Gant Closes Out Big Day With Terrific 4x4 Comeback

Joey Gant already had himself quite the day at the SOL National Conference Championships before he stepped on the track to run the anchor leg of Pennridge's 4x400-meter relay.

He won Colonial Division titles in both the 100 and 200 meters running some of his fastest times of the season in both events. But his curtain call performance was easily his most impressive of the day.

Gant, a junior, took the baton for the fourth and final leg of the relay with his Pennridge squad in third place. North Penn led the way at the final exchange and had about 30 meters on Pennridge. Gant went out like a banshee and put Pennridge in second on the backstretch, passing Central Bucks South. Then the race was on to catch North Penn.

He did just that, covering his 400 leg in a fully automatic-timed 46.83 split to bring the Rams the win in the relay. Pennridge's won in a time of  3:23.12, just off its season best of 3:22.89, which has them at PA No. 6 entering the District 1 Championships.

Before the relay at the end of the meet, Gant threw down some strong times in the sprints. He won the Colonial 100 meters in 10.70 -- a season best good enough for PA No. 2. Then he returned in the Colonial 200 meters to go 21.37 for the victory. That's just off his own PA No. 1 time in the event of 21.36, though that came on a very windy day at a dual meet.

Gant has made himself one to watch as we hit districts and states season. Watch his 4x400 above and check out an interview with Gant below, along with his 100 and 200 meter wins.