It was an outstanding day for Stuart runners on Saturday at the Carnegie Center 5K supporting The Parkinson Alliance. Starting with eighth grader Charlotte Bednar who, as a 13-year-old, was the first woman to cross the finish line and came in 6th place overall with an incredible time of 19:14! Click through for more and to watch Charlotte cross the finish line.
The varsity field hockey team played great defense to finish out the week with two wins! After bouncing back from a loss on Monday, the girls were unstoppable in their next two games. On Tuesday Stuart beat George School 1-0 thanks to senior Ali Hannah's goal on a penalty corner. On Thursday they traveled to Mt. St. Mary's Academy and won 2-0 with goals coming from Hannah and sophomore Caroline Mullen. The defense played great in both games allowing minimal shots and no goals. The team continues this week with a challenging schedule with home games on Tuesday against Hun, Thursday against Hightstown, and Friday against Lawrence HS.
The JV field hockey team is working hard and showing a bright future for the field hockey program. The JV team has a current record of 3-1-1 and is playing some great field hockey. The players are putting their skills to the test each and every game and are consistently showing improvements. Keep up the great work, girls!
The Upper School cross country team showed positive signs and improving performance numbers at the PDS meet on Tuesday. The team's dual meet streak continues with a 15-50 win. Three other teams participated Pennington, South Hunterdon and Solebury. Juniors Allie Rounds and Grace Sheppard and senior Sonia Mohandas led the Stuart team across the finish line. Sophomore Alex Ottomanelli, junior Miranda Maley, freshman Melanie Burgess and sophomore Jasmine Hansford completed the scoring while showing big improvements on the 3.2 mile course. Junior Sharon Song, freshman Kathryn Ix and senior Allie Burgess continued to work on their endurance as the team prepares for this Saturday's exciting Carnegie Center 5K race where hundreds of runners are expected. Again we thank the Stuart parents for their support and the post-meet refreshments supplied by the Rounds family. See photos from the meet in the gallery or click through for the slideshow.
Ramping up for another strong season, the Upper School cross country team defeated Hun on Wednesday to take the team to 2-0. Led by juniors Allie Rounds and Grace Sheppard, senior Sonia Mohandas, junior Miranda Maley, sophomore Alex Ottomanelli, freshman Melanie Burgess and senior Diana Tian, the team ran a controlled race as they continue to build their strength.
The Middle School Tartans field hockey team could not have asked for a better day to open their season. With Homecoming festivities going on, the Tartans team fought a hard battle against rivals PDS. Seventh grader Lily Harlan knocked in the first goal for the Tartans in the second half and the crowd erupted into cheers. Later on in the half, eighth grader Caroline Johnson was able to react quickly to a deflected ball and she knocked it in for the second goal of the game. The Tartans ended up winning their season opener 2–1. Way to go team! Come out on Tuesday, September 19 to cheer on the Tartans in their next home game at 4:00 PM on the grass fields!