\"There is no feeling in the world that could compare with the feeling I got standing on the starting line for each race I ran at the Armory. People screaming and cheering, lights flashing, people running out of their minds...\"
Photo Gallery of 12/30 Robert J. Burdette Indoor Classic @ Lehigh University
Three of PA\'s best 400m guys offered a possible preview of a hot 400 final at States this year, with three breaking 51 seconds. Coatesville\'s Clarence Smith busted a big triple jump. Those performances, plus the girls 60H, 60m, and 400 led five US#1 performances for the meet. The freshman girls continue to shine in the early going in PA.
Juan Cave clears 6-10 to join Ryan Fritz in some rare air. Carrington Queen gets off to faster start than he finished in 2004 indoor. Lauretta Dezubay returns from injury with nice 5:10.45 Mile.
In their final meet of the year of 2004, Thomas Dale\'s Dennis Boone, St. Catherine\'s Katie Doswell, and Hermitage\'s Queen Harrison made sure they closed out the year strong as each individual won two individuals events at the Green Dragon Clinic meet held at the Arthur Ashe Center over the break for the holidays.
Two time Olympian Jim Ryun will be in Orlando and will provide a motivational and historical talk to Central Florida high school athletes at North Park Baptist Church, Monday, January 3 at 10 a.m.
The Friends of Indoor Track (F.I.T.) meet will once again showcase many of the top athletes from the Northern Region of Virginia as well as drawing from some of the fine Maryland public and private schools programs along with some of the top squads from the District of Columbia and the Eastern Region of Virginia.
The Simon Gratz boys 4x200 ran a 1:28.25 to win the event at the Marine Corps Holiday Classic 12/28 at the New York Armory. The time is a meet record, and also breaks the 1:28.49 state indoor record set by Glen Mills in 2002. They also won the Sprint Medley Relay in 3:38.36, and the 4x400 in 3:20.14.
12/28-Judge denies coach\'s request to lift suspension - from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
\"On the starting line, I reminded everyone of how bad losing felt, and that we weren\'t going to have that feeling again. At first it seemed that our race was lackluster, judging by our times.
Both state boys\' cross country champs have received post-season honors from The Harrier, while Homeschooled Neely Spence of Shippensburg was named an All-Frosh team.
After running the table in the state of Pennsylvania for the entire cross country season, both AAA state champs finish the year in the top 25 in the US.
\"From 2003 to 2004, Coach Roseberry spent a lot of time preparing us for this race. We had run there before and trained on the course during the summer. However, nothing could prepare me for the magnitude of the race. Having shot for top three, winning this race was an amazing accomplishment for our team.\" - The season journal of Cedar Cliff\'s Pat Caulfield.
Emerging talent is making their mark on the PA indoor season. But it\'s the expected dominance of the West Catholic girls that keeps shining through at every meet.
Another returning high jumper got into thinner air in his first start, and two PCL teams battle it out in the DMR.
Great Valley\'s boys posted a strong 10:56.1 win the DMR, while the 200 is stacking up to be a strong suit for PA boys this year.
Just how did Cedar Cliff capture one of just 20 spots in the first Nike Team Nationals? What was their summer training like? Did they have any doubts along the way? The Cedar Cliff boys varsity talks about their season, in their own words.
In New York, the NYSPHSAA (New York State Public High School Athletic Association) is the final word. Yet, thanks to renewed and apparently expanding enforcement of existing regulations, it\'s turning out they also have influence in a lot of other states.
Here are the cutoffs to be entered into our 2004-2005 Indoor elite performances database.
Few runners question the wisdom of running a race at an even pace or even \"negative splitting.\" Not only are negative splits a recipe for faster times, but they lessen post-race fatigue, boost confidence, and engender a more pleasurable race experience overall
Featuring athletes from West Catholic, Archbishop Carroll and Perkiomen Valley, PA ran exceptionally well at the Bishop Loughlin Games/168th Street Invitational on Sat Dec 18th.
A complete list of every PA qualifier to the Kinney/Foot Locker Championships.
The short sprints and DMR were the hottest events at the 3rd Division 2 meet of the season.
12/18-Campbell wins SP, Adelye ties 60m MR, tight, fast finish at 300m @ TFCAGP D1 mt #3 @ Haverford
Darus Campbell of Glen Mills is off to a good start, taking another Shot Put competition. West Chester East\'s Remi Adelye tied a meet record in the 60 dash. And a one-two-three finish in the blink of an eye in the 300 meters dash.
