Misericordia senior and Meyers alum Ashlee Ward was named the Mideast Region Field Athlete of the Year by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coach’s Association.
Ward is the nation’s top high jumper (1.75m) entering the NCAA Division III Championships later this week. She set a meet record while winning the MAC high jump title and added the ECAC high jump championship.
She finished second at the Penn Relays in the high jump.
Hill, Tatum to appear at Pocono
LONG POND (AP) — Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are injecting a dose of Hollywood star power to Pocono Raceway.
Hill and Tatum were chosen as grand marshals for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race on June 8 at Pocono. They star in the upcoming comedy “22 Jump Street.”
Both actors will give the honorary command to fire engines and take part in a VIP question-and-answer session.
Pocono Raceway president Brandon Igdalsky says Hill and Tatum add to the excitement of race day. Their appearance is a good get for the track, with the Hollywood heavyweights outshining the lower-tiered stars that appeared this year at the Daytona 500, among other races.