Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Track and Field

Michelle Mazza: When You Throw, Throw Hard

Michelle Mazza Overcomes Challenges Early in Life By Norma Palacios and Bianca Olvera Lopez Helping people is a long-term goal for Ocean Township High School (NJ) senior track and field star Michelle Mazza. Her courageous accomplishments in sports and life in the face of difficult medical challenges have focused Mazza on a medical career to help others as she has …

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Empowering the Young for Life: National Scholastic Athletics Foundation Provides Opportunity, Training, and Vision for Young Athletes

Jim Spier has been a fan of track and field since he was a high school student in the late 1950s. When he attended track and field events as an adult he got interested in the Junior events (under 20) and noticed that the Junior teams did not represent the makeup of the top high school track and field athletes …

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National Scholastic Athletics Foundation Provides Opportunity, Training, and Vision for Young Athletes

Empowering the Young for Life By David Hahn Jim Spier has been a fan of track and field since he was a high school student in the late 1950s. When he attended track and field events as an adult he got interested in the Junior events (under 20) and noticed that the Junior teams did not represent the makeup of …

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Discipline and Determination: Marcelle Preston – A great runner and a fine young man.

By Kevin Wilson Since 1996, Largo High School head track Coach Darryl Hamilton and Assistant Coach Michael Roberts have won countless county and state championships, with the support of former Largo Lion runners lending a helping hand. This 2A track and field program is a national powerhouse. And, this year, the Lions have a great runner who has been ranked …

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New National Pole Vault Record Set

Northwest High School (Justin, TX) senior Desiree Freier set the new national pole vault record at the Texas Relays. Freier, who stands just 5 feet tall and is a University of Arkansas commit, reached the record vault of 14 feet, 3.25 inches on her first attempt, breaking the old record of 14 feet, 2.75 inches.

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Elise Cranny of Niwot, CO Runs Top 800 in Nation

Elise Cranny has back-to-back cross-country state tiles and a state record for the mile. Last week Cranny ran the 800 meters in the Mt. Sac Relays finishing 1st in the 800 and the fastest in the country with a time of 2 minutes and 4.81 seconds. Cranny is headed to Standford in the fall.

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Santa Margarita Athletes Sign Letters of Intent on NCAA Signing Day

Sixteen athletes from Santa Margarita Catholic High School made their futures evident on Wednesday, April 16 as they officially signed or verbally committed with colleges across the country for their sport. The following student-athletes were a part of the NCAA National Letter of Intent Signing Day: Alex Ury of Mission Viejo has committed to Washington University, St. Louis for Football. …

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2014 Triton-Asics Invitational Track & Field Meet Brought Thousands of Participants and Spectators

High schools from all over Orange County, San Diego and even Canada brought excitement, great competition and a few new records to post in the books at the 2014 Triton-Asics Invitation Track & Field Meet. More than 25 schools were represented at this year’s 9th annual event. San Clemente’s Kelsey Benoit broke an event record in the shot put with …

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Seven National Records Go Down at New Balance Nationals 2014

More than 4,000 athletes competed at this year’s New Balance Nationals Indoor track and field meet. Seven national records were shattered during the three-day event, the most ever recorded in a single meet in American track and field history. Day One Girls 5,000 Meter Run: Tessa Barrett (16:11.85) Day Two Girl’s 4×55 Meter Shuttle Hurdle 5 Flights: Hoover High School (31.35) Boy’s …

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Mary Cain Breaks Her Own World Indoor Junior Record in 1,000 Meters

At just 17, Mary Cain is setting a name for herself.
 The Bronxville, NY, senior won the 1,000 meters at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Roxbury Crossing, MA, in 2 minutes, 35.80 seconds to break broke her own world indoor junior record. Cain set the previous mark of 2:39.25 in her second meet as a pro. Cain is …

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