Mercer County track and field teams and athletes are historically considered some of the best in the county and state. Over the weekend, the Stuart team proved their strength as well by achieving the school's highest score ever in a county championship.
In a five hour competition, Alex Ottomanelli '20 became the first Stuart track athlete to win a Mercer County event in the 400m individual hurdles! Alex was also part of two relay teams (4x100m and 4x400m) that broke school records and scored.
Prep B 400m champion Emerlee Simons '20 was also part of those record-setting relay teams and just narrowly missed a school record in the 200m with a third place finish.
Priscilla Francois '19 - the only senior on the team - opted to run rather than compete in an individual event and was also part of those two record-setting relay teams. She ended her fabulous Stuart career on the highest note.
Heather Kwafo '20 scored in the triple jump and led off the 4x100m. Fellow junior Jasmine Hansford '20 ran her best split ever in the 4x400m relay and came close to scoring in the triple and long jump.
Stuart's young high jumpers surprised many by clearing the sixth place height, with Audrey Blandford '22 scoring.
Some personal best were also recorded by three tenth grade stars: Cara Carr '21 in the 400m individual hurdles, and Sophia Scheulov '21 and Olivia Evans '21 in the 800m.
The team and families were all part of history by supporting and working together all season.