Story & photos by Jim Lapp - The Pitman Girls Track Team competed at the Rowan University Girls High School Open on Friday 5/3/13. The girls pursuit for an unforgettable year continues as personal best performances and new school records were the theme of the night. Hannah Vendetta started the night off with an outstanding solo rendition of our national anthem. Up and coming freshmen Cara Montanero and Allison Sanders each had their best performances to date in the 1600 meter race as Cara ran a 5:54.36 and Allison came across at 6:09.15. Kiersten Lapp (10:56.89) and Sarah Meighan (10:58.23) performances in the 3000 meter race both beat the past Pitman School record of 11:00 thus setting the new record at 10:56.89. Devon Nealer placed third in the Emerging Elite shot put group and also set a new school record with a throw of 34 feet 10.75 inches. Hannah Vendetta finished the night off for Pitman with an outstanding performance in the 5000 meter race. Hannah placed sixth in the event and set a new school record with a time of 19:11.62 beating the old school record by 30 seconds.
Allison Sanders rounding the first turn in the 1600.
Devon Nealer set a new school record in the shot put with a throw of 34 feet 10.75 inches.
Kiersten Lapp and Sarah Meighan eye up the finish in the 3000 meter. Note the two happy Pitman track coaches in the background.
Cara Montanero rounding the final curve in the 1600
Hannah Vendetta sings our national anthem.
Kiersten Lapp and Sarah Meighan early in the 3000 meter.
Hannah Vendetta finishing the 5000 meter race with a new school record of 19.11.62
Photos & story provided by James Lapp - The Pitman Girls Track Team had another outstanding performance at the George Rowland Relays in Haddon Twp. on Saturday 4/27/13. The Girls finished first in the Distance Medley Relay (Kiersten Lapp, Hannah Vendetta, Cara Montanero, Sarah Meighan) with a time of 13:27.82 and first in the 4X800 Relay (Julia Viola, Cara Montanero, Allison Sanders, Kiersten Lapp) with a time of 10:46.71 . The Sprint Medley Relay Team (Sarah Meighan, Janine Forte, Kayla Treadway, Hannah Vendetta) finished in second and the Pole Vault Relay team of Janine Forte and Siobhan Ryan finished third. The Shot Put Relay team of Brittany Burger (26 feet 8 inches) and Devon Nealer (33 feet 9 inches) set a new school record.
Siobhan Ryan clears the pole in the Pole Vault Relay.
Janine Forte goes horizontal in her Pole Vault attempt.
Cara Montanero runs the 800 leg of the Distance Medley Relay.
Allison Sanders runs an 800 leg in the 4×800 Relay
Assistant Coach Kyle Roos places second in the coaches one mile run.
Brittany Burger throws the shot put 26 feet 8 inches.
Devon Nealer throws the shot put 33 feet 9 inches.
Danielle Williams runs down a fly ball to keep the Panthers in the lead.
Meghan Brown charges from third to field the bunt attempt and throw the Wolverine runner out.
Pitman sophmore Julie Gillespie got the win for the Panthers
Matt Ennis got the win and Chris Seibert hit a home run as the Panthers rolled to another win at Alcyon Park.
First baseman Clay Enzman scores one of nine runs for the Panthers.
Senior catcher Anthony Corma watches a line drive single.
The visiting Wolverines had no answer for Matt Ennis’ pitching.
Chris Seibert launched this pitch deep over the right field fence.
David Collinsworth strokes a two run single as team mate Matt Ennis watches from third base.
The Pitman Girl’s Track Team struck once again at the Woodbury Relays on Saturday 4/20/13. The relay team of Kiersten Lapp, Julia Viola, Hannah Vendetta and Sarah Meighan placed first in the Group I Distance Medley with a time of 13:12.54 and first in the 4 x 800 meter relay with a time of 10:23.69. Their Distance Medley performance set a new school and Group I meet record.
Kiersten Lapp, Julia Viola, Hannah Vendetta and Sarah Meighan smile after being awarded their gold watches.
Sarah Meighan passes the baton to Hannah Vendetta during the Distance Medley.