What a week!
PHHS Boy’s Team moved up to #9 in the Baltimore Sun Polls, while the Girl’s fell to other’s considered. Oh the joys of the ups and downs of the polls based on previous week’s results. However, considering how many schools there are in the Baltimore Metro Area, just to be listed is indeed an honor. While we love to see our Team’s up on the list we know that it is difficult to maintain, as not everyone participates each week. The Coach’s have been doing a great job in giving both Varsity and JV athlete’s time to compete and prepare for the Baltimore County Championships and Freshman/Sophomore Meet.
This week’s meet was a Baltimore City – County Mixer, held once again at the Fifth Regiment Armory. Gator Girls squeaked by with a Team win, while the Boys managed to hang in there with a fourth place showing.
For a few who qualified there was the Montgomery Invite on Saturday at the Prince George’s Sports Complex. This is a multi-state event, schools from Maryland, Virginia and District of Columbia. Noah Pennington competed in the pole vault placing 12th, Skylar Moore ran in the 1600m run placing 26th doing a personal best of 5:42.01, and Vincent Ciattei took first in the 1 mile with a time of 4:18.20.
And for the piece de resistance four talented seniors (Jose Cruz, Patrick Alluisi, Jordan Coates, and Vincent Ciattei) came together once again for the Distance Medley Relay (1200m, 400m 800m 1600m) with a time of 10:43.37 ran away with First place, busting their previous time of 11:35.20. This is one of those races you base how you cheer the runner on by having to keep track of which lap they are on. As they pass the start/stop line you listen to the announcer to see where their lap placement is. Jose, Patrick and Jordan kept themselves up close to the lead so that when Vince took over for the last 8 laps, you heard the announcer Perry Hall 4th, then as he ticked off the laps Perry Hall 3rd, then for some unexplained reason I don’t remember hearing anything after that till Vince crossed the line and heard Perry Hall, but it was one of those moments because of the noise you just aren’t sure if he meant first or second. At a quick pace (yes almost ran myself) I got to the finish line to see our boys up against the wall being interviewed that’s when it hit me they won. In the stands before the race all Vince could talk about was bringing home the trophy, which they did with style.
Next Baltimore County Meet Thursday, January 17th, at the Fifth Regiment Armory.
Your support would be greatly appreciated; Donations/checks can be made out to PHHS Track & Field and mailed to Perry Hall High School, 4601 Ebenezer Road, Baltimore, MD 21236. All donations go towards offsetting the replacement of uniforms, equipment and bus transportation.
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