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Strath Haven girls track wraps another Central League title

It’s probably safe to call the Strath Haven girls track and field team a dynasty.

The Panthers racked up their 76th and 77th consecutive wins by downing previously-unbeaten Ridley (86-64), as well as Upper Darby (91.5-58.5) to pave the path to another Central League championship.

Grace Forbes led a balanced Panther outing with wins in the 1,600 (5:16.6) and 800 (2:15.4). Rachel Kent (15.1 in the 100 hurdles), Isabelle Cardi (3,200), Claire VanDuyne (nine feet in the pole vault) and Casey Blum (126 feet, four inches in the javelin) also secured individual wins for Strath Haven.

The Green Raiders were excellent in the field events as Meghan Lynch claimed the long jump (15-8½) and the triple jump (34-5), while Izzy Hamlin launched the shot put 34-6¼ and the discus 95-2.

Michelle Brown-Jones was a double-winner for the Royals, triumphing in the 100 (12.5 seconds) while helping the 4 x 100 relay to victory.

Daniels’ record day paces Garnet Valley sweep >> Jackie Daniels tied the Garnet Valley school record in the long jump in April.

The Jaguars senior left no doubt about it Monday. Daniels jumped 16 feet, 11¼ inches to blast past the previous best of 16-8, set in 1986, to highlight Garnet Valley’s Central League tri-meet sweep of Marple Newtown (128-21) and Conestoga (110-39). The Pioneers downed the Tigers, 76-52.

Daniels also won the triple jump (30-5¼) to cap off her day. Diana DeMaio and Anastasia Earley both helped the Jaguars to wins in the 4 x 800 (10:39.54) and 4 x 400 (4:11.24.). Erika Leinhauser was the Tigers’ lone winner of the day, topping the field in the shot put with a toss of 26-11¾.

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