Boys Track and Field

Event Coverage

 April 4: Colonial Relays

April 24: Penn Relays, Day 2

April 25: Penn Relays, Day 3

April 30: Delcos, Day 1

May 2: Delcos, Day 2

May 6: Central League Championships

May 9: Catholic League Championships

May 14: District 12 Championships

May 16: District One Championships: Haverford’s Stephen Pierce throws his way to states; Mason Weh and Akiem Thomas‘ 1-2 leads Upper Darby to second place overall; Javelin legacy lives with Penncrest’s Evan Sing; Delco Christian’s Alex Harvey claims Class AA gold

May 22: PIAA Championships: Penncrest’s boys relay sneaks into final by fractions; Haverford’s Stephen Pierce finds a silver lining at states

May 23: PIAA Championships: Upper Darby’s Donovan St. Louis strikes gold at states; Cardinal O’Hara Kevin James caps career with a record and a bronze

Features

Marple Newtown’s Gurjeet Rai reaching new heights

Delco Christian’s Morgan Ellis-Foster, Ben Chung looking forward to District One championships

Upper Darby’s Donovan St. Louis has faith in his states program

Penn Wood’s Dennis Manyeah coming into his own as an 800 runner, plus other post-PIAA notes

Honor Roll

(FINAL)

100: Record: 10.43, Leroy Burrell, Penn Wood, 1985.

1. Micah Sims, Haverford School, 11.01. 2. Gianni Lawrence, Upper Darby, 11.10#. 3. Dion Durnell, Penncrest, 11.11#. 4. DeSean Lee, Academy Park, 11.14. 5. Isaiah Cooper, Cardinal O’Hara, 11.21.

200: Record: 21.18, Corey Brown, Cardinal O’Hara, 2010.

1. Donovan St. Louis, Upper Darby, 21.98. 2. Dion Durnell, Penncrest, 22.04#. 3. Desean Lee, Academy Park, 22.08. 4. Micah Sims, Haverford School, 22.12. 5.  Gianni Lawrence, Upper Darby, 22.44#.

400: Record: 46.59, Isaac Jackson, Glen Mills, 1996.

1. Donovan St. Louis, Upper Darby, 48.33. 2. Sam Pope, Episcopal Academy, 49.06. 3. Ndiaga Seck, Penn Wood, 49.47. 4. DeSean Lee, Academy Park, 49.67. 5. Charlie Wells, Penn Wood, 49.84.

800: Record: 1:49.24, Mark Fowler, Penn Wood, 1984.

1. Kevin James, Cardinal O’Hara, 1:54.07. 2. Evan Emanuel, Penncrest, 1:54.14. 3. Andre Kelly, Radnor, 1:55.67. 4. Kamil Jihad, Chester, 1:55.74. 5. Sean Sullivan, Bonner-Prendergast, 1:55.77.

1600: Record: 4:07.5 (Mile), Eric Beam, Springfield, 1973.

1. Liam Galligan, Springfield, 4:20.58. 2. Kevin James, Cardinal O’Hara, 4:21.66. 3. Rob Morro, Cardinal O’Hara, 4:23.47. 4. Sean Sullivan, Bonner-Prendergast, 4:24.64. 5. Connor Holm, Radnor, 4:25.48.

3200: Record: 8:57.49, Kevin James, Cardinal O’Hara, 2015.

1. Kevin James, Cardinal O’Hara, 8:57.49.  2. Rob Morro, Cardinal O’Hara, 9:28.02. 3. Ryan James, Cardinal O’Hara, 9:48.00. 4. Ryan Rastatter, Bonner-Prendergast, 9:52.29. 5. Justin Miller, Springfield, 9:55.22.

110 High Hurdles: Record: 13.54, Wellington Zaza, Garnet Valley, 2013.

1. Mason Weh, Upper Darby, 14.34. 2. Akeim Thomas, Upper Darby, 14.37. 3. Morgan Ellis, Delco Christian, 14.77. 4. Ache Hall, Springfield, 14.95. 5. Paul Somaru, Strath Haven, 15.54#.

300 Intermediate Hurdles: Record: 36.43, Eric Futch, Penn Wood, 2011 (400: 50.24, Futch, 2012).

1. Akeim Thomas, Upper Darby, 38.42. 2. Morgan Ellis, Delco Christian, 38.83. 3. Ache Hall, Springfield, 39.50. 4. Paul Somaru, Strath Haven, 39.76#. 5. Mason Weh, Upper Darby, 39.92.

4 x 100: Record: 41.19, Strath Haven (Griffin, Howie, Zaza, Williams), 2012.

1. Upper Darby, 41.79. 2. Academy Park, 42.58. 3. Penncrest, 42.62. 4. Cardinal O’Hara, 43.23. 5. Strath Haven, 44.21#.

4 x 200: Record: 1:27.9, Chester (Hackett, Coles, Stanley, Turner), 1996.

1. Upper Darby, 1:28.50. 2. Haverford School, 1:32.38. 3. Glen Mills, 1:32.89. 4. Penn Wood, 1:33.84. 5. Haverford High, 1:35.29.

