Girls Varsity Track · Lower Moreland takes close one over Dock girls

  Place Points
Lower Moreland High School 1st 77
Dock Mennonite Academy 2nd 69

The Dock girls posted plenty of encouraging performances in Tuesday’s dual meet against Lower Moreland. Thanks to a number of personal and season bests, the Pioneers hung close before Lower Moreland won, 77-69.
Isa Rodriguez celebrated her birthday in style with a nearly 20-second personal best in the 800 meters. The sophomore came on strong over the final 300 meters to win in 2:31.17, a time that ranks her second in District 1 and hits the A qualifying standard. Lauren Birch was second in 2:37.99.
Kate Landis threw a season-best 95-feet-9 to win the javelin. Audrey Schweizerhof was second with a personal-best of 86-7.
The closest race of the day went to Peyton Scialanca when the sophomore’s 13.58 season best won by five-hundredths of a second at the line. Clara Benner took fourth in a best of 14.61 seconds.
It was also close in the 4×100 relay with Landis, Emma Kratz, Scialanca and anchor Olivia Mercure holding off Lower Moreland by two-tenths of a second in 54.20 seconds, a season’s best.
Elle Bergey ran an automatic qualifier of 1:04.46 for second in the 400 meters. It’s the top time on the team this year. Meghan Jurin placed fourth in 1:15.10. Bergey also ran 29.27 seconds for third in the 200 meters.
Sydney Putera cleared 6-feet-6 to win the pole vault and a new personal best.
Alison Keach was second in the triple jump at a personal best of 30-feet-5.
Landis was second in the 100 hurdles in 18.46 seconds. Benner was fourth in 19.32 and Laura Frederick was fifth in 20.24 seconds.
In the 300 hurdles, Landis was third in 56.50 seconds, Frederick was fourth in 58.37 and Lindsey Gouldey was fifth in 58.69.
Schweizerhof won the discus with a throw of 76-feet-8. Jordanna Naidoo placed fifth in a PR of 58-10.
Schweizerhof was second in the shot put at 31-feet-5 and Maddy Lewis was fourth at a personal-best of 27-3½.
Kratz was second in the high jump at 4-feet-2, the same height that Scialanca cleared for third place. Ashlann Gerber was fourth and Putera fifth after both cleared 4-feet.
Sara Kennel was second in the 1,600 meters in 6:09.07.
Savahn Duerksen was second in the 3,200 meters at 14:13.37 and Lydia King was third in 15:15.55.
Mercure was second in the long jump at 14-10¾, just off her personal best, and Benner was fourth at 12-9½ and Duerksen fifth at 12-6¼ in her time in the event.
The 4×800 relay of Duerksen, Keach, Meghan Jurin and Mirabel Fizzano was second in 12:08.31.
The 4×400 relay of Bergey, Gouldey, Scialanca and Mercure ran a season-best 4:31.97 to finish the meet well. The relay of Benner, Keach, Fizzano and Kennel placed third in 4:55.75.
The Dock girls will compete at the Viking Invitational at Perkiomen Valley on Saturday.