Jarnail Dhillon got his indoor season off to a roaring start. The senior from Upper Darby won the 800-meter run at the Division 1 portion of the first Track & Field Coaches Association of Greater Philadelphia meet of the season.
Dhillon crossed the finish line in 2:03.03, more than one second ahead of Carter Laatsch of CB West. That time also qualified Dhillon for the Meet of Champions. The Royals also took second in the 4 x 200 with an MOC qualifying time of 1:36.73.
Haverford’s Mike Donnelly took fourth in the mile (4:48.71). The Fords also placed fourth in the DMR (11:17.88).
Joe Colavito from Garnet Valley was fourth in the 3,000 (9:31.14). The Jaguars finished fifth in the 4 x 400 (3:44.19) and the 4 x 800 (8:52.36).
Penn Wood was fourth in the 4 x 8 (8:51.43), while Timmy Odunjo placed second in the triple jump for the Patriots (43-1 ½) and qualified for the MOC.
The Haverford School had a big day in the first Division II meet. Mark Gregory won the 800 (2;05.49) and qualified for the MOC. Dan Whaley was third in the 400-meter dash (52.86). Khalil Bland took sixth in the mile. Will Merhige placed fifth in the 3,000.
The Fords also won the 4 x 200-meter relay. Lamont Lucas was third in the long jump. Petey Lemmon took second in the shot with an MOC put of 47-0.
Matt Arndt led the way for a big day by Penncrest. Arndt won the shot put with a MOC qualifying heave of 47-4. Patrick Theveny finished second in the 3,000 (9:14.98) and qualified for the MOC. The Lions also had three relays medal and qualify for the Meet of Champs.
Brendan Luong, John McGlinn, Luke Narbus and Andrew Woolery were second in the 4 x 800 with an MOC qualifying time of 8:58.33. Ian Bassett, Nicholas DiGiulio, Collin Tait and Garrett Tait helped Penncrest to fourth place in the 4 x 200. Billy Angelina, Avery Lederer, Ethan Rigby and Justin Senackerib were second in the DMR in 11:08.45. That was good enough to earn the Lions a spot in the MOC.
Ethan Zeh of Radnor was second in the 800 and also bettered the qualifying standard for the Meet of Champions with a time of 2:05.67. Episcopal Academy’s Elias Lindgren was third in the 3,000. The Churchmen also took third in the 4 x 200 and sixth in the 4 x 400.
Dayo Abeeb of Strath Haven won the triple jump with an MOC qualifying leap of 44-3 ½. Teammate Quinn Vandellos finished third in the 60-meter hurdles with an MOC qualifying time of 8.89 seconds. Kyle Love from Bonner & Prendergast placed fifth.
Marple Newtown picked up sixth-place medals in the 4 x 200, while Nick Delisle tied for fifth in the pole vault for the Tigers. Radnor was fifth in the 4 x 400. Isaiah Keys of Sun Valley took third in the high jump. Lamar Ramsey from Archbishop Carroll was fourth in the long jump.
At the Bishop Loughlin Games on Long Island, Kyra Carroll of Penn Wood took second in the 1,000-meter run.
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