Pass The Baton: Summit High Track Teams Deliver Big Performances at Penn Relays

Top, from left: Jackie Kohaut, Claudia Piron, Gisselle Giron and Emma Osborne; Bottom, from left: Kendall Murillo, Jack Bunting, Will Robertson and Sam Malnati.
From left, Coach Antonio Martins, sophomore Sophia Piron, seniors Jackie Kohaut, Claudia Piron, Emma Osborne and Coach Adam Fern.
From left: Christopher Heckelman, Jack Bunting, Griffin Feeney and Will Robertson.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Summit High School Track and Field Teams posted several seasonal-best performances at the historic Penn Relays at Franklin Field.

The 123rd running of the Relays, annually the largest track meet in the world, saw the largest attendance -- with 22,000-plus Track and Field fans in attendance -- in the meet's history, and the Hilltoppers brought their 'A games' to the University of Pennsylvania campus.

The girls 4x100m relay squad -- comprised of seniors Gisselle Giron, Claudia Piron, Jackie Kohaut, and Emma Osborne -- narrowly missed qualifying  by two spots for one of the elite finals later in the weekend, running 48.93.  The time ranked 10th fastest among US small schools overall and was the Hilltoppers fastest time ever at Penn. Osborne, Piron, and Kohaut, then joined sophomore Sophia Piron on the girls 4x400m relay which ran 4:00.99, which is also the fastest the team has ever run at Penn and a seasonal best.

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The boys teams enjoyed much success as well. Running in one of the prestigious distance relays for the third consecutive year, the 4x800m relay of seniors Christopher Heckelman, William Robertson, Griffin Feeney and sophomore Jack Bunting turned in Summit's best performance in the event and a seasonal best running 8:04.94.

Later, the boys 4x100m relay of Robertson, Bunting, senior Kendall Murillo, and sophomore Sam Malnati turned in Summit's final seasonal best running 45.11.

Summit next will run the Union County Relays set for May 4 - 5 at Westfield High School's Kehler Stadium. The meet begins at 3 p.m.



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