Not many athletes get the chance to run two championship meets in a 72 hour period. Even fewer athletes win both races in that time frame, and that is what Emma Seifried of Country Day School of the Sacred Heart achieved. The freshman won the DELCO Championship race last Saturday, defeating the stars of the Cardinal O’Hara and Strath Haven squads to win her first major title.
On Tuesday, Seifried went to Tyler State Park to compete at the AACA championships and she managed to win that title on her first attempt with a season best 18:34. Her double title wins give her the performer of the week honor!
Fans on Friday got to witness an epic head to head battle between Jake Brophy of Central Bucks East and Casey Comber of Hatboro Horsham. Comber at one point had the lead on the top underclassman in the state, until a late charge by Brophy got him an important victory. Brophy finished in a PA#2 time of 15:08 to Comber’s 15:12, both lifetime bests. Brophy’s victory gives him the performer of the week honor!
Pennsbury made a huge step forward in their efforts to regain the AAA state championship. The Falcons retained their Suburban One National league championship with a perfect score of 15 points, taking the first 7 places overall. Olivia Sargent led the way with the gold medal and the top five were 85 seconds apart.
Grove City came close to duplicating what Pennsbury and Cardinal O’Hara girls teams did achieve in their league meets. Grove City finished 2-3-4-5-6 at the Mercer County championship race on Saturday with a spread of just 33 seconds to score 20 points and keep the pressure on York Suburban. Grove City have won their last two invitationals since their September 20 defeat to York Suburban at PIAA Foundation.
Congratulations to all the winners!