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Delco Christian’s Dorsey adds pair of golds to medal haul

CALN TWP. >> It’s not uncommon for throwers to compete in multiple events. Shot putters routinely throw the discus, too. Some even throw the javelin.
However, it is extremely rare for someone to compete in those three events and run the anchor leg of a 4 x 100-meter relay.
Delco Christian’s Amir Dorsey is that exception.
He’s not big and burly like most shot putters and discus throwers. He’s tall and lean, which is what you would expect from a javelin thrower and sprinter. Yet he makes it work.
Dorsey added the Class AA discus title Saturday to the medals he won in the shot put and javelin Friday at the District One Track & Field Championships at Coatesville Area High School. Just for good measure, the Pittsburgh-bound senior also helped the Knights win the 4 x 100-meter relay Saturday.
He won the discus with a throw of 117-9. Dorsey, along with Ben Chung, Giho Park and Chris Chung won the 4 x 100 in 44.35 seconds. He was fifth in the shot put and eighth in the javelin Friday.
Dorsey credits his speed and explosiveness as a sprinter for his success in the throwing events. And even though he has competed in all four events for a number of years, Dorsey said he still gets inquisitive looks from other competitors who see him for the first time in the throws.
“I don’t look like a thrower, but I can put it out there,” Dorsey said.
Dorsey wasn’t the only Knight to come home with a gold medal. Freshman Elijah Thomas added the Class AA high jump crown and eighth-place medal in the long jump to the fourth-place medal he won in the triple jump Friday. He won the high jump with a leap of 5-10. That earned him a ticket to the PIAA Championships.
“I’m excited about that,” Thomas said.
Ben Chung also had a good day for the Knights. In addition to leading off the winning 4 x 100 relay, he was second in both the 100 (11.33 seconds) and 400 (51.79). Teammate Michael Logie was second in the 800 (2:00.55).

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