Niager Mathis and Amy Hicks each took three individual gold medals, and the pair guided Swenson to a sweep of the boys' and girls' team titles at the 2-day Public League track championships which concluded Thursday at Northeast.
The Lions piled up 91 points to beat Northeast by eight points in the boys' competition, and Swenson nearly doubled runner-up Paul Robeson's total (84) in the girls' meet with 167 points. The field events were held Wednesday at Germantown.
Mathis dominated the sprints, winning the 100 meters in 10.76 seconds, the 200 in 21.99 and the 400 in 50.37. The girls' meet featured Hicks' wins in the 100 (11.96), 100 hurdles (14.63) and 300 hurdles (44.13), and Swenson enjoyed a 1-2-3 finish in the 200 with Imani Harris-Quillen (25.02), Tichina Rhodes (25.26) and Amani Nesmith (25.56).
Central tops in tennis
Central extended its string of Public League Class AAA tennis championships to six Thursday when the Lancers defeated visiting Northeast, 4-1, in the team title match.
Central's doubles teams of Bijan Makarachi and Tyrell Cherry, and Avery Mitchell and Richard Kim combined to lose just two games in a pair of straight-set wins.
R.J. Cherry and Daniel Spivack added singles triumphs for the Lancers, who will face Catholic League champ La Salle in the District 12 final at noon Friday for a berth in the PIAA state tournament.
Masterman swept Engineering & Science, 5-0, to claim the Public League Class AA crown at 33d and Diamond.
Clayton Matthews and Eli Levy each won singles matches by 6-1, 6-0, and the Blue Dragons earned a berth in the District 12 final.