IAAM Track and Field Championships – 2016

IAAM Track and Field Championships – 2016

MDSA placed second at the 2016 Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland Track and Field Championships and collected the most-ever points, medals, wins, league All-Star honors and school records in the program’s history.

By the numbers: the Sailors totaled 137.5 points by scoring in all but one of the 18 contested events during the two-day meet held May 11 at McDonogh School and May 14 at Calvert Hall College.

Thirteen medals were won in 12 events - five gold medals and four in both silver and bronze medals.

The five gold medals came in the 200-meter dash, Edeline Davies ’19; 800-meter run, Cecilia Craig ’16; Discus, Katie Calderone ’16; the 4x100 meter relay, Amelia Getka,’17, Katie Scharbach ’17, Katerina Boutselis ’17, and Craig; 4x100 relay, Amanda Grebosky ’17, Kevelyn Frazier ’18, Liz Doda ’16.

Ten IAAM All-Star Certificates went to each of those first place winners, and Craig and Davies were double recipients.

The Sailors also improved five school records.  Individually, freshman Davies contributed to three new marks. She now owns the 100, 12.30 seconds while placing second, and 200, 25.40, and, along with her relay mates, Grebosky, Frazier and Doda, the 4x100, 49.79.

Katie Calderone’s final discus throw of the day gave her the dramatic championship win and upped her own MDSA mark to 105-feet, 4.5-inches. Teammate Julianna Ruggerio ’16, also used her final toss, 102’ 5”, to move into third.  These efforts marked the first time MDSA has had a pair of 100-plus foot throwers in the same season.

The final record came in the 4x400 relay as Jessica Brinker ’16, Boutselis, Kayla Hamilton ’16, and Craig, raced to silver in 4-minutes: 00.91-seconds. 

Craig showed versatility by adding a fourth medal, silver, in the 4x200 relay.  Joining her was Davies with four medals, and Grebosky and Frazier with two medals each.

Hamilton won three more medals in the champs with a trio of bronze in the triple jump, 100-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles.

Taking a surprise silver was Colleen Howard ’17 in the high jump as she improved her best-ever leap by four inches to 4’ 10”.

The Track and Field team now prepares for the New Balance High School Outdoor Championships in June in North Carolina.  So far, five relay teams and two individuals have met the national qualifying standards.

Click here for the IAAM report on the Championships, including videos.

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