It was the first busy weekend for Ohio Indoor Track and Field with seven different meets taking to the track to heat up the competition for qualifying to the state meet. Many great performances were ran, jump and thrown this weekend. Click on the title to read about each meet.
CHANELLE PRICE USR 1:10.30 500m #3 Junior All-time PHOTOS: Photo Gallery by Carl Strub from the 1/18 TSTCA Indoor Meet #3 PHOTOS: Photo Gallery by Don Rich from the 1/19 New Balance Games VIDEOS: Races + the Chanelle Price interview from the 1/19 New Balance Games Saturday at the New Balance Games in NY, Chanelle Price ran a US record time for 500 meters of 1:10.30. According to Mike Kennedy, T&F News Women's HS editor, this time is #3 on the all-time Juniors list. #1 on the list is Kseniya Zadorina, Russia, 1:08.94, and #2 on the list is Francena McCrory, U.S., 1:09.16. Conestoga won the 3200 meter relay in a US #1 time of 9:11.48. The Paul Robeson girls ran a PA#1 3:58.25 in the 4x400, for 4th place. Father Judge won the boys 1600 meter relay in a time of 3:25.99. Chester was 2nd in the Sprint Medley in 4:09.14. Swenson took 3rd in the 800 meter relay with a fast 1:43.54. Nick Crits, Wissahickon, finished 4th in the HS Boys Invitational mile in 4:17.07 after leading the race by 10 meters early. Council Rock South's Ijeoma Iheoma finished 3rd in the 500 meter run in 1:14.05. Tony Shirk, Phoenixville, was the top boys vaulter with a PR height of 15-06.00. Girls' High of Philadelphia won the triple jump relay, with Joelle Neilson jumping 37-1, and Jasmine Wanamaker in at 35-4. Jason Johnson, Cardinal O'Hara, moved into PA#3 in the triple jump with a 46-00.00 effort. Friday night at the DVGTCA Indoor Meet #7 @ Lehigh, Penncrest senior Karen Shump cracked the big 5-0 in the shot put - bettering that magic distance by 3.25". Council Rock North ran alone to a 9:33.6 4x800. And Meghan Lutz, Nazareth Academy, was solo as well in a 10:22.1 3K. At the TFCAGP D2 meet Engineering and Science put up a meet record and PA #1 DMR of 10:27.6. At the F&M HS Invite Conestoga Valley senior Vince McNally won the 3000 by 38 seconds in 8:53.20. A trio of 6.4's L to R: 2. DaJoun Heidelberg (Cathedral Prep) - 1. Matt Belay (Montour) - 3. Bisi Ezekoye (Central Catholic) (Photo by Carl Strub)