Thursday, May 12, 2011
A number of athletes won league titles for the first time.
The Central League track championships represent that last test, the final big meet where athletes can hone their technique, where they can fine tune and slice off more seconds of their times. Wednesday’s league championship also meant a variety of things to a number of athletes competing. With the District 1 Championships next Thursday and Friday at Coatesville, the Central League championship represented the final tuneup before qualifying for the state championship. Radnor’s Lydia Ali was the sprint star, taking the 200 and 400, while Lower Merion junior Eliana Yankelev stood out winning the 100-meter hurdles and high jump, and Marple Newtown’s Andrew Brandt captured his first league championship, winning the boys’ high jump. Haverford …
The boys' and girls' track teams from Harriton High School competed in the PIAA Central League's Track and Field Meet.
Athletes from Harriton High School were among students from 12 schools competing in the PIAA Central League Track and Field Meet, held Wednesday at Lower Merion. The event is the first step toward reaching the PIAA State Finals. The athletes with the best times and scores will go onto the District Finals later in May. District finalists then go onto the state finals. The Central League meet began at 2:30 p.m. and went on until 7 p.m. Medals and trophies were presented to the top scorers. We covered some of the events to bring you a look at the meet.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Eliana is captain of the Lower Merion girls' track and field hockey teams, has a stellar GPA, and volunteers regularly in the community. But she's in no rush to get to her future.
Editor's note:This is a weekly series in which Patch highlights the special accomplishments of neighborhood kids or teenagers. Each week, we'll seek suggestions from readers for individual kids, youth groups, teens and even sports teams that wow us with their accomplishments. We want to hear about these amazing children and teens and select one each week as our Whiz Kid. Submit your nomination in our comment box below, or e-mail the information to email@example.com. —Tom Walsh, Local Editor, Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch This week's Patch Whiz Kid: Eliana Yankelev, 17, of Wynnewood, a junior at Lower Merion High School. Accomplishments: On top of a 4.8 grade point average (out of a possible 5.0 for kids …