Streisel repeats at Penn Relays
Bob Ford/TIMES NEWS File Photo Tamaqua's Christine Streisel, shown here participating in the
Tamaqua's Christine Streisel threw a season's best 149-6 (45.57 meters) on her final throw on Thursday to win the high school girls javelin for the second year in a row at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia.
Streisel, who has committed to further her education and athletic career at Duke University in the fall, moved past Sarah Firestone of Mercersburg Academy, who had the lead with a throw of 148-10 (45.38 meters) entering the final round.
Streisel holds the second best throw ever at the event after winning with a mark of 154-11 last year.
Among other local participants, NorthernLehigh grad Stephanie Pryor posted a NCAA provisional qualifying times in the 10,000 meters for Shippensburg University.
Pryor, whose seventh-place time of 35:07.14 is a 33-second PR. Her time ranks her eighth on the current Division II performance list.
Zach Fleming, another Bulldog grad, posted a NCAA provisional qualifying time in the 3000-meter steeplechase.
Fleming, currently a junior at Kutztown University, finished sixth in the event in a persoal best of 9:15.26. That time is the second best on Kutztown's all-time list.
Another Northern Lehigh graduate, Gwen Steckel, finished 15th in the Women's College Hammer Throw with a distance of 48.91 (160-5), competing for Lafayette College. Steckel also finished 15th in the College Women's Discus Throw at 146-7 (44.69 meters).
Kelsey Hay, a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania from Palmerton, finished 16th in the College Women's Javelin Throw with a mark of 134-1 (40.88 meters).