Nicole Leach in China Aug 23, 2006

Nicole Leach (West Catholic/UCLA), travelled to China for the IAAF Junior World Championships, and came away with Silver (in the 400 Hurdles) and Gold (in the 4x400). These tremendous photos are courtesy of Victah Sailer of

Smith, Team USA Set to Compete in Tonight\'s Final Aug 20, 2006

Calvin Smith, a recent graduate of Tampa Freedom who is bound for UF this fall, will compete tonight with Team USA in the Mens 4x400 Meter Relay. USA won their heat in the prelims on Saturday with a time of 3:06.07.

IAAF World Juniors in China, Leach 2nd in 400H, anchors JR 4x400... but Fritz is NH... Aug 16, 2006

Good news-bad news for PA. To close out the six-day meet, Nicole Leach (West Catholic/UCLA), anchored the 4x400 to a World Juniors Leading in the 4x400. On Day Three (8/17) Leach had taken 2nd in the 400 Hurdles in 55.55, .20 off of her PR. Jamaica\'s Kaliese Spencer was 1st in 55.11. On Day One, Ryan Fritz (Octorara/Penn State) did not advance to the Finals in the High Jump.

7/21-8/20: 3 wins & a 6th for Krais @ AAU|Big Jav @ Keystone|Price wins 800, Shaffer PV @ USATF Jul 24, 2006

The final big meets of outdoor, from Blunt to World Juniors. In the Multis at the AAU Junior Olympics in Norfolk, Virginia, Ryan Krais won the Intermediate Girls Heptathlon on the first two days of competition to improve her US Soph Class Record. On Day Five, she won the 400 Hurdles for her 2nd title. And on Day Six, she added a third title, taking the 100 Hurdles in 14.03. And on Day Eight, she took 6th in the 400. Also on Day Eight, a Havertown Middle Schooler, Sophia Meehan set an AAU record in the 3000 Meter Run, going 10:42.77. She runs for the Dashers Track Club. At the USATF Junior Olympics in Baltimore, in the Intermediate Girls 800 Finals, Easton\'s Chanelle Price set a meet and junior Intermediate record with her 2nd best 800 ever (photo by Robert Wallingford, Sarah Morrison and Tim Wertner were the individual champs at the 3rd Tim & Susan Cook Memorial Mile Road Race. At the Keystone Games, Andrew Fahringer of Whitehall, threw the Javelin to a US#3 mark.