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Villa Joseph Marie strong in field events

If Villa Joseph Marie does as well on the track Friday as it did in the field Thursday, the Jems could run away with the District 1 Class AA title.

If Villa Joseph Marie does as well on the track Friday as it did in the field Thursday, the Jems could run away with the District 1 Class AA title.

Villa Joseph Marie came away with two victories in the four events contested at Coatesville and scored 44 points to take an early 14-point lead over St. Basil.

After five events in the girls' Class AAA competition, Methacton held a 16-15 advantage over Abington.

In boys' Class AAA after two events, Owen J. Roberts and Penn Wood were tied with 10 points, while Church Farm had a 27-25 lead over Bristol in boys' Class AA after three events.

The Jems dominated the discus competition. Mary Newell won with a toss of 105 feet, 8 inches, Alexi Stershic was second with a distance of 102-1, and Leah DiGiacobbe was fourth with a throw of 90-1.

Michelle Bresnahan won the long jump for Villa Joseph Marie with a leap of 16-51/2, while teammate McKenzie Golden tied for second in the high jump, clearing the bar at 4-9.

Methacton got a win from Mel Leszcynski, who threw the javelin 129-1.

On the boys' side, Gabriel Lowe won the triple jump with a distance of 43-81/4 and teammate Baffour Atakora-Bediako was fifth with a distance of 39-103/4 for Church Farm.

In the shot put, the Griffins got a second-place finish from Mlynue Reeves (43-81/2) and a fourth-place effort from Mike Mireku (39-71/2).

In Class AAA, Ryan Brumfield of Owen J. Roberts showed that he's more than a record-setting tailback by winning the triple jump with a leap of 47-23/4.

The results

Class AAA

BOYS' EVENTS

Triple jump: 1, Ryan Brumfield, Owen J. Roberts, 47-23/4. 2, Mike Spadaro, Council Rock South, 46-9. 3, Harley LaCroix, Cheltenham, 46-11/2. 4, Dexter Bridge, Conestoga, 45-113/4. 5, Trevell Moxey, North Penn, 45-31/2. 6, Brent Charlton, Downingtown West, 45-31/2.

Discus: 1, Darrell Hill, Penn Wood, 164-5. 2, Andrew Cape, Glen Mills, 157-4. 3, Ryan Hart, Downingtown East, 151-4. 4, Quinton Bryant, Truman, 148-7. 5, John Rayman, Council Rock North, 145-10. 6, Kris Martin, Strath Haven, 145-9.

GIRLS' EVENTS

High jump: 1, Anne Holland, Pennridge, 5-7. 2, Kelley Anne Stuetz, Cheltenham, 5-4. 3, Rachel VanMetre, Strath Haven, 5-4. 4, Taylor Uzdzinski, Council Rock South, 5-3. 5, Eliana Yankelev, Lower Merion, 5-3. 6, Taylor Dublin, 5-3.

Long jump: 1, Jordan Matthews, Abington, 18-93/4. 2, Medeline Eustache, Upper Darby, 18-63/4. 3, Gabby Becattini, Methacton, 18-23/4. 4, Katie McCoubrie, Conestoga, 17-111/4. 5, Ciara Andrews, Cheltenham, 17-103/4. 6, Meagan Yates, Spring-Ford, 17-10.

Shot put: 1, Kayla Owens, W.C. Rustin, 40-51/2. 2, Tyra Roberts, Bensalem, 38-21/4. 3, Christina Stewart, Upper Merion, 36-103/4. 4, Elizabeth Forcellini, Gwynedd-Mercy, 36-23/4. 5, Devon Broglie, Central Bucks East, 36-11/4. 6, Essence Milligan-Williams, Norristown, 36-3/4.

Javelin: 1, Mel Leszcynski, Methacton, 129-1. 2, Jen Comfort, Central Bucks West, 128-10. 3, Susan Pancoast, Unionville, 126-1. 4, Bridget Coffey, North Penn, 126-0. 5, Devon Player, Pope John Paul II, 119-4. 6, Nicolette Hill, North Penn, 118-6.

Pole vault: 1, Haley Gorenflo, Plymouth Whitemarsh, 11-6. 2, Grace Giampetro, Villa Maria, 11-6. 3, Amanda Benninghoff, Council Rock South, 11-0. 4, Christina Geating, Abington, 11-0. 5, Brittany Plummer, Kennett, 10-6. 6, Stacey Nagele, Quakertown, 10-6.

Class AA

BOYS' EVENTS

Triple jump: 1, Gabriel Lowe, Church Farm, 43-81/4. 2, Hiree Peoples, Girard College, 34-1/2. 3, Richard Glikes, Devon Prep, 40-111/4. 4, Harold Jackson, Bristol, 39-11. 5, Baffour Atakora-Bediako, Church Farm, 39-103/4. 6, Jon Shahar, Lower Moreland, 38-71/2.

Shot put: 1, Kieran Greenfield, Bristol, 44-91/4. 2, Mlynue Reeves, Church Farm, 43-81/2. 3, Deondre Watts, Girard College, 42-2. 4, Mike Mireku, Church Farm, 40-61/2. 5, Malcolm Bell, Girard College, 39-71/2. No sixth.

Javelin: 1, Dimitri McCoy, Bristol, 157-3. 2, Tristan Dolan, Devon Prep, 142-5. 3, Sam Gillin, Devon Prep, 130-11. 4, Ryan Swartzentruber, Christopher Dock, 127-11.

GIRLS' EVENTS

High jump: 1, Jackie Hawkins, Delco Christian, 4-11. 2, (tie) McKenzie Golden, Villa Joseph Marie; Tori Jovinelly, Lower Moreland, 4-9. 4, Lexi Garis, Christopher Dock, 4-9. 5, Megan Black, St. Basil, 4-9. 6, Allegra Inciardi, Christopher Dock, 4-9.

Long jump: 1, Michelle Bresnahan, Villa Joseph Marie, 16-51/2. 2, Katie Cassidy, St. Basil, 16-4. 3, Gina Vanore, St. Basil, 16-13/4. 4, Madeleine Brownsey, St. Basil, 15-91/4. 5, Charlotte VanDyken, Phil-Mont Christian, 15-1. 6, Rachel Jaffe, Lower Moreland, 15-1/2.

Discus: 1, Mary Newell, Villa Joseph Marie, 105-8. 2, Alexi Stershic, Villa Joseph Marie, 102-1. 3, Kiersten Moylan, St. Basil, 99-7. 4, Leah DiGiacobbe, Villa Joseph Marie, 90-1. 5, Imani Thomas, Springfield (M), 88-1. 6, Jenna Glickman, Lower Moreland, 87-3.

Pole vault: 1, Erica Moser, Springfield (M), 8-0. No second through sixth.

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