Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex, Staten Island, NYC, 3/4/23 -
Greenwich Central School indoor track and field standout Keegan Collins won the New York State Federation 20 lb weight throw title, crushing her own school record by nearly two feet. Her throw of 48' 4 1/2” bested all throwers in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA), the Public School Athletic League (PSAL, NYC teams), the Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) and the New York State Association of Independent Schools Athletic Association (NYSAISAA). Collins entered the contest seeded third, but her explosive throw vaulted her past her closest competitor by nearly a foot. She was the only Section 2 girl to win a Federation title.
Teammate Kirsten Alling had another outstanding day, winning medals for 6th in the NYSPHSAA and 8th in the Federation in both the weight throw and shot put. Her weight throw of 43' 8 3/4” was a personal record and her shot put of 35' 5” was only 6 1/2” inches off her best. Alling's performances were particularly noteworthy given that she entered the State meet seeded 15th in the weight throw and 16th in the weight throw.
Collins and Alling will participate in the championship division of the Nike Nationals at the Armory, in New York City, on March 10th. They end the regular indoor track and field season as the top two most accomplished throwers in Section 2.