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In the lead-up to one of the strongest indoor events in the country before nationals, we break down the 500.
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With McFarland, USA hitting theaters this week, MileSplit looks back at the best HS track & field stars.
Chanelle Price Signs Deal With Nike
Ryan Whiting repeated as world champion in the shot put at the IAAF Indoor Championships, while price led the 800 final wire-to-wire and Ali shocked the top in her event.
Former UT standout Chanelle Price took gold the 800-meter run Sunday at the 2014 IAAF World Championships. (via www.utsports.com)
The next-to-last weekend for indoor with the World Champs this weekend, followed by the US HS Champs next weekend.
Former Tennessee All-American Chanelle Price had an impressive showing in Saturday's Flanders Cup meeting in Belgium.
Photos by Vic Sailer, PhotoRun
Running in the open race at the Georgia Games Track & Field Championships last weekend, Tennesee sophomore (2008 Easton PA grad) Chanelle Price PRed in the 800, running 2:01.33, her fastest time since her 2:01.64 at the 2008 Prefontaine Classic.
Tennessee came into the New Balance Collegiate Invitational simply looking to run fast. And that’s exactly what they did.
As the year draws to a close, we will be counting down what we felt were the 10 best performances of 2008. Today we revisit the moment voted as #5 by our staff and webmasters.
NASHVILLE -- Chanelle Price was expected to make an immediate impact as a middle distance star on the University of Tennessee track & field team. The Lady Vol freshman showed on Friday evening in her collegiate debut that she has the tools also to be a difference-maker in cross country, finishing as UT's top runner at the Belmont Opener.
After careers that improved every year since they were freshmen, four of Pennsylvania's best-ever have garnered post-season honors by being named to the 2008 USA Today all-USA Track & Field Team. Chanelle Price and Neely Spence were named in the distances, Ryann Krais in the hurdles, and Karen Shump in the throws. No PA boys were named to the team. The story in USA Today.
Gatorade National Player of the Year, Chanelle Price, will be honored tonight at 9 p.m. (Eastern Time) on ESPN at the annual ESPY Awards. Price, who won the award on Wednesday, joined fellow track and field and cross country Gatorade Players of the Year Chris Derrick, German Fernandez and Ashley Brasovan, in Los Angeles earlier in the week, taking part in a ceremony that named her the top female athlete of the year nationally for all sports. The ESPYs is the most prominent award show for professional athletes, and includes most of the top athletes and sports in the country. Sunday's award show will be hosted by Justin Timberlake. ESPY Award Show, 9 p.m. (Eastern Time) on ESPN
The talented quartet of Chanelle Price (PA), German Fernandez (CA), Ashley Brasovan (FL) and Chris Derrick (IL) flew into Los Angeles Tuesday, taking part in a two day extravaganza that Gatorade puts on once a year. As the male and female winners of the Gatorade track and field and cross country Player of the Year awards, each athlete was put up a five-star hotel, got to mingle with such notable athletes as Matt Leinhart, Greg Oden, Allyson Felix and Candace Parker, and took part in an awards ceremony that preceded the ESPY Awards. The Gatorade Player of the Year program drew to an end, naming the male and female national winners. Read about Brasovan's and Derrick's experience, as the two took time out of their busy schedules to talk with MileSplit.
Congratulations Chanelle!!!!! Easton graduate, Tennessee signee, and US#2 all-time 800 runner Chanelle Price was named the 2008 Gatorade Athlete of the Year at a luncheon prior to tonight's ESPY Awards in Los Angeles, California. Price was presented the award by 2003 winner, and Olympian Allyson Felix. All Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year nominees walked the ESPY red carpet and were featured as special guests during The ESPY Awards Show Wednesday, July 16 in Los Angelos. The show will take place this evening and air on ESPN on Sunday, July 20, at 9:00 p.m. EDT. The Gatorade Press Release
The Gatorade National Player of the Year program selects an overall male and female winner each year, and on Wednesday Pennsylvania track star Chanelle Price was one of those athletes. Price, who won the national female track and field award last month, was the overall national female winner. Price joins a select group of individuals on the national list, including such notable professional athletes as track phenom Allyson Felix and basketball standout Candace Parker. Individual national athlete of the year winners from track and field and cross country, which were represented by Price, German Fernandez (CA), Chris Derrick (IL) and Ashley Brasovan (FL), were flown out to California Tuesday to take part in an awards ceremony on Wednesday and then invited to watch the ESPY's, where many of the top professional athletes receive awards for their accomplishments throughout the year. Congratulations to Chanelle on such a great honor. Gatorade Player of the Year Press Release Gatorade Player of the Year Website
Day one of the U.S. Olymic Team Trials is complete and four top high school athletes showed their best against the nation's top professional athletes. Leading the way Friday were seniors Victoria Jordan (TX) and Chanelle Price (PA), junior Anna Jelmini (CA), and sophomore Laura Roesler (ND). Read about the day's performances from MileSplit US on-site. (Laura Roesler pictured by Richard Svaleson) Top Friday Performances - Laura Roesler (ND) advances in women's 800m dash in 2:04.03 - Victoria Jordan (TX) runs 11.26 100m in prelims, 11.29 in quarters - Anna Jelmini (CA) throws 160-06 for women's discus, 19th overall - Chanelle Price (PA) finishes sixth in 800m heat with 2:05.93 effort
The #2 ranked (for now) all-time female prep 800 runner, Chanelle Price of Easton, has been named not only the Pennsylvania Gatorade/Rise Magazine Athlete of the 2007-08 Track & Field season, but the national recipient, as well. PA Don't Play... Central Dauphin junior Justin Shirk, who PRed this year with a throw of 221-3.00 at the PIAA State Championships, was named the Pennsylvania Gatorade Athlete of the Year. Photo by Timothy O'Dowd, Irishrunner.com The complete list of the 2008 Gatorade Track & Field Athletes of the Year in all 50 states and Washington DC in Rise Magazine
The Gatorade Player of the Year Program announced Wednesday morning that Chanelle Price (Easton, PA) (pictured left by Victah Sailer of PhotoRun.net) is their selection for the Gatorade National Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year. The Tennessee-bound Price has had an outstanding year, including her U.S. #2 all-time performance two weeks ago at the Prefontaine Classic. Over the past few years Price has dominated the girls 800m dash, establishing that she is as good as any professional middle distance runner in the United States. Gatorade Girls T&F AOY State Winners
Photo by Victah Sailor - PhotoRun.net Running stride for stride with Olympic Gold medalist Maria Mutola could have been unnerving for recent Easton grad Chanelle Price. After all, it was 650 meters into the biggest 800 of her young career, and Price had been in her trademark position since the cut-in off the waterfall start – the lead. "It was a little nerve-wracking" Price said this week a few days after her US#2 all-time 2:01.61 at the Prefontaine Classic. But Price didn't back down, and stayed with Mutola through much of the final curve. It was the furthest Price had gone with the lead in a race with this level of competition. In last year's USATF Championships, where Price raced all three rounds before placing 7th in the finals... she had been caught and passed at the 600 meter mark.
