Boys' Games - Boys' Recap
Imhotep's Kristian Marche continues to make noise in the sprints. He was already PA#1 in the 60 meters, and on Saturday, he added a PA#1 time in the 55 meters. Marche blasted a 6.38 in the finals of the 55 meters to capture the win and the state lead, along with a US#4 time.
It was also a big day once again for Armonte Paulk of Hill-Freedman. The senior took home the win in the Invitational 400 meters, edging out Saint Joseph's Prep's Miles Green for the victory. Paulk improved upon his own PA#1 in the quarter mile, dropping a 49.42. Green took second in a PA#2 49.47
Paulk also took fifth in the 55 meter final matching his own best and PA#3 of 6.49. Girard College's Donovan Sanders also had a big day in the sprints. He ran 6.68 (PA#10) in the prelims and finals of the 55 meters to place eighth. He also took fifth in the finals of the 200 meters 22.56 (PA#6).
Salim Epps of Saint Joseph's Prep also made a nice impression. The sophomore took third in the Varsity section of the 400 meters in a PA#3 time of 50.29.
Germantown Academy's Kyle Garland posted yet another multi-win day at a major meet. The senior won the 55 meter hurdles in a time of 7.28 to break a meet record that had stood since 2012. It's also just off Garland's own US#1 in the event, 7.25. Garland also won the high jump, clearing 6-8. He placed sixth in the finals of the 200 meters, too.
Norristown's Austin Montgomery took third in the finals of the 200 meters. He ran 22.39 in the prelims and then 22.40 in the finals. He already sits at PA#2 in the event with a best of 22.30 from last week.
Akeem Cooper of Imhotep put together a strong day in the jumps. He took third in the long jump with a leap of 21-5.25 and placed fifth in the triple jump with a best jump of 43-6.
Cheltenham's Jason Cornelison put down the fastest 2 mile in the state. Cornelison ran 9:34.90 to take fifth in the invitational section of the event. Avery Lederer of Penncrest ran 9:41.18 for 11th and a PA#2.
The Father Judge boys were the top Pennsylvania boys 4x400 meter relay, running 3:31.42 for a new PA#6 time.