Who Would Win The Super Bowl Of Track & Field?

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Super Bowl LII this Sunday has the potential to be an instant classic with the five-time champion New England Patriots taking on the red-hot Philadelphia Eagles, a team that has won three national championships before the NFL-AFL merger, but has never hoisted the Lombardi Trophy as a Super Bowl winner. It's a match-up between the greatest quarterback of all time (Tom Brady) versus a back-up quarterback (Nick Foles) that could create one of the greatest Super Bowl stories of all time if he can lead his team to victory this weekend. A potential classic? Absolutely!

Okay, now we're going to bring this rivalry to the high school track. What would happen if athletes from Philadelphia's home state of Pennsylvania faced New England's home state of Massachusetts? Due to the fact that the two states do not compete in all the same events at their State Meets, we took the seven common events that the two rivals contest at the state level - the mile, long jump, high jump, shot, 4x200m, 4x400m and 4x800m relays. We also added the DMR, which both teams have competed in several times this winter, and the short dash. With MA running 55m and PA running 60m, we used our conversion tool to rank those athletes. We then created a mock team score based on the top six finishers in each event, utilizing 10-8-6-4-2-1 scoring.

The results are below. Take a guess who's celebrating?  

BOYS

60m (with conversion)

1. Smith Charles, Milton (MA), 6.90

2. Davonte Burnett, Needham (MA), 6.91

3. James Krandel, Bethel Park (PA), 6.97

4. Austin Kratz, Dock Mennonite (MA), 6.98

5. Michael Blake, Hudson (MA), 6.98

6. John Caouete, Oakmont (MA), 7.01

Mile 

1. Josh Hoey, Bishop Shanahan (PA), 4:12.60

2. Ryan Oosting, Arlington (MA), 4:14.98

3. Rusty Kujdych, Neshaminy (PA), 4:15.09

4. Liam Conway, Owen J. Roberts (PA), 4:15.33

5. Evan Addison LaSalle College High (PA), 4:17.08

6. Tristan Shelgren, St. John's Prep (MA), 4:18.58

Long Jump

1. Smith Charles, Milton (MA), 23-6.25

2. Ahmir Johnson, Wissahickon (PA), 23-4.75

3. Brendan Sparr, Schuylkill Valley (PA), 23-2

4. Adam Yang, Acton-Boxborough (MA), 23-1.25

5. Kyle Garland, Germantown Academy (PA), 22-9.5

6. Edner Dorwil, George Washington (PA), 22-8.5

High Jump

1. Kyle Garland, Germantown Academy (PA), 6-11

2. Jordan Winslow, Milton Hershey (PA), 6-8

3. Jonathon Squadrito, LaSalle College High (PA), 6-7

4. Juan Mato-Segura, Reading (PA), 6-6

4. John McNeil, Medfield (MA), 6-6

4. John Reichenbach, Salisbury Township (PA), 6-6

Shot

1. Aiden Felty, Innovation Academy (MA), 57-4.75

2. Jeff Kline, Fleetwood Area (PA), 55-11.25

3. Brock Grundy, Hickory (PA), 55-9.5

4. Keith Dreese, Selinsgrove (PA), 55-9

5. Kalvin Guillermo, Central Catholic (MA), 54-5

6. Kyle Garland, Germantown (PA), 54-3

4x200m

1. St. Joseph's Prep (PA), 1:29.68

2. Fitchburg (MA), 1:30.50

3. Shrewsbury (MA), 1:30.67

4. Central Bucks South (PA), 1:31.14

5. Wilson (PA), 1:31.22

6. Dock Mennonite Academy (PA), 1:31.37

4x400m

1. St. Joseph's Prep (PA), 3:18.23

2. Pennridge (PA), 3:26.16

3. North Penn (PA), 3:26.84

4. Woburn (MA), 3:26.99

5. Abington (PA), 3:27.33

6. Neshaminy (PA), 3:27.73

4x800m

1. Bishop Shanahan (PA), 7:49.32

2. Pennsbury (PA), 7:57.41

3. Lincoln-Sudbury (MA, 7:59.05

4. Council Rock South (PA), 8:03.38

5. Ephrata (PA), 8:06.02

6.Abington (PA), 8:07.41

DMR

1. Serena Valley (PA), 10:23.07

2. Bishop Shanahan (PA), 10:24.64

3. Arlington (MA), 10:28

4. Central Buck (PA), 10:29.22

5. Woburn (MA), 10:36.78

6. Marshfield (MA),10:37.45

Team Score

Pennslyvania - 166

Massachusetts - 90


GIRLS

60m (with conversion)