With so many big invitationals and championships this past weekend, we wrap-up the weekend and move forward with our eyes focused forward towards Columbus, Ohio (USATF Junior Nationals) and Greensboro, North Carolina (Nike Outdoor Nationals). In this week's edition of News & Notes we touch upon a few meets, how Price and Roesler are dominating forces and what the week ahead brings. (Pictured left: Chanelle Price in the Pre Classic 800m, photo by Victah Sailer of PhotoRun.net)
What a fantastic weekend it's been. Big championship style invitationals (Golden South, Golden West, Great Southwest) state meets (Ohio, Minnesota, New Hampshire, etc.) and the prestigous Prefontaine Classic hosted great high school competition all weekend long. A handful of U.S. top ten all-time performances took place, including Ryann Krais' (pictured left by Alan Versaw) U.S. #2 all-time heptathlon. **Chanelle Price (PA) runs 2:01.61 in Pre Classic 800m, U.S. #2 All-Time!!! **Laura Roesler (ND) runs 2:03.08 for 800m in California, U.S. #8 All-Time!!! **Jacquelyn Coward (TN) blazes 13.00 100m hurdles at Great Southwest, U.S. #2 All-Time!!! **Ryann Krais (PA) scores 5522 points at Great Southwest in heptathlon, U.S. #2 All-Time!!! Top Boys Weekend Highlights - Luke Puskedra (UT) runs 8:46.41 in Prefontaine Classic two-mile - D'Angelo Cherry (GA) blazes 10.16w in 100m at Golden West - Trotwood-Madison (OH) runs 1:25.44 4x2, 3:13.46 4x4 at OH State - Zach Wills (OH), only a freshman, wins OH State 3200m in 9:15.34 - Zachary Mellon (MN) runs 1:49.69 800m at MN State, U.S.#3 - Apple Valley (MN) wins 4x800 at MN State in U.S.#4 of 7:45.31 - Curtis Beach (NM) wins Great SW decathlon with 7262 points - Nick Vena (NJ) beats Mike Alleman (NJ) with 65-03.50 SP in NJ - Brett Johnson (NJ) runs 56.5 last lap to win NJ 1600m in 4:09.03 Top Girls Weekend Highlights - Alitta Boyd (CA) leaps 42-00 TJ, 19-06.25 LJ at Golden West - Ebony Eutsey (FL) blazes U.S.#1 400m in 53.23 at Golden West - Ryann Krais (PA) wins 300mH in 41.20 at Great Southwest - Hannah Carson (AZ) throws 160-11 javelin at Great Southwest - Three Texas high jumpers clear 6-00 at Great Southwest - Meshawn Graham (OH) runs U.S.#2 400m at OH State in 53.30 - Aareon Payne (OH) blazes 11.78 100m, 23.88 200m at OH State - Jillian Smith (NJ) runs U.S.#3 800m of 2:05.26 in NJ, U.S.#3 - Melanie Thompson (NJ) wins NJ MOC 3200m in 10:17.18, U.S.#5 Meet Pages & Results: Great Southwest T&F Classic - NJ Meet of Champions
With so many great results this past weekend, we wrap-up the weekend and look ahead in our weekly News & Notes section. This week we discuss a freshman shot put sensation not named Nick Vena, the big 1600m race in Minnesota on Saturday, other state action and the Prefontaine Classic. (Pictured left is Ryan Crouser of Oregon (wearing #65) and his cousin Sam Crouser. Ryan has throw 60-02 this year in the shot put as a freshman. Photo by Kim Spir)
Chanelle Price (PA) (pictured left by Irishrunner.com's Timothy O'Dowd) will get one big race between her final PIAA state meet and the Olympic Trials, and it won't be Nike Outdoor Nationals or USATF Junior Nationals. It'll be the prestigious Prefontaine Classic on Sunday June 8 at Hayward Field at the Univeristy of Oregon. The race is the Prefontaine retirement of 800 meter legend Maria Mutolo and features one of the strongest 800m fields seen on U.S. soil this summer. Much more soon.
From Christine Babcock's (CA) monster 1600m run, to Joseph Franklin's (FL) dominating 800m dash, to the great dual between Donn Cabral (CT) and Willie Ahearn (CT) at two-miles, this last weekend in May completely shocked the high school track and field world with amazing performances. (Photo of Mat Smoody running 1:50.71 to win the Illinois State Champs. 800m, photo by Paul Kwak) News & Notes Highlights - Christine Babcock (CA) sets new fed. 1600m record of 4:36.57 - Chanelle Price (PA) breaks 2:03 for 800m, first time this year - German Fernandez (CA) runs U.S. #1 3200m in 8:45.08 - Joe Franklin (FL) beats Dylan Ferris (NC) in Atlanta at 800m - Donn Cabral (CT), Willie Ahearn (CT) break nine for two-mile - Mat Smoody (IL) continues two year unbeaten streak at 800m
In the 800, She could be a Contender - in the May 28 New York Times Chanelle Price will get one big race between her final PIAA state meet and the Olympic Trials, and it won't be Nike Outdoor Nationals or USATF Junior Nationals. It'll be the prestigious Prefontaine Classic on Sunday June 8 at Hayward Field at the Univeristy of Oregon. The race is the Prefontaine-retirement of 800 meter legend Maria Mutolo. Price was also named the USATF Athlete of the Week for the 2nd time during her senior year. Her 2:02.90 broke prep records held by two legends of the event, and achieved the "B" standard for the upcoming Olympic Trials. Price's first award was on January 29th after she set the US prep record for 500 meters at the New Balance Armory in New York City.
The regular season is quickly coming to an end as over a dozen more state meets take place this weekend. States like Pennsylvania, Illinois, Washington and Oregon all hold their last contests of the season. MileSplit will keep you up to date with all the top state meet performances, and the few other non-state meets, throughout the weekend, so make sure to keep checking back. (Pictured left: Missouri's Maurice Mitchell wins 100m, 200m & 400m at state, pictured by Tracy Rollins) **Johannes Swanepoel (KS) sets soph. class record in javelin with toss of 221-02!!! Top Boys Weekend Highlights - Maurice Mitchell (MO) wins 100m, 200m, 400m & 4x1 at MO State - North Penn (PA) wins state 4x800m relay in U.S.#1 of 7:38.79 - Jordan Clarke (AK) improves U.S.#1 shot put with 71-03 mark - German Fernandez (CA) runs 8:45.08 3200m, 4:07.62 1600m - Mat Smoody (IL) runs 1:50.71 800 at Illinois State Meet - Raymond Butts (CA) leaps 24-10.50 in long jump in CA - Dominguez (CA) blazes 3:11.50 4x400m relay in California - Rob Finnerty (MN) runs 4:08.76 in 1600m at conference meet - Sam Crouser (OR) tosses javelin 199-06 at Oregon State Champs. Top Girls Weekend Highlights - Laura Roesler (ND) wins 100m, 200m, 400m & 800m at ND State - Alishea Usery (MO) runs 24.43 200m, 54.53 400m at MO State - Chanelle Price (PA) runs 2:02.90 800m to win PA State - Christine Babcock (CA) blazes 4:36.57 1600m run in CA - Fawn Miller (PA) throws soph. class record javelin in 167-02 - Gwynned Mercy (PA) runs 9:04.35 4x800m relay at PA State - Vashti Thomas (CA) 20-05 Long Jump, 43-01.50 TJ & U.S. #1 - Cydney Ross (MO) runs 2:09.88 800m, 4:55.23 1600m at MO State - Stephanie Foreman (AR) vaults 13-06.25 to win PV at AR MOC - Tynita Butts (VA) leaps 20-04.50 in LJ at regional meet in Virginia - Jacquelyn Coward (TN) runs 13.48 100mH, 41.11 300mH at state - Kathy Kroeger (TN) runs 10:49.89 3200m, 4:55.62 1600m in TN
Welcome to TRACKside – Stories and notes on athletes, teams, coaches and races to be published mid-week during the 2008 indoor and outdoor seasons. Vaulting to the top of PA | Angling for the Perfect Jump | One Fast Frosh D.J. Horton - Travis Hammaker: There are a few events where the athletes share a bond that is the event itself. No bond is stronger than that which is created by the shared danger and thrill of the pole vault. Kristin Brandt has it all figured out. All she has to do now is get the right day, good competition, great speed, a steady but evenly building run, and just the right amount of height. Then, and only then, will it be the perfect jump. She can see it clearly. In fact, she's done it, only they've all been fouls. State College freshman Chloe Schmidt probably would not think of telling people she is the top freshman runner in the state. But there she is in the rankings. #1 in the mile at 5:00.79 (4:59.05c 1600); #1 in the 800 at 2:16.41, and probably most surprisingly, #2 in the 400 at 57.34. No, the deceptively diminutive and slightly shy 9th grader at State College High School doesn't look at the world that way. You see... comparisons to fellow freshmen just don't seem to be in her nature.
