With the team STILL short-staffed due to spring break (does this thing ever end??), we went with what we had, giving some big-meet experience to the young ‘uns. We finally got a weather break with sunshine, but temps never really rose to predictions and with the stiff breeze, the hoodies were up and down all day. The kids thought it was great because at least it wasn’t snowing!
After a less than stellar indoor season (ask him, he’ll tell you), I seeded Rahsheed conservatively at 51.0 which put him in the next-to- fastest heat which he won in 50.46, dipping below the District Standard (DQS) of 50.84. The fast heat saw 4 guys in the same 50-point range with the winner in 50.01. Had he been in there….? But now we know he’s right there with the best in the district. The bad news was his no-show in the 200. (A tight hamstring warming up made for a better-safe-than-sorry withdrawal.)
Matt Maiale and Ben Hoyer train together and when they race together, they work as a team. Rather than split them up on Saturday, (3000 and/or 1600) they decided to try and go for a sub 4:30 1600M together. Pennridge’s Matt Eissler (4:22 PR) took off and a big gap opened between those who went with him and the chase pack (our guys). With Matt leading the way and Ben tagging along, they slowly reeled in all but Eissler. Matt’s 4:28.92 (DQS 4:28.24 – so close!) is a big 5 sec. drop from 4:33.7 he ran Tuesday, while Ben’s 4:30.73 improves 4 sec. on his 4:34.8 from Tuesday.
In other news, we got PRs from Christian McCarry, his first triple jump over 40-0 and 16.51 110HH, Solomon Thistle’s 2:11.43 at 800 and 55.91 DMR leg, and a decent early-season 15.98 110HH by Liam Davies.
Notables missing – Ahmir Johnson (on the comeback trail from injury), Nathan Leung, Justin Ryan, Carmen Ostroski, Brendan Cantos, Shamere Dunswell, Marco Rivera, Kevin Joo.
100M Gordon 12.25, Greco 13.14, Jones DNS (did not start)
200M Harvey 25.46, Wright DNS, Jones DNS
400M Wright 50.46 5th place, Wilson 53.36
800M Thistle 2:11.43 PR, Hippensteal 2:17.30
1600M Maiale 4:28.92 PR 2nd place, Hoyer 4:30.73 PR 3rd place
110HH Davies 15.98 4th place, McCarry 16.51 PR
400H Davies 1:02.60 6th place
4×100 Harvey, Greco, Pieroni, Gordon 48.77
4×400 Miles 56.2, Wilson 53.8, Maiale 60.6, Hoyer 56.8 3:47.38
4×800 8:58.33 (Miles 2:05.56, Cimini 2:14.53 PR, Schmidt 2:20.24, Max Klugherz 2:17.99 PR)
DMR 11:52.37 6th place (Sam Klughers 3:41.15, Thistle 55.91 PR, Hippensteal 2:14.74, Ruffner 5:00.57)
Long Jump Gordon 18-5.25, McCarry 18-4.25
Triple Jump McCarry 40-5.5 PR 6th place
Pole Vault Kilshaw 10-0, Pieroni NH
Shot Put Benjamin 35-5.75 PR
Javelin Salvadore 129-8