Archive for the ‘Track & Field’ Category

Grant to fix field restored

Posted By admin

Date: June 3rd, 2011

The bid announcement to hire a contractor to fix the Jim Thorpe Area High School Stadium is here >>.

The specific project is to fix the field which is basically under water and unusable by the hundreds of students in the district.

JT tops Marian in track

Posted By admin

Date: March 31st, 2011

Category: Track & Field

From the Republican-Herald:

Jim Thorpe 91 Marian 50

JIM THORPE – Samantha Harlan (100 and 300 hurdles) and Brittany Holland (javelin, high jump) each won twice in the Olympians’ non-league victory over the Fillies.

100 – Poalillo (JT) 13.4; 200 – Nicola (JT) 27.1; 400 – Monaco (M) 1:07.0; 800 – Susko (JT) 2:45.6; 1,600 – Markiewicz (M) 6:01; 3,200 – Capper (JT) 13:51; 100 H – Harlan (JT) 16.9; 300 IH – Harlan (JT) 52.0; 400 relay – Jim Thorpe (Poalillo, Herman, Castillo, Nicola) 52.1; 1,600 relay – Jim Thorpe (Harlan, Susko, Poalillo, Nicola) 4:35; 3,200 relay – Marian (Markiewicz, Monaco, Boyle, Balliet); High Jump – Holland (JT) 4-6; Long Jump – Gilkes (M) 12-11; Triple Jump – Ferko (M) 30-9; Shot put – Ferko (M) 29-10; Discus – Ferko (M) 97-5; Javelin – Holland (JT) 95-0.

Track takes medals

Posted By bqschwartz

Date: May 21st, 2010

Category: Track & Field

From the Republican-Herald:

The goal of the Jim Thorpe girls’ 400 relay team was a three-peat in Class AA. It didn’t seem likely last week. But a retooled Olympians’ squad did it again as Amelia Herman, Ashley Nicola, Hilary Reis and JaAshia Page won the event with in 49.74, beating Tamaqua (50.14) and Lehighton (50.51).

They also set a new district record, besting the 50.34 set by Catasauqua in 1989.

“This year means a whole more than any other year, just because it is our senior year and we wanted it a whole lot more,” Page said. “It’s just the biggest accomplishment I probably ever made.”

Read the full story here >>.

Recent JT Track results

Posted By bqschwartz

Date: May 1st, 2010

Category: Track & Field

From the Republican-Herald:

Jim Thorpe won the boys’ team title with 102 points, while Millersburg (96) took second and Upper Dauphin (70.5) third.

Jim Thorpe’s JaAshia Page had a hand in three of the new meet and stadium records Friday as she won four times.

Page was first in the 100 in 12.9 seconds, breaking the old mark of 12.98 set by Tamaqua’s Erika Barron. Page took the 200 in 26.5, eclipsing the 26.89 set by North Schuylkill’s Rachel Hughes. Page also teamed with Mylena Gilkes, Ashley Nicola and Amelia Herman to break the Olympians’ 400 relay mark of 52.52 with a 51.0.

Page also won the triple jump in 36-2½.

Read the full story here >>.

JT finishes well at invitational

Posted By bqschwartz

Date: April 25th, 2010

Category: Track & Field

From the Republican-Herald:

JIM THORPE – The Jim Thorpe boys’ track and field team dominated, especially on the track, during its own invitational Friday evening.

The Olympians won nine events, with senior Carl St. Hill (100, 200, 400 relay, 1,600 relay) earning four of them, as Jim Thorpe took the team title at the second annual Olympian Invitational at Jim Thorpe High School.

The Olympians finished with 127 points, 40½ ahead of runner-up Lehighton (86½). Palmerton was third with 86.

Read the full story here >>.

Track results against Tamaqua

Posted By bqschwartz

Date: April 13th, 2010

Category: Track & Field

From the Times-News: 

JaAshia Page (100, triple jump), Hilary Reis (400, high jump) and Samantha Harlan (100 and 300 hurdles) each won two individual events for Thorpe (1-1), with Harlan running on two winning relays and Page and Reis one each. Kayla Susko added a first place in the 800.

“It’s a numbers game out there,” said Jim Thorpe coach Frank Miller. “We knew this would be tight, but they were a little better.

“We don’t have a junior high program, so many of their freshmen and sophomores have more experience than our juniors and seniors. With that and our lack of pole vaulters, it puts us behind the eight-ball. We have to max our kids out.”

In the boys meet, the Olympians (2-0) captured 12 of 18 events, led by PJ Johnson, a triple winner in the 100, long and high jumps. Johnson edged teammate Carl St. Hill by one-hundredth of a second to win the 100 dash and leaped 20-8 1/2 to win the long jump.

Dave Barrientos was a double winner in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters, and Thorpe also got wins from Kareem Mickens (400), Pat Beers (discus), Ben Moore (javelin) and Alex Garcia (triple jump).

“Our boys had some nice performances,” said Miller. “We had some guys back from injuries in the distance events with Dave Barrientos, Matt Curran and Jay Marsden. We were able to compete fully.”

Read the full story here >>. And results from the Standard-Speaker here >>.

Tamaqua, Jim Thorpe split in track

Posted By bqschwartz

Date: April 13th, 2010

Category: Track & Field

From the Times-News:
JaAshia Page (100, triple jump), Hilary Reis (400, high jump) and Samantha Harlan (100 and 300 hurdles) each won two individual events for Thorpe (1-1), with Harlan running on two winning relays and Page and Reis one each. Kayla Susko added a first place in the 800.

“It’s a numbers game out there,” said Jim Thorpe coach Frank Miller. “We knew this would be tight, but they were a little better.

“We don’t have a junior high program, so many of their freshmen and sophomores have more experience than our juniors and seniors. With that and our lack of pole vaulters, it puts us behind the eight-ball. We have to max our kids out.”

In the boys meet, the Olympians (2-0) captured 12 of 18 events, led by PJ Johnson, a triple winner in the 100, long and high jumps. Johnson edged teammate Carl St. Hill by one-hundredth of a second to win the 100 dash and leaped 20-8 1/2 to win the long jump.

Dave Barrientos was a double winner in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters, and Thorpe also got wins from Kareem Mickens (400), Pat Beers (discus), Ben Moore (javelin) and Alex Garcia (triple jump).

“Our boys had some nice performances,” said Miller. “We had some guys back from injuries in the distance events with Dave Barrientos, Matt Curran and Jay Marsden. We were able to compete fully.”

Read the full story here >>.

Jim Thorpe track & field off to a good start

Posted By bqschwartz

Date: April 8th, 2010

Category: Track & Field

From The Republican-Herald:

“The Olympians’ strength will be in the sprints, hurdles and the jumps.

Page was a runner-up in the long and triple jumps at the league meet. Nicola was a runner-up to Page in the 100 and third in the 200, while Brisbane took fourth in both the 100 and 300 hurdles at the league meet.

“With the depth returning in the sprints and hurdles, these areas are going to have to be successful, especially early on in the season until a young distance and throwing crew can develop to produce a more well-rounded and balanced team,” Jim Thorpe coach Frank Miller said.” Read full story here >>.