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Padua continues indoor track dominance, Salesianum returns to championship form

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Padua Academy had winners in seven events, including a state-record performance from standout Lydia Olivere, as the Pandas captured their sixth straight indoor track and field state championship Feb. 3 at the Prince Georges Sports and Learning Center in Landover, Md. Salesianum used a strong performance in the field events to take home the boys’ crown it narrowly missed last season.

Padua finished with 140 points, comfortably ahead of second-place Smyrna, who had 110.5. For the Pandas, it was their 14th championship in indoor track and field. Read more »

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Almost literally, Padua’s Lydia Olivere was born to run

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Dialog reporter

 

WILMINGTON – When Marnie Giunta sees Lydia Olivere clap her hands as she approaches the starting line, she has a good feeling it will be a good day for Padua, where Giunta coaches the cross country and track teams.

“She doesn’t even realize she does that but every time she does ‘the clap’ on the line, I’ve always seen a special performance from Lydia,” the coach said. Read more »

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Olivere leads Padua to Joe O’Neill title; Sals take boys’ race

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BELLEFONTE – Lydia Olivere cruised to victory in the 35-team Joe O’Neill Invitational cross country meet Oct. 14 at Bellevue State Park, and her team, Padua, looks to be in fine form as championship season approaches in cross country.

Olivere, a junior, finished the 3.1-mile course in 17:22, which was almost 33 seconds ahead of runner-up Keelin Hays, the sophomore from Tatnall. The Pandas took the team championship by placing five runners in the top 10 for a score of 29, 15 points better than Tatnall. Olivere said it was a total team effort. Read more »

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