Track & Field Season Winding Down

Track & Field Season Winding Down
Posted on 05/16/2024

 

 

 

 

 

Witches Compete at Shen Invy

Shenendehowa HS, 5/10/24- In the most competitive track and field meet for GCS track and field teams this year, large and small schools from Upstate and Downstate, NY came to compete.

Joe Radovich, New York State's sixth fastest junior 400M runner won his signature event in 50.22, less than a second off his personal record of 49.38. He also finished fifth in the 200M in 23.09. Miguel Gonzalez placed 3rd in the long jump (20' 6 1/2”) and fifth in the triple jump (41' 6 3/4”). Jay'den White finished sixth in the 200M in a time of 23.21. The 4x100M relay team of Miguel Gonzalez, Josh Poovey, Jay'den White and Joe Radovich scored in 7th place in a time of 45.12.

For the girls, Dorothy Van Pelt finished in a tie for third in the high jump(4' 6”).

Joe Radovich Shen picture


 

GCS Girls T & F Shine at League Meet

Stillwater, NY 5/14/24- The Greenwich girls finished 7th at the Wasaren League track and field championship, with several fine performances.

In the individual events, Sarah Radovich finished third in the 100M (13.19), fourth in the 200M (27.72) and fourth in the long jump (15' 7 1/2”). Dorothy Van Pelt was second in the 100MH (17.44) and sixth in the high jump (4' 6”). Luna Paradis Wiebe was third in the 100MH and Emily Gonzalez was fourth in the Pentathlon. Carmia Woods was fifth in the 2000M steeplechase (10:07.87) and Caroline Kelly was 6 th in the 3000M (13:19.65).

In the relays, the team of Sarah Radovich, Eliza McQueen, Luna Paradis Wiebe and Dorothy Van Pelt finished fifth in the 4x100M in 53.38. In the 4x800M, the team of Carmia Woods, Caroline Kelly, Catherine Johnson and Jessica Viscusi was fifth in a time of 12:16.08.


GCS Boys Win Wasaren Title

Stillwater H.S., 5/14/24- Greenwich Central's boys track and field beat eight other teams to earn a razor-thin margin of victory in the Wasaren League championship. As expected, the GCS sprint stars won their events decisively, but in the end it was the hard-fought contributions of the lesser known athletes that made the difference. In a meet that awards points for the top six finishers (10-8-6-4-2-1) across nineteen events, the 115.5 - 111 point victory over second place Tamarac-Hoosick Falls revealed the total team's competitive character.

Jay'den White won the 100M and 200M dash events (11.31, 23.40), while Joe Radovich was second in the 200M (23.66) and cruised to an easy win in the 400M (53.87). Josh Poovey was sixth in the 200M (24.49) and second in the 400M hurdles (1:01.19). while Miguel Gonzalez won the triple jump by more than three feet (42' 9 3/4”) and was second in the long jump (19' 9 3/4”).

Gonzalez, Poovey, White and Radovich also won the 4x100M relay (44.41) and punctuated the meet victory in the final event of the night- the 4x400M relay. Gonzalez ran the opening leg, establishing a lead that would only grow bigger with each runner, ending in a time of 3:35.98, more than twelve seconds ahead of second place Tamarac-Hoosick Falls.

Joe, Josh, Jay'den and Miguel picture

As expected, Noah Davis won the shot put with a throw of 44' 3 1/2”, nearly three feet farther than his nearest competitor.

With a strong scoring base established by the event winners, it was up to the others to build the team lead and they did so in resounding fashion.

Hudson Logan placed 4th in the 400MH (1:09.73) and in his first 3000M steeplechase, fought off two Tamarac-Hoosick Falls runners to place 5th (12:37.89). Aaron Stutzman had a big day in the pole vault, placing 2nd with a 9' 6” performance. Cole Swertner and Cameron Meaker placed fourth and fifth, respectively, in the grueling five event Pentathlon. And eighth grader Caeden Baker came away with an impressive 6th place tie in the pole vault (7' 6”).

After more than five hours of total team effort, the Witches took a well-deserved victory lap to celebrate winning the league title.

Track team picture