Padua’s Taliah Cintron finished eighth in a field of 21 in the girls 400-meter hurdles to highlight Thursday’s performances by Delaware high school athletes at the Penn Relays at Franklin Field in Philadelphia.
Cintron finished the hurdles in 1:02.19 in the morning, then returned in the afternoon to run a 58.39 anchor leg as Padua won the Northern Delaware girls 4×400 relay by more than eight seconds.
Lizzy Bader, Darby Deutsch and Cameron Lucey ran the first three legs for the Pandas, who qualified for the Philadelphia Area 4×400 race at 5:15 p.m. Saturday.
Padua also had a nice showing in the Small Schools 4×100 relay, finishing 20th among 383 entries. Lucey, Deutsch, Jordan Sobolesky and Christina Allen came home in 49.15 seconds and earned the first alternate spot for Saturday’s Tri-State 4×100, featuring the eight fastest teams from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
The First State had two runners qualify to enter the prestigious girls 3,000 meters. Padua’s Lydia Olivere finished 15th in 9:54.20, and Newark’s Rachel Beston was 21st in 10:07.05.
Tatnall took eighth in the girls Small Schools 4×800 relay, as Lauren Anshen, Savannah Pankow, Keelin Hays and Caroline Foley combined to finish in 9:33.74.
Middletown was the fastest Delaware finisher in the Large Schools 4×100 relay, as Andrea Jones, Lauryn Denson, Erikah Jones and Daija Lampkin ran a 49.20 to rank 25th among 252 entries. William Penn’s Sierra Cruz, Alyssa Armor, Courtney Williams and Myia Neal finished 36th in 49.70.
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