Over 30 million active runners in this country, and fueled by the ever growing participation in marathons and half-marathons, the group keeps growing! Most runners will at some time experience an injury severe enough to cause them to miss a week or more of training. Fortunately for runners, most of these injuries will indeed heal. An understanding of the causes of running injuries and basic treatment principles will hasten healing and return to training.
Just how did Cedar Cliff capture one of just 20 spots in the first Nike Team Nationals? What was their summer training like? And there are dozens more questions answered in this multi-part series beginning Sunday, December 26th on PennTrackXC.com.
Although I really enjoyed going back to San Diego again, I did not run my best during the race. I\'m not exactly sure why I didn\'t run as well as I had hoped, because I had really thought that I was ready beforehand.
An unbelievable start to the indoor season by two of the senior stars who are favored in their respective events, one nearing a 7-foot HJ, and the other over 66 feet in the Shot. Plus, Brianna Flagg had a nice opening throw to win the Shot Put.
17 senior cross country athletes participated in the 2004 Shrine Bowl Run this morning. The event started at the Shriner\'s Hospital in Greenville and ended at Wofford College, home of the 2004 Shrine Bowl. 14 photographs are now online from the event.
At the 51st annual Bishop Loughlin Games held at the New York Armory, Bethel junior Francena McCorory ran the second fastest U.S. high school prep time ever for 300 meters with her 37.60 clocking to win the event. McCorory\'s previous personal best in the event was her state meet record breaking 38.23 clocking at last year\'s Group AAA state title victory. McCorory will certainly have ample opportunities to go after the national record as the season is very young.
Photo Gallery of 12/17 DVGTCA Indoor Meet #3 @ Lehigh University
Hatboro-Horsham delivered a 3200m message. Ryann Krais of Methacton (in photo) burst onto scene in the first two meets, and tonight, she continued to amaze...
Hill School senior Nicole Burns began her season within striking distance of her outdoor PR in the 400, and doubled with the 200 win. And Kristin Reed and Faye Korich battle in the Mile.
12/15-Tilger posts best 3k of young season, McClenton wins two events @ PCL Boys Meet #1 @ Haverford
Chris Tilger of Archbishop Carroll got off to a quick start in the 3000, and Conwell-Egan\'s Jeff McClenton took two events.
A brief list of the times and cities for the Fox Sports Net broadcast of the 2004 Foot Locker H.S. X-Country Championships for Monday, December 20.
The story in the Detroit Free Press.
17 photograps are now online from the Junior Olympic Nationals. The meet took place on Dec. 11 in Schaumburg, Ill.
It was West Catholic night in the sprints at the first PCL Girls meet of the season.
Andy talks to us about the satisfaction of attaining his goal of qualifying for Footlocker Nationals and the joy of the \"drinking soda, staying up late, and being able to have some freedom!\"
The West Catholic girls and Simon Gratz boys took their top relays to New York and established some early season top marks both nationally and state-wide, while setting school and meet records.
The hurdles were the hottest event in Division 2, as Penn Charter\'s Kamal Marell ran 8.1 for the win...
West Mifflin\'s Montel Williamson went to run, and run fast, winning both the 60 and 200 dashes, and contributing to the 4x400 win of 3:40.27. McDowell\'s Travis Coleman won the Shot Put. Alexandra Acker took 1st in the Pole Vault. And West Mifflin sprinter Monica Allen had two top three finishes.
It was Jeff Weiss\' first trip west of Ohio, and he went as far as a high school cross country runner can go, all the way to San Diego and the Foot Locker Finals.
The 2004 Shrine Bowl Run will take place this Saturday. The run, in its 19th year, will start at Greenville Shriner\'s Hospital and end at Gibbs Stadium in Spartanburg, home of the Wofford Terriers.
47 photographs are now online for viewing from the USATF Junior Olympic National Championships. The meet took place in Schaumburg, Ill.
The 98th Millrose Games will feature the prestigious Scholastic Miles for both Boys and Girls. Invitation policies are quite specific, and the 2005 version is available now in PDF.
The Distance Medley Relays heated up early this year, as the North Penn foursome of Cody Edling, Chris Dollinger, Phil Wright and Sean Doyle pulled two other teams under 11...
BATON ROUGE -- LSU senior Jimmy Wiggins was named the Louisiana Sports Writers Association\'s Male Cross Country Runner of the Year and three other were selected to the All-Louisiana team the organization announced Sunday.
