Ben Thomas

Centrowitz WINS Penn Relays 3k! He is \"DA MAN\"! Ben Thomas Apr 28, 2006

Friday afternoon, Matt Centrowitz put his name in the recordbooks, becoming the 3rd fastest 3000m runner in Penn Relays history, clocking a sick 8:20.03. This converts to an 8:56 3200m, which would be 11 seconds ahead of the old record set in 1973. Congrats Matt Centrowitz!!

Thursday at the Penn Relays Ben Thomas Apr 27, 2006

9:45pm: Christy Johnson of Bryn Mawr School runs an impressive 4:57.2 Mile to take 7th in the Penn Relays Mile Run! Thursday - 6:26 PM HSG 4x800 boasts awesome times from MD! ER finished 2nd in the prelims to advance to the Championship of America with a time of 9:08.09!! The times for the day were as follows: 9:08.09 DJ Eleanor Roosevelt 9:29.03 CF Winston Churchill 9:34.04 BL Bishop McNamara 9:34.08 CN Walt Whitman 9:42.07 CS Largo 400H 11 1:03.12 Patricia Anyanwu ER 18 1:05.42 Antoinette Arrington ER

Accepted Penn Relays Athletes/Relays Ben Thomas Apr 26, 2006

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Linganore Women Shine at Bald Eagle Invite in PA Ben Thomas Apr 21, 2006

***Linganore Women winning the 4x1 in 50.08. Photo by Don Rich PennTrackXC*** Linganore HS participated in the Bald Eagle Invitational in Lock Haven, PA on Friday night, and did a fantastic job. They finished 2nd, garnering 114 points, only 6 points behind the winning team. Linganore\'s women really packed a punch, successful behind wins from Chowan Brightful in the 100m H (16.17), a meet record 57.83 400m from Melissa Turowski in the 400m, and from freshman Amanda Yates in the Long Jump (16-09.25). Linganore also won the 4x1 (50.08) and 4x4 (4:07) relays. Linganore had other medal winners, including a bronze from Lauren Quinn in the 200m (26.22), silver (Natalie Goodman - 36-00.25) and bronze (Chowan Brightful - 33-07.25) in the triple jump, and another Bright silver medal with a 5 foot high jump. Kim Maley rounded out Linganore\'s top 3 finishers, getting a bronze in the shotput with a throw of 34 feet, 0.25 inches. All in all, Linganore did an amazing job against out of state teams. Way to go Lancers!

Freddie Hendricks Review Ben Thomas Apr 19, 2006

The Freddie Hendricks Track Fest featured some of the area\'s top runners, including very good teams from Pennsylvania and Virginia. Some great times, jumps, and throws were recorded, most notably a 4:03 1500m by Dwight Parker and 2 jumping victories by Jason Gross...

4/15 Weekend Review Ben Thomas Apr 17, 2006

As most Maryland students got some much needed rest over Spring Break this week, a number of dedicated teams and athletes still took part in meets on Saturday. Since the results from Freddie Hendricks have not come in yet, this review will only cover the Heurich Invite and the Peninsula Relays. When the aforementioned results come in, this review will be updated...

New Teams and New Faces Coming to the 06 Woodlawn Invite Ben Thomas Apr 5, 2006

The 6th annual Woodlawn Warrior T&F Invitational will host a lot of new teams and see a lot of new faces. Exactly what meet management was hoping for this year. Often when teams are looking for an invitational, they want to see who has competed there before and how was the competition. Well, if you look at the meet records and past results then one has to put the Woodlawn Invite on their schedule. Quality results coupled by a good mix of competition have always been the signature of this annual spring event. The 2006 edition may live up to those expectations. A total of 36 teams will compete at Woodlawn bringing over 900 athletes to the Baltimore County community.

4/1 Weekend Review Ben Thomas Apr 3, 2006

This was an exciting weekend for the state of Maryland! It featured a new meet (Pikesville Track Classic), a cool new event (1500m Steeple at Woodward Relays), the return of a star (Alison Smith - 2:18 800 at PTC), and many meet records (Jeremy Samuels - DeMatha 48.26 400m MRW Meet; Warren Gray, Oxon Hill 46-9.25 Triple MRW, Christy Johnson - Bryn Mawr - 4:59.86 1600m MRW) to name three. Maryland even dominated many events at a Northern Virginia meet! Read on for summaries!

MD Girls at Nike Indoor Nationals Ben Thomas Mar 16, 2006

The State of Maryland produced 12 Girls All American individuals and teams, along with three National Champions! All three National Championships were taken by Eleanor Roosevelt HS in the 4x4 (4:05.5), 1600 Medley (3:54.3), and 4x8 (9:14.82). The \"Blazin Raiders\" also took home a second place finish in the DMR with a time of 12:07.3. Theresa Lewis took home the bronze medal in the 60m Hurdles, running 8.42. She also nabbed a bronze medal running in the 4x55 Shuttle Hurdles with Flying Doves TC. MD had three 4th place finishers in Tameka Jameson (2:12.85, 800m), Alison Smith (4:57.09, 1 Mile), and Flying Doves TC (1:43.00, 4x2). Maryland also has three fifth place finishers in Teshika Rivers (5:17.37, Fresh Mile), Saniel Atkinson (5-05, HJ), and McDonogh School (1:43.38, 4x2). MD had one sixth place finisher in Kristin Malloy (Fresh Mile, 5:17.80) Congrats to our All Americans, and a list of all Maryland finishers is inside!

