Boys Varsity Track
Despite a tough loss to the undefeated North Penn Knights, the Patriots had just under 50 new personal bests while athletes pushed themselves to new limits in a variety of events.
Senior Holden Emery had three terrific races on the day with a first place finish in the 1600 at 4:29.06, a first place finish in the 800 with a 1:58.60, and a 49.6-second anchor leg to the victorious 4x400-meter relay. The 49.6 is a top-ten all-time split in CB East history. Junior Patrick Kleemeier and senior Ethan Evans had monster personal bests to complete the 4x400 with a 54.4 and 52.8 respectively. Junior Nik Ventura scored second in both jumps (long – personal best of 19’4.75” and triple – 40’1”), second in the 110 hurdles with a time of 16.84, and third in the 300 hurdles with a time of 43.09.
Junior Evan Clark was asked to return to the long jump for the first time in a couple of years and won first place with a jump of 19’4.75”; Clark was also second in the 200 with a 23.28 and lead off the 4x400 with a 52.8. Junior Noah Wilson was first in the shot put (38’3.75”) with senior Ben Cobin (35’0.5”) taking third. Junior Conor Meyers had a personal best of 90’10” to win third in the discus; junior Matt Patrick had his own best of 86’10” and so did Wilson with a throw of 83’4”.
Several Patriots kept progressing in their respective races. Junior Matt Saks had three personal bests on the day with a 5:27.25 in the 1600, a 2:30.06 in the 800, and a 65.9 in the 400. Saks was one of eight 1600 runners to PR on the day including Emery, senior Carson Wiley (4:42.84), junior Owen Carter (4:56.50), junior Cole Kochan (4:59.76), sophomore Alan Bai (5:30.69), junior Brett Spivack (5:46.35), and sophomore Liam Donnelly (5:49.94).