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King, Sehon Set School Records at MAPL Indoors

Hannah King ’23 won the girls’ high jump and lowered her own school record in the process, and Anne Sehon ’25 also set a school record in the girls’ 800m to lead Mercersburg’s indoor track & field teams at the Mid-Atlantic Prep League Championships February 12 in Lawrenceville, NJ.

Both Blue Storm teams took fourth in their respective six-team fields.

Girls’ highlights:
King added a half-inch to her previous indoor record of 5’ 0” that she had set in 2020. She also took fourth in the 55m hurdles earlier in the meet with a time of 9.97 seconds. Sehon’s new school record in the 800m eclipsed the previous mark of 2:29.58 held by Sophia Divone ’19. Shine Jo ’25 placed third in the high jump (4’ 4”), and Susan Concordia ’22 placed third in the triple jump (30’ 2.75”) and sixth in the 400m (1:09.84). Catherine Shaffer ’22 took fifth in the triple jump (28’ 6”).

Boys’ highlights: 
Thomas Burkhardt ’22 placed third in the shot put (40’ 11.5”), which ranks .  seventh on the all-time Mercersburg indoor list. Tommy Tereschuk ’22 placed second in the 400m (56.59), fifth in the triple jump (35’ 7”) and 6th in the long jump (18’ 11.5”), and also anchored the third-place 4x400m relay, teaming up with Caleb Newcomer ‘23, Ken Akiyama ‘23, and Oscar Su ’25.  Su had previously placed second in the pole vault at 8’ 0”, and Newcomer was fifth in the high jump (5’ 3”) and sixth in the 55m dash (6.93). Layi Olusanya ’22 (10.46) and Derrick Park ’25 (10.96) placed fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 55m hurdles. Mick Lorenger ’22 placed fifth in the 1600m (4:50.19) and sixth in the 3200m (10:42.26).

"We had only competed in two meets this entire season, so we were light on competitive situations coming into these championships," said Mercersburg head coach David Grady. "I think our athletes responded quite well, as evidenced by a number of quality performances today.  This is a real testament to those athletes who rose to the occasion and had a significant impact in their events.  I think some of our other athletes would have benefited from a little more meet experience before facing today’s stiff competition."