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April 27, 2014 | By Christian Hetrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Florence's Curtis Thompson faced competition from New York, Pennsylvania, the Bahamas, and Jamaica on Friday at the Penn Relays. But to win a gold watch in the high school boys' javelin championship, Thompson had to top an all-too-familiar foe: Holy Cross' Chris Mirabelli. Thompson, the No. 6 seed, tossed the javelin 220 feet, 4 inches to secure second place and finish first among Americans. Mirabelli, a Burlington County League rival who was seeded seventh, took third with a throw of 207-7.
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April 28, 2000 | By Joe Juliano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Of all the contestants in yesterday's women's javelin championship at the Penn Relays, the competitor from Florida - yes, Florida - was the only one to perform wearing a track singlet and shorts in the 45-degree chill and drizzle. However, despite her current location in Florida, Emily Carlsten is used to the cold. She comes from Rhode Island. And yesterday, she ignored the elements and won the college javelin with a throw of 163 feet, 11 inches. "I'll never do that again," Carlsten said of her attire in the cold.
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August 28, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
A GERMAN sports official died Monday a day after being struck in the throat by a javelin. The 74-year-old man was officiating at a youth meet in the western city of Duesseldorf when the incident happened late Sunday, police spokesman Andre Hartwig said. He was immediately taken to hospital but died of injuries early Monday, Hartwig said. The local athletics association for Duesseldorf and Neuss identified the man as Dieter Strack. "The popular and experienced sports judge was the victim of a tragic accident while carrying out his duties on Aug. 26," the association said on its website.
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April 28, 1999 | By Josh Egerman, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Jason Cowden didn't have time to get flustered. Cowden, a Rancocas Valley senior, was at the 105th Penn Relays and ready to launch his javelin more than 200 feet. But after his practice throws, meet officials disqualified his javelin from Friday's competition. No problem. "I just asked someone if I could borrow theirs," Cowden said. "I don't even know who it was. I didn't even have a chance to practice with it. I just went up there and threw it. " On his first throw, Cowden threw the new javelin 191 feet, 10 inches - a personal best and good enough for second place.
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June 18, 1992 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Glassboro State College sophomore track star Mike Boone of Burlington High recently won the Division III national championship in the javelin. Boone, who was second last year as a freshman, threw the javelin 219 feet, 4 inches to win the title. His season best before he competed in the Division III National Track Chamionships at Colby College in Waterville, Maine was 206-7. A year ago, Boone became an all-American after finishing second in the javelin with a throw of 207-8.
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May 28, 1989 | By Ron Reid, Inquirer Staff Writer
Stood up by several U.S. track and field stars, the 13th Bruce Jenner Classic got a near world record from its most distant import yesterday. Amid a host of other thrills, it produced a delightful afternoon for a crowd of 8,569 at San Jose City College, where several record challenges were shot down by a gusting wind. The only U.S. meet on the Mobil Grand Prix Circuit got off to a blockbuster start in its first event. That's when Kasuhiro Mizoguchi of Japan threw the javelin 287 feet, 5 inches - the second-longest throw in history and only two inches off the world record, held by Jan Zelezny of Czechoslovakia.
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May 4, 1995 | By Steve Wartenberg, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The slump is over. West Chester East's Drew Hastie had not been throwing the javelin well lately, but all that changed Friday at the Penn Relays. Hastie uncorked a toss of 184 feet, 8 inches - a personal record - to take seventh overall in a competition that included many of the top throwers in the East. Throwing a javelin is a lot more complicated than it looks, and some faulty mechanics led Hastie to struggle earlier this year. "I wasn't rotating my body on my approach the right way," Hastie said.
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May 23, 1988 | By Steve Wartenberg, Special to The Inquirer
They have known each other since middle school, when they became friends, but on Saturday, Coatesville's Barry Lepori and Unionville's Seth Botkin were rivals. Each stood in the way of the other's dream of winning the District 1 javelin competition. In the end, Lepori won, tossing his javelin 192 feet, 2 inches. Botkin had to settle for second place at 191-9. It was the second year in a row Botkin finished second in the district championship meet. The two will meet again this weekend, at Shippensberg University during the state championship meet.
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April 25, 1996 | By Ira Josephs, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Jessica Grosse made a trade during her freshman year at Archbishop Prendergast, giving up the natural, fluid motion of throwing a softball for the awkward, strenuous motion of firing a javelin. The trade eventually earned her Catholic League titles and records. And a precious spot in the 102d running of the Penn Relays. Grosse, a senior, will enter today's javelin competition as the 11th seed. While her best throw this season is 112 feet, 3 inches, she won the Catholic League title last spring with a meet record of 121-6.
