May 31, 1993 |
After the 200-meter dash, Kia Davis was just looking to find a quiet spot to have a cup of water, ice down her strained Achilles' tendon and get out of the sun. The Chester junior was exhausted after having competed in four events in a span of 2 1/2 hours. But, with her mother, Dinetta; stepbrother Kareem Sharpe, and cousins Clarence Blackwell and Vincent Blackwell cheering her on, Davis did not disappoint as she took two gold medals and two bronze medals to lead the Lady Clippers to a second-place finish at the PIAA Track and Field Championships at Shippensburg Saturday.
May 8, 1988 |
No one knows why 9-year-old Joey Rieser is just 3 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs a mere 37 pounds. Despite years of testing and countless trips to hospitals, no medical authority can say for certain why the boy has the physique, mental capabilities and motor skills of a 2- or 3-year-old, his mother said. But Linda Kelly said she has a good idea why Joey, her severely impaired son, won his division's softball-throw competition, held yesterday during the Philadelphia Special Olympics Annual May Games at JFK Stadium.
April 28, 2012
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December 7, 1995 |
Call it a triple triple. That's the best way of describing Leonard Mason's event and his accomplishment in Saturday's Track Coaches Association of Greater Philadelphia Division II indoor meet. Not only did the Bishop McDevitt junior win the triple jump with a leap of 44 feet, 1 inch at Lehigh University, but he equaled his victorious distance a total of three times. Nobody else in Division I or II competition exceeded 44 feet. Patrick McGinley of La Salle was first in Division I at 43-9 3/4. "We were happy not just with the win, but the series of jumps," McDevitt coach Paul Poiesz said.
May 18, 1987 |
Chester's Samara Benson wanted to make sure she was going to the states. Even though the top six finishers in each event in Saturday's District One Track and Field Championships at Delaware Valley College earned a trip to this weekend's state championship meet at Shippensburg University (provided all six meet a prescribed qualifying standard time or distance), Benson had to make sure she finished in the top three in her events. The problem, according to Clippers coach Jim Joyce, lies in the Chester- Upland School District's unwillingness to pay for the trip to the states for girls who finish fourth through sixth.
April 1, 2012
Gwynedd-Mercy's Emma Keenan quickly separated herself from the field as she dominated the girls' 400-meter dash at Saturday's 28th annual Pennsylvania Track Classic at Plymouth Whitemarsh. Keenan finished in 56.10 seconds, more than five seconds better than second-place Cheyenne Oswald of Neshaminy (1:01.12). Keenan's time is the second-best state mark this season and edged the meet record of 56.47 set in 2009 by Brittany Wallace of Penn Wood. In the 3,200 meters, Tori Gerlach of Pennridge pulled away from Notre Dame's Maria Seykora to capture the race in 10:47.21.
May 13, 1999 |
There seems to be something about the number four for the Springfield girls' track team. Last season, the Spartans had only four girls on the team. But they managed to win the PIAA District 1 Class AA 4x800-meter relay in 10 minutes, 1.05 seconds and qualified for the state meet. Two members of that team - Kim Uhll and Michelle Nash - returned this season and have been joined by Alison McCue and Kate Altman. They all have qualified for the District 1 championships, and coach Bob Shoudt couldn't be happier - unless he had 20 more athletes.
August 23, 1987 |
Coach Larry Wilson said the main goal for athletes participating in the Ambler Olympic Track Club summer schedule is to perfect technique and improve times. But several members of the club did more than that last weekend at the Amateur Athletic Union Junior Olympic meet in Syracuse, N.Y. "That meet is especially important because it draws boys and girls from all over the country," Wilson said. "And it gives our kids the chance to see how they compare with kids from other regions.
January 28, 1991 |
These are busy times for Bensalem's Edmund Robinson. In addition to his schoolwork and track practice, Robinson is preparing diligently for the SAT, hoping to achieve a score of at least 700. An outstanding running back and sprinter, Robinson is being recruited by several Division I football programs, and 700 is the magic number he needs to receive a scholarship and be eligible to play as a freshman. "That's been on my mind a lot," Robinson said. "I've been spending a lot of afternoons studying and I haven't been able to get in much (track)
August 29, 1994 |
Jon Drummond upset Olympic and world champion Linford Christie of Britain in the 100-meter dash yesterday at the Rieti Invitational in Italy. Drummond, of Philadelphia's Overbrook High and Texas Christian University, ran a meet-record time of 9.99 seconds, matching his personal best and easily beating Christie, who finished in 10.06. World record-holder Colin Jackson of Britain pulled away with two barriers left to win the 110-meter hurdles in 13.07 seconds, the second-fastest time of the year.