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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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Padua dominates at state Division I track meet, wins 16th state title

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Despite losing the best sprinter in Delaware for much of the meet, Padua Academy had no trouble defending its Division I outdoor track and field state championship May 16 at the new Dover High School. The Pandas outdistanced their nearest competitor, Middletown, by a wide margin, collecting 199 points to the Cavaliers’ 76.

Maiya Dendy, the all-state runner headed to the University of South Carolina next year, was hobbled by a hamstring injury that may have cost her wins in two events, but the Pandas were plenty deep enough to overcome the injury. Dendy did manage two victories, in the 400-meter run and as the anchor of Padua’s 4×100 relay team (with Cameron Lucey, Darby Deutsch and Jordan Sobolesky). Read more »

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