As thousands were at Stuart for #LEADLIKEAGIRL this weekend, the Stuart Track and Field Team demonstrated their leadership at the NJISAA Outdoor Track Relays at Lawrenceville. Stuart Track and Field has never won a relay at this event in the past, but that all changed Saturday starting with the first event and continuing all through the afternoon. The young team scored big with school record performances.
Many team members also recorded personal bests: the first gold came with a school record in the 3x400 individual hurdles, a team of Alex Ottomanelli '20, Emerlee Simons '20 and Priscilla Francois '19,
that was followed by a gold and school record in the 4x200, with Heather Kwafo '20, Jasmine Hansford '20, Alex and anchor Emerlee.
Stuart also won the second heat of the 4x200 with young runners Lia Bull-Krieg '21, Sophia Scheulov, '21 Cara Carr '21, and Priscilla.
The freshmen sprint medley and 4x100 did well: Alex Knill '22, Noelia Manion '22, Audrey Blandford '22, Lauren Gracias '22 and Tess Chiarello '22 show a big future for Stuart track. In the varsity sprint relay, Lia Bull-Krieg, Allison Tarbotton '21, Olivia Giblin '21, and Melanie Burgess '21 performed well.
We went on to win several more golds with a victory in the 4x400 with the team of Alex, Jasmine H, Cara, and Emerlee. The top three long jumpers were Heather, Jasmine, and Cara with both Heather and Jasmine setting a school record in the long jump relay. They also set a school record in the triple jump with Cara getting a personal best.
The throwing team showed great promise with a season best and personal best led by Taj'hanna Tyson '20, Jasmine Lewis '21, Sarah Girgis '20, and Tess Chiarello '22.
Misha Meyer performed well in the high jump and hurdle relay joining Audrey, Cara, and Priscilla for third place. Audrey had a personal best in the high jump.
With several star athletes away with conflicts, this young team showed excellent potential by sticking together and realizing their potential as individuals and a team.