State championships, state qualifying spots and conference titles are up for grabs in most areas of the nation this weekend. With such big stakes on the line one can expect some amazing performances. Keep checking back as MileSplit gives you the top highlights and results of this weekend. (Photo above: Ricky Robertson (MS) soars over 7-02 in HJ, by James Matthews) **Mason Finley (CO jr. class record & U.S.#3 all-time in discus with 222-01 toss! Results **Victoria Jordan (TX) U.S. #4 all-time 100m in 11.16 at UIL Champs. UIL Results **Christian Taylor (GA) 52-06.50 TJ, 25-06 LJ, 46.50 400m, GA State Results Top Weekend Highlights - Boys - Will Claye (AZ) U.S.#2 triple jump of 52-04.75 at state - Tavaris Tate (MS), only a jr., runs U.S.#1 46.41 for 400m - William Wynne (GA) 13.52 110mH, 36.28 300mH in GA - Marquise Goodwin (TX) leaps 26-01.50 LJ at UIL, U.S.#1 - Colby Lowe (TX) 8:53.32 3200m, 4:06.87 1600m in TX - Jordan Clarke (AK) U.S.#1 shot put of 67-10.75 in Alaska - Joseph Franklin (FL) U.S. #1 800m, running a 1:48.97 Top Weekend Highlights - Girls - Chanelle Price (PA) betters U.S.#1 800m time with 2:03.20 - Donique Flemings (TX) 40.96 300mH UIL win, U.S.#11 A-T - Whitney Rose (TX) leaps 41-10.75 TJ at UIL, U.S.#3 - Neely Spence (PA) runs 4:44.38 1600m in PA, U.S.#5 - Barrington (IL) runs 9:03.10 4x800m relay at IL sectionals - Laura Roesler (ND) 2:05.68 in 800m at Fargo Inv., U.S.#2 - Elizabeth Stover (CO) vaults 13-04 in CO, ties U.S.#4 - Lancaster (TX) wins 4x4 relay in 3:40.41 at UIL Champs. - Dominique Duncan (TX) 23.52 200m, 11.37 100m in TX
Wow! That's all that can really be said to sum up this past weekend's performances across the nation. With great weather, peak performances and deep fields, some of the results simply impressed. With nearly ten seperate state meets to cover, and numerous other top-tier invitationals, we've decided to merge it all into one big article, a new feature we're going to call The Awards Stand. Each week for the rest of the season we'll recap what the top performances were in each event grouping. See who made it this week. (Photo of Texas' Kyle Clemons by Alex Aldaco)
Smith runs fast 14.04 HH, DelBene runs 9:10 3200m, Sarah Palmer ties frosh NY State HJ record NEW YORK STARS THIS WEEK Madalayne Smith (Saratoga Springs) 14.04 100m HH Hannah Davidson (Saratoga) 6:46.17 2K Steeple, US#1 Sarah Palmer (Schuylerville) ties the NY State Freshmen High Jump Record at 5-8 Kristin Reese (Carmel) doubles 2:11 800m and 4:51 1600m Colby DelBene (Pawling) 9:10 3200m Troy Faulkner (Curtis) 47.72 400m Dalilah Muhammad (Cardozo) 59.84 Brian McGovern (Mt. St. Michael) 15-07 PV meet record at Loucks Suffern girls 11:59 DMR and 9:16 4x8 at Loucks Pat Dupont (Fairport) 9:13.85 3200m Jeremy Rosado (Grady) 14.43 110 hurdles in season debut Linda Hadfield (NY Mills) sets Section 3 Pole Vault Record with 11'06" winning effort. Aaron Konigsberg (Hackley) sets meet record at Loucks with 183 Javelin throw a week after throwing 199-10 at The Somers Invitational (pictured above) FOR THE FULL WEEKS HIGHLIGHTS, CLICK HERE
Video of Chanelle Price's 2:03.20 800 Saturday May 10 at Icahn Stadium, New York City - shot by Ricky Goettel Neely Spence reclaims tops in PA in the 1600 - using a big Chanelle Price PR for motivation. Spence's race - by Trey Jackson, who provided timing and FAT splits What's the deal with PA rankings and what you can do to keep them current 2008 PA Outdoor Leaderboard: Girls / Boys SATURDAY: At the SOL Continental Conference Champs, there were lots of PA#10 performances in one of the deepest meets of the season. Council Rock South senior Ije Iheoma is responsible for three of the with her 24.73 PA#2 200, a 54.8h PA#2 400 and a PA#7 12.16 100. Her teammate, pole vaulter Tory Worthen, cleared a PA#2 12-7. Ali Gillen, Central Bucks East, went 43.59 in the 300 hurdles, PA#3. Council Rock North's Joe Capecci went 1:53.90 in the 800, PA#2, and was folowed across the line by PA#3's Chris Pregler of Central Bucks West in 1:54.60. Hatboro-Horsham's Steve Topper ripped through the 300 hurdles in a PA#2 38.19. And Norristown's Godwin Omo-Expadi triple-jumped a PA#2 47-6. At the Pioneer Athletic Conference Champs, Ray Quill, Pottstown, led a strong high jump competiton with his PA#2 6-8. Kyriq Williams, Phoenixville, was an inch shy, nd Ryan Brumfield, Owen J. Roberts, was over at 6-6. Tony Shirk, Phoenixville, cleared a PA#4 15-4 in the pole vault. Boyertown's Elizabeth Simpson won the 3200 in a PA#7 10:55.61. Teammate Mark Dennin tuned up for states with a 4:21.32 PA#15 1600 and 3200 win. At the 3-day Loucks Games in White Plains NY, Archbishop Ryan PA#2 DMR 10:14.91 - PA#14 4x800 in 8:00.72; Sean Mallon, Archbishop Ryan, 1:58.06 800, 3rd place; Leon Wormley, Ryan, PA#11 59.91 400 hurdles. At the Susquehanna Valley Conferences, Lauren Redington, Shikellamy, and Keenan Michael, Mountoursville, were the athletes of the meet. Lauren won the 100 and 200 and finished 2nd in the long jump and the 4x100 relay. Keenan won the 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles, 200 meters, and the 4x400 relay. Michael's 38.60 300H is PA#6. At the Lebanon-Lancaster League Champs, Emily Dresser, JP McCaskey, won the 100 in 12.27 and the 200 in 25.20 (PA#10). Kayleigh Perry, Eastern Lebanon, won the 1600 in a PA#7 5:00.93 and the 3200. Kyle Fisher, Cocalico, won the 100 in 10.91, the 200 in 21.91 (PA#6), and the 400 in 49.38. Vince McNally, Conestoga Valley, won the 1600 in 4:17.80 and finished 2nd to Kevin Hull in the 800 with a time of 1:57.66. Hull won the 800 with a time of 1:56.49. Andrew Batula, Annville Cleona, won the high jump with a leap of 6-08. Chanelle Price was #1 in PA in the 1600 for three days. Neely Spence, who Price had passed with a PR 4:46.7 on Wednesday at the LVIAC meet, passed her back with a 4:44.38 at the Mid-Penn Conference Champs at Central Dauphin HS. She doubled back with a 2:17.90 800. Cumberland Valley kicked it into gear with the help of senior Juan Steward. His 21.60 is PA#2 in the 200, and their 42.89 is PA#6 in the 4x100, where they ran into the buzzsaw of Bishop McDevitt (3), who went a PA#3 42.46. Chambersburg's Anyssa Barbour posted two top times, running a PA#3 24.84 in the 200 and a PA#5 12.12 for 100. In the trials of the 200, Harrisburg's Alysha Cook posted a PA#2 24.74, and finished 2nd in the finals. Cook was busy all day, winning the 300 hurdles in 45.10 (she is already PA#3); taking 2nd in the 100 hurdlers where she is PA#4 after posting a 15.07, fastest time one the day; and winning the 400 in 58.06. Teammate Hanif Johnson was just .75 short of his PA#2 47-1 triple jump. Hurdle specialist Michael Brown of Lower Dauphin won both his events, gong 14.34 (PA#2 14.33 in prelims) in the 110, and 38.60 in the 300, where he is currently ranked PA#1. Saturday night at Icahn Stadium in New York City at the New Balance, NYC Qualifying Challenge, Price improved her PA and US#1 800 to 2:03.20 in a solo effort. At the Girls Inter-AC Championships, Springsde's Taylor Ellis-Watson had a huge day, running a PA#2 24.73 200, a PA #3 55.91 400 and a very quick 12.39 100. Notre Dame's Ayanna Fields was 2nd in the 400 in a PA#14 57.54. Fields also took 2nd in the 100 in 12.53. At the SOL National meet, PA#1 48.18 400 from Abington's Chris Morales, who led six under 50 seconds, adding all to the top 20 in PA. North Penn PA#4 4x400, 3:20.04. Central Bucks South PA#3 4x800 in 7:53.64. Derek Hynes, Central Bucks South, PA#3 pole vault of 15-6. Top 20 PA 800's from North Penn's Zack Montijo (1:56.52) and Steve Franks (1:56.79). Kevin Steinberg won the 100 in 10.87 (he is already PA#1) and the 200 in a PA#4 21.69. At the SOL American, Ryann Krais added two more PA#1 performances to her senior resume, clearing 5-8 in the high jump and posting a 42.03 in the 300 hurdles. She had a good look at 5-10 in the high. She's already PA#3 in the long jump, but added an 18-4, and ran 13.98 to win the 100 hurdles, where her 13.50 is already PA#1. Methacton's 4x800 ran a PA#5 7:58.95. Plymouth Whitemarsh ran 49.04, a PA#7 4x100. Nick Crits, Wissahickon, is now top 10 in two events, running a PA#5 1:55.55 800. Steve Roberts, Quakertown, is #7 in PA with a 21.98 200 and #12 with his 49.26 400 At the Mercer County T&F Inv, Kristy Woods, Grove City, launched a PA#4 discus of 137-10. She threw 44-9 in the shot, but had a bigger throw for PA#2 at Baldwin May 2. Lakeview soph Fawn Miller sent the jav 149-3. She has been over 150 and is PA#1. Wilmington's Ryan Bell neared 200 in the jav at 197-8. He is PA#4 with a 200+ throw. At the Bicentennial Athletic League Champs, Holy Ghost Prep's Matthew Chylak won two events, the 800 in 1:57.84 and the 1600 inb 4:26.10. Teammates James Budzinski (177-0) and David Cyhan (164-7) captured the top two spots in the javelin. David Cuevas, Bristol, won the shot and discus. And the Dock girls swept the three relays. At the Mid-Atlantic Prep League, the Hill School's Trevor Cordivari took 1st in the 400 in 50.76. Mercersburg Academy's Whitney Matthey was 3rd in the 400 in 1:01.62. Teammate James Finucane