June 11, 2016 |
BAYVILLE, N.J. - Jon Taylor is a football player, first and foremost. The Salem High School junior certainly looks the part. At 6-foot and a muscular 211 pounds, he stood apart from many of the lithe and lean athletes at the Meet of Champions for track and field on Wednesday night. When the gun sounded for the finals of the 100-meter dash, Taylor separated himself again. "It's not something I expected," Taylor said after winning the race at Central Regional High School in 10.61 seconds.
May 29, 2016 |
SHIPPENSBURG - Nick Marino almost left everything he had in the pole vault pit Friday afternoon at the PIAA track and field championships in Shippensburg. On a near 90-degree day under a relentless sun and almost cloudless sky, the Hatboro-Horsham vaulter eventually outdueled nearly every competitor, notched a personal best and finished in second place. On his final attempt, No. 10 on the day, Marino plopped into the red pit, his sanguine-colored jersey nearly matching his sun-battered skin.
May 2, 2016 |
The Penn Relays is the place for athletes to bring their best. But what happens if their bodies betray them the day before the competition? Delsea senior Jarrod Brovero found himself in such a predicament before the pole vault championship Saturday at Franklin Field. Despite a balky right knee, the Rutgers-bound vaulter finished third with a height of 13 feet, 111/4 inches. "It was the oddest thing," he said. "It was like a sharp pain when I was walking. I was kind of confused, like: 'Where did this come from?
May 9, 2014 |
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.
March 30, 2014 |
Something unexpected, and wonderful and problematic, happened to Springfield Township's Chris Stone at the PIAA state track and field championships last spring. Stone was participating in the Class AA pole vault as a sophomore, despite less than two months' experience in the event, and cleared a height as high as he had reached before, and then one even higher than that. Suddenly, he was at a new level, literally and figuratively. And he realized he needed a sturdier pole, because somehow during the event, just like that, he had outgrown his. West Middlesex senior Luke Patten, the only other vaulter left in the competition, let Stone use one of his poles.
May 30, 2013
The top six in the boys' pole vault at the South Jersey Group 4 track and field championships were incorrectly listed Sunday. Here are the top finishers. Pole vault: 1 Reuben Pagan, Triton, 12-6; 2 Tyler Valeo, Toms River North, 12-6; 3 William Poley, Millville, 12-0; 4 Sherman King, Williamstown, 12-0; 5 Jon Malpass, Shawnee, 12-0; 6 Kevin Bucceroni, Triton, 12-0.
May 29, 2013
Nike, which helped build Lance Armstrong's Livestrong cancer charity into a global brand and introduced its familiar yellow wristband, is cutting ties with the foundation. The breakup was announced Tuesday by Livestrong officials. Nike will stop making Livestrong apparel after 2013, but will honor the financial terms of their deal until it expires in 2014. The breakup is the latest fallout from the former cyclist's doping scandal. BASEBALL: Gloucester County College beat Waubonsee (Ill.)
April 25, 2013 |
The pole vault is unlike most other track and field events, and the reason goes beyond the obvious - the poles that are more than twice as tall as the athletes. As a contest based on clearing heights, just like the high jump, the vault doesn't often begin with all the competitors participating. The better ones pass on what they consider pedestrian heights and wait until the bar gets raised to more serious levels. That routine was taken to a bit of an extreme Saturday at the Central Bucks West Relays.
April 22, 2013 |
As twins, Alison and Shannon Taub already have plenty in common. They added a couple of more things Saturday. The Council Rock South sophomores each cleared 5 feet, 2 inches in the high jump, combining to set a meet record at the Central Bucks West Relays. Council Rock South also set a meet record in the pole vault. Amanda Benninghoff vaulted 12 feet, combining with teammate Kate Hirthler to vault 22 feet and establish a new meet standard. Those were just two of the records to fall Saturday.
April 21, 2013 |
For the Simon Gratz boys' track team, Saturday's Great Valley R. Joseph Kellerman Relays were the final rehearsal before the Penn Relays. If the Bulldogs can carry over their momentum, this coming week could be filled with a good amount of success. Despite below-average temperatures and a gusty wind, Gratz won the 4x200-meter relay in 1 minute, 31.58 seconds and finished third in the 4x100. "The more confident you are, the better you run," Bulldogs coach Robert Massie said.