Penncrest’s Avery Lederer shattered his personal best in the 3,000 by more than 11 seconds to bring home a gold medal with a winning time of 9:14.19. His previous best before Monday was a 9:25.30 last February. Lederer wasn’t the only Lion to come home with some bling. Mike Arndt took third in the shot put.
The Penn Wood boys also had a solid day. Dennis Manyeah, Answered Gleplay, Tryeem Welton and Tyshaun Truitt took fourth in the 4 x 200- and 4 x 400-meter relays. The group ran 1:35.92 in the 4 x 2 and 3:37.13 in the 4 x 400. Teammate Timmy Obunja placed fourth in the triple jump (40-2½).
Braheem Bishop and James Jackson highlighted a good day for Chester. Bishop took second in the high jump with a leap of 6-3. Lyle Garland of Germantown Academy won the event with a meet-record jump of 6-10. Jackson, meanwhile, was third in the 60 hurdles (8.60). Malachi Langley, his brother Malik, Lamaj Cury and Mahki Little of Chester took third in the 4 x 400 (3:36.21).
Bonner & Prendergast came away with three medals. Ethan Cook took fourth in the 200 (23.52). Terrance Laird of Coatesville set the meet record (22.35) while winning the event. Cook also teamed with Alton McKenley, Son Nelson and David Whitfield to take fourth in the sprint medley relay. Teammate Anthony Harper turned in a personal best time of 9:36.77 to take fourth in the 3,000.
Upper Darby’s Syed Shah was second in the mile (4:37.11), while Peter Cooke of Radnor was third in the 800 (2:01.25). Chester native Kamil Jihad of Neumann-Goretti was the w