Yale Track Classic 2008

New Haven, CT


1/15-20: CHANELLE PRICE USR 1:10.30 #3 JR All-time|SHUMP 50-03.25|CRITS 4:17.07|STOGA US#1 9:11.48 Jan 15, 2008

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)      

Sprint & Distance Showdowns Lead the Way this Weekend Jan 17, 2008

 Dylan Ferris (NC) stars at the KTC Track Classic (TN) this weekend(Photo by John Herzog)Elite level sprint, hurdle and distance races highlight this weekend's calendar of events.  A handful of meets bring together some of the top competition nationally to square off head-to-head.  See which meets will rule the weekend in our weekend preview.Highlight Meets of the WeekendKTC Indoor Classic (TN) - Stacked with talent, the KTC Classic will showcase such athletes as Dylan Ferris (NC), Jacquelyn Coward (TN), William Wynne (GA) and Chalonde Goodman (GA) to name a few.  The sprints are the highlight of the event.New Balance Games (NY) - Two elite high school mile races and the main match-up of Dalilah Muhammed (NY) v. Chanelle Price (PA) make the New Balance Games a meet to keep an eye on once again.  The Muhammed v. Price match-up could yield a national record in the 500m.Yale Track Classic (CT) - While many of the top distance stars will be in New York for the weekend, many top distance runners travel to Yale to show their stuff.  The boys and girls DMR and 3k races are the featured events of the weekend.Asics Invitational (VA) - Wayne Davis (NC), the powerhouse team of New Bern (NC) & Peter Dorrell (VA) lead the way at Liberty University.  While much of the attention nationally may draw towards the New Balance Games or KTC Indoor Classic, this meet may very well produce the same amount of elite marks.Carl Lewis Indoor Invitational (TX) - While only a handful of Texas stars will compete at this event, athletes like shot putter Alex Adams (TX) and LaRoya Johnson (TX) show that Texas has star athletes and a lot of depth.