Penn Relays - Thursday, April 26, 2018
The Penn Relays is the oldest and largest track and field competition in the United States, hosted annually since April 21, 1895, by the University of Pennsylvania at Franklin Field in Philadelphia. Tatnall has had a strong presence at this event for many years. Yesterday, our girls team ran to victory in the Northern Delaware section of the 4x400 meter relay. The relay team of Kimmi Woods '20, Keelin Hays '19, Lexxie Mathis '18, and Kayla Woods '18 combined for the win in their section. This is the second consecutive year Tatnall has won this event at the Penn Relays. Congratulations, Tatnall girls!
Senior Captain Kayla Woods was the first long jumper in Tatnall history to qualify for the Penn Relays long jump. Her performance of 17'11" placed 10th out of 17 girls in this prestigious event.
Tatnall's 4x100 meter relay of Kayla Woods, Kimmi Woods, Lexxie Mathis, and Vanessa Howard won their section of the relay in school record time of 49.07 but was later disqualified due to a zone violation during handoff. Nonetheless, an impressive effort by all Tatnall girls.
Unionville Invitational - Saturday, April 28th
The Hornets competed this past Saturday at the 15th Annual Unionville Invitational, held at Unionville High School. The Hornets put on strong performances amongst a competitive field of PA and DE schools.
Kimmi Woods ’20 put on a spectacular performance in the sprint events. She ran the second-fastest time in the preliminary 200m but came back to take the win in the finals. Her time of 25.87 seconds was a personal best for Woods and the third fastest time for a sophomore in Tatnall history! Woods continued her dominance on the track by earning gold in the 400m with another personal best time of 60.13 seconds. In the 300 meter hurdles, Lexxie Mathis ’18 clocked a quick 48.49 seconds, placing third overall in the meet and running the second fastest time ever for a Tatnall senior. Her teammate Kennedy Brown ’18 finished close behind, running 52.89 seconds and placing seventh on the Tatnall senior record boards. Lauren Anshen ’19 ran a strong and strategic 800m race in a personal best time of 2:21.58 and placed fourth overall at the meet. Anshen and Brown were accompanied by Olivia Hardin ’19 and Mia Farina ’21 in the 4x400m relay. The girls finished in third overall in four minutes and 18.79 seconds.
In the 3200m run, Jack Flanagan ’21 and Declan McDonnell ’21 both ran personal best times of 10:54.34 and 10:30.78, respectively. McDonnell’s time was the ninth fastest freshman time in Tatnall history. The underclassmen continued to show improvements as Pierce Smith ’21 ran personal bests in both the 100m and 200m dashes and Andre Latina ’22 dropped his time in the 800m run.
Next week, Tatnall Track & Field heads up to West Chester for the highly competitive Hoka Henderson Invitational on Friday night. The Hornets look to drop times in preparation for the upcoming county championship!