February 8, 1988 |
According to Chester track coach Jim Joyce, Samara Benson hasn't yet done all that she can do in the track world. And if that's the case, Delaware County track teams might as well concede the triple jump for the rest of the year. In the Track and Field Coaches Association Meet at Lehigh University on Friday, Benson set a new county record of 38 feet, 1/2 inch in the triple jump, and anchored Chester's winning 880 relay team that just missed setting another Delco record, as the Clippers won medals in six events.
April 24, 1997 |
It's fortunate for the rest of the Suburban One American Conference that the weather was less than ideal last Saturday. If it had been nicer, Wissahickon might have run away with everything in the Suburban One American Conference Relays at Wissahickon. As it was, the Trojans took five running events and two field-event relays to dominate the field. Wissahickon won the shuttle hurdles in 1 minute, 10.7 seconds, the 440-yard relay in 51.4 seconds, the 880-yard relay in 1:51.4, the mile relay in 4:12.
May 31, 1996 |
William Penn's girls got an early jump on Simon Gratz yesterday on the first day of the Public League Track and Field championships at Edison High. The Lions won gold medals in all four field events and opened a huge lead on second-place Gratz, 69-32, as they aim for their 13th straight title. Charlene Jones led William Penn by winning the long jump (18 feet, 5 inches) and the triple jump (38-4 1/4). Maria Joyner won the shot put (34-2 1/4), and Jalima Levine took the high jump (5-2)
April 11, 1994 |
Like many track coaches, Penncrest's George Munro uses the indoor season to get his athletes in shape for the spring season. This year, that approach has worked well. Saturday at the Central League Relays at Conestoga High, the Lions' boys competed in 18 events and won four first-place medals and six second-place medals. "The guys are realizing how important it is to run throughout the year," Munro said. "A couple of kids ran indoors for the first time this year, and it really paid off. " The Lions took the shuttle-hurdles relay with senior Byrne Remphrey and junior Ken Ferro winning in 1 minute, 5.1 seconds.
April 10, 2000 |
Rob Georges has been able to just show up at track meets and win medals so far. The 6-foot-6 Bishop McDevitt senior won the Catholic League's indoor triple-jump and high-jump championships last month with less than a week of track practice after the basketball season had ended. Georges finished second in the triple jump in the season-opening Pennsylvania Track Coaches Classic outdoor meet two weeks ago, then he won the triple and high jumps in the Council Rock Invitational on April 1. He is one of those athletes for whom the word potential is frequently used.
January 21, 2013 |
The College of New Jersey's Steven D'Aiutolo (Cinnaminson) took top honors in the triple jump Saturday at the New York University Challenge at the Armory in New York City. D'Aiutolo's leap of 47 feet, 2 inches qualified him for the ECAC Championships. He was also part of the 4x400 relay team that placed third. The Golden Lions' Emily Kulcyk (Cherokee) was a member of the women's 4x400 relay team that finished fourth. She also placed fifth in the 500. Liz Johnson (Rancocas Valley)
July 18, 1988 |
The Olympic Track and Field Trials has not been the best of all possible meets for Mike Conley, the jumper from Chicago who was eliminated in the triple jump on Saturday - and again yesterday. In competition marred by gusting winds on Saturday, Conley finished fourth at 57 feet, 9 3/4 inches, just missing the last Olympic team slot. That final spot was picked off by Robert Cannon, a 30-year-old former Indiana University athlete, by a margin of a half-inch. Conley, the 1984 Olympic silver medalist who ranked No. 2 in the world in his event last year, filed a protest after the judges came up with two different triple jump measurements - one where his heels had landed, and another where his shorts apparently had touched the sand - on his final jump.
December 7, 1995 |
Call it a triple triple. That's the best way of describing Leonard Mason's event and his accomplishment in Saturday's Track Coaches Association of Greater Philadelphia Division II indoor meet. Not only did the Bishop McDevitt junior win the triple jump with a leap of 44 feet, 1 inch at Lehigh University, but he equaled his victorious distance a total of three times. Nobody else in Division I or II competition exceeded 44 feet. Patrick McGinley of La Salle was first in Division I at 43-9 3/4. "We were happy not just with the win, but the series of jumps," McDevitt coach Paul Poiesz said.
April 10, 1986 |
In last week's Suburban One American season-opener against Plymouth- Whitemarsh, Cheltenham coach Paul Gorka decided to use Monica Ellis in the triple jump. For Ellis, it was a first. "When I found out about it, I thought it was great," Ellis said. "I was looking forward to giving it a try. Then coach Gorka came over and asked me if I had my marks down. I told him I didn't even know what marks were. " Marks, Gorka explained, are strategically placed pieces of tape that enable triple jumpers to get their steps down during their approaches.
May 1, 1994 |
Fans at the northeast end of Franklin Field roared with every jump by Sheila Hudson-Strudwick and Cynthea Rhodes yesterday, as perfect weather, thousands of fans and an Olympic field combined to produce exciting competition in the triple jump at the Penn Relays. Hudson-Strudwick - or "Hud-Strud," as she calls herself - came within 2 1/4 inches of tying her American outdoor mark in the Olympic Development event. And she gave the fans some of the credit for her effort. "The crowd helped a lot," she said of her winning jump of 46 feet, 6 inches.