Sims helps Haverford School leap to PAISAA title

Micah Sims closed out the scholastic season on a high note.

The junior from the Haverford School set a meet record to win the long jump and pace the Fords to their first Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association title since 2012.

Sims jumped 22 feet, 9 ¾ inches to win his first PAISAA long jump title. He wasn’t the only Ford to come home with gold. Max Arias, Dan Kielty, Solomon Dorsey and Derek Mountain teamed up to win the 4 x 400, while Charlie Scales, Taj Bland, Alex Keszeli and Alex Kim captured the 4 x 800.

Arias and Mountain were second and fourth in the 400. Reggie Harris took second in both the long and triple jumps. Spencer Rappaport was second in the pole vault and Sam Lindner was third in both hurdles events to help the Fords edge Hill School, 93-81, for the team title.

Episcopal Academy’s Sam Pope won the triple jump for the second straight year and did so in style. The senior set the meet record with a jump of 45-10 ¾.

On the girls side, Margaux Paolino had a good day as Episcopal finished second to Germantown Friends. Paolino teamed with Megan Zimmerman, Gianna Smith and Courtnie Williamson for first in the 4 x 400. Paoliono took second in the 100 and 200 and was on the 4 x 400 with Tara Boyle, Williamson and Smith that place third. Boyle was second in the 400 and 100 hurdles, and was part of the winning 4 x 400.

Quinn Maguire, Danielle Bunten, Sophia Recchilungo and Mikayla Schneider took first in the 4 x 400.

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