captured the distance double, as did his sister, Lena Finucane, who added the 800 title for a little family bragging rights. At the Northern Tier Meet @ Smethport, lots of double champs, Athens' Hannah Townsend and Towanda's Ronald Chesla in the 100 and 200 (Chesla added the 400 for good measure); Susan Learn, North Penn, in the distances; Verena Reed, North Penn, in the hurdles; Mariah Conrad, Athens, in the long and triple jumpts; Ashley Bristol, Troy, and Adam Harris, in the discus and shot. The Athens girls won the 4x100 and 4x400. At the Redbank Track & Field Inv, double winners included Alex Kerr, Brookville in the hurdles; Anthony Stimac, Karns City, in the short sprints; and Skyler Ganoe, Clarion, in the 200 and 400. At the Firing Memorial Victory Meet at Governor Mifflin, Conrad Weiser junior Lamont Fowler tied for PA#4 with a 10.81 100 and tied for PA#9 in the 200 with his 21.98. Holy Name senior Hillary Monger ran 14.88 for the 100 hurdles, PA#6, and 45.71 over the 300m barriers, a top 20 time in the state. Governor Mifflin's Nadia McKenna, a junior, was 2nd in the 100 hurdles in a PA#9 14.98. Top 15 times were posted in the boys' hurdles... Trey Cox, Wilson, ran 14.91 and Darian Garman went 39.11. FRIDAY: At the Erie County Track Classic, AJ Dohanic of Girard won the 110 and 300 hurdles, plus the 100 and 200. Double winners included Lauren Zarger, Harbor Creek, in the 1600 and 3200, and Sam Havko, Fairview, in the 800 and 1600. Harbor Creek junior Ryan Repoff threw a PA#17 154-6 discus. On Day One of the Mid-Penn Conference Champs, Harrisburg's Alysha Cook posted a PA#2 24.74 in the 200 meter trials (results posted). At the North Tier League Meet @ Smethport HS, there's was a youth movement as top performances cam from freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Soph Emily Giannotti of Coudersport pulled off the distance double, taking the 1600 in 5:12.76 and the 3200 in 11:22.16. She was joined by five other underclassmen as multiple event winners. The top senior was Northern Potter's David Cobb, who captured top honors in the long jump (21-7), the triple jump (42-01.25), and the 400 (50.68). THURSDAY: Swenson soph Shanae Bailey vaulted to PA#1 in the 100 with her 11.81. Imhotep Charter's Herman Kirkland jumped his way to the top of PA with a leap in the long of 23-07.23 (Both school are AA). Kirkland also ran a PA#4 10.81 100 and a PA#8 22.12 200. Bailey's teammate, Anthonia Ballard, ran a PA#5 14.87 100 hurdles, and also captured the 300 hurdles in 44.16, where she is already ranked PA#4. Khaliff Featherstone, Simon Gratz, jumped to PA#4 in a solo 400 at 48.79. Teammate Frank Wainwright hurdled to a PA#3 38.53 300 hurdles and a PA#17 110 hurdles of 14.99. Engineering & Science freshman Cierra White won the 200 in a PA#9 25.42. Teammate Jenna Arnold captured the distance double, as did Terence Lee, who added a PA#25 800. And Robeson's Katurrah Hayman ran a PA#9 57.30 400. At the Colonial League Champs at Bangor Memorial Park, Palmerton's Austin Cseh and Wilson (Easton) Area's Anthony Davidson zipped to PA#3 and #4 400's of 48.55 and 48.72, respectively. Cseh also won the 200. Wilson's Adam Eckhart leapt a PA#6 46-00.25 triple jump. Kyle Miller, Catasauqua, cleared a PA#6 15-00 pole vault. Palmerton's Casey Ord won four events, the 100-200, long and triple jumps. Strong javs at the Elk County Meet from Johnsonburg's Eric Wonderly (174-9) and Saint Mary's Michael Feldbauer, (174-5). Elk County Catholic held off Ridgway's girls in the 4x400, 4:08.85 to 4:10.89. At the Tue-Wed Ches-Mont League Champs, Coatesville throwers put themselves near the top of the state rankings with big efforts. Kaleena Gray sent a 141-3 discus flying, which is #2... along with a #3 43-10.50 shot put. Teammate DJ Thomas was out there with a 56-06.25 shot put, PA#2. Kennett's Blake Davenport is PA#8 win the discus with a 159-6. He was 2nd in the shot with a 53-04.75 #12. Alanna Owens, Rustin, put the shot a PA#4 43-00.75. West Chester Henderson posted a PA#4 4x400 of 3:54.90. WEDNESDAY: At the AACA T&F Champs @ Gwynedd-Mercy Academy, Villa Maria Academy won the team title by 12 over St. Basil and 15 over Gwynedd Mercy. Double champs included Meghan Lutz, Nazareth Academy, in the 1600 (5:04.01) and 3200 (11:14.55); Taylor Bumpas, Gwynedd-Mercy in the 400 (58.75) and 800 (2:18.13); and Lindsey Teuber, St. Basil, in the high jump (5-0) and triple jump (34-7). St. Basil won a quick 4x800, going 9:32.01, with Villa Maria and Gwynedd within 15 seconds. At the Schuylkill League Champs at Mahanoy City, Tamaqua senior Alex Zubey raced to the #3 ranking in PA in the 800 and #15 in the 1600 with his strong 1:55.06-4:22.73 double. The javelin was flying in both competitions. Casey Wagner, Tamaqua, won with a throw of 134 (she is PA#2 from her 146-5 throw at Penn), and Jim Thorpe's Josh Hontz was 2' off his best of 190, which is currently PA#12. Tamaqua's Megan Inama won three events, the long, triple and 100. Competing over two days at the LVIAC Champs @ Glen Birney Stadium in Allentown, Easton's Chanelle Price showed another level in beating a league record by Allentown Central Catholic's Frances Koons by five seconds, and taking the #1 spots in PA in both the 400 and 1600 to go with her signature event in the 800. Price ran the 400 in 54.2, which is US#13, just 25 minutes after her 1600.. She opened the 1600 with a 2:16-2:17 split (7 seconds faster than the boys' race according to the Express-Times, and finished in a PA# 1 4:46.7, US#6. She anchored the 4x400 to a come-from-behind 4:01.9 with a 53.5 anchor, and had split 2:03.5 on the 3rd place 9:34.7 4x800 on the first day of competition. Nazareth's Jenny Betz leapt to a PA#4 38-8 in the triple jump. Big long jumps for the guys, including a tie at PA#5 for Devin Steet of Liberty at 23-1. Whitehall's Matt Hamscher leatp 22-09.50, PA#8. At the Central League Champs at Lower Merion, Haverford Township's Rhian Jones sped to a PA#5 11.9 100. Another PA#5 was posted in the 4x100 as the Upper Darby girls went 48.5. And while not up to her season bests, Karen Shump of Penncrest was on top in two events with a 46-7 shot and a 143-8. discus.The boys' 4x400 got a new PA#9 as the Penncrest guys went 3:22.3. Upper Darby moves into PA#11 with their 2nd place 3:23.3. Ridley sprinter Kevin Wilbank continues to roll, moving into PA#9 in the 400 with his 49.6. He won the 200 in 21.6, which did not improve on his PA#1 ranking. Conestoga's J.C. Rizzo outkicked Penncrest's Anthony Batch in the 800 by .3, going 1:58.6. (front page photo by Ryan Comstock) Easton's Price steals the show - from the Express-Times At the Mountain Valley Conference Champs @ East Stroudsburg University, Natasha McLaren of Stroudsburg was a double winner, jumping 5-4 (tie PA#7) in the high jump, and going 36-03.25 for the triple and taking 3rd with a 16-3 in the long jump. Lehighton's Vanessa Rimbey won the long jump with a PA#12 17-11. Stroudsburg's Steve Garcia is in a PA#7 tie after his 23-0 long jump. In the shot put, East Stroudsburg South's Joe Tritto threw 54-9, PA#9. TUESDAY: WPIAL Qualifiers: AAA Northern @ Butler: Knoch's Carol Cress upped her state in the shot put to #8 with a throw of 40-7. Penn Relays discus champ Matt kann of Fox Chapel already owns the top spot in PA, but has the top two throws after his 171-03.25 at this meet. AA Northern @ Mars: Freedom's Ashley Adams moved up the rankings in her two events, to #7 in the discus with a 133-07 and #12 in the shot put with a throw of 40-00.50. Union's Cameron Lewis is now PA#14 in the long jump going 17-09. Hurdler Nick Spino of Jeanette improved his 110 ranking to #7 with a 14.6, but his 39.4 was not better than his current PA#4 mark. Mount Pleasant's Taylor Funk won the 100 and 300 h hurdles, but has better top 10 season marks in both. Neshannock's Kacey Gibson won the 1600 and 3200, and remains PA#13 and #9 in those events. PCL Northern Girls: Archbishop Ryan and Tamisha Thomas, Archbishop Ryan, 14.9 100H tie PA#9. At the PCL Northern Boys' Jermaine Lowery led Father Judge to the win with three individual wins, going a PA#2 38.38 in the 300 hurdles, aPA#12 50.05 for 400 and 22.39 in the 200. Twin brother Jerome was almost identical in the 300 hurdles with a PA#3 38.58. LaSalle's Tom Barr won the shot with a PA#10 53-11.75, and discus. Under the Lights @ Trinity HS in Camp Hill, Bishop McDevitt's Chris Houston runs a PA#8 10.89 100 and PA#9 49.92 400. Boiling Spring's Kara Millhouse runs a PA#4 10:51.42 3200. Northern's Rachel Wong posts a PA#4 5:00.70 1600. Trinity's Erin Guty wins four, the 100, 200 and horizontal jumps. At the Robert Spagna Inv (Lackawanna County) Champs, North Pocono's Ben Wilk posted a PA#4 discus of 162-4. If you're not over 40 feet in the girls' shot put, you're not in the top 10. April Doyle, Lakeland, inched toward that standard with a PA#11 40-03.50. On MONDAY: at the PCL Southern Division Boys and Girls Champs, Cardinal O'Hara's Robyn Oakley, 2nd in the Penn Relays 400 Hurdles, improved her PA#9 100 hurdles time to 45.2. She also won the 100 hurdles in 15.5. Cardinal O'Hara won the team title for the girls. Saint Joseph's Prep captured the boys title with big help by the 1 and 3 finish in the 800 by J. Castillo, 1:57.9 and P. Clark, 1:59.9. They also captured the 4x800 in 8:18.4. Past weekend results needed for 3/29: Jersey Shore | 4/12: Union Area, and Pacer | 4/19 Moon Mixed, and East Allegheny | 4/26: Fairfield, Tri-County (boys) | 5/3: Bellwood, Liberty Last Chance, Sonny Sheppard, Schuylkill Ct. Relays, York Suburban Relays, NCSAA and North East | 5/10: Laurel Highlands, PIAA D8, Northern Tier (sm. schools), YAIAA, ACSI
