Haverford comes on strong for sweep

With the finish line in sight, there was no matching Radnor’s Connor Holm’s finishing kick. But James Abrahams and his Haverford teammates got the final laugh.

Thanks to a 2-3-4 finish from Abrahams, Liam Boyes and Brian Melton, the Fords scored wins of 15-48 over Upper Darby and 22-37 over Radnor Wednesday in a Central League tri-meet. Holm was the first individual to finish, his time of 16:28 just a second faster than Abrahams. Radnor’s Andre Kelly took home fifth place, leading Radnor to a 23-33 win over Upper Darby.

Eighth-place John Li was the first finisher for the Royals.

Springfield wins two: There was no catching Springfield’s Liam Galligan, who won by almost a minute, but his teammate Justin Miller hung tight in second to lead Springfield to wins of 27-30 over Garnet Valley and 18-38 over Marple Newtown.

Miller clocked in at 17:34, well behind Galligan’s time of 16:41.

The Jaguars, who placed five runners in the top 10, were led by Hunter Small (18:07) and Jack Armand (18:08) in third and fourth place. That powered a 15-50 win over Marple Newtown, whose top finisher with 10th-place Zak Elfrandani.

Strath Haven tops Penncrest: Conan Beckley-Gray finished second overall as Strath Haven topped Penncrest, 23-36, in a tri-meet with Harriton.

Beckley-Gray’s 17:29 was well behind the pace of Harriton’s Sam Ebby, who won in 17:07. Ian Reid and Greg Kotchick finished fifth and sixth, respectively for the Panthers.

Penncrest’s Taylor Orcott was fourth, and Avery Lederer finished ninth.

Harriton topped Strath Haven, 25-30, and Penncrest, 20-39.

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