Track runners fought obstacles including high temperatures to reach milestones in sport.
Monday, February 18
The following was submitted by Angelo Harasts. Have something you'd like to announce to the community? Upload it here. Leah Wis and Cassandra Harasts were selected to be athletes of the year by USA Track and Field for 2012. Wis won Youth Division Athlete of the Year for body of work. She was first in New Jersey in each of the following: High Jump (state record), Triple Jump, Discus, and Javelin. Then a few weeks later at the University of Delaware at the regional championship, Wis finished first in Discus, second in Triple Jump, third in the High Jump and fifth in the Javelin. Wis competed in the nationals at the end of July in Baltimore, MD. She finished fourth in the Discus (was leading after preliminaries), sixth in Triple Jump, ninth …
Leah Wis medals in two out of four events at the USA Track & Field Junior Olympics.
Fourteen-year-old Leah Wis likes seeing a copper medal dangling from her neck. She would like to see a gold one even more. But not just any gold medal. An Olympic gold medal. And the Montville track and field athlete has plans to make that happen. Last week, Wis proved herself to thousands of Americans as she medaled in two out of four events at the 2012 USA National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championship. The event was held at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD, and she spent the entire week at the competition. This year, Wis competed in the youth division in the high jump, triple jump, discus and javelin throw events. She placed fourth in discus, sixth in triple jump, ninth in high jump and 17th in javelin, the newest event to …