U.S. #1 800m runner Chanelle Price (Sr., Easton, PA) (pictured left by Victah Sailor) continued to show why she is the top middle-distance runner in the country Wednesday, winning the 1600m run at the LVIAC Championships (PA) in a U.S. #4 time of 4:46.7. Price also earned a victory in the open 400m dash, winning that event in 54.2. According to PennTrackXC.com, Price then came back to anchor her team's 4x400m relay team to victory with a 53.2 anchor leg. Simply outstanding! PennTrackXC.com
BOYS AND GIRLS OVER TILDEN IN SMR AT NY RELAYS, CHANELLE PRICE RUNS 2:03.98, Charlene Lipsey (Hempstead) 2:09, Freshman State Record in 2K Steeple for Warwick's Tim Luthin (6:23), Monique Roberts (CNS) leaps 5-09 at Bethlehem girls meet, Kristin Reese (Carmel) wins 3200m and 800m at Red Raider Relays, Shelby Greany (Suffern) over Sarah McCurdy (Bay Shore) in 1600m at RRR (4:57), Vanessa Stewart (North Babylon) 42-06 Shot Put t RRR, Ramapo boys dominate sprints at Red Raider Relays, Amityville boys run well. MORE MEET HIGHLIGHTS, PREVIEWS, AND PICS POSTED HERE
Results from around the country keep pouring in and what we've seen so far is mighty impressive. Numerous U.S. top five marks have been established this weekend, starting with Chanelle Price's (PA) big 2:03.98 800m win at the New York Relays Saturday. Following Price's lead, Jacquelyn Coward (TN) (pictured left by Brandon Miles) ran the most impressive hurdle double of the season by winning the 300m hurdles in 41.26 and 100m hurdles in 13.11w at the Volunteer Classic at the University of Tennessee. Read what else took place this weekend. Boys Weekend Top Performances - Roman Holmes (CO) soars 24-05 LJ, 47-03 TJ at Littleton (CO) - Maurice Mitchell (MO) goes 10.40 for 100m at Kansas Relays - Michael Shaw (OH) wins 100m dash in 10.39w at Tennessee - Chris Derrick (IL) runs 8:48.9 for 3200 at Downers Grove (IL) - Germantown Friends (PA) goes 7:47.50 4x8 at CB West Relays - Kenny McClain (FL) runs 37.21 for 300m hurdles in FL - Dan Block (IL) throws 199-08 discus, 63-05 shot put in IL - James White (MO) high jumps 7-00 at Kansas Relays - Kevin Williams (CO) runs 9:02.29 to win 3200m in Kansas Girls Weekend Top Performances - Anna Jelmini (CA) tosses discus 183-11 in CA, U.S.#4 all-time - Karen Shump (PA) throws shot put 47-09 at Great Valley Relays - Kelly McNamee (WA) leaps 5-10 to win high jump at Pasco (WA) - Neely Spence (PA) U.S.#2 4:48.51 at 1600m, 2:15.38 800m in PA - Megan Frausto (TX) leaps 19-03.5 to win long jump at Kansas Relays - Chanelle Price (PA) runs 2:03.98 for 800m at the NY Relays - Jacquelyn Coward (TN) goes 41.26 300mH, 13.11w 100mH in TN - Roxi Grizzle (KS) throws javelin 163-11 at Kansas Relays, U.S.#7 A-T - Emily Sisson (NE) wins 3200m at Kansas Relays in 10:25.42
Boys & Girls win SMR and 4x100 By Christopher Hunt NEW YORK – She couldn’t help herself. She didn’t mean to. Anyone who ever saw Easton’s Chanelle Price expected her to start the race like a rocket but not even Price expected to motor through the first half of her 800-meter race like this. When the gun sounded, Price demanded the lead. No surprise there. But Hempstead’s Charlene Lipsey looked intent to ride her shoulder. Once Price noticed Lipsey trying to keep pace, she put the burners on. FULL STORY HERE Photo by Derek Alvez
While the West Coast and lower East Coast topped the calendar last weekend, this weekend meets in the Heartland, Northeast and upper South lead the way. Starting Friday night, the Kansas Relays, Volunteer Track Classic and New York Relays assemble some of the finest fields around. Numerous top-flight individuals will take part in each meet and MileSplit will keep you up-to-date on all the weekend's top results. Weekend Preview Highlights - MileSplit's On-Site in five seperate states - Throwers, sprinters top lists at Kansas Relays (KS) - Coward (TN), Ferris (NC) & Dorrell (VA) at Volunteer Classic (TN) - Price (PA) ready to run another 800m at NY Relays (NY)
Most results posted: Still need Moon Mixed, East Allegheny PHOTO GALLERIES: Friday's Butler by Carl Strub | Shippensburg | Great Valley (coming) SUMMARIES: SHIP MEET STORY NOW POSTED | Chanelle Price's NY race story by Chris Hunt (Photo by Derek Alvez) VIDEOS: | Ship videos by Run Like A Champion of the AA/AAA Boys 800-AAA Girls 800-AA/AAA Boys 400-All four 1600's Chanelle Price made a huge statement at the New York Relays, winning the 800 in a US#1 time of 2:03.98. At the Shippensburg Invite, Neely Spence used the meet to run a US#2 1600 in 4:48.51. She also wins the 800 in a meet record time of 2:15.38. Andrew Petula high jumps 6-11. Perez wins the jav with a throw of 199-9, Shirk 2nd in 199-3. Chris Aldrich ran the 2000 meter steeplechase in 6:09.18. Juan Steward won the 400 in 48.37 and the 200 in 21.90. In Hermitage soph Fawn Miller threw a US#1 Jav of 152-10. At the CB West Relays Council Rock North ran a US#3 4x800 of 9:20.3. Germantown Friends ran a US#2 time of 7:47.5. At the Butler Invite Tyler Watts and Peter Overare were 1-2 in the 100, 10.80 and 10.90. TJ Hobart won the 1600 in 4:20.00. Dan Kwiatkowski won the shot in 61-11. Ryan Schliecher won the jav with a throw of 201-09. Photo of Friday Boys' Action at the Butler Inv by Carl Strub At the Bald Eagle Invite Lewisburg stole the show with wins in the 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 4x1, 4x4, and 4x8. At Thursday's Karl Hankton Relays at Valley Forge Military Academy, Penn Charter set two meet records in the track relays, running 1:31.1 in the 4x200, and 3:25.5 in the 4x400. Chestnut Hill Academy nipped Haverford School by just .6 in the 4x100, clocking a 44.4. On Friday at the Mount Carmel Invitational, Brent Clauser, Pottsville, broke the 19-year-old record at the Mt. Carmel Invitational in an official FAT time of 1:58.02. At the Glasgow DE Invite, Garnet Valley senior Shane Eachus won the 110 and 300 hurdles. Teammate Andrew Smith captured the 800 in under two. Bristol's Dave Cuevas was over 50' in the shot put. At the Kane Invitational, D.J. Horton cleared 15' in the pole vault for the home squad. Punxsutawney's Laybn won the 100 and 200. Bradford's Tyree Bennett was quick in the 110 and 300 hurdles, And Northern Potter's David Cobb leapt 21-5 in the long jump and 43-3.25 in the triple jump. At the Latrobe Wildcat Inv, Norwin senior Dave Forina and Penn-Trafford senior James Gnecco went 1-2 in the 800 in 1:56.46 and 1:57.58, respectively. Kiski Area's Brett Gunn won the horizontal jumps. Connellsville's Rodney Richter took the shot and discus. And Josh Vick, Kiski Area, sent the jav 194-5. At the Cal Track Carnival, Albert Gallatin junior Anthony Stevenson was a triple individual winner, taking the long jump at 20-7.25, winning the 100 in 11.39, and clearing 6-6 in the high jump. At the Washington-Greene County Coaches Meet, Canon-McMillan swept the team competition. The boys' team was led by Jeravin Matthews, who won four individual events, the 100. 200, 400 and long jump. At the Hilltopper Inv in Chardon OH, Fairview took 2nd in the boys competition and 4th in the girls'. Samuel Havko won the 800 and 1600. Both 4x400's took 1st. At the Mount Carmel Invitational, Brent Clauser, Pottsville, broke the 19-year-old record for 800 meters at the Mt. Carmel Invitational in 1:58.02. Selinsgrove swept the team titles. At the Beaver County Championships at Riverside (Ellwood City), Riverside's Jerrin Brandon won the javelin and the discus. Freedom's Ashley Adams won the shot and discus. Blackhawk won the girls' title, and Riverside took the boys' and combined. At the Leonard Stephan Classic, Vince McNally of Conestoga Valley got in some speed work with a 1:57.98 800 in preparation for his Penn Relays' mile this week. Reading's boys owned the sprint relays, with their top speedster Romar Mayne of Reading winning the 200 and taking 2nd in the 100 at 11.23, the same time awared to winner Kyle Fisher of Cocalico. Muhlenberg's Tyrell Ellison won the long and triple jumps. Devan Coon, Schuylkill Valley, won the 400 and posted the fastest 200 of the day in the prelims in the 200, but did not run the finals. Aubrie McAlpine, Daniel Boone, won the 200 final and the 100. At the Spartan Invitational @ Hughesville HS, 4/19 Spartan Invitational @ Hughesville HS, Montoursville's Tesa McKibben won four individual events in strong fashion, including the long jump (17-5.50), the triple jump (36-5), and both hurdles. Teammate Keenan Michael sailed through the 110 hurdles, winning, in 14.82. He also captured the 200.
