Hoka One One Henderson Invitational - BOYS' RECAP
In the 1600 meters, Roman Catholic's Sean Brown showed off his kick once more. We've seen it a bunch throughout his senior season and he pulled it out again, kicking to the win in the fast section of the 4-lapper, winning in 4:20.12. In the 800 meters, Germantown Friends' Jonathan Plass also kicked to the win. There was a big group together with 200 meters to o, but Plass took home the win in a strong PA#7 1:54.20.
Council Rock North's Ryan Campbell took over the state lead with a very solid 3200 meter race. LaSalle's Evan Addison took out the race early, but Campbell ran him down and then opened up a gap. Campbell looked strong throughout, winning in 9:15.65, a PA#1. Germantown Academy's Owen Ritz took second in 9:23.36, making for some fast times all around.
Bishop Shanahan's Josh Hoey competed against the elites in the 800 meters. In a race won by Peter Callahan in 1:49.62, Hoey clocked a 1:52.20 to finish seventh overall.
After some notable scratches, some of the hot heats of the sprints were a bit more barren, but we still saw some strong performances. Najee Smith won the 100 meters in a time of 11.17. Smith took second in the 200 meters, despite winning the final section. The win there went to A.J. Bills of Downingtown West, winning in a time of 22.44 from the ninth of ten sections. In the 400 meters, CR North's Michael Welde ran away with the win in a time of 49.81.
Bishop Shanahan's Keegan Hughes continues to show some great improvement in the hurdles. In his first year in the event, Hughes has gotten consistently better and it came with a nice breakthrough on Saturday. The senior ran 39.05 for the win and a new PA#5. In the 110 meter hurdles, Lower Moreland's Cobe Wiggins won in a time of 15.42.
Xavier Feliciano (Kennett) / Photo by Howard Anderson
LaSalle's Noah Walker just keeps getting better in the javelin. After throwing a PR an PA#2 last week at the Penn Relays, Walker made another leap this week, throwing 202-0 for the win, a few inch improvement from last week. He remains at PA#2.
Xavier Feliciano of Kennett made a big jump up the state rankings in the pole vault. The senior cleared 15-1, a nice PR to take the win. This should give him some good momentum as he heads into the postseason.
Rustin's Edem Asamoa took home first in the shot put with a throw of 51-3. In the discus, Kennett's Alec Sheehan claimed the win with a throw of 169-8. LaSalle's Alex Sislo cleared 6-4 to win the high jump.