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February 8, 1988 | By John Fosnocht, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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April 24, 1997 | By Joe Fite, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
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May 31, 1996 | By Chris Goldberg, FOR THE INQUIRER
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)
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April 11, 1994 | By Brian Freeman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
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April 10, 2000 | By Frank Bertucci, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
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.
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January 21, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
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)
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July 18, 1988 | By Ron Reid, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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December 7, 1995 | By Ira Josephs, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
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April 10, 1986 | By Matt Schuman, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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May 1, 1994 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Inquirer staff writers Joe Juliano and Ron Reid contributed to this article
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.
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July 15, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
THE 2012-13 school year was a year of firsts for both Wellington Zaza and his track coach at Garnet Valley, Andrew Etter. Etter was in his first year as the head coach of the Jaguars and Zaza was in his first year at the school, having spent his freshman and sophomore years at Upper Darby before going to Strath Haven for his junior year. Zaza's father, Billy Neewray, is an international soccer agent based in Switzerland. Zaza has lived with different family members, and family reasons kept him on the move throughout his high school career, but his movement on the track and field stayed consistent.
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May 30, 2015 | By Jesse Dougherty, Inquirer Staff Writer
A week ago, Kelli Cruciotti missed her Skype graduation from online high school because she was riding in a competition. That paid off Thursday night, when the 17-year-old became the youngest winner of the Sapphire Grand Prix at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair. The Grand Prix dates to 1978. "I've always dreamed about doing a class like this in front of as many people," Cruciotti said. "To have such a great result is a dream come true. " Cruciotti, of Elizabeth, Colo., riding her own Chamonix H, took home the $30,000 prize with a time of 38.678 seconds.
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May 16, 2015 | By Evan Cross, Inquirer Staff Writer
Stephen McClellan of St. Joseph's Prep set a District 12 meet record in the 800 meters Thursday with a time of 1 minute, 54.54 seconds at Germantown's Benjamin L. Johnston Memorial Stadium. McClellan won his Class AAA race by more than a second and topped the previous record, set by Haneef Hardy of Swenson in 2011, by eight tenths of a second. McClellan was also part of the Hawks' first-place 4x400 relay team, along with Benny Walls, Robert Dupell II and Miles Green. The team ran a time of 3:21.36, edging out second-place Cardinal O'Hara.
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April 27, 2015 | By E.J. Smith, Inquirer Staff Writer
It wasn't until his sophomore year at Delsea that Ameer Banks realized his aptitude for field events. The Delsea senior had cleared a jump bar set at 5-foot-7 during a gym class his freshman year. His gym teacher persuaded him to go out for track the following year. Now a senior, Banks tied for fourth place Saturday at the Penn Relays in the boys' high-jump championship with a mark of 6-7.75. Clayton Brown of Jamaica College won the event by clearing 6-10.25. Williamstown's Devin Bradham was eighth (6-6.75)
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April 4, 2015 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
After watching Kevin Harrison have a 10-minute conversation on Wednesday, Lenape coach Nick Tyson joked that it was the most he's ever seen him talk. Tyson is a first-year coach, but he was an assistant for the last five years and spent a lot of time around the jumpers. He noticed Harrison because he showed up every day and never complained. He was quiet, but he drew attention by working hard and earning opportunities in meets. That's part of what made his winter season so different.
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May 25, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - The high-jump bar sprang loose and fell to the mat, placing Shannon Taub's chances on the brink. The Council Rock South junior bounced off the mat in the southwest end of the Shippensburg University infield. Two officials from the PIAA track and field championships replaced the bar Taub had knocked down after failing to clear 5 feet, 7 inches. It was her second straight miss Friday morning. One more would eliminate her. "I knew I had the clearance. It was just the little things," Taub said.
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May 24, 2014 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
Whenever Mikhail Micheaux's name is in his school's morning announcements or he appears at a banquet for his track and field exploits, Eastern boys' track coach Casey McAleer makes sure he includes a note in parentheses next to Micheaux's name. M-eye-kale Mee-sh-oh. Micheaux, whose last name is Creole and derives from family ties to Louisiana, is used to his name's being butchered. McAleer, a social studies teacher in the morning, wrongly assumed Micheaux's first name was pronounced "like Mikhail Gorbachev.
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May 19, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Taylor Hojnacki's second preliminary throw fell short of her usual mark, causing the Central Bucks South senior to retreat to Coatesville's adjacent practice area. She had already secured a place in Saturday afternoon's Class AAA shot-put final at the District 1 track and field championship. But the defending champion said she wanted to perfect the way she turns her hips in the middle of the circle. Hojnacki extended her left hand straight ahead. She pretended to hold a shot close to her chin in her right hand.
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May 18, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
La Salle won five individual events en route to claiming the District 12 Class AAA track and field championship. The meet was held at the Germantown and Northeast supersites on Wednesday and Thursday. La Salle's Levi Jones swept the 110- and 300-meter hurdles. Freshman Alex Sislo claimed the triple jump. Eddie Losier took the pole vault, and Grant Jones came out on top in the javelin. Simon Gratz's Nydair Rouse was fastest in the 100 and 200. Central's Samuel Reid was also a double winner, taking the discus and shot put. Del-Val Charter rode its relay teams to the boys' AA title.
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May 12, 2014 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was a triumphant Saturday for the Cheltenham track teams at the Suburban One American championships at Plymouth Whitemarsh. The Panthers swept the boys' and girls' team titles, knocking down several meet records in the process. John Lewis won three events, including records in the 400 meters (47.69 seconds) and 300 hurdles (38.38). He also claimed the 800. Christian Brissett took gold in the 100 and 200 meters, and ran on the winning 4x100 relay. Katelyn Jackson (100 and 200)
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