New York Trip Results in MDSA Records and National Qualifiers!

New York Trip Results in MDSA Records and National Qualifiers!

While most of the student body enjoyed a day off on Friday, February 12, members of the Mount de Sales indoor track team traveled to the Armory Track and Field Center in New York City where they set two school records and qualified athletes for the national high school championships next month.

Amanda Grebosky ’17, Edeline Davies, ’19, Kayla Hamilton, ’16, and Cecilia Craig, ’16,
competed against 40 schools in the North Shore Pre-Nationals Invitational and met the National Championship Division qualifying standard for the 1600 Meter Sprint Medley. While placing third, the Sailor’s time of 4:14.16 ranks among the top 20 performances among all U.S. high schools.

This gives the Sailors two qualified relay teams. A week earlier, the 4x400 meter squad of Hamilton, Craig, Davies and Katerina Boutselis, ’18, hit the Nationals standard at the MD/D.C. Private Schools Invitational at Georgetown Prep. Their time of 4:03.48 set a MDSA record.

Two long standing Mount de Sales school records were also broken at the North Shore meet in New York.

Four senior hurdlers came together to break a 14-year-old 4x55 meter Shuttle Hurdles mark as  Hamilton, Shannon Blee, Jessica Brinker and McKenzie Griffith took fourth overall with a time of 38.07; almost a full second better than the old record.

The other MDSA historic mark to fall came in the 4x200 relay when Grebosky, Kevilyn Frazier, ’17, Davies and Hamilton ran 1:46.85, taking third overall while lowering by two seconds the old record set a dozen years ago.

The New Balance National High School Indoor Track and Field Championships will be held March 11-13 in New York. This marks the fifth straight year MDSA athletes compete in the indoor track Nationals.

Photo Caption: Kayla Hamilton ran on a national championship qualifying relay team, helped set two MDSA school records and earned three medals at the North Shore Pre-Nationals Invitational, Feb. 12, in New York.

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