Track and Field Team Wins Philadelphia Catholic League Championship
The La Salle College High School Track and Field team captured the 2015 Outdoor Philadelphia Catholic League title on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Upper Darby High School. The team was led by the field events – jumps and throws coached by Brian Stone, Dom D'Addona, and Dylan Gavin.
The Field highlight was the Meet MVP Performance from sophomore Alex Sislo who captured individual PCL titles in the high jump (6-0), long jump (22-4), and triple jump (435.5). He was joined in an outstanding performance in the field events by the javelin throwers of Grant Jones (1st in 189-2), Noah Walker (2nd 156-4), Dean Persichetti (5th 142-10), and Tommy Fassano (6th 138-10). Jones also took 2nd in the discus behind the individual title of senior Joe Caponi who threw 145-1.5.
In the shot put Rodney Walker captured 3rd with a throw of 48-1, and TJ Garvin placed 5th with 46-5.25. The Pole Vaulters also posted big points with Eddie Eason capturing another individual title with a jump of 14-0, and seniors John Hamilton and Jeff Beatty taking 4th and 6th in 12-6 and 12-0 respectively.
On the track the Explorers were led by the 4x100 relay of Tabriz Bumpas, Winston Eubanks, Chris Della Donna, and Charles Headen who took 1st place in a school record time of 42.85! Bumpas also placed 4th in the 110mHH and 5th in the 300mIH – sophomore Mike Becattini placed 5th in the 110mHH as well. Headen had a busy day capturing 2nd in the 200m in 22.59 and 4th in the 100m, and Della Donna was 6th in the 200m in 22.89.
In the distance events a balanced and deep group helped round out the day for the Explorers. The 4x800m relay of Michael Phayre, Ian Challingsworth, Evan Addison, and Brendan Price ran a strong 8:06.62 for 2nd. Patrick Grant ran a strong mile of 4:25.76 for 3rd. Stefan Sutton ran a great 800 to capture 2nd in 1:57.00. The Explorers showed some depth in taking 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 6th in the 3200m with strong races from Steve Paul, Eddie Goebel, Ryan Mitchell, and Sean Princivalle.
The team amassed 161 points to outdistance Cardinal O'Hara by 53 points. The team will now finish preparations for the PIAA District 12 Championship to take place at the Germantown Super Site on Wednesday and Thursday this week.