Future stars show skills on the track at Abington Heights High School

By Robert Tomkavage - rtomkavage@timesleader.com
Elsie Phillips, 10, far right, leads a group of runners across the finish line during a Future Stars Track Meet July 12 at Abington Heights High School. - Robert Tomkavage | Abington Journal
Jillian Schoenberg, 6, participates in the long jump during a Future Stars Track Meet July 12 at Abington Heights High School. - Robert Tomkavage | Abington Journal
Shane Goldberg, 6, nears the finish line during a Future Stars Track Meet July 12 at Abington Heights High School. - Robert Tomkavage | Abington Journal
Molly Keeler, 8, breaks away from the pack during a Future Stars Track Meet July 12 at Abington Heights High School. - - Robert Tomkavage | Abington Journal

Approximately 60 children participated in a Future Stars Track Meet July 12 at Abington Heights High School.

The event, organized by seniors Dani Beamish, Calista Marzolino and Ryan Siebecker, featured a 50 and 100-meter dash (kids ages 4-5), a 200 and 400 meter dash, an 800 meter run (kids ages 7-10), a softball throw and long jump.

A second meet is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 24 at the high school track. Registration will be from 2 to 2:40 p.m. with events starting at 3 p.m.

According to the event organizers, the goal is to get youths involved and interested in running, a sport that builds healthy lifestyle habits through a fun, encouraging atmosphere.

Elsie Phillips, 10, far right, leads a group of runners across the finish line during a Future Stars Track Meet July 12 at Abington Heights High School.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_ABJ-Track-Kids-1-2.jpgElsie Phillips, 10, far right, leads a group of runners across the finish line during a Future Stars Track Meet July 12 at Abington Heights High School. Robert Tomkavage | Abington Journal

Jillian Schoenberg, 6, participates in the long jump during a Future Stars Track Meet July 12 at Abington Heights High School.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_ABJ-Track-Kids-2-2.jpgJillian Schoenberg, 6, participates in the long jump during a Future Stars Track Meet July 12 at Abington Heights High School. Robert Tomkavage | Abington Journal

Shane Goldberg, 6, nears the finish line during a Future Stars Track Meet July 12 at Abington Heights High School.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_ABJ-Track-Kids-3-2.jpgShane Goldberg, 6, nears the finish line during a Future Stars Track Meet July 12 at Abington Heights High School. Robert Tomkavage | Abington Journal

Molly Keeler, 8, breaks away from the pack during a Future Stars Track Meet July 12 at Abington Heights High School.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_ABJ-Track-Kids-4-2.jpgMolly Keeler, 8, breaks away from the pack during a Future Stars Track Meet July 12 at Abington Heights High School. Robert Tomkavage | Abington Journal

By Robert Tomkavage

rtomkavage@timesleader.com

Reach Robert Tomkavage at 570-704-3941 or on Twitter @rtomkavage.

Reach Robert Tomkavage at 570-704-3941 or on Twitter @rtomkavage.