Armory Athlete of the Season Nadonnia Rodriques, Sr. Boys & Girls First ever Armory All Star Team picks athletes based on Armory Rankings, number of races here, and presence at The Armory. FULL GIRLS TEAM HERE photo bywww.wingedfootfotos.com
Union Catholic, NJ Boys 4x200m - 1:28.35 US#1 Nadonnia Rodriques (Boys and Girls) 400m US#1, NY State Record 52.83 Dominique Booker (Immaculate Conception, NJ) 24.21 200m - US#3 Wayne Davis (Southeast Raligh, NC) Armory Record 55m HH 7.17 US Leader
Becky O'Brien (ME) throws new U.S. #1 in shot put with 50-11 toss(Photo by Don Rich)Three of the best prep athletes took to the USATF Indoor Track and Field Championships this past weekend in Boston to test their skills against the best professional athletes in the country. Becky O'Brien (ME), Chanelle Price (PA) and Tasha Stanley (MD) all competed well, and PennTrackXC.com's Don Rich was there covering the action.Becky O'Brien Post-Meet Interview - ResultsTasha Stanley Post-Meet Interview - ResultsUSATF Indoor Championships Photo GalleryComplete USATF Indoor Championships Results
The weekend started with some great results taking place at the University of Kentucky and the New Jersey Meet of Champions. Head-to-head match-ups are the name of the game, and so many impressed. See what is taking place across the country as the weekend rolls forward. ***Jared Hall (OH) beats Isaiah Ward (MI) 1:52.19-1:52.21 in Ohio!!!***Brian Leung (NJ) runs 8:59.77 to Doug Smith's (NJ) 9:01.86 at 3200 in NJ, Chris Derrick runs 9:03.1 in Illinois at 3200m!!!***Rachel Laurent (LA) vaults a U.S. #1 of 13-09.25 at Louisiana Indoor Champs!!!***Nick Vena (NJ) throws SP 66-00.75 at New Jersey Meet of Champions, a big U.S.#1!!!***Becky O'Brien (ME) throws U.S. #1 SP of 50-11 at USATF Indoor Champs, 6th Overall!!!***Chanelle Price (PA) & Tasha Stanley (MD) don't advance to Sunday's 800m finals!!!***William Wynne (GA) U.S. #2 for 60m hurdles in 7.73, U.S. #1 400m in 47.82!!! Video***Christian Taylor (GA) jumps 25-00 in long jump at University of Kentucky!!! VideoTop Boys Highlights- Jared Hall (OH) runs 1:52.19 at Akron (OH), a new U.S.#1 - Brian Leung (NJ) runs 8:59.77, a U.S. #1, at NJ MOC in 3200m - Nick Vena (NJ) throws U.S#1 in NJ MOC with 66-00.75 shot put - Christian Taylor (GA) leaps 25-00 feat at Kentucky, furthers U.S.#1- William Wynne (GA) runs U.S.#2 for 60m hurldes in 7.73 at UK, then comes back and run new U.S.#1 for 400m at 47.82.- Erik Kynard (OH) jumps 7-00 in high jump at Kentucky- Juan Steward (PA) runs U.S.#3 at 200m in 21.67 at Penn StateTop Girls Highlights- Rachel Laurent (LA) vaults 13-09.25 at LA State Champs, U.S.#1 - Becky O'Brien (ME) throws U.S.#1 at 50-11 in SP at USATF Indoors- Chanelle Price (PA) & Tasha Stanley (MD) don't advance in 800 in MA- Brittany Long (GA) speeds to U.S.#1 for 60m in 7.36 at Kentucky - Chalonda Goodman (GA) runs U.S.#2 for 200m in 23.70 at UK - Madeline Morgan (AL) runs 4:52.70 in the mile at Kentucky, U.S.#2- Jacquelyn Coward (TN) runs 8.25 at 60m hurdles at UK
Chanelle Price (Easton, Pa.) will go after the national high school record in the girls’ 1,000-meter run this Friday night, Feb. 8, at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational at The Armory in New York. Price broke the girls’ national mark in the 500 meters on the Armory track two weeks ago, running 1:10.30. The record in the 1,000 is 2:43.40, set 3 years ago by Sarah Bowman, of Warrenton, Va. FULL ARTICLE HERE Complete lineups for the High School and Juniors events are available here.
INDIANAPOLIS - Chanelle Price of Easton Area High School in Easton, Pa., has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after setting a new women's high school indoor 500m record Saturday at the 2008 New Balance Games held at the New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory in New York City. Click Here for the full news release on USATF.org, along with US leaders in each event.
By Christopher Hunt There hasn’t been a race at the Armory hyped like this one. Not a high school race. But in this building, their names are as familiar as any runner signed to Nike or Adidas or New Balance. So the thousands of people could shout for Easton (Pa.) senior Chanelle Price or Dalilah Muhammad of Cardozo, and they could shout on a first name basis. And they didn’t make it hard. FULL STORY HERE
Chanelle Price and Dalilah Muhammad match up at 500m with the National Record at stake. The High School mile fields will once again be deep as a ticket to The 101st Millrose Games on the line. Throw in Elite men's and women's mile and over 200 high schools and you have the making of a yet another great Armory meet.Wissahickon's Nick Crits is in the elite mile field. FULL HS MILE FIELDS HERE FULL PRESS RELEASE HERE
Chanelle Price (PA) is one to watch in 20082007 was a year of highlights in track and field and cross country. With an incredibly exciting fall under our belts, we look forward to the 2008 track and field season and what can happen. Here are our top ten athletes/events to watch in 2008.
The rumblings are starting. It’s been months since the Armory has been flooded like this. But here we are with the first major meet of the indoor season, the 54th annual Bishop Loughlin Games are set to take place Saturday and Sunday at New Balance Track & Field Center. The varsity events are Saturday starting at 9 a.m. The freshman/sophomore portion is Sunday at 9 a.m.FULL TWO MILE FIELDS HERE LEFT: Kristin Reese (Carmel, NY) won the 2 mile last year in 10:49.77.pic by Kim Spir
What was eminently apparent during conversations with these remarkable young women on the day they announced one of the most important decisions of their lives was – they are both blessed and thankful for parents who gave them the room to make the choices that are best for them.
