North Penn eases past Soud­er­ton

North Penn Life - - SPORTS - By Kev Hunter khunter@jour­nal­reg­is­

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.

Team­mate Ryan Grace wDV fiUVW LQ WKH PLOH IRU WKH Knights, crank­ing out a 4W32.T in a tightly-con­tested race. Con­nor iinse led Soud­er­ton’s dis­tance guys, earn­ing a win in the twom­ile with a time of 10W21.

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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.

Soud­er­ton (4-4 over­all and 3-4 in the con­fer­ence) was fiUVW LQ WKH 200 DQG WKH MDYelin, and the rest went to the Knights (S-1 in the con­fer­ence), in­clud­ing Dan Board­man’s pair of vic­to­ries in the long jump and the high jump.

The Sub­ur­ban lne Con­ti­nen­tal Con­fer­ence Cham­pi­onships get un­der­way Fri­day af­ter­noon at Hat­boro-Hor­sham and then wrap up Satur­day at Cen­tral Bucks South.

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