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Track: Love picks up two wins in season-opening Ursinus Invitational

Kyle Love hit the ground running in the first meet of the indoor track season.

The Bonner-Prendergast junior won the 55-meter hurdles and the triple jump at the Ursinus Invitational Saturday, taking home two of the five Delaware County individual gold medals on the day.

Love coasted past the hurdles field in 7.93 seconds, the only one to break the eight-second barrier. In the triple jump, Love leaped 41 feet, 2.25 inches, winning the crown by more than a foot.

The field was fertile ground for Delco boys, with Haverford’s Collin Ney and Chasen Wint winning events. Ney was tops in the long jump at 20-9. Wint used a put of 56-5.25 to edge Thomas Kitchell of Notre Dame-Green Pond by two inches. Wint’s teammates Eric Tanz and Michael Powel were fourth and fifth, respectively, with Bonner-Prendie’s Chilekasi Adele in third.

Delco swept the shot put in both genders, with Kayla Thorpe dominating the girls field, the Upper Darby senior winning by seven feet with a toss of 41-6.75.

Bonner-Prendergast also got a silver medal from Enoobong Eka in the 400 dash, with Upper Darby’s Aaron Williams and Shawn Maxwell in third and fifth, respectively. UD’s Joseph Ricciardi was third in the 3,000 meters. Academy Park’s Ian Francis and Brian Daniels finished third and fifth, respectively, in the 200 dash.

Haverford took home the boys 4 x 400 meter relay, with Upper Darby third and Academy Park fourth. Springfield was fourth in the boys distance medley relay.

On the girls side, Brianna Foster nabbed a medal in the 55-meter dash, finishing third with a time of 7.41 seconds. She also finished fifth in the long jump.

Beth Schearer had a memorable debut, the Springfield freshman taking second in the 200 dash. Keara Seasholtz of Radnor finished second in the 400 meters, Lauren Cawley of Penncrest was fourth in the mile and Springfield’s Renee Stevenson was fourth in the shot put.

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