Boys Track & Tennis Take Two from GA
It always pays to get a jump on the competition.
Wednesday, Penn Charter hosted archrival Germantown Academy for an Inter-Ac League track meet and the boys earned a 72-49 victory mostly because of a 30-6 edge in jumping events.
The Quakers swept the high jump (6 feet for freshman Patrick Gabor), long jump (23-3 3/4 for junior Chris Tucker), triple jump (41-11 1/2 for junior Akeem Blake) and pole vault (10-0 for junior Edgar McIlvaine, shown above).
Other wins were posted by junior Harper Pollio-Barbee in the 800 (2 minutes, 6:03 seconds), senior Tom Freitag in the 1600 (4:47.26) and the 4x400 relay quartet of Pat McLaughlin, Conrad Williams, Blake and Pollio-Barbee. Those guys, all juniors, clocked in at 3:38.70.
Also important were the seconds by junior Dylan Burnett in the hurdles – 15.30 in the 110 highs and 42.19 in the 300 intermediates.
Girls track also hosted GA and dropped a 63-57 decision.
PC's double winner was junior Felicia Robinson in the triple jump (33-6 1/2) and 300 intermediate hurdles (51.60). Senior Kristina Ohemeng (18.81 in the 100 high hurdles), ninth grader Ainyae Holmes (13.57 in the 100), senior Emily Smith (2:32.60 in the 800), junior Marilyn Pease (4-10 in the jump) and the 4x400 relay (4:50.54) also seized firsts. Thanks to Lex Mercado OPC '03 for providing detailed results.
Across School House Lane, boys varsity tennis also hosted the archest of rivals and dominated its way to a 7-0 triumph.
Crucial to the sweep were toughed-out victories by the first and fourth doubles teams. At No. 1, freshman Tom Bradbeer and soph Alex Shipon won the first set in a tiebreaker, lost the second set, 6-4, then took the third set in another tiebreaker. At No. 4, sophs Justin Ko and Josh Toll dropped the first set, 6-4, before rolling to 6-0 and 6-1 wins.
Junior Greg Zlobinsky and soph Ben Swanson frolicked in the top two singles berths.
Wet grounds prevented the baseball and softball teams from playing.
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