'Twas a Wonderful Wednesday for Sports

Penn Charter's varsity teams followed Terrific Tuesday with Wonderful Wednesday.

Girls track hosted Baldwin and SCH Academy for a triangular meet and bested both – by 89-29 and 70-56, respectively – while the boys made the trek to SCH and rolled to an 89-32 triumph.

For the girls (now 5-0), soph Ainyae Holmes captured the 100 in 12.8 seconds and the 400 relay coasted to victory in 52 ticks. The distance crew also fared well as frosh Sophia Solomon won the 3200 and classmate Sara Shipon claimed second in the 800. 

The boys, as often happens, received stellar efforts from seniors Chris Tucker and Akeem Blake. "Tuck" sped to wins in the 100 (10.8) and 400 (52.9) and Akeem soared to wins in the high jump (6-4) and long jump (20-10).

Softball hosted Hill School and swatted its way to an 11-4 victory.

Senior Brigitte Gutpelet, the leadoff hitter, set the table in impressive fashion, going 4-for-4 with a double, two triples, one RBI and two runs scored. Classmate Abby Cohen went 3-for-4 with a homer, three RBI and two runs scored. Frosh Maddie Solow drove in two, scored three.

Frosh Anastasia Lewis pitched four innings for the win. She allowed just one walk and no earned runs.

Boys tennis hosted Germantown Friends in one of those matches that produced contrasting results. Though PC's singles players were bested, the doubles crews were successful so the final result was a 4-3 win.

The leaders were senior Tyler Schwartz and junior Jake Cutler, who won by 6-1, 6-1. Details for the others: junior Justin Ko/eighth grader Joshua John (6-1, 6-3); soph Tom Bradbeer/junior Alex Shipon (6-3, 6-3); and junior Joshua Toll/senior Scott Hanson (6-3, 6-3).

Above, soph Page Proctor in the pole vault. More photos.

Posted by S. Sexton in silary, spring sports on Thursday April, 20
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Penn Charter has provided student athletes with resources to match their talents. On 44 acres, Penn Charter offers its players and fans:

  • five grass playing fields, two synthetic turf fields, one all-weather, eight-lane track, seven tennis courts, 10 squash courts, four basketball courts, and one swimming pool.
  • PC has four buildings designated for athletics: Graham Athletics Center — with the new Blaine A. Steinberg OPC '11 Center for Fitness and Performance  Kline & Specter Squash Center, Ray Dooney Field House, and the Old Gym.

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Go Charter!

The spirit of Penn Charter athletics is built on a storied tradition of excellence and the belief that the interplay of academics, arts and athletics leads to strong, creative, resilient and flexible people.

Skilled teachers and coaches help our students understand – whether on the playing field or in the classroom – how to collaborate and compete, how to win with grace, and how to handle challenges and setbacks.

Our school cheer is: Go Charter!

We appreciate the student athletes who are now powering PC to great feats, and look forward to welcoming those who will do so in the future. Also, of course, we eternally appreciate the efforts of all OPCs!

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A Friends School for Girls and Boys, Pre-K to 12

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