Monday, April 19, 2010

Keeping up with ...

Amanda Kennedy
Referring to Amanda Kennedy as the top female athlete in the history of Bentworth High School isn't conjecture, the three-sport star left quite a legacy.

She became the first female from Bentworth to land a Division I scholarship when she chose to throw the javelin at Marshall University over a host of offers, including some Division II schools who were interested in Kennedy as a volleyball player and track athlete.

While at Bentworth, Kennedy was All-WPIAL in volleyball, All-Section in basketball and Bentworth's career rebounding leader and she holds several track and field records in addition to a pair of PIAA Class AA medals for the javelin.

Kennedy was the 2009 Observer-Reporter's Girls Athlete of the Year.

These days, Kennedy is setting records at Marshall.

At the Duke Invitationals on April 2, Kennedy's best throw of 40.04 meters broke the previous Thundering Hurd record of 39.37. The following weekend, Kennedy won the javelin (38.60) at the Ohio University Invitational.

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