May 31, 2012
Friday at 4 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. Groups 1 and 4 and Non-Public A at Carl Sandburg Middle School in Old Bridge; Groups 2 and 3 and Non-Public B at South Plainfield High School. Group 4 Cherry Hill East senior Alex Reber. The Villanova-bound athlete won the 200 (21.64 seconds), 400 (47.96), and 400 hurdles (53.78), and anchored the 4x400 relay to victory as the Cougars won the South Jersey Group 4 title. Cherry Hill East senior Brian Regan. The Bucknell-bound football star won the 100 at sectionals (10.76)
May 19, 2012 |
Downingtown East's Ryan Hart improved on last year's third-place finish in the District 1 Class AAA discus by shattering the meet record in the first day of competition at Coatesville on Friday. Hart spun the discus 183 feet, 7 inches, eclipsing the record of 178-1 and beating his nearest competitor, Wissahickon's Tanoh Kpassagnon, by 32 feet. In other opening-day highlights, Strath Haven's Wellington Zaza sailed 49-8 to win the Class AAA boys' triple jump. Council Rock South's Amanda Benninghoff pole vaulted 12-4 for first place in Class AAA girls' competition, and Abington's Jordan Matthews long-jumped 18-43/4 to win an event in which the top six finishers were separated by less than 10 inches.
May 18, 2012
Father Judge's John Landis and Ian McGinnis each set Class AAA boys' meet records, highlighting the opening day of the PIAA District 12 track and field championships at Germantown on Wednesday. Landis edged Archbishop Ryan rival Tyrek Edwards to win the triple jump with a record effort of 46 feet, 111/2 inches, but Edwards came back to post a record of his own in winning the long jump at 23-71/2. Also in Class AAA boys, McGinnis beat the field in the discus with a throw of 177-9, besting former record-holder Chazz Wilks of Cardinal O'Hara by 31 feet.
May 13, 2012 |
In the end, third place was good enough for first. With Father Judge holding a five-point advantage over La Salle in the team standings entering the final event, the Crusaders' 4x400-meter relay team of Matt Forsythe, Mike Hagan, Sean Fitzgerald, and Alex Zimmerman didn't need to win. They didn't even have to beat La Salle. Third place would clinch a second straight Catholic League boys' track and field championship. The four surely knew what was on the line, as they took to the track and the public-address announcer blared, "This race will decide the 2012 boys' Catholic League championship!"
April 8, 2012
Down by 5-0 after four innings, Holy Ghost Prep fashioned an impressive comeback, capped by Cole Long's game-ending two-run single, and jolted visiting Archbishop Ryan, 6-5, in nonleague baseball Saturday. Nick Payesko started the rally with an RBI single in the fifth inning, and Chris Crawford scored on a double steal in the sixth. In the seventh, the Firebirds got a pair of two-out walks, worked a double steal, and both runners scored on Long's clutch hit. In other nonleague action, reliever Mike Piscopo secured La Salle's 4-3 win over visiting Haverford School by getting a game-ending strikeout after inheriting runners on first and second and a 3-1 count in the seventh inning.
May 15, 2011 |
When Diane Lieber-Campbell woke up and went to work Saturday morning, she didn't have much of an inkling that she would be the centerpiece of a fairly historic day. Lieber-Campbell, 32, was on her way to the Philadelphia Catholic League track and field championships. A PIAA official since 2006 and PCL alum from her days at Bishop McDevitt, it was looking like just another regular day at the track. Until she arrived, and St. Joe's Prep coach Curtis Cockenberg informed her of this little tidbit: Lieber-Campbell became the first female meet referee in PCL track and field history Saturday in a league that has held championships in the sport since the mid-1940s.
June 5, 2010
First Team 100 meters: Lydia Ali, Radnor, junior. 200: Cierra White, Engineering & Science, junior. 400: Michelle Davis, West Catholic, junior. 800: Emma Keenan, Gwynedd-Mercy Academy, freshman. 1,600: Sara Sargent, Pennsbury, freshman. 3,200: Sargent, Pennsbury. 100 hurdles: Leah Nugent, Abington, junior. 300 hurdles: Nugent, Abington. Shot put: Anna McCloskey, Cardinal O'Hara, junior. Discus: Alita Ostapkovich, Bensalem, junior.
May 13, 2010
Episcopal Academy's Scott Rushton broke a pair of meet records, both dating back to 2003, to take the shot-put and discus events and highlight the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Championships at Hill School. Rushton put the shot 56 feet, 21/2 inches, beating the old mark by A.J. Kielinski of Kennedy-Kenrick (50-81/2). He also tossed the discus 149-4, bettering the mark of 144-5 established by Hill School's Jeff Carpenter. Germantown Friends edged Haverford School by two points to take the boys' title.