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May 30, 1993 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Spurred by a victory from Shawna Hardy in the 100 meters, Lincoln's women's team won the NCAA Division III track and field title yesterday in Berea, Ohio, while the school's men's team finished second despite having two individual champions. In addition to Hardy's triumph, the Lincoln women's team also won the 1,600-meter relay in the competition at Baldwin-Wallace College. Winning for the men were Brandon Jones in the 100 meters and Shannon Flowers in the 110- meter hurdles. Other Lincoln men's runners who achieved all-America honors were Don Waldron, who was fifth in the 100 meters; Jeff Taylor, who finished third in the 400 meters, and Leon Howard, who placed fourth in the triple jump.
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April 27, 2013 | By Joey Cranney, Inquirer Staff Writer
Donna MacKenzie says Usain Bolt would know her if he saw her. "Probably," she said.   MacKenzie, 53, a native of Jamaica who lives in Upper Marlboro, Md., is a track and field fanatic. She hasn't missed the national Jamaican track and field championships in 30 years and attends all of the biggest track events the United States has to offer on the East Coast.   MacKenzie moved to the country in 1996 and has attended the Penn Relays every year since 2000. On Thursday, the first full day of events of this year's competition, MacKenzie was seated near the finish line.
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September 16, 1987 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Michael Charlie Powell yesterday was named head coach of the men's track and field team at the University of Pennsylvania. Powell, assistant men's track and field coach and head cross-country coach since 1982, replaces Irv Mondschein, who had coached the team since 1982. Mondschein resigned his position at Penn to help coach the U.S. Olympic track and field team, leaving the university with a 65-27 overall record. "Being the coach at Penn is a vocational dream come true," Powell said.
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February 4, 2000 | By Ira Josephs, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Where did Danielle Bobo develop her giant heart and gentle soul? Go back more than three years ago, to when Bobo began her track and field career at Penn Wood High. Then go back to before she was 13, when she ran for the Majestic Track Club. And to when she was 11, when she started with the Keystone Track Club. Bobo, who takes no credit for her success in the sport, said it all began with her grandmothers. Her maternal grandmother is Helen Maloney, and her paternal grandmother was Shirley Bobo, who died this past Christmas.
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May 15, 2008 | By JOSEPH SANTOLIQUITO For the Daily News
Karen Shump's records grow. Her accolades build. Yet you wouldn't know the most accomplished high school female shot putter in Southeastern Pennsylvania and the state is on the verge of something special next week. The affable Penncrest High senior could become the only female thrower in state history, or at least as far as anyone knows, to win four PIAA Class AAA state shot-put championships. However, you won't find the Oklahoma-bound Shump crunching numbers, just calculating each step she takes in the shot-put circle, meticulously going over in her mind her glide, her release point, her technique.
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May 15, 1986 | By TED SILARY, Daily News Sports Writer Compiled from staff and wire reports
The 100th Inter-Ac League track and field championship meet will be held Saturday at Germantown Academy in Fort Washington, with the field events to start at 11 a.m. and the running events at 1:30 p.m. When and where was the first meet, and what happened? Penn Charter coach Steve Bonnie and Episcopal Academy athletic director Dick Borkowski joined forces to provide an answer. From Bonnie, we learn that the event was held at 37th and Spruce streets on May 25, 1887, and that Germantown Academy took the title over Penn Charter, Episcopal, Rittenhouse Academy and Rugby Academy, in that order.
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August 28, 1997
The greatest American track-and-field athlete of his time announced his retirement Tuesday night. He's more than earned the stirring ovation that accompanied his final lap. Carl Lewis, the 36-year-old Willingboro native, ran his last competitive race in a fitting locale: Berlin's Olympic Stadium, the place where Jesse Owens shattered records and Aryan myths in the 1936 Olympics. Like Mr. Owens, Mr. Lewis excelled in sprints and the long jump, bringing home gold in every summer Olympics since 1984.
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August 4, 2012 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
LONDON - NBC may beg to differ after a week of prime-time programming, but here in London, Friday felt like the real first day of the Olympics. The Olympic Park looked like old footage from Woodstock, as over 200,000 swarmed the grounds. The 80,000-seat stadium, silent since Paul McCartney's "Hey Jude" capped the opening ceremonies, was packed for the first two sessions of track and field competition. If British troops were needed, it was for crowd control - not to fill in the embarrassingly empty seats as they did throughout the first week.
