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Pedrick Sets School Pole Vault Record
Written by Staff Report
2022-04-13

            Samantha Pedrick may only be a freshman, but she has already re-written Upper Perkiomen's pole vaulting record book. On Monday, Pedrick set the girls outdoor

Samantha Pedrick clears the bar in the pole-vault

Monday.  The Upper Perkiomen freshman set the 

girls school outdoor record of 9' 6".

record in the team's 110.5-33 victory over Pottstown by clearing 9 feet, 6 inches.

           Lauren Donahue registered two first-place finishes during the Pioneer Athletic Conference meet. The sophomore won the 1,600 and 3,200 meter runs on Thursday, April 7. Jozi Coddington finished first in the 300 hurdles (55.29 seconds) and second in the 100 hurdles.

            Pedrick's win in the pole vault was followed by three classmates. Jade Traynor took second place by clearing eight feet. Jasmine Loose (7 feet) and Julia Traynor (6 feet, 6 inches) rounded out the top four finishers.

            The Indians dominated the javelin event. Erin States finished first with a throw of 93 feet, 10 inches. Emma Derosa took second place (73 feet, 8 inches). Bailey Cahill (69 feet, 3 inches) and Molly O'Hara (62 feet, 6 inches) rounded out the top four.

           The Tribe had similar success in the 300 hurdles. A trio of ninth-graders – Anne Gerstenberg, Ashlee Shafer and Barron Strouse – rounded out the top four finishers.

            Junior Abigail Conti won the 400 meter run with a time of 1:07.36, and Julia Traynor finished second (1:08.79).

            Lilliana Goodrich won the 100 hurdles in 19.97 seconds. She was followed by Coddington (20.52), Strouse (21.0) and Gerstenberg (21.01 seconds.)

            Pedrick and States paced the Tribe girls with a pair of top-five finishes in the field during The Coach Ron Livers Viking Invitational on Saturday, April 10 at Perkiomen Valley High School. Pedrick ended up fifth in the pole vault by clearing nine feet. States finished in the same spot in the javelin (88 feet, 2 inches).

            Jade Traynor finished sixth in the pole vault, one foot behind Pedrick. Grace Galbavy ended up eighth in the high jump.

            On the track, Jade Taylor added a seventh-place finish in the 400 meter dash. The distance medley relay team of Tia Leister, Donahue, Nadia Frydlewicz and Ava Reil ended up eighth overall (14:53.46).


 

 

 

 

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