April 24, 1996 |
George School senior Diana Ashton kind of just fell into track and field. Now, she has fallen in love with it. Ashton was approached by girls' track coach Debbie DiMicco and decided to give it a shot last season. Now after a year under the wing of girls' throwing coach Dave Satter-thwaite, Ashton has set school records in the shot put, javelin and discus. In a meet against Pennington Prep, the Hun School and Solebury School on April 12, she set school records in the javelin, with a throw of 103 feet, 3 inches, and the discus (97-2 1/2)
May 5, 2001 |
Russell Eaddy won with his upper-body strength, but his legs proved just as valuable yesterday. Eaddy, an Overbrook senior, had to make like a middle-distance runner, moving between the shot-put and the discus areas, outside opposite ends of the track at Buena. His legs got the job done and then he put them to use, generating enough speed and power for his upper body to take over and win both events at yesterday's South Jersey Track Coaches Association Track and Field Carnival.
May 2, 2009 |
Shante Evans was in heaven. Never mind the mud and rain showers. Nothing bothered the West Chester Henderson senior yesterday. Just being able to compete in the fourth annual Henderson Invitational was a pleasure. "I just love doing track," said Evans, who posted record-setting performance in the girls' discus and shot-put events at Henderson's track. "In track, you have to get used to the rain," she said. "It's spring time, and it rains. " Competing in any type of weather is something Evans missed.
December 15, 1997 |
Mark Blattner could be forgiven if he completed physics homework at track practice. After all, the principles of physics certainly apply to the shot put and discus, Blattner's specialties. The Phoenixville senior hopes to be an engineer, and track and field is his favorite sport, physics his favorite subject. "It was hard at first, but I enjoy it," Blattner said. "It's a lot of work, but it's fun. " Blattner was talking about physics, but he could have as easily been talking about track and field.
March 25, 1999 |
Neither pain nor injury can keep Christine Heffernan from her appointed rounds. The Springfield senior has been sending the shot put, discus and javelin special delivery since her freshman year, with much success. Despite spraining the medial collateral ligament in her left knee before the indoor state championships, Heffernan still gained a third-place finish in the Feb. 27 meet at Lehigh. With personal bests and school records of 40 feet, 11 1/2 inches in the shot put, 136-11 in the discus, and 124-4 in the javelin, Heffernan is making a bid to compete in all three events at the Penn Relays.
April 24, 2004 |
The confidence was there, but with it was always that hint of self-doubt. The key, Jocelyn White says, is to suppress the latter. "When you come to a big meet, you have a tendency to tense up," White said. "It's just a mind-set thing. I believe great athletes, if they have that littlest ounce of fear, they can take that and put it in the back of their mind. It's something I have to master. " If her performance yesterday was any indication, she is doing a pretty good job of that.
June 8, 1995 |
The focus of last night's NJSIAA Meet of Champions was on the boys' field events, where Overbrook's Ron Dayne and Bridgeton's Ray Wilks were matched in both the shot put and discus. Dayne established a state record in the discus with a throw of 201 feet even and Wilks set a South Jersey record in the shot put with a toss of 64-5 at Frank Jost Field. Dayne, a junior, was second in the shot (63-10) while Wilks, a senior bound for Connecticut, was second in the discus (184-3)
April 9, 1998 |
The Henry Nacrelli Lions Invitational at Penncrest yesterday was more than just a weekday track and field meet. Springfield junior Christine Heffernan won the discus with a toss of 132 feet, 4 inches, breaking the 1980 Delaware County record of 128-3 set by Andrea DiFabio. Heffernan was also second in the shot put with an effort of 35-6, and third in the javelin at 103-8. "That was a goal, to get the county record," Springfield throwing coach Karl Schaefer said. Coatesville senior Keya Crutchfield, the defending state champion in the 100-meter dash, took the 100, the 200 and ran on the winning 4x100 relay team with her cousin Sonya Crutchfield, Lyshaya Stokes and Nakeisha Taylor.
April 6, 2000 |
Mark Dixon did not want to slow Pete Salvatore's development. Salvatore had shown promise in the shot put and Dixon, the West Deptford track and field coach, thought it better to keep the 12-pound weight in the promising thrower's hands - and the discus out of them. That changed the first time Dixon saw Salvatore throw the discus. "He was just messing around with some of the guys and he was just punching it out there over a hundred feet," Dixon said. "You could see the way it came out of his hands nice and level.
May 19, 1997 |
It was a matter of how much. The announcement was among the last of the day on Saturday, because everyone already knew who won the boys' District 1 Class AAA outdoor track and field championships at Coatesville - Glen Mills. The Bulls won their third-straight title, tallying an impressive 110 1/3 points. Penn Wood finished a distant second with 41, followed by North Penn (38), Hatboro-Horsham (37) and Chester (30). Glen Mills had winners in the 4x100 relay, 4x400 relay and discus; swept the top three spots in the shot put; and finished second in the 100-meter dash, 400-meter run and high jump.