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June 1, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Columnist
B.J. Mitchell regards himself as a basketball player who also participates in track and field. His track and field coach has another perspective. "I tease him all the time," St. Joseph coach Noel Vadino said. "He tells me he's a basketball player who does track. I tell him he's a track guy who plays basketball from November to March. " The 6-foot-2 Mitchell scored 1,369 points in four seasons at St. Joseph. He averaged 18.9 points as a senior. He plans to play basketball next year at Camden County College, with hopes of transferring to a four-year school to continue his career on the hardwood.
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May 30, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jack Pierce and his wife were "cringing. " They wanted their son Sterling to return to the sport of track and field. They knew it was "in his blood. " They knew he could flourish. They also knew it had to be his decision. "It has to be something you do with joy, from your heart," said Jack Pierce, a bronze medalist in the 110-meter hurdles at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. Sterling Pierce knew his father and mother, Marva, wanted to see him on the track. He knew they were "dropping hints" without pushing too hard.
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April 25, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Track isn't necessarily Marissa Topolski's best sport. In fact, this is only the Lenape High senior's second season of track and field, and she was called upon Thursday to run an anchor leg at the Penn Relays. Perhaps that's why Topolski, also a soccer star, couldn't quite keep still before the 4x400-meter relay in the South Jersey Large Schools race. "I jump up and down a lot," she said, smiling. "I stretch, I crack my knuckles and I talk a lot, and really fast. " "Lots of stretching," said teammate Shannon Storms, laughing.
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July 3, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Frank E. Greenberg, 81, formerly of Penn Valley, a Philadelphia lawyer and standout track and field official, died Sunday, June 29, at an assisted-living facility in Palm Harbor, Fla., of complications associated with Alzheimer's disease. He had been ill for several years, said his friend Stuart Gellman. Born in Philadelphia, he graduated from Overbrook High School in 1950, and earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business and a degree from Penn's Law School.
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June 12, 2014 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
Curtis Thompson's two Meet of Champions javelin medals hang next to each other in his room. The Florence senior earned his first last year when he finished fourth. This year, Thompson took home a first-place medal after setting a state record of 224 feet, 10 inches at the Meet of Champs. When he looks at the two medals, he just thinks "progress. " Thompson, The Inquirer's 2014 South Jersey boys' track and field athlete of the year, had the longest throw in the country for the second straight year, but this year's accomplishment was different.
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April 24, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Year after year, the Penn Relays and the Drake Relays are conducted on the same late April weekend, one in a huge Eastern metropolis, the other in a relatively quiet Midwestern burg, two cities about 1,000 miles apart. Track aficionados annually check out the results from both Penn and Drake to compare times and to check which meet has the most star athletes. Many like to think that the two meets compete for teams, athletes, and attention. However, if you listen to the directors of the two meets, they only want to see track and field thrive.
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May 31, 2013
Here is a look at the state track and field championships: Groups 4, 1, and A At Egg Harbor Township, Friday at 3:30 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. Group 4 boys' team to watch: Host Egg Harbor has depth in field events led by Kofi Yamoah. Group 4 boys' athlete to watch: Lenape's Mike Williams won the 400-meter hurdles (54.47 seconds) and 400 (50.02) at the sectional meet. Group 4 girls' team to watch: Led by Jess Woodard and Courtney Foster, Cherokee won the sectional title.
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May 27, 2013
The Results   Team Scoring Class AA girls: 1 Swenson, 77; 2, Brookville Area, 42; 3, Villa Joseph Marie, 22; 4 (tie) Elk County Catholic and Washington, 20; 6, Central Columbia, 19; 7 (tie) Montoursville Area, Springdale, Villa Maria Academy and Saint Mary's Area, 18. Class AAA girls: 1 Hempfield Area, 53.5; 2 Cheltenham, 27; 3 (tie) Central Bucks South and Central Bucks West, 26; 5 Greater Latrobe, 21; 6 (tie) Penn Wood, Quakertown and Chambersburg, 20; 9 Cumberland Valley, 17; 10 North Penn, 15. Class AA boys: 1 West Middlesex, 60; 2 Trinity, 48; 3 Schuylkill Valley, 37; 4 Annville-Cleona, 28; 5 Wilmington, 24; 6 Washington, 23.5; 7 (tie)
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May 20, 2013 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
As the high-jump medalists grew antsy waiting in line for their turn on the podium, Wellington Zaza saw an opportunity. Zaza lay down across the steps and lifted his head to look at the woman handing out the medals. "Wake me up when you need me," he said. If anyone earned the right to a catnap Saturday at the PIAA District 1 track and field championships, Zaza was the guy. The Garnet Valley star came to the Coatesville event shooting for four individual titles. He ended up with three.
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