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Track and Field Team Wins Fifth Straight Catholic League Championship

The La Salle College High School Track & Field team captured their 5th consecutive PCL Outdoor Track & Field Championship, running their streak to 14 straight League titles across Cross Country, Indoor Track & Field, and Outdoor Track & Field.  Despite The day began with a great effort from the field events. Across the throws and the jumps the Explorers amassed a very impressive 83 points, which in itself was enough points to better the runner-up team.  

In the jumps sophomore Tommy Christie led the way as he captured the Pole Vault title, was 2nd in High Jump, 2nd in Long Jump, and 6th in Triple Jump.  He was followed by Matt Spinelli (3rd) and Brandon Macklin (6th) in the High Jump, and by Max Flynn (3rd) in Pole Vault.  

In the throws Derek Beavers led the way capturing the Javelin title.  He was followed by Nate Williamson (3rd) and Leland Mersky (5th).  In the Shot Put Brian Grady was runner-up, and then was followed by Harrison Sharp (4th), and Matt Zoglio (6th).  The Discus added more key points with Matt Zoglio (3rd), Harrison Sharp (4th), Liam Tatlonghari (5th).  

In the sprints the Explorers turned in some great times.  Junior Eric Ford ran a quick 22.68 for 5th place in the 200. Senior Mac Costonis ran 50.30 for 4th in the 400.  Sophomore Brian Scotto ran 16.85 to take 6th in the 100HH.  And the 4x100 team of Ford, John Klohoker, Marcus Curvan, and Jalen Hanton ran a season best of 43.46 to capture 2nd.  The 4x400 team of Curvan, Michael Eastmond, Will Faunce, and Costonis ran a season best of 3:25.92 to capture 3rd.  

Then in three distance events - 800, Mile, 3200, the Explorers demonstrated incredible strength and depth.  In those three events alone the team racked up a huge 88 points.  The first of those events was the Mile, where the Explorers went 1-5.  Led by PCL Champion Paul Ghantous in 4:25.14, then behind him was Jack Seiberlich (4:29.81), Ethan Maher (4:31.35), Matthew Zilligen (4:31.46), and Bradden Koors (4:34.57).  In the 800 junior Vince Twomey captured another PCL title (following his XC title in the fall and Mile and 3,000 titles from Indoors) in 1:58.69.  Behind him was Michael Eastmond (2nd in 1:58.78), Seiberlich (3rd in 1:59.41), Ghantous (5th in 2:00.41), and Zilligen (6th in 2:01.17).  Then the Explorers closed things out with an impressive 1-6 sweep of the 3200.  Twomey doubled back 40 minutes after the 800 to win title number 2 on the day in 9:50.60.  Following him was Maher (2nd in 9:52.56), Koors (3rd in 9:56.47), Jack Harrington (4th in 9:57.70), Max Manganiello (5th in 9:57.75), and Patrick Coyle (6th in 10:02.06).  

The Explorers will next compete on Wednesday and Thursday in the PIAA District XII Championship at the Germantown Super Site.  The top two finishers in each event will qualify to the PIAA State Championship Memorial Day weekend at Shippensburg University.      

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