FOR FATHER Judge High, winning another Catholic League track championship was no Smalley accomplishment.
Though the Crusaders captured first place in just three of 18 events Saturday at Upper Darby High, they outscored La Salle, 137-130, to claim a second consecutive title and third in 5 years (all under different coaches; Phil Reilly this time).
Smalley, also a football star and bound for Lafayette, matched his 2011 performance by winning the races over 100 (10.86 seconds) and 200 meters (22.19). Also triumphing was the 4 x 100 relay team of Vontez Hilliard, Samir Bullock, Vontae Hilliard (Vontez' twin) and Marquis Seamon (43.52).
John Landis provided major help by placing second in the 100 (11.01), 200 (22.34) and triple jump (46-4) and third in the long jump (22-8 1/2); Smalley was third in the TJ (44-5 1/2).
The individual headliner was Cardinal O'Hara's Chazz Wilks, who became the first competitor in CL history to win two individual events - shot put (54-1 1/2) and discus (167-2) - for a fourth consecutive year.
Only one other CLer has earned eight gold medals. Roman Wallace, a 1986 grad of long-gone St. James, in Chester, won the 200, high hurdles and intermediate hurdles twice apiece while adding one success each in the long and triple jumps.