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Kent’s sweep highlights Strath Haven girls track team’s 75th consecutive league win

Seventy-five wins down, and an eye on a seventh straight Central League girls track and field title.

Rachel Kent was unbeatable in the discus, javelin and 100 hurdles as Strath Haven trounced Penncrest and Conestoga by matching 110-40 scores Tuesday to secure its 75th consecutive league win.

The Lions handled the Pioneers, 77-64. The Panthers will try to make it a seven-peat on May 8 when they take on Ridley and Upper Darby for the title.

Kent ran the hurdles in 15.4 while also tossing the discus 98 feet, nine inches, and the shot put 32 feet, eight inches. Maddie Nowoswiat won the long jump (15-9) and high jump (4-10) for the Lions.

In other Central League action:

Upper Darby waltzes past Radnor, Harriton >> Michelle Brown-Jones was a triple-winner for the Royals, topping the field in the 100, 200 and long jump as Upper Darby beat Radnor (108-40) and Harriton (121-27), while Radnor trounced Harriton, 113-24.

Brown-Jones ran the 100 in 12.59 and the 200 in 27.02 before long jumping 17 feet, eight inches. Keara Seasholtz won the 400 for Radnor.  

Ridley sweeps Garnet Valley, Haverford >> Meghan Lynch’s wins in the triple jump (36-11) and long jump (17-6) highlighted the Green Raiders’ 81-69 and 85-61 triumphs over Garnet Valley and Haverford, respectively. The Jaguars downed the Fords, 80-69.

Autumn Francis paced the Fords with wins in the 300 hurdles and discus, while Garnet Valley’s Julia Hellman won in the 1,600 and 3,200.

Marple Newtown handles Springfield >> Danielle Peyton claimed the long jump and triple jump for Springfield, and Symphonie Blalock was tops in the shot put and discus for the Cougars. Lower Merion beat Springfield (109-36) and Marple Newtown (111.5-33.5), while the Tigers downed the Cougars 73-67.

Boys Track

Xavier Norman was the cream of the field crop thanks to a pair of wins in the shot put and discus that helped Ridley down Haverford, 80-70, and Garnet Valley, 116-34 in the Central League. The Fords downed the Jaguars, 103-45.

Norman tossed the shot 36 feet, 10 ¼ inches, while also adding a 111-foot, 11-inch launch of the discus for Ridley. The Green Raiders’ Zack Forney was the class of the 1,600 (4:33.6) and 3,200 (10:18.8).

Anthony Cornish won the 100 (11.2) and 200 (22.9) for the Fords.

Radnor hits the century mark twice in sweep >> Aiden Bermudez highlighted a pair of Radnor blowout wins with victories in the discus and shot put as the Raiders powered past Upper Darby (115-35) and Harriton (135-12).

Bermudez launched the shot 48 feet, seven inches, to go along with a discus hurl of 132 feet, eight inches. Fahad Manzoor also had a day to remember, winning the 300 hurdles (45.7), 110 hurdles (16.5) and tying for the high jump (5-4) along with Upper Darby’s Eli Brown.



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