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Where is it written that ninth grade athletes must defer to their older counterparts?

Not in any book read by Penn Charter's kids.

Monday, for the second time in five days, a PC freshman captured first place in a championship event held by the Inter-Ac League.

Patrick Isztwan went first in golf. Emma Zwall went second in cross country.

Emma pulled off her accomplishment at Belmont Plateau, in Fairmount Park, clocking 19 minutes, 15.00 seconds. Even better, she showed great sportsmanship, immediately turning around to root home the Germantown Academy girl who finished in second place.

PC's girls were second behind GA in team scoring with 42 points; GA had 34. The Quakers' other scorers were junior Abby Zwall (Emma's sister; fourth at 20:51.30), soph Sophia Solomon (10th at 21:55.50), junior Mary McDavid (11th at 21:57.80) and soph Alicia Newman (16th at 23:04.90).

The boys finished fifth. The scorers were frosh Drew Gillespie (18th at 19:07.60), soph Luke Jaspan (19th at 19:19.10), senior Blaise Ciarrocchi (26th at 19:49.70), junior Alex Turner (31st at 20:37.50) and senior Chris Thomas (33rd at 20:44.80).

The Middle School cross country teams captured both races.

At White Manor Country Club, in Malvern, golf placed fifth out of 11 teams in the tournament for Pennsylvania's independent schools.

Senior Brian Isztwan, Patrick's brother, claimed fourth place with a score of 77. Patrick was right behind with 78.

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Posted by S. Sexton in silary, fall sports on Tuesday October, 24, 2017 at 09:37AM

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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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