In two of the more anticipated college selections in the great PA class of 2008, Methacton senior Ryann Krais has given a verbal commitment to the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), while Easton's Chanelle Price has given a verbal to the University of Tennessee.Krais, the holder of state and national records in the hurdles and heptathlon, will join former PA star Nicole Leach in a program renowned for their coaching, especially in the hurdles and multis. The short list of schools Krais had considered also included Stanford, Virginia Tech, Texas and South Carolina.Price, who has the 3rd best-ever prep 800, and who made the finals of the US Championships this past summer, selected Tennessee, also because of coaching. Head coach J.J. Clark is married to five-time Olympian Jeryl, and is the brother and coach of four-time Olympian Joetta, and two-time Olympian Hazel. His spouse holds the U.S. record in the 800. Price's final list also included UCLA, along with USC and the University of Michigan.
Nov 3: A little twilight zone to the Boyertown back-to-back in AAA | Central Cambria won a title. But they took home so much more. | Coatesville doen't rebuild. They reload. | Cross country rings true in Wellsboro. | Experienced coach, expert spotters, and soccer lead North East to 9th state title. Oct 27: PODCASTS: Wellsboro and Shikellamy surprised and Lewisburg delivered in D4. Dallas' boys competed well in D2. Liberty swept individual titles and advanced two teams to states, Emmaus was Emmaus in D11. Henderson's Chris Aldrich and Carly Hamond caputured individual crowns and St. Basil held off Christopher Dock in D1. Oct 20: Winning streaks were preserved at the big Tri-State Coaches Association meet on October 28th at Cooper's Lake in Slippery Rock. Baldwin senior David Adley won his 6th invitational of the season, while Latrobe junior Natalie Bower captured her third straight Tri-States. Video interviews with both chams. Oct 13: Three videos, including the post- Manhattan interviews with Central Cambria's Carly Seymour, who set the 2.5 mile Van Cortlandt Park record of 13:56; her coach, Randy Wilson; and North Penn coach Ron Jaros after his boys' team ran the best team average of the day, 12:57.1, which happens to be the 2nd best of all time. Oct 6: There is something different this year about Vince McNally. He's hungrier than ever. Most of last year's U.S. champs are in college. But Coatesville is still Coatesville. Winners. (Posted Wednesday AM. Coming Thurs: McNally's plan). If running is mental, then confidence is currency. Just ask Heather Giovagnoli. Sept 29: Ignore North Penn at your own risk this year. A track power excels at cross, too. And it's good to get your #1 runners back. Just ask Unionville & Cardinal O'Hara. Sept 22: Holy Ghost Prep is a very small AAA school. And Central Cambria, Lewisburg and North East are AA. All four are using the pack to attack their large school competition, and winning. Plus, North East coach Ted Miller is going for his ninth state tltle. Sept 15: Carly Seymour is more fit, more rested and more confident than last year when she was 9th at Foot Lockers. But her team is right with her with big goals. Germantown Friends made some noise on the national scene with a near upset of the U.S. #1 team. They are both little schools with some big talent. Sept 8: Kara Millhouse breakthrough – Cumberland Valley is back – Chanelle Price uses cross for the 800 (but she has goals this season too) – Podcast interview with Vince McNally. Sept 1: Baldwin distance stars David Adley and T.J. Hobart – Meghan Lutz of Nazareth Academy – Mark Dennin of Boyertown.
By the time Chanelle Price is done with her high school track career, the accomplishments achieved will be too great to put into a single article or interview. While Price continues to push her limits on the track, she has her senior cross country season to get through. While many expect Price to run Foot Locker Regionals and Nationals this fall, when asked if she sees Foot Locker in her future Price's response is, "No, no way. After states, I'm done." Price's senior year is finally upon us, and she has all the confidence that it is going to be one to remember.
Five PA girls were named to the USA Today 2007 All-USA Track and Field Team. In the distance events (800 through 2 miles), is was Easton's Chanelle Price and Shippensburg's Neely Spence, both rising seniors. Methacton's Ryann Krais; also a rising senior; was named in the hurdles. In the throws, it was Westmont Hilltop grad Karlee McQuillen, and rising Pencrest senior Karen Shump. No PA boys received recognition on the team.
As we publish these Ostrava journals and Q&A's with PA stars Ryann Krais and Chanelle Price, one of these talented athletes is headed for the mountains of NY to volunteer in helping to build a house, and the other will soon be headed west for her final meet of the season in the USATF Junior Olympics. But despite traveling in different directions as July and their junior year's wane, these rising seniors have had the seasons of their dreams. Krais, of Methacton High School in Norristown, had not broken 59 seconds in the 400 hurdles before a breakthrough race in winning the Penn Relays invitational event in 58.93. Since then, she has run five races faster; four of which were in the 57's; and set a state record of 57.20 with her finals at USATF Juniors in late June. The record had been held by current USA World Team member Nicole Leach, a UCLA sophomore. Krais then captured a Bronze at the IAAF World's with a 57.50. Making her 57.20 even more impressive was the fact that is followed her all-time U.S. junior class record in the heptathlon, scoring 5377 points. Price, of Easton High School, showed signs of the coming special outdoor season with the #3 all-time indoor 800 of 2:04.96. But no one, including her, expected her solo 2:02.76 in winning the Nike Outdoor Nationals in mid-June. That performance had been set up with a 2:04.24 against a world-class Jamaican runner in New York. Armed with increasing confidence, Price entered the USATF Championships to race against the best 800 runners in the country. She survived three races over four days, culminating with another PR of 2:02.38 in the finals, the #3 prep mark of all-time. (And #2 in PA behind US record holder Kim Gallagher, 2:00.07).
Highlights posted for both USATF Region II and AAU Region II Championships. On Day Five, the final day of the IAAF World Youth Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Chanelle Price finished 6th in the finals of the 800 meters, running 2:06.55. She apparently fared better than the top seed, Winny Cherbet of Kenya, who was DQed. In the next to last event, the Sprint Medley (100-200-300-400), the U.S. won with Ryann Krais posting a split of 37.5 on the 300 leg. Photo of Ryann Krais with the members of the Gold winning Sprint Medley - photo by Joy Kamani Read the summary of Krais' and Price's races by NSSF's Jim Spier... Meet Site Live Results Schedule, Start Lists, Results
Sunday's finals - that's elite company that Price kept this weekend - photo by Victor Sailor, PhotoRun Day Five Chanelle Price earned her shot in the finals of the Women's 800 in the senior race at the USATF T&F Champs. She led through the 400 in 57.4, but at the 450, the older runners Johnson, Clark and Schmidt took charge. Price fought back, and was in the top four past the 600 mark. She would finish 7th in a PR of 2:02.38. In the 400 Hurdles, West Catholic grad Nicole Leach made the A standard and finished 3rd in 54.49, while Harrisburg grad Dominique Darden was 7th in 57.29. Norristown grad Michael Whitehead took 9th in the Men's triple jump, leaping 51-11.25. Day Four Ryann Krais capped her best meet ever with a state all-time best of 57.20 in taking 2nd in the 400 hurdles. The mark eclipses the 57.25 high school mark run by UCLA sophomore Nicole Leach, who advanced to the finals in the Seniors 400H in 56.00. Harrisburg HS, Miami U. grad Dominique Darden also advanced, running 56.20 in the same heat. Norristown grad Courtney Clark did not advance from the semis. In the junior women's 400 finals, South Carolina-bound Breehana Jacobs, a graduate of Laurel Highlands, captured 3rd, running 53.41. Haverford Township grad Shayne Culpepper was never in the race, finishing 11th in the 1500m finals in 4:22.35. Central Dauphin grad Ryan Whiting took 15th in the shot put with a throw of 60-09.50. For Days One, Two & Three highlights, click the headline.
Photo of Chanelle Price leading Alice Schmidt in the semis of the 800 - by Victor Salior, PhotoRun.Net 16 year old athletes simply don't waltz onto the national stage and compete well their first time at the biggest show in the U.S. - the USATF Track & Field Championships. But make no mistake, Chanelle Price isn't just another athlete. She is prepared, both mentally and physically, for what she is facing this week in Indianapolis.
Junior prep stars Chanelle Price of Easton, and Ryann Krais of Methacton, have been named to the World Youth USA Team that will compete from July 11-15 in Ostrava, Czech Republic. USA Track & Field athletes ages 15, 16, or 17 through December 31, 2007 (born in 1990, 1991, or 1992) were considered for team selection. Price will compete in the 800, and Krais in the 400 Hurdles.
Track people, especially the ones over a certain undisclosed age, tend to compare athletes to other athletes they have either heard about or seen perform. That's a good thing. That's what makes us track people. But when you consider the thousands who participate from year to year, there are relatively few legends. One such legend is Upper Dublin's Kim Gallagher.
