North Penn eases past Souderton
The North Penn boys track DQG fiHOG WHDP RYHUFDPH D tremendous effort by rival Souderton Area on Tuesday afternoon and capped off its regular season in impressive fashion.
The Knights got solid performances in every event on their way to a 104-4S victory that sends North Penn into the postseason with some pretty good momentum.
“f think we’re pretty optimistic about it,” the Knights’ Tom Boyle said. “We have a couple things to work on, but other than that we’re good. We’re trying to come out with the conference championship.”
The Knights will get another shot at undefeated Pennridge this weekend, and in preparation, pushed themselves to a win on the road on Tuesday.
A sudden downpour came through just before the start of the meet but left just as quickly, and North Penn went right to work in the 300 hurdles. since bsposito raced to a win in 40.S seconds and the Knights were on their way to taking nine of the 11 events on the track. Boyle was tops in the 800. “We all pull each other,” he said of North Penn’s pack in the distance races.
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The Big Red also got wins from shot putter Ben iicona and pole vaulter Peter iochman, both of whom are headed for districts.
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The Suburban lne Continental Conference Championships get underway Friday afternoon at Hatboro-Horsham and then wrap up Saturday at Central Bucks South.