2/17 - Cardinal O'Hara claims another double victory

PCL Championship

Cardinal O'Hara is rapidly becoming a Track & Field dynasty in the Philadelphia Catholic League after another double victory in the League Champs. The girls were 23 points better than second place Archbishop Ryan, while the boys enjoyed an 84 point margin over Bishop McDevitt. In individual competition, rumor had it that Dougherty's James Jefferson was ready to open some eyes. He did, with two individual victories in the 60 (7.03), and the 200 (22.63). His relays also took home PCL championships, taking the 4x200 in 1:33.88 and the 4x400 in 3;31.77. O'Hara's Joe Francisco was a double victor, winning the 800 in 1:59.93 and the mile in 4:32.55. Anthony Heygood long-jumped 21-9 to give O'Hara some first place points. In the girls' competition, West Catholic's Nicole Leach took the 200 in 25.56 and the 400 in 57.40, breaking the meet record of 58.46 set by Tiffany Bradley in 1999. Pilar Batts, Archbishop Prendergast, was 2nd in the 400, clocking 58.33, Bradley was 3rd in 59.10, but took the 60 in 7.84. Leach and Bradley also led their 4x200 squad to a 2nd place finish (1:46.47) behind Archbishop Ryan (1:45.73). St. Hubert's Amy Kelly notched two wins, taking the 800 in 2:21.98 and the Mile in 5:22.93. Cardinal O'Hara won the 4x400 in 4:09.88, while St. Hubert's won the 4x800 in 9:48.78. In the field, Denise Tetkowski, Archishop Ryan, captured the Triple Jump with a 37-1 effort. Vanesha McGhee, Conwell-Egan, was 2nd with her 36-2-1/2 jump.