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Winter Track: Patriots Earn Top Marks at Shot Put Invitational

FORT WASHINGTON – If they are not busy at practice, members of Germantown Academy’s winter track team are usually out on the road competing at meets in the area. On Jan. 25, the throwers on the team were able to compete at a venue in which they are extremely comfortable – the Field House on Germantown Academy’s campus. 

The field this year was comprised of 59 throwers from 11 different schools. The Patriots were represented by Melinda Amorosi '23, Layla Gentile '25, Lilly Houston '25, Tati King '24, Caitlin Lozano '24, Kate Stone '23, and Brynn Sweeney '26 on the girls’ side. Sebastian Cortes ’24, Gavin Fountain '24, Jonah Hunt '24, Zach Kniese '25, CJ Mersky '24, Mario Toscano '24, and Zach Zighelboim '26 competed for the boys. 

Each division had two flights, with the top throwers from each flight making it into the final round. 

Gentile, who went into the competition seeded fourth, recorded a 33' 8" throw to set a new personal best and secure first place. For the boys, Fountain threw 49' 11" to set a PR and take home third place. 


Girls Shot Put
Name Team Mark
Layla Gentile Germantown Academy 33-08.00
Aimee Oszer George School 33-07.00
Zahara Brown Germantown Friends 33-07.00
Madison Campbell Upper Darby 29-00.75
Kate Stone Germantown Academy 28-04.00
Peninah Watere George School 28-01.25
Jill Stroup Villa Maria Academy 28-00.50
Andrea Quijano Avon Grove 27-04.75
Layla Bearden Pottstown 27-03.50
Caitlin Lozano Germantown Academy 27-02.00
Mia Rivera Central Bucks East 27-00.00
Emmanuela Lacle Upper Darby 26-03.00
Kaelyn Stek Villa Maria Academy 25-11.75
Beyla Khabensky George School 25-09.00
Bridget Allen Upper Darby 24-11.50
Tati King Germantown Academy 24-10.00
Leah Bell Central Bucks East 23-09.00
Cassandra Kempinski Central Bucks East 22-06.00
Lilianna Spears Avon 22-04.00
Brynn Sweeney Germantown Academy 21-10.00
Zoe Larson Central Bucks East 20-10.50
Melinda Amorosi Germantown Academy 20-10.00
Reese Dyson Villa Maria Academy 20-09.00
Samantha Fils-Aime Upper Darby 20-04.00
Lucienne Ashcraft Avon Grove 20-01.00
Lauren Carpenter Villa Maria Academy 19-06.00
Madisyn Miller Upper Darby 18-10.00
Jillian Steere Avon Grove 18-05.50
Allie Cogan Avon Grove 18-05.25
Lilly Houston Germantown Academy 18-05.00



Boys Shot Put
Name Team Mark
Brady Mider Berks Catholic 54-11.75
Alex Witmer Berks Catholic 51-01.00
Gavin Fountain Germantown Academy 49-11.00
Jey Brown Haverford School for Boys 47-06.75
Jeffrey Becton George School 44-03.00
CJ Mersky Germantown Academy 44-02.25
Mario Toscano Germantown Academy 43-01.00
Nicholas Stoughton Central Bucks South 39-11.75
Ahmad Dixon Upper Darby 37-05.50
Zach Kniese Germantown Academy 37-05.00
Zuri Mitchell Germantown Friends 36-09.00
Ibrahim Dahmani Upper Darby 34-01.50
Tyler Biddle Upper Darby 32-11.00
Ethan Xiao George School 31-05.00
Sebastian Cortes Germantown Academy 31-02.75
Barby Clay Upper Darby 30-06.75
Haris Ghuman Upper Darby 30-06.25
Davin Schulson Haverford School for Boys 29-11.50
Calvin Gibson George School 29-04.50
Ezriel Felder Pottstown 28-10.00
Jesse Stephen George School 28-02.00
Owen DaVeiga Germantown Friends 26-02.25
Jonah Hunt Germantown Academy 26-01.50
Zach Zighelboim Germantown Academy 24-09.75
Nichulas Birdsall Haverford School for Boys 24-01.50
Matthew Van Kleeck Avon Grove 22-10.00
Wyatt Steczak Avon Grove 22-04.50
Sahill Toora Upper Darby 21-07.75
Jason Hua Upper Darby 13-09.25