The Pennsbury girls' 4x400-meter relay quartet tuned up for a possible run at the prestigious Championship of America race at next week's Penn Relays by posting a fast meet record at the Central Bucks West Relays on Saturday.
Uche Unouah, Husniyah Rogers, Sara Sargent and Zakiyyah Richardson combined for a time of 3 minutes, 50.68 seconds, lowering the Falcons' best time of the season by 10 seconds. Richardson anchored with a 56-second leg.
"It's going to be close," Pennsbury coach Tim Cass said about the possibility of qualifying for the Championship of America race at Penn. "If a lot of things go right, if the weather permits and we continue to get better, we should be able to do something special. But I was more impressed by our 4x200 team today."
In the 4x200, Johnna Burke replaced Sargent in the lineup and the foursome produced a meet-record time of 1:41.64. Pennsbury also set a meet record in the 4x1,600 relay of 21:24.21.
In other meet highlights, Pennridge clocked 3:20.44 in the boys' 4x400 relay and 7:55.61 in the boys' 4x800.
Central Bucks West's Corey Smith (14-0) and Mike DeMarco won the boys' pole-vault relay, Central Bucks West's Cait Mautz (121-7) and Julie Wisniewski won the girls' javelin relay, and North Penn's Sydnee Jacques (35-51/4) and Kailah Holmes captured the girls' triple-jump relay.
Kellerman Relays. Chris Williams cleared 15 feet in the pole vault and joined Strath Haven teammate Youki Sato in winning the relay for that event at the R. Joseph Kellerman Relays at Great Valley.
The Panthers also produced meet records in the boys' 4x100-meter relay (42.48), the boys' sprint medley (3:31.95), the boys' shuttle hurdles (1:00.58) and the girls' distance medley (12:07.59).
The host Patriots chalked up a record in winning the boys' 4x800 relay in 7:53.32, eclipsing the 2007 Coatesville mark by 5.56 seconds.
Other meet records fell as Father Judge won the throwers' 4x100 relay in 47.68 and Downingtown East shatterd the girls' 4x800 record of 9:28.91 with a fast time of 9:20.10, pulling away from runner-up Haverford by a 19.03-second margin.
In the girls' field events, Owen J. Roberts' Holly Sullivan cracked the 18-foot mark in the long jump with a leap of 18-31/2, and the Wildcats matched Methacton with the best two-person combined distance of 35-11/2.
Pope John Paul II's Devon Player had the best individual discus toss with a 118-4 and joined with Kirsti Sauerman for a winning mark of 215-4.
American Conference Relays. Cheltenham set a meet record of 88 feet, 113/4 inches in the boys' triple jump during the meet at Wissahickon.