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Track & Field Squads Win Home Opener

Collin Metcalf ’22, Chris Watson ’22, and Arden Phoenix ’22 won two individual events apiece to lead Mercersburg’s boys’ and girls’ outdoor track & field squads to victory April 12 in the Mercersburg Mid-Week Spring Meet at the Curran Track.

It was the Blue Storm’s first home meet of the season after three road dates to open 2022.

Metcalf earned victories in the boys’ javelin and high jump, Watson took first in the boys’ 100m and long jump (and also ran a leg for the victorious 4x400m relay quartet), and Phoenix placed first in the girls’ discus and javelin.

Individual event winners for Mercersburg included: 
100m: Chris Watson ’22, 11.27
400m: Chuks Ugori ’23, 54.91
800m: Pablo Garza Gutierrez ’22, 2:16.45
1600m: Mick Lorenger ’22, 5:02.31
3200m: Cole Smith ’23, 11:14.54
110m hurdles: Layi Olusanya ’22, 19.79
4x400m relay: Watson/Thomas Burkhardt ’22/Adrian Rios ’25/Huzaifa Ibrahim ’24, 3:56.99
4x800m relay: Alan He ’23/Joshua Terris ’22/Winston Watkins ’25/Lorenger, 9:17.52
Shot put: Burkhardt, 37-01.25
Discus: Louis Concordia ’22, 86-03
Javelin: Collin Metcalf ’22, 122-04
High jump: Metcalf, 6-05
Pole vault: Cy Dittman ’25, 7-00
Long jump: Watson, 21-00.25

1600m: Anne Sehon ’25, 5:42.96
3200m: Greta Lawler ’23, 13:22.11
4x800m: Sehon/Jade Matthias ’22/Kyla Moore ’24/Liz Bills ’22, 11:45.85
Discus: Arden Phoenix ’22, 96-08
Javelin: Phoenix, 80-07
High jump: Leah Gentry-Tuney ’22, 5-00
Pole vault: Alyssa Lee ’25, 5-00

Overall team standings
Boys: Mercersburg 200.5, St. John’s Catholic Prep 24.5, Maryland School for the Deaf 20, St. Maria Goretti 19
Girls: Mercersburg 100, St. John’s Catholic Prep 81, Maryland School for the Deaf 39, St. Maria Goretti 23

Full results

Both teams return to action Saturday, April 23, in a tri-meet against Mid-Atlantic Prep League rivals Blair Academy and The Hill School at 2:30 p.m. on the Hill campus in Pottstown, PA.