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Track & Field: Graham’s hurdles work leads Ridley boys to sweep

Put it on the board for Marple Newtown’s boys track team.

Jeff Piscitelli dashed to victory in the 100 and also helped the Tigers claim the 4×100 to secure their first win of the season with a 96-53 decision over Harriton. Ridley swept the Rams and Tigers by scores of 110-35 and 96-54, respectively.

Tony Graham bested the field in the 300 hurdles in a time of 42.9, and also won the 110 hurdles with a time of 15.8 to spur the Green Raiders.

Radnor 84, Penncrest 66; Penncrest 84, Garnet Valley 66; Radnor 98.5, Garnet Valley 47.5 >> Peter Cook had himself a day, winning the 300 hurdles, 1,600 and 800 to help the Red Raiders collect a sweep and beat the Lions for the first time in 27 years.

Chris Greenwood downed the competition in the 400 and led off Radnor’s winning 4×100 relay. Evan Wildermuth jumped 21-3 to win the long jump and also won the high jump and triple jump for the Lions.

Haverford High 85, Springfield 63; Strath Haven 91, Springfield 58; Strath Haven 84, Haverford High 66 >> The Panthers secured a pair of wins thanks to some fine hurdling work from Max Memeger, who won both the 300 hurdles and 110 hurdles. Cooper Driscoll also had a big hand in the wins by taking home the shot put and javelin, including a javelin toss that was 31 feet better than his closest competitor.

Springfield’s Liam Galligan cleaned up in the 800 and 1,600 for the Cougars, while teammate Dashawn Dale claimed victory in both the high jump and pole vault. Haverford’s Erik McCallion beat the field in the 400 by more than two full seconds.

In the Inter-Ac League:

Penn Charter 76, Episcopal Academy 46 >> Elias Lindgren was a double winner for the Churchmen with triumphs in the 1,600 and 3,200, Jack Bush claimed the 400-meter dash and Harry Riley took home the shot put, but EA fell to the Quakers.

In the Del Val League:

Glen Mills 100, Chester 66 >> Amir Wester led the charge for the Battlin’ Bulls with wins in the 1,600 and 3,200 and Keon Ratin won the 400 and helped the 4×100 team to a triumph. Chester’s Jameer Green was a double winner in the long jump and triple jump.

In the Ches-Mont League:

Kennett 123, Sun Valley 18 >> Caliph Jones came in second place in the 100-meter dash by a tenth of a second, but that’s as good as it got for the Vanguards as the Blue Demons won every event.

Girls Track

Make it an even 70 for Strath Haven.

The Panthers cruised past Haverford (97-53) and Springfield (134-16) and the Fords trucked past the Cougars (132-18) in a Central League tri-meet that marked Haven’s 69th and 70th consecutive league wins.

Mayowa Songonuna was tops in the 100-meter dash and also helped the Panthers claim the 4×100. Autumn Francis spearheaded Haverford’s effort with a win in the 300 hurdles, while Kai Moorse represented the Cougars well with a win in the 200.  

Ridley 103, Harriton 46; Ridley 118.5, Marple Newtown 27.5; Harriton 75.5, Marple Newtown 61.5 >> Senna Ohlssen separated herself from the pack in the 400 and 800 (1:03.5 and 2:25.9) for the Green Raiders and Rylie Butler (15.25 and 30-1) did the same in the long jump and triple jump as Ridley scored a pair of easy wins.

Garnet Valley 95, Radnor 54; Penncrest 91, Radnor 57; Garnet Valley 87, Penncrest 54 >> Tara Higgins was unstoppable for the Lions, besting the field in the 300 hurdles, 400 and 200, while the Jaguars’ Julia Hellman won the 1,600 to go with Meghan Arters’ victory in the 100.

In the Ches-Mont League:

Kennett 100, Sun Valley 41 >> Haweh Kwaidah narrowly edged out Sara Cziraky in the 200-meter dash, then comfortably won the long jump for the highlights of the Vanguards’ day.




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