Wiggins Named LSWA Male Runner of the Year
Miller runs his \"best race\" of the year at Foot Lockers to earn 2nd All-American - His 15th place finish is the best by a Pennsylvania runner since Council Rock runner Danny Coval\'s 7th place in 1999.
Spring Valley junior Kate Niehaus placed 33rd overall at the Footlocker Championships Saturday at Balboa Park in San Diego. The state meet record holder ran a 5k time of 19:17 in her third Footlocker Championships.
Hayfield senior Melissa Dewey earned All-American honors by finishing 13th overall at the 2004 Foot Locker Nationals race held at Balboa Park in San Diego, California. Dewey finished with a time of 18:23 on the 5K course and was the second highest finisher from the South region after finishing fourth at the Foot Locker South Regional race. Fellow Virginia Aurora Scott finished 28 seconds behind Dewey in 26th place. The Western Branch freshmen was the third finishing freshmen of five total in the race. The race was won by junior Aislinn Ryan of New York in a time of 17:31.
The 2004-2005 Pennsylvania Indoor schedule is nearly complete. Every meet listed has been confirmed...
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The Nike Team Nationals will be on Comcast Sports Net at 5pm Eastern on Saturday December 11th.
PIAA 2004 AAA State Discus Champion, and two-time runner-up on the Shot Put (2004 Indoor & Outdoor) Ryan Whiting of Central Dauphin HS in Harrisburg, has signed with Arizona State University.
12/4-Queen opens strong in 55 Hurdles, Carroll continues distance comeback @ TFCAGP D2 Mt #1@ Lehigh
Carrington Queen, the Chichester hurdling talent, got his steps going early. Penn Charter\'s Kamal Marell posted the fastest 55 dash of the day, but was beaten in the finals. Strath Haven\'s Scott Henkelman long-jumped 22-04.75. Archbishop Carroll continued to show the improvement the distance program has achieved.
Darus Campbell of Glen Mills opened his season with a Shot Put win, while Malik Sams of Bonner did the same in the Hurdles. And relay crews got off to a good start as well as well.
Nicole Leach and Latavia Thomas are off and runnin\' fast for West Catholic. And there\'s new freshman talent making their oval debut for Conestoga and others.
Complete coverage of PA state champs Cedar Cliff at the first Nike Team Nationals in Portland, Oregon on 12/4, including Pre-Race Quotes, Photo Gallery, Notes, and Post-Race Quotes
\"It was a positive season and a positive experience. I think the best thing they did was to handle the pressure (this year). This is not going to be the end of Cedar Cliff at this level.\" -- A post-race interview with Cedar Cliff head coach Ken Roseberry.
Photos by Bob Cooke capturing both the race and the atmosphere in Portland.
When it was all said and done, it was truly a great event. Sure, the sun never shined, it felt like the midst of winter, and it was foggy and damp most of the time, some thought the course was too hard, some in the minority thought the course was too easy, but along the way it was one heck of an experience for all involved.
Photos from Bob Cooke who is in Portland for flrunners.com checking out the scenery. These are some photos of the teams arriving and the course being prepared for today\'s big race!
Pre-race quotes from Cedar Cliff head coach Ken Roseberry and #1 man Pat Caulfield from Portland, Oregon, site of the 1st Nike Team Championships.
I represent one of the 4 teams from Texas at the first ever Nike Team National event. My intent was to jot down a few items each day and send them to Alex to publish. Little did I know how hard it would be. I am sitting in my room at the Embassy Suites on Friday morning 5:15 local time not really remembering where I am or what time it is.
Earlier this year, Nike, in conjunction with the USATF, announced a brand new concept in cross-country running: Nike Team Nationals. The boys from Winter Park were the lone Florida team that managed to land one of the coveted berths. Here\'s how they did it.
Performance list to one of the first indoor high school meets of the season at the LATFC Indoor Track & Field Invitational.
Wren High distance runner Sunday Ford has signed a National Letter of Intent to run collegiately at Clemson University starting in the fall semester.
Virginia Tech's track & field teams begin the 2004-05 indoor season at the Clemson Opener on Friday, Dec. 3. The meet will be held at the Clemson indoor track & field complex and is slated to begin at 1 p.m. with the women's weight throw and men's 3000m run, and end with the women's 4x400m relay at 8:50 p.m.