Throughout the season, when not working on his jumping events, Ahmir Johnson has been running the sprint work-outs with Rahsheed Wright and usually keeping up. That had me thinking ahead to the Penn Relays 4×4 where we put our four best athletes in regardless of their specialty. (Sprinter, hurdler, jumper, distance guy….whom ever gives us… Read More


The mid-season doldrums seem to be setting in early this year. With Christmas break, it seemed like half the team dissappeared for 12 days. That was followed by a week of temps barely out of single digits. Starting with our meet on 12/23, due to vacation and snow days, we’ve had 4 meets and only… Read More


Another D1/D2 combo-meet saw the distance squad improve a bit. Relay running can oftentimes bring out the important emotional aspect of high school track and field. Rather than just doing it (or not) for you, you’re doing it for the three other guys. With another thinned out squad due to vacations (and a couple of… Read More


This week, the opportunity arose for MattĀ Maiale to go against American Conference XC Champ Jason Cornelison and possibly exact some revenge. Sticking to his pacing through the early laps and sitting in mid-pack, he slowly moved up and onto Jason’s shoulder with 2 to go. Cornelison accelerated noticably trying to shake our guy but everytime… Read More


This weekend (and next), D1 and D2 were run together but scored separately figuring some teams would be short handed while some would take off completely for the holidays. The competition didn’t seem to matter to Ahmir as he scored two more wins and hasn’t yet contested his best event, the triple jump. In his… Read More


When the meet looks like it’s going to be a close one (and it usually is), I track the score by taking the list of entries in each event and scoring it as if that’s how they would finish. This gives me an idea as to whether we’re ahead or behind at any particular time… Read More


Friday – 4×100 A few weeks ago, we thought we’d let an all-senior squad take the track to let some guys experience Penn even though they may not be top four on the team. Unless you’re fast enough to make one of the finals or poised to run a fast ‘districts’ type time, this race… Read More


With the meet schedule becoming increasingly crowded, the competition gets a little diluted sometimes with fewer teams going to more and more meets. This was the case at this year’s relays. As some of our top guys were a little nicked up, and being able to enter up to three teams per event, we gave… Read More