July 13, 2010
Athlete School Major GPA Sean Biehn Rowan Music Education 3.51 Joseph Carpenter Haverford Psychology 3.70 R.J. Every Gwynedd Mercy Business Admin. 3.80 Brian Fulton Penn Bio. Behavior 3.94 Dan Geary Gwynedd Mercy Accounting 3.
May 30, 1993 |
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.
April 27, 2013 |
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.
September 16, 1987 |
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.
February 4, 2000 |
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.
May 15, 2008 |
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.
May 15, 1986 |
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.
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.
June 17, 2011 |
Villanova's Shelia Reid has the phrase "first-ever" next to her name quite often. So Thursday's news might not have been that surprising. Reid was voted the 2011 Honda Sports Award winner in track and field. That came in addition to the cross-country award she had previously received - an impressive haul for any runner. It's a feat, winning both the track and field and cross-country Honda Awards, that hasn't been accomplished by a woman since Amy Skieresz won both 13 years ago for the University of Arizona.