2017 Eastern Spring Sectional

12 swimmers, 6 basketball teams, 3 tennis players, and 2 individual skills athletes represented Philadelphia at the 2017 Eastern Spring Sectional on Saturday, May 6th at Kutztown University. They joined athletes from Area P, Bethlehem City, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Columbia/Montour, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Northumberland/Snyder, Montgomery, and Schuylkill. The total number of athletes at this event was 1150 across six different sports!  With the theme of “Under the Big Top” our athletes performed on the court and in the pool. Although there weren’t any elephants or tigers, our athletes gave wonderful performances in each of their events. 

Things got started at 9:00 am with clouds looming overhead signaling a rainy day, but the rain held off, even though it pushed Opening Ceremonies indoors. Although everyone was indoors for Opening Ceremonies, the gymnasium was loud with excitement. Rebecca Konen from KutzTones, Kutztown University’s a cappella group sang the national anthem. Kutztown University’s Cheerleading team escorted athletes during the Parade of Athletes. Kutztown University President, Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson, spoke words of encouragement and pride that his school hosts the Eastern Spring Sectionals before wishing athletes the best of luck. Kutztown Dance Team performed for our athletes and it got the crowd energized for the competition that would soon follow. After their performance, the games were declared open and everyone scattered to see what the big top had in store!

After preliminary competitions, our basketball teams found out their course – and it gave them a welcomed challenge. In their final games, they were able to show off the skills they had been working on and captured a spot on the podium. In the pool, there were some close races as our athletes sprinted down the pool and paced themselves in the longer distances. On the tennis courts, one of our athletes showed off their individual skills in the forehand volley, backhand volley, forehand groundstroke, backhand groundstroke, serve – deuce court, serve ad court, and alternating strokes with movement. 

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Results

Aquatics

 
Event
Time
Place
Emmet Abdo
25M Freestyle:25.751st
 
50 Backstroke1:52.361st
 
50 Freestyle1:05.032nd
Joseph Barut
25M Freestyle:34.893rd
 
50 Backstroke1:47.512nd
 
50 Freestyle1:22.985th
Ian Capacio
800 Freestyle13:38.452nd
 
200 Butterfly3:22.891st
 
200 Individual Medley3:16.282nd
Kelsey Greenwald
200 Freestyle4:08.451st
 
100 Freestyle1:59.854th
 
400 Freestyle8:56.191st
Katelyn Joyce
50 Backstroke1:10.802nd
 
100 Freestyle2:33.945th
 
100 Butterfly DQ
Heather Lutts
100 Freestyle2:41.912nd
 
25 Butterfly:45.281st
 
50 Breaststroke1:41.471st
Jackie Lutts
50 Backstroke1:08.981st
 
100 Freestyle2:01.345th
 
50 Freestyle:52.653rd
Matthew Malyj
100 Breaststroke3:37.153rd
 
25 Backstroke:28.813rd
 
100 Freestyle2:14.971st
Brian Meehan
100 Backstroke2:16.173rd
 25 Breaststroke:37.752nd
 200 Freestyle4:38.693rd
Katie Moore
100 Butterfly2:26.161st
 
200 Individual Medley5:04.421st
 
400 Freestyle10:25.231st
Anthony Powell
25M Freestyle:58.472nd
 50 Backstroke2:16.001st
 25 Butterfly:46.411st

 

Basketball

Individual Skills

Jason Sobrinno

Teams
Team
Team Members
Coaches
Place
Ballers
Derrell Sutton, Brian Stulz, Charlie Zisette, Matthew Everett, Carl Irvis, Derrick Jackson, Josh Harris, Corey Sweet, Danny Charlton, Jason BixbyRyan Milanaik3rd
Blazers
Joshua Gaskin, Robald Atkins, Sam Fioravanti, Matt Beckman, William Strauser, Miguel Lebron, Allison Rutzier, Ernest Swanson, Danny AmrikWalt Beckman2nd
Hoops
Michael Castillo, Aida Ortiz, James Shelton, Stanley Dluzniewski, Jonathan Naissance, Kristie Walls, Kelly Dluzniewski, David Brent Williams, Zachary HollingerJon Garvey3rd
Phlames
Matthew Grabowski, Kwanted Crummy, Ryan Bogan, Vernon Mayfield, Joe Rynkiewicz, Angel Rodriguez, Luis Cotto, Mitchell StahlChris Muzi3rd
Phlash
Nicole Stanley, James Fulton, Lateef Hiller, Corbin Whittington, Frank Olevsky, Nakisha Johnson, Benjamin Liken, James Trotman, Sebastian Zeiss, Trevor ThompsonMyra Ausberry3rd 
Rebels
Lavar Gladden, Anthony Glannigan,  Davon Clements, Demetrius LeFlore, Abdul Muhammad, Derrick Slef, Denzel McFadden, Kenneth Lamont, Michael Henderson, Christopher RayWill Holman1st 

 

Tennis

INDIVIDUAL SKILLS

Shawn Moton

Doubles

Elijah Williams & Christopher Newton