Allison Horn and Erica Filipovits are best friends, teammates and training partners.
Last week they were also travel buddies as the two made the trip to the PIAA track and field meet, along with Hannah Marth, to Shippensburg University to compete in the two-day meet.
Horn, who qualified for the meet in both the 100 meter hurdles and the triple jump failed to make the finals in the hurdles, but finished ninth in the triple jump with a jump of 37-03.75.
The senior came in to the event as the 18th seed and made it to the finals, which is only the top-10 competitors.
An old quote from Robert Burns goes, "The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry."
For Hannah Marth, it was actually quite the opposite as the junior wanted to achieve the state qualifying distance in the AAA girls' javelin - and she did just that.
Marth threw 129-10, earned silver, and qualified for states at last week's District 11 track and field meet at East Stroudsburg South High School.
Allison Horn and Erica Filipovits will also be joining Marth at the PIAA meet on May 22 and 23 at Shippensburg University.
Erica Filipovits began competing in the triple jump, full-time, at the beginning of this season.
With only a few months of competition under her belt the senior competed in the event last week at the Lehigh Valley Conference track and field meet at the Zephyr Sports Complex at Whitehall High School.
She emerged as the top participant in the entire LVC.
Filipovits earned gold for her mark of 35-03. Afterwards she talked about working her way to the top.
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."
During senior Kevin Kunkle's golf career, he has played a lot of holes both scholastically and in individual competitions.
On Tuesday it came down to two playoff holes to decide if Kunkle qualified for states, or if his high school career would be over.
Kunkle played 18, solid regulation holes of golf at Golden Oaks Golf Club in Fleetwood in the PIAA East Regional Tournament on Tuesday in hopes of posting a score that would put him in the top-24 in AAA to qualify for the state tournament.
Hayley Jackson set what she thought was a reasonable goal heading in to Saturday's DeSales Invitational at DeSales University.
"Finishing in the top 25 was my goal coming in," an exuberated Jackson admitted.
She exceeded that goal by finishing seventh with a time of 20:27:11. She talked about how her progress altered her goal during the race.
The Northampton golf team is the defending District 11 team champions.
With that accolade comes honor and also a big target on their back for this season. Unfortunately for the Konkrete Kids, some of the other Lehigh Valley Conference elite hit that target right on the mark.
This time of year for high school seniors gets emotional.
With finals, graduation, and college decisions, there are a lot of doors opening and closing for the budding youth of America. For two Konkrete Kids in particular they saw one more thing end last week and that was their high school track and field careers.
Sprinting down the red, rubber track, breathing heavily as he pumps his arms trying to propel himself forward, Alec Lederer sees no one ahead of him. As he heads into the final straightaway toward the coveted destination of the finish line, the senior realizes no one is around him. With each stride closer to the finish line, the crowd at Blue Mountain High School cheered louder and louder until he embarked on a golden opportunity.
While most students are afraid to break school rules in fear of reprimand, Kory DeCesasris broke a school record and is proud of it.
Last week the K-Kids track and field team competed in the two-day, two-league championship at Whitehall's Zephyr Sports Complex, and right out of the gate DeCesasris left his mark. One of the first events held was the shot put and the senior was the favorite to come away with gold. His first two throws of 55-2.25 and 55-1 set the tone. His third attempt of 55-8 was his best of the day and the best throw ever by a Konkrete Kid.