Nike Indoor Video Ben Thomas Mar 15, 2006

Brandon Miles of videotaped just about everything he looked at on Saturday and Sunday, and has posted numerous video clips on his site, Unfortunately, to view them, you will need to subscribe to the Network because Virginia\'s site is subscription based. Just wanted to put the links out in case any of you really wanted to see any video!

MD Boys at Nike Indoor Nationals Ben Thomas Mar 15, 2006

Photo by Don Rich of Kelli Thibou anchoring ER\'s 4x4 team to a win in their heat, finishing 2nd overall. Maryland Boys were represented very well this weekend at the Nike Indoor Nationals. In fact, 4 teams/individuals earned All-American honors (Top 6 Finshers). Eleanor Roosevelt took home silver medals in the 4x4 (3:22.3) and the 1600 Medley (3:30.6). Jason Gross of McDonogh took home the bronze in the triple jump, posting a ridiculous mark of 47 feet, 6.25 inches. Jason Allen of Mount Hebron also took home the bronze, but for the Pentathlon. Allen posted the following marks of (60mH 8.65, LJ 22-03.00, SP 37-11.00, HJ 6-03.25, 1000m 2:58.96 (Splits: 34, 64, 1:44, 2:24, 2:58)) en route to the bronze. Congrats to our boys All-Americans and to all those who competed on Saturday...The list is inside! Girls review coming tomorrow!

NSIC Results from Saturday Ben Thomas Mar 12, 2006

B 400m Jeremy Samuels - 11th - 48.76 - Qualifies for Finals Jaumale Sykes - 13th - 49.11 G 400m Elan Hilaire - Park - 6th - 56.42 - Qualifies for Finals B 4x2 DeMatha - 1:28.34 - 2nd - Qualifies Bowie HS - 1:31.19 - 11th

Saturday NSIC Updates! Ben Thomas Mar 11, 2006

- Geoffrey Daley of DeMatha finished 14th in the 60m Hurdles in 8.42. - Elan Hilaire of Park finished 26th in the 200m dash in 25.36 - Sean Suber of DeMatha placed 19th in the 200m with a time of 22.49

MD Athletes at NSIC Ben Thomas Mar 11, 2006

Several Maryland Athletes took part in the National Scholastic Indoor Championships on Friday. Cara Harrison of Quince Orchard broke 19 minutes in the 5k, posting a great time of 18:59 and finishing 9th. Jeffrey Perlis of Sidwell Freinds also did a fantastic job in the 5k, running 15:45. In the girls 60 meter hurdles, Kamilah Bossett ran 9.3. On the boys side, Geoffrey Daley of DeMatha qualified for the finals, running an 8.22. More updates as they become available

LIVE Updates from Nike Indoor!! Ben Thomas Mar 11, 2006

Update #18: 6:00pm ER 4x4 girls run an official 3:54.31...their second national title in less than an hour! They also won the 4x8 in 9:14! Other finishers in the 4x2 were: MD Jags - 11th - 4:03.77 Bishop McNamara - 13th - 4:04.79 ER B - 16th - 4:06.49 Digital Harbor - 18th - 4:06.93 McDonogh - 24th - 4:09.36

State Meet Medal Recognition Ben Thomas Feb 21, 2006 would like to recognize all of the medal winner\'s from this year\'s state meet. Inside is an alphabetical listing of every individual or team that won a medal at the state meet. Congratulations!

Maryland State Meet Day 2 Event Recap! Ben Thomas Feb 21, 2006

Day 2 was a very exciting day, ending with the 3A/4A state crowns being handed to Eleanor Roosevelt. Multiple state records were set, including a smoking 1:57.18 by Kelli Thibou of ER. Click on the link for an event by event recap of the meet and unofficial splits for all distance events!

Quick Day 1 Recap! Ben Thomas Feb 20, 2006

State Meet Day 1 Recap What a great day for Maryland Indoor Track...with possibly an even better one to come tomorrow! Today saw blazing times between some of Maryland\'s fiercest competitors. would like to offer up it\'s choices for athletes of the meet. Congratulations to the Central Girls (1A-2A), Linganore Girls (2A-3A), Forestville Boys (1A-2A), and Atholton Boys (2A-3A) for winning state championships!

1a/2a, 3a/4a State Previews; 2a/3a Region Previews Ben Thomas Feb 9, 2006

Here are the previews for the 1a/2a State Meet: Boys 1A/2A Girls 1A/2A Here are the previews for the 3a/4a State Meet: Boys 3A/4A Girls 3A/4A Here are the region previews for 3a/2a: 3A/2A 3A/2A East 3A/2A Central 3A/2A West Girls 3A/2A 3A/2A East 3A/2A Central 3A/2A West