By Gigi Aiken 19'
This past Wednesday, NCS and STA Track and Field competed in the second meet of the season, against a number of other schools in the area. St. Albans took the win with 158 points, ahead of Sidwell, St Anselm’s Abbey, Field, and Flint Hill. Many runners participated in their events for the first time this season, and many ran new ‘personal records’ (PR).
In the boys’ running events, Kai Ahmadu ‘18 took second place out of 25 in the 100m, running 12.10 seconds. In the 200m, Finn McCarthy ‘19 and Aram Akhavan ‘21 finished third and fifth respectively out of 13 competitors. Jack Kelly ‘19 ran his PR of 54.83 seconds in the 400m to take the win, along with every STA runner breaking their PR or season record in the event. Julian Escoto ‘19 took a win in both 110m and 300m hurdles. Mekhi Love ‘21 finished 2nd in his first time running in the 300m hurdles. In the long-distance events, Mac Johnson ‘19 took a 3rd place finish with a 2:24:34 time in the 800m. Luc Harbers ‘21 took off 6 seconds in the 1600m.
The boys’ throwing events came in strong. STA swept the top 4 in shot put, with William Busching ‘18 coming on top with 37-02.00. Richard Oh ‘18 led discus with a 93-06.
Kai Ahmadu ‘18 broke his PR in the high jump with 5-06.00. Michael Katsock ‘20 broke his PR in the triple jump with a 33-03.00.
In the girls’ sprint group, Arrie Solomon ‘21 and Ingrid Searby ‘21 ran their PR in the 100m. Amanda DeCastro ‘19 finished 4th in the 200m. Tindall Adams ‘18 and Siena Waldman ‘20 finished 3rd and 4th respectively in the 400m relay. Sierra Turner ‘18, Gigi Aiken ‘19 and Ava Dettling-Marefat ‘21 all ran in the 100m hurdles, either earning a season record or personal record. Gigi and Sierra finished 2nd and 3rd in the 300m hurdles as well.
Congrats to the NCS & STA track teams!