HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS' 4X100 SMALL SCHOOLS
A second off of the track record set in 2008 by Manchester (45.64), fellow Jamaican squads led the pack as Holmwood Tech (46.70), St. Jago (47.15) and Hydel (47.22) set the pace for the field and blew out the competition. The fastest time for a team from Pennsylvania was 14th, placed by Overbook (49.11). Locally, Upper Dublin (51.64) finished highest in the Montgomery County coverage area at 74th place out of 340 teams.
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS' 4X100 LARGE SCHOOLS
Cheltenham (47.17) took a fourth-place spot in the event, behind Edwin Allen (45.66) who set the record in 2013 with a time of 45.41 — they were 15-hundredths off their pace from last year with two new athletes. Methacton took 21st place (49.34), North Penn in 50th (50.26), Norristown at 59th (50.67), Wissahickon 71st (50.88), Perkiomen Valley 87th (51.04).
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS' 4X400 PHILADELPHIA ACADEMIC
Mount St. Joseph came in sixth place while Germantown Academy followed in eighth. Top notch Episcopal Academy ran three legs under one-minute — Brianna Belo (58.62), Brittany Belo (58.68), Tara Boyle (59.22) — with Leighann Adelizzi pulling slightly over (1:00.17). Episcopal had a time of 3:56.88 while Gwynedd Mercy trailed closely behind with a 3:58.10.
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS' 4X400 SUBURBAN A
Coming in just four-hundredths of a second behind Penn Wood (4:00.19) was Perkiomen Valley (4:00.23), which went neck-and-neck between anchors Christina Holmes of PW and Jen Maurer of PV. Trailing just behind with second-slower splits were Methacton (4:01.52), Spring-Frod (4:02.20) and Boyertown (4:03.89), for one of the closest races of the day.
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS' 4X400 SUBURBAN NATIONAL
North Penn finished in second place with a team time of 3:57.22 behind Central Bucks West, which had a 3:53.75. The Knights — Uche Nwogwugwu (1:00.12), Leiana Dean (58.32), Mikaela Vlasic (59.93), Allison Williams (58.85) — essentially kept pace with CBW despite a slow start.
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS' 4X400 SUBURBAN AMERICAN
The Upper Dublin girls (4:02.36) were neck-and-neck with winning team Cheltenham (3:57.34), but a botched handoff to start the second leg slowed the Cardinals down. Upper Merion (4:08.49) came in a close third, followed by fifth-placed Plymouth Whitemarsh (4:12.15), seventh-placed Norristown (4:15.49), and eighth-placed Wissahickon (4:16.62).