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Kids part of ASD Meet

Thursday, May 1, 2014 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in Sports

Weather has been a factor for every spring sports team this season. It has limited practices, canceled events and jumbled schedules for every school.

Rain was forecast for last Friday during the Allen Track and Field Invitational, which worried senior Allison Horn, as she, along with most runners, prefer clearer skies.

"I was really hoping it was going to be nice, because I wanted a good race," she said. "It turned out to be great. Luckily, it didn't rain."

Horn got her fair weather, not every athlete participating on Friday could say the same, as the Konkrete Kid used the sunny skies to her advantage and ran the race she wanted and earned silver in the girls 100 meter hurdle with a time of 15.33.

"I wanted to get top-three," Horn said of her plan going in. "I just wanted my technique to be really good as well. I also improved as I went through the race. Overall, it was good."

Horn also finished fifth in the girls' long jump and recently broke the school record in the triple jump. Horn jumped 36-6 on Monday, April 28, in a meet against Nazareth. The previous record was 36-5.5 held by Annie Stewart and established in 2006.

Northampton was represented near the top of another field event as well. Hannah Marth finished third in girls javelin with a throw of 116-9.

The junior enjoys competing at the Allen Invitational, held yearly at J. Birney Crum Stadium.

"It is nice to be able to see all this talent and be able to compete with them is great as well. Finishing near the top with all of them, gives me so much confidence going forward," she said.

Sophomore Coltan Maxwell finished fourth in the boys' 400 meter dash with at time of 51.44. Also, Erica Filipovits finished seventh in the girls' 100 meter hurdles and eighth in girls' high jump.

While most hope that these April showers bring May flowers, the Northampton track team would rather have them bring about May medals, as the Konkrete Kids are gearing up for the league and district meets, which are just a few weeks away.