t was a big weekend for Hill athletics! On Friday and Saturday, Hill's swimming team traveled to Franklin and Marshall College for the Eastern Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championship. When the final event concluded on Saturday night, a total of eight new records were set during the two-day event as The Hill boys’ finished eighth, the girls’ eleventh, and as a combined group the team finished in sixth place overall (combined team finish is a new category this year).
On Saturday, Jake Craig ’22 competed in the 106-pound weight class in the Pennsylvania Independent School Wrestling Tournament (PAISWT) and upset his nationally ranked opponent in the championship bout to become the School’s first PAISWT champion since 2009.
Meanwhile, the indoor track and field teams competed in the MAPL Championship at Mercersburg Academy. The Hill boys' finished in second place and the girls' finished in third. In MAPL championship meets, four athletes earn "Athlete of the Meet" distinction: one outstanding track event athlete and one outstanding field event athlete for each gender. Hill had three of four "Athlete of the Meet" winners - Tim Youndt '19 (outstanding male field); Bennett Booth-Genthe '19 (outstanding male track); and Sydney Floyd '21 (outstanding female track). Additionally, three new school records were set: Alberto Fernandez '19 in the boys' 200 meter dash, Booth-Genthe '19 in the 400 meter dash, and the boys' 4x400 meter relay. Lastly, Booth-Genthe and Floyd qualified for this upcoming weekend's State Championship meet. Congratulations to all!
On Saturday evening, student leaders from The Hill, along with Pottstown School District and Montgomery County Community College collaborated on behalf of the Pottstown CARES group and organized their third annual Welcome Home concert. They raised more than $1,000 to benefit Ministries at Main Street organization which runs a drop-in shelter serving the needs of the homeless in Pottstown by offering meals and a warm place to sleep. The concert featured performances by Hill's faculty band, Andy’s $2 Bills; the Hilltones and Hilltrebles; and local band, Pottstown Funk.