished in 6.50 seconds, edging Haddon Heights' Dominique Irons by four-hundredths of a second. Averett's mark was six-hundredths quicker than his preliminary entry. A star defensive back, Averett has signed to play football at Alabama.
February 13, 2006 |
It's the 100-meter dash on skates, a wild sprint to determine the fastest man on ice. The 500 meters is the race in which speedskater Dan Jansen took his memorable Olympic slips and spills, where Canadian Jeremy Wotherspoon wiped out 4 years ago after just four strides. His tumble cleared the way for American Casey FitzRandolph to capture the gold medal in an Olympic record time: 1 minute, 9.23 seconds. FitzRandolph is back to defend his title against a field that includes fellow American (and fellow 2002 medalist)
June 9, 2012
At the NCAA track and field outdoor championships in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday, Oregon's English Gardner (Eastern) won the women's 100-meter dash with a time of 11.10 seconds. Louisiana State's Kimberlyn Duncan was second in 11.16, and her Tiger teammate Semoy Hackett was third at 11.33. Oregon's Brianne Theisen won the heptathlon with 6,440 points. Kansas State's Ryann Krais (Methacton) finished 14th overall with 5,516 points after coming in third in the 800 in 2 minutes, 13.55 seconds.
March 21, 1987 |
Bill "Peanut" Gaines vs. Eddie Johns. Twenty years ago this spring, that rivalry created intense interest among South Jersey track fans, and once attracted a crowd of nearly 4,000 onlookers at Deptford High for the Gloucester County Championships. Gaines, a speedster from Clearview Regional High, and Johns, the former Kingsway High sprinter, met head-to-head just three times during their scholastic careers. The two close friends, whose schools were less than five miles apart, were occasionally the subject of debate as to which was the faster of the two, although by the end of 1967, Gaines had clearly settled that question.
May 21, 2011
Chidi Okezie, of New Media Charter, had three wins and dominated the District 12 Class AA championship meet at Charlie Martin Memorial Stadium. He won the 200-meter dash in 22.25 seconds, took the 400-meter dash in 49.63 seconds and was second in the 100-meter dash in 11.21 seconds. He also was a member of the winning 4 by 100-meter relay (43.79 seconds) with Nate Wilkinson, Avery Brooks and Taurien Wiggins. West Catholic swept the team titles in both boys' and girls' Class AA. West won the boys' title with 113 points and the girls' title with 142 points.
May 24, 1989 |
BESTING CHARLIE BROWN, Ryan Jorgensen (left) and Yamelic Barrera dash to get a kite aloft during a kite-flying day last week at the Anna C. Heller School in Mount Holly. Watching are Beverly Styer (right) and Irene Colson.
August 2, 2012
Penn Charter's Daryl Worley, a wide receiver and defensive back, has orally committed to West Virginia. Worley, who was recently clocked at 4.35 seconds in the 40-yard dash, was in Morgantown on Sunday and Monday. A dangerous kick returner, he also considered Pittsburgh and Syracuse. - Rick O'Brien
April 23, 2013
Tale of the tape Height Weight Arm length Hands 6 feet 201 lbs. 32 inches 83/4 in. Combine results 40-yard dash: 4.37 seconds Bench press: n/a Vertical jump: 36 inches Broad jump: 122 inches 3-cone drill: 6.95 seconds 20-yd. shuttle: 4.32 sec. Skinny Milliner excels as a press-man corner. He can make good contact at the line and runs with his man downfield after contact.
April 11, 2012
NFL NETWORK analyst Mike Mayock, a Newtown Square resident, will break down each position in advance of the draft for Daily News readers. Here is Part 2 with his take on the running backs: BEST TRENT RICHARDSON Alabama 5-10 1/8, 227 Hand: 9 1/2 40-yard dash: 4.47 225-bench: 25 Projected Rd.: 1 (picks 4-6) Mayock: "Richardson might be the best non-quarterback in the draft. He won't make it past 6. He's as close as I've seen to Adrian Peterson.
January 19, 1994 |
Helen Stephens, 75, winner of two gold medals in track in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin and one of the great female athletes of her day, died Monday. Ms. Stephens, who lived in suburban Florissant, died at Christian Hospital Northeast after suffering a stroke. Her track career began in 1933. Inspired by a book about track star Babe Didrikson, Ms. Stephens started racing for her high school team in Fulton, Mo. In Berlin, she won gold medals for the 100-meter dash and with the relay team.