Vol. LXII, No. 26
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
(Photo courtesy of Princeton Office of Athletic Communications and Beverly Schaefer)
BREATHTAKING: Princeton University swimming superstar Alicia Aemisegger takes a deep breath as she readies herself for a race earlier in her Princeton career. Next week, Aemisegger, a rising PU junior, will be competing in the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Neb. Aemisegger, who currently holds the Princeton school record in seven events, plans to compete in the 200 and 400 individual medley events at the trials as she looks to punch her ticket for the Beijing Summer Olympics in August.
Last summer, Princeton University swimming superstar Alicia Aemisegger learned some valuable lessons as she went to Asia and competed in the World University Games.
It was an awesome experience; we went to Singapore and Thailand, said Aemisegger, a rising Princeton junior who placed fourth in both the 200 and 400 individual medley championship finals.
The college town of Eugene, Oregon has often been called the track capital of the United States.
As the home of the University of Oregon, which has produced such legendary runners as Steve Prefontaine, Alberto Salazar, and Mary Decker Slaney together with trendsetting coaches Bill Dellinger and Bill Bowerman, track is a religion in the area.
Former Princeton High boys lacrosse standout Tyler Moni came across town to continue his career as he joined the Princeton University mens lax program this past fall.
While becoming a member of the PU team was the culmination of a dream for Moni, the midfielder struggled to adjust to the college game.
The 511, 180-pound Moni got into only one game this past spring, scooping up a ground ball in a brief appearance against Harvard in mid-April.
It turned out that Moni had to go across the Atlantic Ocean to develop a comfort level as he starred on Princetons recent trip to Spain and Ireland.
Mike Shimkin ended his Princeton Day School football career as the programs all-time leading rusher but he doesnt see that as a big deal.
That is not really important; its nice that we won the game when I broke it, said Shimkin, referring to PDS 34-12 win at Red Lion Christian (Del.) last October during which he ran for 144 yards to give him 2,583 in his career.
Youth has not served the Princeton High boys basketball team well as it has competed in the Princeton Recreation Department Mens Summer Basketball League over the last few years.
The squad, which has played as the Princeton Youth Sports (PYS) entry in the league, has lost most of its games on the Community Park courts in the contests of boys against men.
But last Friday, the teams young legs and its aggressive play paid dividends when PYS faced an undermanned Where2Ball.com squad.
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