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Pandas Run Well at Penn Relays

Congratulations to Padua’s track and field team on its success at the Penn Relays last week. On Thursday, the 4X100m relay team of Christina Allen ‘16, Darby Deutsch ‘17, Jordan Sobolesky ‘16, and Maiya Dendy ‘15 ran a 49.03 to win their heat, place 13th out of 376 competing schools, set a new school record, and – for the first time in history – qualify Padua for both the Small School championship final and the Tri-State championship final.

The 4x400m relay team of Christina, Darby, Jill Ciritella ’15, and Taliah Cintron ’17 posted their fastest time of the season and won the Northern Delaware heat in a dramatic come-from-behind finish to qualify the team for the Philadelphia Area Final. For the first time, Padua’s Distance Medley Relay team ran in the High School DMR Championship of America as one of only 20 teams accepted to compete. The team of Emily Paolucci ’15, Maiya Dendy ’15, Erin Spadaccini ’15, and Lydia Olivere ’18 placed 4th and set a new school record.

Christina placed 16th in the long jump, Taliah became the first Panda to compete in the 400m hurdles, and Kelly Muschiatti ‘16 became the school’s first pole vaulter at the Penn Relays.

On Saturday, the 4x100m relay team, scratched from the Small School championship final contested on Friday due to logistics, beat their own school record and placed 6th overall with one of the top ten fastest times in Delaware history. The 4x400m relay team ran their fastest time of the season by almost 10 seconds, placed 6th overall and recorded one of the top 25 fastest times in the history of Delaware.

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