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April 5, 1996 | By Frank Bertucci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Pennridge's Steve Halstead won two third-place medals Saturday at the Pennsylvania Track Coaches Classic in Coatesville, a very respectable performance considering the competition. But what stood out were the two events in which he earned those medals. They weren't two sprints, or two jumps, or two throws. No, Halstead went for the improbable hurdles-javelin double. After taking third with a 173-foot, 8-inch javelin throw, the senior came back for another third in the 300-meter imtermediate hurdles (41.75 seconds)
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May 19, 2014 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
In the minutes before his first throw, Curtis Thompson was not wearing earphones, and there was no music playing over the public-address system during the Burlington County Open at Maple Shade on Saturday. But Thompson was dancing - hopping back and forth to the song in his head. He didn't look at Chris Mirabelli. And Mirabelli didn't appear to notice Thompson either. The two seniors - Thompson of Florence, Mirabelli of Holy Cross - have waged perhaps the greatest in-county high school javelin rivalry the nation has ever seen.
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May 9, 2014 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
Central got off to a roaring start Wednesday at the Public League Track and Field Championships at Johnston Stadium in Mount Airy. The Lancers won four of the first six finals contested on Day 1. Walt Pegues claimed two championships. He leaped 22 feet, 7 inches to capture the long jump, and he won the triple jump with a mark of 43-21/2. Sam Reid won the discus with a throw of 151-10, and Jonathon Henderson took gold in the javelin with a heave of 142-7. In the day's other final, Masterman's Joseph Previdi and Julian Roessler ran first and second in the 3,200 meters.
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April 27, 2014 | By Christian Hetrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Florence's Curtis Thompson faced competition from New York, Pennsylvania, the Bahamas, and Jamaica on Friday at the Penn Relays. But to win a gold watch in the high school boys' javelin championship, Thompson had to top an all-too-familiar foe: Holy Cross' Chris Mirabelli. Thompson, the No. 6 seed, tossed the javelin 220 feet, 4 inches to secure second place and finish first among Americans. Mirabelli, a Burlington County League rival who was seeded seventh, took third with a throw of 207-7.
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May 26, 2013
Rutgers-Camden senior Tim VanLiew (Deptford) not only defended his national javelin title Saturday at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships in La Crosse, Wis., but he did so in record-breaking fashion, beating 20 competitors. VanLiew's throw of 75.55 meters (247-10) set the all-time NCAA Division III record for the new javelin, while shattering the NCAA championship record, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse stadium mark, and VanLiew's old Rutgers-Camden program record in the process.
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May 26, 2013 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
Jess Woodard's teammates were bundled up and spectating, watching her compete in the final event of the afternoon. It was the team's fourth hour in the miserable, unseasonable weather. "They were out here supporting me," Woodard said. "But I think even they were ready to get back on the bus at that point. " It was a spectacle to see so many so bundled up in late May. But Woodard's game plan for the weather stood out just as much. Through sideways rain; strong winds; and bitter, cold temperatures, the Cherokee senior never stopped moving - running in place, jogging, stretching, shuffling back and forth.
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May 8, 2013 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Radnor coach John Begier handed his boys' lacrosse team a few long-term goals in the first weeks of preseason practice. Win the Central League. Get to the district tournament. Qualify for the state tournament. Be the last team standing. The Red Raiders checked off the first goal on the list Tuesday with a 14-2 win at Marple Newtown. Mike Cherry scored four times and Peter Donato had three assists as Radnor won its first league title since 2003. The title will be shared with Conestoga.
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April 27, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Laura Loht showed by her body language in the Penn Relays college women's javelin competition that she was unhappy. She tried to adjust and readjust on each throw to go farther against a competitive field. Fortunately for the Penn State junior, her first throw was good enough, and she won with a throw of 154 feet, 8 inches, the fourth consecutive victory in the event for the Nittany Lions. "It went pretty well, definitely a big stepping-stone that I needed in the confidence level," said Loht, who won the Penn Relays high school javelin in 2010 as a student at Lewistown's Indian Valley.
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August 28, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
A GERMAN sports official died Monday a day after being struck in the throat by a javelin. The 74-year-old man was officiating at a youth meet in the western city of Duesseldorf when the incident happened late Sunday, police spokesman Andre Hartwig said. He was immediately taken to hospital but died of injuries early Monday, Hartwig said. The local athletics association for Duesseldorf and Neuss identified the man as Dieter Strack. "The popular and experienced sports judge was the victim of a tragic accident while carrying out his duties on Aug. 26," the association said on its website.
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June 26, 2012 | Associated Press
EUGENE, Ore. - Alysia Montano won the 800 meters in 1 minute, 59.08 seconds at the U.S. track trials to make the Olympic team. Geena Gall was second in 1:59.24, and Alice Schmidt was third in 1:59.46 on Monday night for the two other spots on the U.S. team. Montano, a three-time U.S. champion, led wire-to-wire while wearing her trademark flower in her hair. Maggie Vessey, runner-up to Montano in the U.S. outdoor championships for the last two seasons, finished last in the field in 2:03.44.
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June 7, 2012
4:30 p.m. Thursday at Carl Sandburg Middle School, Old Bridge. South Jersey Boys to Watch Oakcrest senior Fabian Santiago. He is the No. 2 seed in the 200 meters (21.97 seconds) and also a major threat in the 100, having run it in 10.54 seconds this season. Woodbury junior Anthony Averett. Averett is just the fourth seed in the long jump (22 feet, 7 inches) but has a leap of 25-21/2 this season. He also is the No. 3 seed in the 100 (10.89). Willingboro senior Isaac Williams.
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