1. Thelma Davis, Girard College High (PA), 7.38

2. Grace Lanouete, Conestoga (PA), 7.69

3. Casey Burton, North Allegheny (PA), 7.73

4. Victori Steffon, Wachusett (MA), 7.74

4. Ajae Davis, Lower Merion (PA), 7.74

6. Jonae Cook, Norristown (PA), 7.75

Mile

1. Marlee Starliper, Northern (PA), 4:49.18

2. Gabrielle Wilkinson, Friends' Central (PA), 4:56.15

3. Ariana Gardizy, North Penn (PA), 4:59.68

4. Katie Dammer, Abington Heights (PA), 5:00.12

5. Taryn Parks, Greencastle-Antrim (PA), 5:00.56

6. Grace Forbes, Strath Haven (PA), 5:01.84

Long Jump

1. Breana Gambrell, Athens Area (PA), 20-1.5

2. Tia Taylor, Saint Basil Academy (PA), 18-10

3. Karina Long, Lower Dauphin (PA), 18-7.5

4. Madison Langley-Walker, Upper Dublin (PA), 18-5.25

5. Christina Warren, Perkiomen Valley (PA), 18-4.5

6. Taylor Givens, State College Area (PA), 18-3.25

High Jump

1. Zoe Dainton, Hingham (MA), 5-8

2. Kayla Gillen, Twin Valley (PA), 5-6

2. Anna Jordahl-Henry, Wellesley (MA), 5-6

2. Kate Willshaw, Easton Area (PA), 5-6

5. Brianna Smith, Cheltenham (PA), 5-5

5. Miazziah Rose, Pottsgrove (PA), 5-5

5. Samantha Scheonberg, Bromfield School (MA), 5-5

5. Carlye Zahner, North East (PA), 5-5

Shot

1. Payden Montana, Berwick (PA), 47-4.75

2. Shannon Parks, Reading Memorial (MA), 42-6.25

3. Keeley Suzenski, Reading (PA), 41-7.75

4. Lillia Allen, Penn Hills (PA), 41-2

5. Mallory Kauffman, Greenwood (PA), 40-10-25

6. Michaela Burkhauser, Hickory (PA), 40-9

4x200m

1. Cheltenham (PA), 1:40.66

2. Coatesville (PA), 1:41.06

3. Neumann Goretti (PA), 1:41.63

4. Norristown (PA), 1:42.45

5. Andover (MA), 1:45.34

6. Wellesley (MA), 1:45.47

4x400m

1. Neumann Goretti (PA), 3:49.05

2. Cheltenham (PA), 3:58.18

3. Penn Wood (PA), 3:58.59

4. Baldwin School (PA), 3:58.74

5. Chester (PA), 3:59.38

6. Wellesley (MA), 4:00.19

4x800m

1. Natick (MA), 9:27.08

2. State College Area (PA), 9:29.95

3. Strath Haven (PA), 9:31.15

4. Neumann Goretti (PA), 9:36.93

5. Tewksbury Memorial (MA), 9:37.39

6. Needham (MA), 9:37.79

DMR

1. Friends Central (PA), 12:15.30

2. Strath Haven (PA), 12;20.35

3. Littleton (MA), 12:22.60

4. Woburn (MA), 12:30.15

5. Tewksbury (MA), 12:35.38

6. Newton South (MA), 12:38.34

Team scores

Pennsylvania - 212.37

Massachusetts - 52.83

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