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Highlights for Lacrosse, Track, Tennis

Winning is nice, winning with class is better. Penn Charter's girls lacrosse squad did both Thursday.

The final score in a non-league game versus Little Flower, a Catholic school in Hunting Park, was 21-6 and the margin could have been outrageously higher. The halftime score was 17-3. Thereafter, coach Colleen Magarity instructed her players to primarily work their sticks with their weaker hand and to make plenty of passes before taking shots.

She also substituted freely. So much that 10 players scored.

Senior Macaul Mellor totaled five goals and two assists. Courtney Cubbin also scored five goals. Soph Emma Wilson and eighth grader Kaylee Dyer had identical stats with two goals/assists.

In the Penn Relays, at the legendary Franklin Field, the girls 4x100 relay placed sixth among 17 schools in the Philadelphia Academic category.

The runners were freshmen Jalynn Johnson and Sara Shipon, soph Mia Murphy and senior Schuyler LaBarge. The time was 4:11.67 and Shipon posted the best split at 1:01.74.

Boys tennis headed to SCH Academy and claimed a 6-1 victory.

Junior Ben Swanson and eighth grader Joshua John were the singles winners. Tasting doubles victories were junior Justin Ko and soph Tom Bradbeer (best at 6-0, 6-1), senior Tyler Schwartz and junior Jake Cutler (next best at 6-2, 6-0), junior Alex Shipon and soph Rohan Bhambhani, and senior Josh Hanson and junior Josh Toll.

Wednesday, meanwhile, boys track carved out a 70-52 win at Malvern even though a handful of top performers were inactive in anticipation of the Penn Relays.

Frosh Marcellus Poland captured the 100 (11.2) and 200 (23.4), classmate Akeel Blake soared 20-11 on his last attempt to seize the long jump, senior Harper Pollio-Barbee took the 3200 in 11:14.7, soph Patrick Gabor placed first in the high jump (6-0) and senior Edgar McIlvaine cleared 11-0 for first in the pole vault.

Also, seniors Pat McLaughlin and Conrad Williams went one-two and two-one, respectively, in the high and intermediate hurdles.

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Posted by S. Sexton in silary, spring sports on Friday April, 28, 2017 at 12:56PM

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Penn Charter has provided student athletes with resources to match their talents. On 44 acres, Penn Charter offers its players and fans:

  • five grass playing fields, two synthetic turf fields, one all-weather, eight-lane track, seven tennis courts, 10 squash courts, four basketball courts, and one swimming pool.
  • PC has four buildings designated for athletics: Graham Athletics Center — with the new Blaine A. Steinberg OPC '11 Center for Fitness and Performance  Kline & Specter Squash Center, Ray Dooney Field House, and the Old Gym.

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The spirit of Penn Charter athletics is built on a storied tradition of excellence and the belief that the interplay of academics, arts and athletics leads to strong, creative, resilient and flexible people.

Skilled teachers and coaches help our students understand – whether on the playing field or in the classroom – how to collaborate and compete, how to win with grace, and how to handle challenges and setbacks.

Our school cheer is: Go Charter!

We appreciate the student athletes who are now powering PC to great feats, and look forward to welcoming those who will do so in the future. Also, of course, we eternally appreciate the efforts of all OPCs!

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A Friends School for Girls and Boys, Pre-K to 12

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