Track Captures League Title

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Current Penn Charter students now have their own great memory to add to the PC sports legacy in the Inter-Ac league.

For the first time since 1997, the Quakers own Inter-Ac championships in baseball AND boys track. Coach David Miller's baseball squad did the deed Friday by beating Germantown Academy and clinching first at 8-1 with one game remaining. The tracksters of coaches Steve Bonnie and Bryan Skelly joined the we're-number-one club Monday right on campus, racking up 139 1/2 points to easily win the championship over runner-up GA (100 1/2).

Thanks to seniors Harold Anderson and John Grace, Dr. Bonnie received a serious icewater dousing right after the final results were announced. Senior Mike "Neeko" Hnatkowsky had done his part in splendid fashion by distracting The Good Doctor until Harold and John were ready to pounce.

As for the meet, which was postponed from Saturday due to outrageous rain ...

Seniors Akeem Blake and Chris Tucker won two events apiece.

Blake seized first in the long jump (23-7) and triple jump (44-8 1/2) and placed second in the high jump at 6-9. His LJ effort tied the Inter-Ac record set in 1949 by PC's Dick Hazard. In the HJ, Akeem briefly owned the I-A mark when he cleared 6-9. Alas, GA's Kyle Garland went one inch higher just a few minutes later.

Tucker sped to victory in the 100 (11.02) and 200 (22.00) and soph Edward Saydee was right nearby with a second and third, respectively.

Elsewhere, frosh Marcellus Poland (50.34) and junior Matt Barkann finished 1-2 in the 400, senior Dylan Burnett placed third in both hurdles events, frosh Akeel Blake (Akeem's brother) and junior Tzion Jones enabled PC to finish 1-2-3 in the TJ and senior Edgar McIlvaine soared to third in the pole vault.

The girls placed fifth with 64 points.

Headliners: senior Felicia Robinson, first in the TJ (35-9 1/2); soph Ainyae Holmes, second in the 100 (13.03); senior Lexi Hnatkowsky, third in the intermediate hurdles (51.73); and senior Amira Martin, third in the LJ (15-3 1/4).

More track photos: morning field events and afternoon running events.

Baseball traveled to Central Bucks South and won by 7-0.

Senior Joey Lancellotti (four) and junior Will Samuel (three) led the hit parade while junior Mike Siani doubled and tripled. Senior Justus Sanders pitched the first six innings and allowed just two hits.

Boys lacrosse hosted Hill School in the first round of the Inter-Ac Challenge and cruised, 13-6.

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Posted by S. Sexton in silary, spring sports on Tuesday May, 16
Tags:  baseball, lacrosse, track
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