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Wins for Track and Tennis

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Ya gotta love collecting two team wins in one girls track meet. That happened Wednesday as Penn Charter's girls squad bested Episcopal Academy, 75-50, and Notre Dame, 66-60. All events unfolded in mixed form, but the scoring was done separately.

Soph Ainyae Holmes was a double overall winner, thanks to times of 13.30 in the 100 hurdles and 27.45 in the 200.

Senior Lexi Hnatkowsky was a sorta double winner. She defeated all foes in the long jump with an effort of 15-3 and bested EA's competitors in the 300 hurdles with a time of 52.81.

These competitors also claimed overall top spots: seniors Felicia Robinson in the triple jump (34-4) and Marilyn Pease in the high jump (4-6) along with the 4x100 (4:24.29) and 4x400 relays (4:24.29).

Frosh Jalynn Johnson topped her EA foes in the 400 (1:03.89) and soph Isabel Crawford was better than ND's entrants in the 800 (2:44.26).

Pictured above, Mia Murphy (front), after receiving baton from Marilyn Pease, is ready to complete PC's win in 4x400 relay. More photos.

Boys track made the trip to Episcopal and seized a 76-46 victory.

Senior Chris Tucker keyed the point-gathering festival by winning the 100 in 10.9 seconds and the long jump at 21 feet, 1 inch.

Other winners, all seniors, were Dylan Burnett in the high hurdles (15.2), Conrad Williams in the intermediate hurdles (43.3), Akeem Blake in the high jump (6-2), Jay Jennings in the triple jump (39-5 1/2 ) and Edgar McIlvaine in the pole vault (11-0).

Junior Akeel Blake, Akeem's brother, claimed second in the high and triple jumps while senior Patrick McLaughlin did so in the 100 hurdles and 800.

Boys tennis hosted St. Joseph's Prep in its season opener and cruised, 7-0.

The singles winners were junior Ben Swanson (almost a shutout at 6-1, 6-0), frosh Charles Jordan-Weinstein and soph Rohan Bhambhani.

In doubles action, senior Tyler Schwartz and junior Jake Cutler rolled to 6-1, 6-1 triumphs, as did soph David Garnick and senior Scott Hanson. The combos of junior Justin Ko/soph Tom Bradbeer and juniors Alex Shipon/Josh Toll were not far behind in terms of dominance.

Softball opened its Inter-Ac campaign with a 6-3 loss to visiting SCH Academy.

PC's highlight was a solo homer to right by senior Brigitte Gutpelet, a lefty swinger. Soph Abby Quinn (double) and senior Faith Fenton (single) also lashed hits that drove in runs.


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