All-Delco Boys Track: Trios from Penncrest, Upper Darby headline squad

In addition to Daily Times Athlete of the Year Donovan St. Louis of Upper Darby, the All-Delco boys track team includes:

Braheem Bishop, Chester: Second straight Clipper to earn All-Delco honors in the high jump. He is the only sophomore on the first team. Bishop leaped 6-3 to take fourth place at the District One Class AAA championships.

Dion Durnell, Penncrest: The senior was a versatile performer for the Lions and earned two state medals as part of Penncrest’s 4 x 100- and 4 x 400-meter relay teams. The 4 x 100 finished fifth and the 4 x 400 was sixth in Class AAA. Durnell finished the season ranked third in the county in the 100 and second in the 200. He will attend Kutztown University.

Evan Emanuel, Penncrest: Like Dion Durnell, Emanuel was a key member of two medal-winning relay teams in Shippensburg. He helped the Lions take sixth in the Class AAA 4 x 400 and seventh in the 4 x 800. Emanuel won the 800-meter run at the Central League championships and ranked second in the event with a time of 1:54.14.

Morgan Ellis-Foster, Delco Christian: The senior was one of the premier hurdlers in the state. Ellis-Foster took third in the Class AA 110-meter high hurdles and 300-meter intermediate hurdles at the state meet. He also was the District One Class AA champion in both events. Ellis-Foster was second in the 300 hurdles and third in the 110s at the Delco Championships.

Kevin James, Cardinal O’Hara: The Syracuse-bound senior capped his scholastic career with a county record in the 3,200-meter run and his sixth All-Delco nod, three in track and three in cross country. First athlete in county history to win the 800-, 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs in back-to-back years at the Delco Championships. Won the 800, mile and 3,200-meter runs at the Catholic League championships. James was the first county athlete to go under nine minutes in the 3,200 when he took third at the PIAA Championships in a county-record time of 8:57.49.

Milton Jones, Glen Mills: The 6-6, 350-pound senior was the premier shot putter in the county. He finished first in five of six meets, including the Delco and District One Class AAA championships. Jones turned in his personal best effort (57 feet, 3 ½ inches) to win the district title. He placed fifth at the PIAA championships with a put of 53-8 ½.

Desean Lee, Academy Park: The senior was a multi-talented athlete who did just about everything for the Knights. Lee placed sixth in the Class AAA 200 and helped the Knights garner a seventh-place medal in the 4 x 100-meter relay at the PIAA Championships. He finished the season ranked in the top five in Delco in the 100 (fourth), 200 (third), 400 (fourth) and high jump (third).

Stephen Pierce, Haverford High: The La Salle-bound senior was to the discus what Glen Mills’ Milton Jones was to the shot. He earned a gold medal five times during the season including a victory at the Delco Championships with a personal-best throw of 160 feet. Pierce placed third at the District One Class AAA championships and 17th at the state meet.

Sam Pope, Episcopal Academy: You name it and Pope did it for the Churchmen. He ran the 100, 200 and 400 and also was one of the premier jumpers in the state. The senior was second in the triple jump and third in the long jump at the Delco Championships. He was the Pennsylvania Independent Schools champ in both the triple jump and 400.

Gurjeet Rai, Marple Newtown: The West Chester-bound senior earned All-Delco honors for the second straight year. He and Strath Haven’s Colin Waitzman were the only vaulters to break 14 feet in 2015. Rai edged Waitzman for the Delco title on misses and finished fifth at the District One Class AAA championships to earn a second straight trip to Shippensburg.

Micah Sims, Haverford School: Sims was the most consistent long jumper in the county. The junior won the Inter-Ac League and Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association championships, but his best effort came when he leaped 22-2 to take second at the Henderson Invitational. Sims also was the Inter-Ac champ in the 200 and had the fastest 100-meter time (11.1 seconds) in the county.

Evan Sing, Penncrest: Sing earned All-Delco honors for the third straight year. The Widener-bound senior won the Delco Championship for the third consecutive year and picked up his first District One Class AAA championship with a throw of 194-8 and took eighth at the PIAA championships with a heave of 179-4. Sing’s best effort was a 202-4 at the Kellerman relays. That was the third-longest throw by a county athlete in the last 15 years.

Akeim Thomas, Upper Darby: Thomas teamed with Mason Weh to form the best 1-2 hurdles punch in the state. He was fourth at the PIAA Championships in the Class AAA 110-meter high hurdles and sixth in the 300 intermediate hurdles. Thomas also picked up a bronze medal as a member of the 4 x 100-meter relay team to help the Royals finish second in the team scoring. He also was the Delco Champ in the 300 hurdles. Thomas will attend East Stroudsburg University.

Mason Weh, Upper Darby: The junior earned All-Delco honors for the second straight year and also played a key role to help Upper Darby finish second in the state meet behind Cheltenham. Weh was the Delco and District One Class AAA champ in the 110-meter hurdles and earned two medals at the state meet in the 110s (seventh) and 4 x 100-meter relay (third).

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