Congratulations to the Upper School Track Team who became the first Stuart team to medal in the Mercer County Relay Championships! The 4x100 team of juniors Kendra Brenya and Michelle Kwafo, sophomore Priscilla Francois and freshman Jasmine Hansford just missed a school record, finishing third in the county on a cool, wet day at Robbinsville High School. They also scored in the 4x200 with freshman Heather Kwafo replacing Kendra.
The Upper School Track team continued their undefeated dual meet record after last Wednesday's meet at Peddie! New personal best results were made by juniors Madeleine Michaels in the javelin and Dhymond Revan in the discus and freshmen Jasmine Hansford in the 400M and Heather Kwafo in the triple jump. Wins included senior Jada Postadan in the high hurdles, junior Alison Walsh in the high jump and senior Casey Nelson in distance. Points were scored in more than one event by freshman Alex Ottomanelli, junior Kendra Brenya, sophomore Priscilla Francois, senior Claudary Jones and sophomore Allie Rounds which added many important points. Others in distance had season best times including junior Sonia Mohandas and sophomore Tina Zhang. In sprints freshmen Nora Flamer, Joey Guan, and Wendy Wang and weight team members sophomore Amy Rosica, senior Milan Kainer, freshman Sarah Girgis, and freshman Taj Tyson all performed well on this cool, windy, non-springlike day. See photos from the meet by Vibha Mital '19.
Our Middle School Whites Lacrosse Team had a great game last Monday against Buckingham. With a big team effort the Whites beat Buckingham 10-1. On Thursday, the Middle School Tartans stayed hot with a 15-3 win against Rutgers Prep. Next games up in Middle School: Greens vs. Buckingham Friends School and Tartans vs. Timberlane Middle School today, and Whites play Wilberforce School on Thursday. Go Tartans!
Varsity Lacrosse had a good start last week with back to back wins Monday and Tuesday over Solebury and Hamilton High School West. Both coaches and the team were happy with their play against powerhouse Holmdel High on Thursday as they headed into the long Easter weekend. The girls are rested and ready for their game against Ranney at home today.
Stuart's victory over four other teams on Thursday at Solebury was secondary to the enthusiasm and heart showed by our athletes. The meet was not about winning or losing, it was about 12 young ladies bonding together and stepping up for their team. Each Stuart athlete scored in at least one event. Senior team captains Jada Postadan and Ally McGowen showed great leadership and their injured teammate junior Brittney Jones supported the group with pictures and motivation.