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Saturday Boys Indoor Track, Wrestling, Girls BKB

Indoor track is now an official sport at Penn Charter and the boys are already making waves.

Coach Bryan Skelly's squad competed Saturday in the Division II portion (smaller schools) of an invitational event at Haverford College and four individuals qualified for the Meet of Champions, which will take place next month.

Senior Akeem Blake led the way, seizing first place in the long jump with an effort of 21 feet, 4 1/2 inches. Classmates Chris Tucker (dash, 6.80 seconds) and Conrad Williams (hurdles, 8.47) took second and third, respectively, in events that covered 55 meters and soph Patrick Gabor placed sixth in the high jump (5-10).

Also earning medals were junior Matt Barkann in the 400 (fifth, 54.81) and the 4x200 relay team of soph Demetrius de Ramus, freshman Akeel Blake, senior Steve Lorenz and freshman Chase Williams (fifth, 1:43.50).

Akeem and Akeel are brothers, as are Conrad and Chase.

"The boys team performed very well for just coming off of break," Skelly noted. "Along with the individuals already qualified for the Meet of Champs (which draws from basically all of Southeastern PA), we have a chance to qualify a couple more relays and individuals."

Also making a road trip Saturday, to Academy of the New Church, was the wrestling team.

Coach Pete Shaifer’s crew competed against five schools in an invitational meet and came away with a 2-3 record. PC defeated Upper Dublin and Bishop McDevitt and lost to Cheltenham, Academy of the New Church and Lower Moreland. 

Junior Jordan Steinhouse, soph T.J. Henry and senior Billy Costello won all five of their matches. Freshman Jess Anderson, senior Gene Naumovsky and junior Dante DiStefano came close at 4-1. Soph Wayne Derkotch went 3-2.

Sunday, the girls basketball team saw action in a showcase event at University of the Sciences. The result was a 41-32 loss to Gwynedd-Mercy Academy.
Posted by J. Judson-Rea in silary, winter sports on Monday January, 9, 2017 at 10:03AM

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