Despite their strong showings at the 100th Millrose Games on February 2nd, Boyertown senior Jason Weller and Easton junior Chanelle Price don't see themselves as milers. But they're getting to that point. Quickly. (Photos of Jason Weller and Chanelle Price by Maroon News of NJ)
Highlighting the weekend... At Friday's MILLROSE GAMES, Boyertown's Jason Weller wins the boys invitatonal mile in 4:15.81. Easton junior Chanelle Price finished 3rd in 4:53.99. Also on Friday, Methacton's Ryann Krais improved her state-leading 55 hurdles time at the DVGTCA INDOOR MEET #7 at Kutztown. Downingtown East moved into PA#2 in the 4x800. Karen Shump of Penncrest continued her quest for 50 with another big throw. On Thursday evening at the GLEN MILLS BOYS INVITATIONAL, Henderson's Chris Ferry went blazing to 800. Glen Mills' Semaj Spencer was already first in PA in two events, and he put those marks in the long and triple jumps further out of reach. Glen Mills' Bernard Goodwyn moved into PA#3 in the 400. Also on Friday, at the WV FLYERS INDOOR #2, Canon McMillan's Jeren Matthews had a big night, winning the 400 and the long jump. He was 4th in the 60 dash, which was won by Brashear's Jeren DeBardelaben. Penn Hill's Taelor Fowler took the girls' 60, with Laurel Highland teammates Aleesha Washington and Breehana Jacobs 2nd and 3rd, respectively. Jacobs also won the 200, and Penn Hills took the 4x400. And at the SLIPPERY ROCK HS INVITATIONAL #2, there were some big shot puts from both the boys and the girls... Wes Banks of Hempfield, fighting through a back injury, threw over 59' in the trials. Grove City's Kristy Woods was nearing 42', and Altoona's Lynette Howard and Jade Hambrik of North Allegheny, were both over 40'. On Saturday at the finals of the COLGATE WOMEN'S GAMES, Syeeda Gee of Engineering & Science took 2nd in the finals of the 1500. On Saturday at Kutztown's GILL ATHLETICS MEET, Bethlehem Catholic's Joe Kovac's is ovewr 60' shot put is PA#2. Easton ran a PA#2 4x800 with Chanelle Price anchoring in 2:12. Price came back to win the 400 in a PA#1 time. Abbie Schaffer of Easton won the pole vault, with Kerry McDermott of Bethlehem Catholic PRing with the same height. Casey Krause of Cedar Crest moved into PA#4 in the long jump. On Saturday at the NEW BALANCE COLLEGIATE INV, Bradford's boys finished 6th in the 4x800 after a week in which two of the guys battled the flu. Chester's Shaniel Chambers was 5th in the 1000. At the TFCAGP D1 INDOOR MEET #9 @ Lehigh, Cheltenham's Brandon Bing continued to race well, posting 22-high in the 200. Upper Dublin improved their seasons-best time in the DMR. Council Rock South's Brian Smith PRed and moved into a tie for PA#3 in the pole vault. Joe Berry of Hatboro-Horsham took 2nd at the same height. Jay Pittenger of William Tennent has the top six high jumps in the state this season. Also at Lehigh in the TFCAGP D2 INDOOR MEET #9 Chestnut Hill Academy's Wayne Crawford took over PA#1 in the shot put with a meet record throw that had stood since 1987. At the POREDA INVITATIONAL @ Lawrenceville School in NJ, Charell Mack of the Hill School, long jumped over 18', which is a strong PA#2. On Sunday at the KENT STATE HS OPEN #2, Central Cambria's Carly Seymour went sub-11 to win the 3200, a PA #1 mark. Ambridge Area's Jonathan Kowal moved into PA#3 in the 55 hurdles. Also on Sunday, at the SUSQUEHANNA INDOOR HIGH SCHOOL CLASSIC, Chambersburg's Corey Groves joined the sub-2 group in the 800, with Unionville's Paul Springer 2nd at just over 2 seconds. Springer did win the mile in a PA#3 time. On Monday night in New York at the Armory at the RIDGEWOOD VARSITY CLASSIC, Glen Mills' Semaj Spencer moved to within 5.5 inches of US#1 in the triple jump. The jump topped the all-time Delaware County record set by Leroy Burrell of Penn Wood in 1985. Glen Mills moved into PA#1 in the 4x400. Bernard Goodwyn, also of Glen Mills, was under 50 seconds in the 400. Upper Darby's Mark Short won the 55 in a PA#2 time, and was 6th in the 200. Rob McNally, Upper Darby, won the 800 in under 1:58. Henderson's Chris Aldrich won the 1600, with teammate Chris Ferry taking 3rd in the Invitational 1000 in under 2:30. For the girls, St. Basil's Kathleen Davies was 2nd in the 1600 and also captured 3rd in the 3200. At the SLIPPERY ROCK ALL-COMERS MEET #2, Sean Gil of North Allegheny cleared a solid PA#2 for the 2nd time this season. Natalie Bower of Latrobe captured the 1600. Photo: Vince McNally, Conestoga Valley, goes 4:25.83 to win the 1600 at Gill.(photo by Don Rich)
\'\'I\'ve run the 800 so many times nationally, but it\'s hard putting it all together [for the mile].\'\' CHANELLE PRICE - Easton\'s Chanelle Price heads for Madison Square Garden to run in the Millrose Games. - by Kim Jaick Soden in the Allentown Morning Call
Boyertown senior Jason Weller\'s 4:17.47 mile at the 1/13 Montgomery Meet in Maryland has earned him a spot on the line in the 2007 boys mile at the 2/2 Millrose Games in New York, while Chanelle Price\'s New Balance mile of 4:50.65 on 1/20 garnered her the invitation.
Chanelle Price, Ryann Krais, Allyn Laughlin, and Karlee McQuillen have been named to the ALL-USA girls high school track team by USA Today.
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, robertwallingford.smugmug.com) 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.
There\'s a trend here. 2:08.72... 2:08.47... 2:07.71... 2:06.23. And it\'s a trend that is likely to continue, if Easton sophomore Chanelle Price has any say in the matter. (Photo courtesy of Victor Sailor, www.PhotoRun.NET)
There were quite a few great performances by PA prep athletes. PennTrackXC.com talked with three about their performances and expereriences in Indianapolis this week. First up was be Chanelle Price, the Easton sophomore who finished 3rd in the 800 in a nation-leading time. That was followed by Liz Costello, the Conestoga senior who took 5th in a big PR in the 1500 in a loaded field; and then by Ryann Krais, the other super soph who simply set a US Sophomore Record in taking 5th in the Pentathlon.
The stories and athletes who achieve all-American status on Saturday at the 2006 Nike Outdoor Nationals at North Carolina A&T University, Greensboro, NC. (PHOTOS POSTED MONDAY. STORIES ON CHANELLE PRICE, JUSTIN SHIRK & JOHN AUSTIN, SIMON GRATZ, RYANN KRAIS< BREEHANA JACOBS, ANDREW ROTZ AND PAUL SPRINGER POSTED 6/21)
SELECT PIX BY DON RICH FROM 2/11 PTFCA INDOOR TRACK CARNIVAL
They\'re always there at the end of the season. Despite bumps, major or minor, you can pretty much count on Allentown Central Catholic to be ready for the post-season. They are, and they advance, along with the Easton girls. In boys AAA, it\'s Parkland and Liberty. And in AA, it was Alexa Griffiths and Isaac Dunkelberger leading their Tamaqua teams to District 11 titles.
Easton takes the individual titles, but it\'s Allentown Central Catholic\'s girls and the Parkland boys who win the Lehigh Valley Conference titles.
For the second week in a row, the girls of Easton, behind an 800 runner in her first season in cross country, beat a team with a great program. No, make that several teams with great programs.
The #10 team in the Northeast in the pre-season NTN rankings, Allentown Central Catholic, was upset at the 9/3 Northampton Invitational by Easton. As one coach observed, \"Price changes XC in AAA in PA.\"...
PA ahletes born 1987 or later who meet 2004 World Junior standards as of August 7, 2005, hoping to go to the 2006 World Junior Championships in Beijing, China.
Easton\'s Chanelle Price (United Stars) took 2nd in the finals of the Intermediate Girls 800. Trevon Rainford, Cheltenham (Juventus TC), went 15:27.4 to take 2nd in the Young Men\'s 5000. In the Youth Boys 3000, it was Harold Lamour going 9:27.40 for 2nd. More...
Easton star middle distance runner Chanelle Price - a rising sophomore - posted the fastest qualifier of the meet in the 800 prelims... and Charelise Davis got the last Young Women\'s spot in the 200 finals, just .02 ahead of Laurel Highland\'s Breehana Jacobs.
PA will be well-represented at the USATF Junior Olympics Championships after some great performances at the Region 2 meet in Allentown.
It\'ll be quite a show by vets Krista Simkins, Nicole Smith, Rachel Gehret, Erin Hannon...plus super freshmen Chanelle Price, Ryann Krais and Karen Shump.
Lindsay Regan ties the US Junior class record and secures her second state record in the Pole Vault. Fast girls\' 800, 1600, 3200, 300 Hurdles and 4x800 (Photo courtesy of Mike Lawryk).
Observers of the 800 took notice of Chanelle Price of Easton when she ran so well during the indoor season. She\'s getting better.
212 teams descended on Lehigh University for the annual PTFCA Track Carnival, usually a look at many of the top contenders for the upcoming state championships. More...