Games Galore, Plus New School Record
The R. Joseph Kellerman Relays, featuring boys teams from roughly 40 schools throughout the Delaware Valley, were hosted Saturday by Great Valley High.
Sixteen events were contested and Penn Charter impressed with three first place finishes, two in the field and one on the track that was a new school record!
Junior Akeem Blake led the way. In the high jump, Blake (6-2) and freshman Patrick Gabor (5-8), who's springy enough to easily dunk a basketball, combined for 11 feet, 10 inches. Blake (43-5) and classmate Tzion Jones (37-9) posted 81-2 in the triple jump.
Also earning gold and setting a new school record, in 1 minute, 4.35 seconds, was the 4x100 shuttle hurdles relay team of Conrad Williams, Jay Jennings, Pat McLaughlin and Dylan Burnett. All four are juniors.
Other notable finishes: The 4x200 team of juniors Chris Tucker and Denarii Beard and sophs Connor Sullivan and Kieran Smith placed third in 1:32.76; Blake (20-7) and Jones (16-9 1/2) placed fifth in the long jump at 37-4 1/2.
In all three of his leaping events, Blake was the No. 1 competitor.
Girls varsity lacrosse traveled to Radnor High to compete in a tournament and racked up a 10-8 win over Hill School. Soph Greer Guyer scored four goals.
Boys lacrosse stayed at home, but fell to Strath Haven, 14-9. The Quakers went scoreless after a goal by senior Drew Gallant created a 9-9 tie.
Coming off a 12-7 loss at Malvern in Inter-Ac play Friday, varsity baseball spent Saturday playing a doubleheader at Perkiomen School.
After losing, 5-0, the Quakers toughed out a 1-0 win. Senior lefty Santino Primerano earned the W and another southpaw, junior Brendan Cellucci, nailed down the save. Senior Kenny Bergmann provided the run with a sacrifice fly in the seventh. He had three hits in the twinbill.
Varsity softball is getting accustomed to short workdays.
For the umpteenth time this season, coach Doc Mittica's crew (now 9-0 overall) needed just five innings to vanquish a foe.
Friday, the opponent was host Agnes Irwin, in an Inter-Ac game, and the final score was 14-4. Few would have predicted that after one inning because PC trailed, 4-0.
Senior Ayanna Matthews was the primary hitting hero, thanks to a 4-for-4 performance that included a triple and homer (in a six-run second) along with three apiece of RBI/runs scored. Senior Eileen Hennessy racked up four RBI while winning righthander Faith Fenton, a junior, and senior Brigitte Gutpelet posted two RBI apiece.
Varsity baseball journeyed to Malvern and incurred a 12-7 loss.
A triple by frosh Sammy Siani and homer by junior James Gabor provided a 2-0 advantage just two batters into the game, and the score after 2 1/2 innings was 5-1. Alas, Malvern exploded for six runs in the bottom half and maintained control thereafter.
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