Wellington Zaza, the area's premier hurdler, cemented his status in his county Saturday, as the Garnet Valley senior captured both hurdles events at the Delaware County boys' track and field championships at Interboro.
Zaza won the National Division's 110-meter hurdles in 13.85 seconds and the 300 hurdles in 37.14 seconds. He finished the 100 1.39 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher and won the 300 by a staggering 2.98 seconds.
He also won the National's triple jump with a mark of 47 feet, 3 inches and the long jump with a mark of 22-3.
All four of Zaza's first-place finishes were top marks at the meet, which was split into National and American divisions.
Haverford School won the American team title, and Cardinal O'Hara won the National championship.
The Fords' Chris Morgan won the American triple jump with a mark of 42-111/4. He edged teammate Reggie Harris, who finished in second with 41-8.
Cardinal O'Hara's Nick Smart captured the National 800 with a time of 1 minute, 55.14 seconds. O'Hara's Jim Belfatto was second.
The Delco girls' meet ended too late for this edition.
Lower Merion Invitational. Ali Valenti needed a late surge to hold off a teammate as North Penn finished one-two in the girls' 800-meter run at Lower Merion.
Valenti finished in 2:21.55, and Melanie Vlasic captured second in 2:22.78. Stephanie Bresadola, also of North Penn, finished fourth.
North Penn's Jenna Reimer breezed to the 3,200 title in 12:03, more than four seconds ahead of second place.
Haley Quinn of Great Valley won the 1,600 in 5:21.76. Conestoga's Johanna Nasman finished second.
Swenson's Markeeta Thomas captured the 300 hurdles as she nipped teammate Amy Hicks. Thomas finished in 44.52 seconds, and Hicks was second in 45.36.
In the boys' meet, Coatesville had a strong showing in the field events as Elizae McDonald captured the high jump and Detrik Kimbrough finished second.
Jay Stocker, also of Coatesville, won the triple jump, and Dylan Morgan and Mike Boykins finished second and third in the shot put. Samuel Reid of Central won the shot put.
Lady Rocker. Gina Lupica of Villa Joseph Marie won the 100 and 300 hurdles and was second in the 100 dash at Council Rock North. She won the 100 hurdles in 15.64 seconds.
Katie Cassidy of St. Basil took the 800 in 2:15.94. Central Bucks East's Elizabeth Huuki won the 1,600 in 5:07.99.
Rob Thomas Memorial. Renard Howell captured the 100 dash in 10.72, edging a teammate by a hair to highlight host Neshaminy's afternoon. Cody Minning came in second with a time of 11.03.