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Pleasantville Greyhounds win Championship of America race at Penn Relays

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The Pleasantville High School boys relay team made history on Saturday, winning the 4x800 Championship of America Race at the prestigious Penn Relays in Philadelphia.

The Greyhounds team of Dagoberto Arias, Radcliffe Narinensingh and twins Isaac and Jacob Clark won the race in seven minutes, 40.71 seconds, beating last year's champion Westfield (Va.) by 1.13 seconds.

It was the first victory for an area boys track team in the Championship of America race in the 119-year history of the Penn Relays.

Pleasantville's time was the fastest in the country this spring for a high school team. Jacob Clark anchored the relay in 1:49.17.

The Greyhounds' victory came almost 30 years to the day that Pleasantville coach Alan Laws and his West Philadelphia High School teammates won the 4x400 Championship of America at the Penn Relays in 1983.

Congratulations to Pleasantville High School and their victorious Greyhounds!


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