Cameron Brower, who graduated from Greenwich Academy last week, registered an impressive second-place finish in the 400-meter run at the New England Prep School Track Association Division I Track & Field Championships at St. Paul’s School on Saturday.
Brower posted a school-record and personal-record time of 57.25 seconds on her way to a second-place finish in the 400-meter event, which was won by Thayer Academy junior Aoibhe Gormley (55.90). The race included 17 of the top runners in the event from the NEPSAC.
“It was really exciting, it was the best competition I’ve had all season,” Brower said of her performance in the 400. “I loved seeing all the talent that was there in New Englands. It was a tough race, but it was exciting. I was behind for half of it until the last 200. I pulled ahead of two girls behind me and the one Thayer girl stayed pretty far ahead.”
Greenwich Academy’s 4×100-meter relay team of Clare Gannon, Anaya Brown, Mia Wilson and Brower finished eighth overall at the NEPSTA Division I Championships with a time of :52.54 – a personal-record performance.
“We were in the best heat, it was definitely good competition and I’m proud of the relay team, we PR’d so it was great,” Brower said.
Also for GA, Alden Smith, a junior, posted a PR in the 300-meter hurdles (:57.72), while sophomore Grace Sullivan had a PR in the 3000-meter event (12:36.45, 12th place). Brown, a sophomore, also had a personal-record performance while finishing eighth in the long jump (15-02.00).
For the regular season, Greenwich Academy finished with a record of 17-2-1.
“There was a lot of talent this year with the new incoming freshmen,” Brower said. “We were really close as a team and I enjoyed seeing everyone working hard and getting better as the season went on.”