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Sometimes words get lost in translation. It may just be that ‘Pierre’ in french means ‘fast’.

At least it did on Saturday at Hempfield High School, during the annual Lancaster-Lebanon Track and Field Championships.

Denzel Pierre showcased his ever developing speed – and especially his closing speed – while excelling in three events at the league meet. The Cedar Crest senior sprinter captured the event’s premiere competition – the 100-meter dash – and, along with Peter Groff, Jared Brandt and Mitch Weaver, won the 400-meter dash, before finishing second in the 200-meter dash.

Pierre may have been his best in the 100. After a mediocre block start, Pierre put in another gear halfway through the race to win it by a close margin.

Pierre’s winning time of 10.79 in the 100-meter dash was not only a personal best, but also one of the quickest among District Three Class AAA sprinters this spring.

With his showings, Pierre was one of the top points-getters for a Cedar Crest squad which won its first L-L league team championship in ten years. During the regular year, Pierre was a heavy contributor to the Falcons’ Section One title.

 – Jeff Falk


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