PC Hosts Inter-Ac Champs, Baseball Wins on Road
If someone wants to zoom ahead the calendar to May 2017, it's doubtful anyone connected with Penn Charter's boys varsity track program will protest.
Saturday, the Quakers hosted Part Two of the Inter-Ac League's championships (after also hosting Thursday's trials) and finished second in team scoring with 88 points.
PC finished in the top three seven times and every single guy who earned a lofty spot was a junior.
Akeem Blake led the way, placing first in the long jump (22- 1/4) and triple jump (43-9 1/2) and second in the high jump (6-6).
Chris Tucker earned the other gold medal, thanks to an 11.19 clocking in the 100 (shown above). Also, he placed second in the 200 in 22.36.
Elsewhere, Edgar McIlvaine claimed second in the pole vault at 11-6 while Dylan Burnett was third in the 110 high hurdles at 15.02.
Germantown Academy won the title with 123 1/4 points.
Girls varsity track placed sixth with 31 3/4 points.
Two of the three best performances were posted by seniors. Paige Hodges recorded a 31-2 effort for second in the shot put and Emily Smith's time of 2:27.06 was third best in the 800. Junior Felicia Robinson won the triple jump at 36-1 1/2, roughly 2 1/2 feet better than the second-best mark.
Notre Dame seized the girls crown with 121- 1/2 points.
The results were compiled by Lex Mercado OPC '03 and Gerry Sasse, assistant to PC's athletic directors, handled PA duties. Many staff members contributed to make the event a rousing success. Also, the crispness was much appreciated because a rousing storm was on the doorstep just as the final event unfolded.
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In varsity baseball, PC (13-7 overall) hit the road and pinned a 5-0 loss on a team, Father Judge, that has clinched the Catholic League's regular season championship.
Senior Harrison Timberlake went five innings (three hits) for the win and junior Matt Gorman earned a no-muss, no-fuss save.
Junior James Gabor went 3-for-4 with three RBI and his two-run single keyed a three-run seventh. Junior Dom Toso lashed two doubles.
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