2017 Times Leader Girls Track and Field All-Stars

Ashley Blannard Wyoming Valley West Jr.; Triple Jump Blannard found district gold when she won the District 2 Class 3A long jump by hitting a distance of 17-9.75. She also took home a pair of bronze medals from the District 2 Championships, finishing third in the triple jump and as part of the 400 relay […]

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TL Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year: Berwick’s Payden Montana

Of all the eye-popping achievements Berwick thrower Payden Montana produced during a record-breaking season, there’s one she’ll always hold dear. “I would say my proudest moment was winning the state title,” Montana said. It’s what she dreamed about. It’s what she worked for. It’s why she gave up girls basketball. And it’s a big reason […]

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2017 Times Leader Boys Track and Field All-Stars

Brandon Brueckner Hanover Area Sr.; Triple Jump The second state trip Brueckner took resulted in a seventh-place PIAA medal when he ran a 40.62 in the finals of the 300 hurdles, but that was just one of the multitude of events in which he excelled. Brueckner took a bronze medal in the District 2 Class […]

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Times Leader Male Track & Field MVP: Meyers’ Je’Vondrea McClair

They call him “Back flip.” And when Je’Vondrea McClair decided to try his hand at track and field, the fortunes of his Meyers team went head over heels. The naturally gifted athlete who’s most fascinated with the sport of football spent the past two years helping the Mohawks become champions. In the process, he turned […]

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WVC athletes rise to the occasion at PIAA track & field

The seeding made Jonathan Weybrecht scoff a bit. His hard-charging, District 2 champion Holy Redeemer 3,200 relay team was slotted at No. 19 among boys Class 2A competition in the state. And although those seedings for the PIAA Track and Field Championships are based on performances in district championships around the state, Weybrecht was convinced […]

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Meyers’ Nalasjia Harris-Johnson takes 4th straight PIAA track and field medal

*This story has been updated to note a correction SHIPPENSBURG — The pain shooting from her right knee seemed to be telling Nalasjia Harris-Johnson her string of state medals was pretty much over. Her incredible will wouldn’t listen to it. Not without one more honor to add to her illustrious high school collection. Harris-Johnson overcame […]

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Montana wins state gold medal in track and field; 3 from WVC take 2nd

SHIPPENSBURG — The decision was an extremely difficult one. Ultimately, Payden Montana chose to give up playing basketball this winter and turn her full attention to a blossoming track and field career, but the move tugged at her heart. Especially since she was one of the top three players on a Berwick girls basketball team […]

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Lake-Lehman’s Emily Johns trying to complete comeback with state gold

She was poised to power her way to state glory throughout her whole track and field high school career. Then Emily Johns crumpled from the pain of a ligament tear in her foot. It might as well have torn a hole in her heart. Not only did the injury leave Johns limping through most of […]

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TL Athlete of the Week: GAR’s’ Emmanuel Edoukou

EMMANUEL EDOUKOU School: GAR Year: Senior Sport, position: Track & Field, 100m, 200m, 4X100 relay Family: Marie Attiah, mother Last week: Seeded ninth in the 100-meter dash, Edoukou shocked the field by walking away with a gold medal in 11.44 seconds. He also ran the third leg for the Grenadiers’ 400 relay team that took […]

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Lake-Lehman’s Emily Johns makes record-shattering return

SCRANTON — Lake-Lehman senior Emily Johns did not want spend last year’s district championships in the stands. It made no sense for her to hobble around Scranton Memorial Stadium on a broken foot. A year later, she made a triumphant record-shattering return. Johns won both the discus and the shot put at the District 2 […]

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