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Penn Wood girls post blistering relay times

Penn Wood’s Terri Turner, Janae Pitt, Elicia Moore and Kyra Carroll earned a day off after what they accomplished this weekend.

Friday night, the quartet ran the fastest time in the state and the 10th-fastest in the country while winning the distance medley relay in 12 minutes, 19.13 seconds at the Delaware Valley Girls Track & Field Coaches Association meet at Lehigh University.

They weren’t finished.

Saturday, Turner, Pitt, Moore and Carroll bettered their PA best while winning the 4 x 400-meter relay at the New Balance Games at the Armory in New York. Turner, Pitt, Moore and Carroll won in 3:52.53. That remains as the fifth-best time in the United States, according to pa.milesplit.com.

Turner also finished second in the 600, while Carroll was sixth in that race.

The Patriots weren’t the only winners. Cardinal O’Hara’s Olivia Arizon won the 1,000-meter run in 2:52.48. Christian Mancini, Elizabeth Mancini, Eleanor Mancini and Katie Till of O’Hara took sixth in the 4 x 800, while teammate Lorielle LaForest was fourth in the shot put.

In Friday’s meet, Ridley’s Jamie Green and Strath Haven’s Taylor Barkdoll went 1-2 in the 1,0000. Michelle Brown-Jones won the long jump and also was on Upper Darby’s medal-winning 4 x 200-meter relay with Victoria Robinson, Sugar Henry and Anisha Richardson. Robinson was third in the triple jump.

Strath Haven’s Maddie Forbes, Olivia Malley, Isabel Cardi and Grace Forbes took second in the DMR and third in the 4 x 400. Other top three finishes included Saniya Watts of Agnes Irwin (second in 800) Chichester Nierra Berry (third in 200).

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Penn Wood’s Dennis Manyeah also found the track at the Armory to his liking. The senior won the 600-meter run at the New Balance Games in 1:23.58.

Penncrest’s Avery Lederer set the school record with a second-place finish in the mile (9:35.08). Alfre Abu, Shon Nelson, Ethan Cook and David Whitfield of Bonner & Prendergast took seventh in the sprint medley relay.

Whitfield was a busy man. Before headed to New York he took second in the 400 in the Division II portion of the TFCAGP Meet at Glen Mills.

In other Division II action, Sam Linder of the Haverford School won the 60-meter hurdles in a meet-record time of 8.40 seconds. That was the fifth fastest time in the state according to pa.milesplit.com. Chester native of Kamil Jihad beat Whitfield to win the 400. Billy Hallinan of Interboro was second in the 800 and host Glen Mills won the 4 x 400.

Haverford High had a good day In Division I. Anthony Cornish won the 60-meter dash in a Meet of Champions qualifying time of 7.36 seconds. Erick McCallion led a 1-2 Delco finish in the 800. Lamaj Curry of Chester was second. Teammate James Jackson won the 60 hurdles in a state championship qualifying time of 8.55 seconds. That ranks seventh in PA.

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