The past few weeks have come and gone so fast, it’s hard to keep up! So how ’bout a re-cap?
Our duals have been close, dropping another to Hatboro 89 – 61 and beating a sprint talented Abington team 83-67 (thanks, field guys!)
Prepping for the Penn Relays freshman 4×1 (and since we really don’t have much of a ‘varsity’ 4×1), we’ve had these four guys run exclusively for the practice. Their 44.63 at the Kelly Invite would have won the frosh race at Penn the last ten years. So of course, we immediately lose our lead-off with a hamstring. They still ran a respectable 45.11 with the alternate at the Cardinal Invite.
One of the afore mentioned freshman has been lighting it up in the intermediate hurdles, debuting with a Freshman School Record of 41.36 vs. Hatboro. Dominic Harvey-Sheppard posted a 23.09 200m taking the division up at Ocean Breeze this past winter. His speed has served him well in the hurdles. Proving no fluke, he lowered the record to 41.05 vs. Abington.
One of our first-year finds is junior footballer Jaden McLean who’s been showing good ‘ups’ at practice. His inexperience has lead him to lots of fouls in the horizontal jumps until last Friday where he popped a 21-4.5 taking the long jump in a district qualifying mark.
The other ‘first-timer’ is senior Chris Rossetti who posted a 52.56 in his career opener vs. Hatboro.
Off a nice indoor season (a best-in-meet 1:55.7 split at indoor states), Grayson Ruffner also has a district ‘Q’ at 800 going 1:57.48 at the Kelly Invite over Easter break. He anchored our 4×8 on Friday to a win and a District mark of 8:10.18 splitting 1:57.89.
In the throws, Julian Perkins has been steadily improving on his marks of last season and has been medaling in every Invitational. PRs in the Javelin (146-1) and discus (134-7).