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Forbes leads Strath Haven to Central League cross country title

The Strath Haven girls cross country team added another trophy to its  lofty pile Saturday, scoring 42 points to best Haverford for the Central League title at Rose Tree Park.

Led by Maggie Forbes, who finished fourth in 20 minutes, 49.50 seconds, the Panthers took four of the top 10 spots and six of the top 13 to lock up the title. Second was Haverford with 58 points, followed by Garnet Valley (81).

The individual championship went to Sarah Hurst of Lower Merion, who covered the course in 19:48.20, seven seconds ahead of Haverford’s Maura Timoney. Winnie Incorvaia of Garnet Valley was fourth.

The Fords’ Nicole Rodriguez and Shannon Barycki finished fifth and eighth, respectively. Garnet Valley’s Ashleigh Lustgarten placed sixth.

Behind Forbes was Hannah Prokup in seventh for Strath Haven. Gwyneth Stach and Rowe Crawford secured the last two top-10 spots.

The boys race went to Charlie Miller of Conestoga, outkicking Lower Merion’s Trey Gannon at the line to win by four-tenths of a second in 16:38.90. The Aces would waltz away with the team crown, scoring 29 points via five finishers in the top 11. That easily outdistanced Conestoga, with 59 points, and Haverford with 61.

Haverford’s top finisher was Patrick Lawson, who clocked in at 17:03.30 to take fourth. Teammates Ethan Fingerhut and Quentin Ryan were seventh and ninth, respectively. Andrew Fox of Springfield placed 10th.

In the Inter-Ac:

Notre Dame splits two >> Therese Trainer had the top time in the tri-meet hosted by Germantown Academy, clocking in at 19:46.4 to win by more than 44 seconds. It powered the Irish to a 24-33 win over Penn Charter. Notre Dame fell to the host, 22-33.

Maura Brady was sixth for Notre Dame with Kyleigh Calvert 10th.

EA boys, girls win >> AJ Sanford of Haverford School won the boys race hosted by Episcopal with a time of 17:45.30, but EA’s depth won the day in a 20-43 victory.

EA monopolized spots two through 11 at the line, with four of their five scorers underclassmen. Connor Hanrahan led the way in second place at 18:05.10, followed by freshman Dawson French and senior Bradley French.

The girls race went to EA by a slimmer margin, 26-30, over Agnes Irwin. EA’s Kathryn Lynn led the way in third place at 22:27.90, followed by teammate Jill McEntee in fourth and Molly Limaye in sixth.

Shreya Kalra led Agnes Irwin in fifth. Freshmen Blair Fox and Orchie Hasan took seventh and eighth, respectively, for the Owls.

The race was won by Springside Chestnut Hill freshman Ella Woehlcke, who went 19:22.80 to win by nearly two minutes and set a course record. SCHA didn’t compete in the team scoring.

Field Hockey
Kelly Smith orchestrated an Episcopal Academy demolition, dishing five assists in blowing out Penn Charter, 10-0.

Three of Smith’s assists went to Ashley Sessa, who scored four goals. Smith also assisted on both of Macy Szukics’ goals. Szukics added an assist, as did Sessa.

Eloise Richter scored two goals for EA (5-0), and Morgan McMenamin rounded out the scoring.

Boys Water Polo
Luka Sekulic exploded for six goals and an assist as Haverford School moved to 4-0 with a 20-11 win over Germantown Academy.

Jack Larocca added four goals and three assists. Bram Schork tallied three goals and five steals, Grayson Walker contributed three goals and two assists and Jack Deppen paired two goals with two assists.

Girls Water Polo
Jovana Sekulic scored four times and added three steals as Episcopal Academy routed Germantown Academy, 17-3.

Margot LeRoux scored three times to go with two steals, and Maddie Dennis added three assists for the Churchwomen.



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