With the 113th running of the Penn Relays dominating the track and field spotlight this weekend, the George Rowland Relays at Haddon Township put on quite a show as well.
Eighty-three was the lucky number as Woodbury (Group 1), Haddon Heights (Group 2) and Millville (Group 3) all won their respective titles with 83 team points yesterday.
Woodbury's Molly Denner, Andrea DiCarlo, Danielle Harvey and Shannon Gantt teamed up to win the 4x100 (52.8) and 4x200 (1:48.6) relays. Denner, DiCarlo and Gantt teamed up with Jackie Nisbett for a first-place finish in the sprint medley (4:38.8). Denner, Nisbett, DiCarlo and Michelle Doran won the 4x400 in 4:18.2.
Haddon Heights' Tianna Moorer, Raven Weems, Helaina Adams and Jaime Walker won the 4x100 (48.9) and 4x200 (1:44.5). Adams and Walker teamed up with Keri Peacock and Erica Bell to win the sprint medley (4:36.8).
Lisa Barselino and Brianna Gray collected Haddon Heights' other gold medal in the high jump (9-8).
Millville's Brooke Kott, Britney Kott, Amanda Eller and Lindsey Bertulis won the 4x800 in 10:04.8. Kott, Kott, Bertulis and Amanda Eller finished first in the 4x400 (4:05.2).
Nicole Walls enjoyed a torrid performance at the plate as
pulled off two surprising wins at the first day of the Hammonton Invitational.
The Scotties outslugged Vineland, 13-9, and blanked Cherokee, 10-0. Bordentown will play St. Joseph in Saturday's semifinal round.
Walls went 6 for 7 with two homers and seven RBIs for the Scotties. She hit a grand slam in her first at-bat against Vineland and hit a two-run homer in the finale against Cherokee.
Sophomore righthander Nicole Pagano twirled a pair of gems as St. Joseph checked into the semifinal round with wins over Camden Catholic, 3-0, and Sterling, 12-1.
Pagano surrendered just three hits and struck out 32 over her 14 innings of work. In eight starts, she has fanned an eye-popping 109 batters.
Pagano outdueled Camden Catholic's Alyssa O'Connell in the opening round. O'Connell held St. Joseph to two hits, including a two-run single by Gina DeAnnuntis.
In the quarterfinal round, sophomore Kirsten Maser collected four hits, including two bases-empty homers, against Sterling.
St. Joseph senior Sam DiPompo scored three times, lifting her career total to a school record 104. She broke the old mark of 102 set by Mickey Perrone in 1995.
Cape-Atlantic. Jessica Thornton slapped a go-ahead RBI single in the sixth inning as Ocean City pulled away for a 3-1 win over visiting Lower Cape May.
Nonleague. Tarrah Martinelli doubled twice, driving in four runs, as Pitman pounded out a 6-3 home win against New York's Hoosick Falls.
Monica Bonitatis went 5 for 5 with four RBIs to power Cherry Hill East to a 12-5 win over Philadelphia's Central.