4 x 400: Record: 3:12.76, Glen Mills (Beckford, Henderson, Johnson, Jackson), 1996.

1. Upper Darby, 3:17.34. 2. Penncrest, 3:18.68. 3. Penn Wood, 3:19.58. 4. Cardinal O’Hara, 3:22.42. 5. Haverford School, 3:25.03.

4 x 800: Record: 7:38.83, Chester (Pollock, Jackson, Thompkins, Wharton), 1981.

1. Penn Wood, 7:48.06. 2. Penncrest, 7;50.57. 3. Radnor, 7:51.45. 4. Cardinal O’Hara, 7;55.48. 5. Bonner-Prendergast, 8:00.21.

4 x 1600: Record: 17:32.06, Cardinal O’Hara (Smart, K. James, Belfatto, Morro), 2014.

1. Haverford School, 19:03.82. 2. Penncrest, 19:49.07. 3. Upper Darby, 20:39.87. 4. Radnor, 22:34.95.

Distance Medley Relay: Record: 10:05.47, Cardinal O’Hara (K. James, Cooper, Smart, Belfatto), 2014.

1. Bonner-Prendergast, 10:40.36. 2. Penncrest, 10:57.67. 3. Episcopal Academy, 11:09.77. 4. Academy Park, 11:22.55. 5. Radnor, 11:26.37.

Sprint Medley Relay: Record: 3:27.40, St. James (Jackson, Paden, Johnson, Stewart), 1991.

1. Penncrest, 3:34.42. 2. Penn Wood, 3:36.80. 3. Chester, 3:38.01. 4. Garnet Valley, 3:38.55. 5. Strath Haven, 3:38.66

Shuttle Hurdles Relay: Record: :59.7, Chester (Jones, P. Pollock, Warren, B. Pollock).

1. Upper Darby, 1:03.93. 2. Strath Haven, 1:08.76. 3. Penncrest, 1:10.89. 4. Marple Newtown, 1:16.57. 5. Chester, 1:17.52.

Long Jump: Record: 23-11½, Dick Hazzard, Springfield, 1948.

1. Micah Sims, Haverford School, 22-9¾. 2. Reggie Harris, Haverford School, 21-10½. 3. Thomas Bacchia, Cardinal O’Hara 21-10. 4. Christian D’Andrea, Archbishop Carroll, 21-9. 5. Sam Pope, Episcopal Academy, 21-5¼.

Triple Jump: Record: 50-2¾, Ron Hunt, Chester, 1975.

1. Sam Pope, Episcopal Academy, 45-10¼. 2. Rayquan Williams, Academy Park, 45-1. 3. Reggie Harris, Haverford School, 45-¾. 4. Amani Kuderha, Penn Wood, 44-7½. 5. Christian D’Andrea, Archbishop Carroll, 44-2¼.

High Jump: Record: 6-11½, Chris Southcott, Marple Newtown, 1991.

1. Tyrique Lyons, Glen Mills, 6-3. 2. Braheem Bishop, Chester, 6-3. 3. DeSean Lee, Academy Park, 6-2. 4. Dennis Manyeah, Penn Wood, 6-2. 5. Jermaine Rhoden, Episcopal Academy, 6-1.

Shot Put: Record: 63-4, Ahmaud MacDonald, Glen Mills, 1997.

1. Milton Jones, Glen Mills, 57-3½. 2. Shamir Weeks-Hunter, Glen Mills, 50-8. 3. Khalaf Jihad, Chester, 49-7¾. 4. Nataar Henderson, Upper Darby, 49-½. 5. Peter Deeb, Strath Haven, 48-2½.

Discus: Record: 181-4, Marty Perkins, Glen Mills, 1987.

1. Stephen Pierce, Haverford High, 160-0. 2. Mike Arndt, Penncrest, 132-3. 3. Ron Feinberg, Marple Newtown, 129-1. 4. Nataar Henderson, 126-7½. 5. Shamir Weeks-Hunter, Glen Mills, 125-4.

Javelin: Record: 210-7, Vince DuVernois, Springfield, 2009.

1. Evan Sing, Penncrest, 202-4. 2. Davante Harris, Academy Park, 150-11. 3. Brian Stasis, Haverford High, 147-6. 4. Nick Akranis, Marple Newtown, 144-9. 5. Jack Donaghy, Haverford High, 144-0.

Pole Vault: Record: 16-6, Chris Williams, Strath Haven, 2012.

1. (tie) Colin Waitzman, Strath Haven, and Gurjeet Rai, Marple Newtown, 14-0. 3. (tie) Mike Chamberlain, Interboro, and Jeff Govannicci, Cardinal O’Hara, 13-0. 5. Dustin Sacchetti, Cardinal O’Hara, 12-6.

* — Indicates mile. # — Indicates league dual meet verified FAT.

NOTE: Any corrections, please notify Strath Haven Coach, Ed at xchawk@yahoo.com.

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