Abington Armstrong Invitational - Meet Recap
Lightning struck (literally) at Abington cutting the annual Armstrong Invitational short midway through the heats of the girls' 800 meters, but before that we saw some strong performances in some nippy weather.
Friends' Central led the charge in a fast 4x800 meter relay up front. Gabrielle Wilkinson supplied the anchor leg and the squad clocked a time of 9:20.29 for the win. Penn Wood also ran a strong race, taking second in 9:25.73.
Girard College's Thelma Davies won the 100 meters in a PA#1 12.02. Davies opened up her invitational season last week at Jim Kelly, so now the sophomore appears to be rounding into form after a strong win at Abington. She also supplied a strong anchor leg as her team won its heat of the 4x100.
Cheltenham's Chanel Brissett returned to the hurdles for the first time since opening her season in Florida. The senior wen 14.04 in the prelims and followed that up with a 14.16 win in the finals. MLK's Nissa Martinez was second in 14.62, a PA#5, and Cheltenham's Brianna Smith was third in a PA#9 15.03.
The Cheltenham crew went 48.08 in the 4x100 meter relay to take home the win and set a new PA#1. They were minus one usual member of the relay, but still put up the midseason state leader.
In a loaded 300 meter hurdles, Taylor O'Brien of Plymouth Whitemarsh took the win in 43.58, which moves her up to PA#2 in the event. Swenson's Jada Smith was second and Penn Wood's Janae Pitt was third in a quick fast heat. O'Brien also cleared 5-2 to win the high jump.
The 400 meters was star-studded as well. Cheltenham's Alexis Crosby took home the win in a PA#3 time of 55.37. Penn Wood's Terri Turner was second in a PA#6 56.09. While the finals never occurred in the 200 meters because of the weather, Paul Robeson's Tikki Wise ran 25.29 to put her at PA#5. Swenson's Smith ran a PA#6 25.32 to win her prelim heat.
Abington's Kelly Jawork took home the win in the 1600 meters on her home track, running a time of 5:05.63 for the victory.
Upper Dublin's Madison Langley-Walker jumped 18-3 to win the long jump. Her teammate Jennifer McAneney won the discus with a throw of 124-8. Abington's Sianni McLeod took home gold in the shot put with a PA#7 throw of 41-6.5
Penn Charter's Dylan Burnett won the 110 meter hurdles in a time of 14.83, slightly off her own PA#7. Norristown freshman Austin Montgomery was impressive in the 100 meters. Montgomery clocked a time of 10.99 for the win in the finals. In the 200 meter prelims (the finals were cancelled), Neshaminy's Savion Hebron ran the fastest time at 22.81.
In the 1600 meters, Roman Catholic's Sean Brown threw down an incredible kick to take the win. Brown's winning time was 4:20.58. CR North's Ethan Koza closed hard for a second straight week, running a time of 4:24.43 for second.
Watch Brown's win below:
In the 400 meters, Abington's Aaron Sooknanan took the win in a time of 49.71, which is a PA#10. Holy Ghost's Samuel Huslin ran a time of 40.34 to win the 300 meter hurdles.
Cheltenham's Jean S. Codio won the javelin with a toss of 165-2.