Sacred Heart Greenwich

Justine Hounsell, Grace Gapen, Chelsea Hyland and Nova Ramseur Moore led Sacred Heart Greenwich at NEPSTA Track & Field Division 1 Championships

Contributed photo: Sacred Heart Greenwich, here pictured after winning the team title at the FAA Track and Field Championships, turned in a stellar team performance at the NEPSTA Division 1 Track & Field Championships.

Sacred Heart Greenwich ended its season with impressive performances at the New England Prep School Track Association Division 1 Track & Field Championships, with the talented foursome of Justine Hounsell, Grace Gapen, Chelsea Hyland and Nova Ramseur-Moore leading the way.

Hounsell, a senior, who is going to continue her track and field career at Cornell, placed third in the 200-meter dash at the NEPSTA Division 1 Championships held at St. Paul’s School on May 21, with a time of 25.76 seconds. Ramseur-Moore finished ninth in the race (26.88). Kristina Allard of St. Paul’s School won the event in 25.03.

Gapen earned the second-place medal in the shot put for the Tigers with a throw of 34-01.00. Avery Hastings, a Phillips Exeter Academy senior, was the winner (35-00.50).

Hyland, a senior, gave Sacred Heart a sixth-place finish in the 300-meter hurdles race, registering a time of 49.63 seconds. Hyland also excelled in the field events, placing eighth in the high jump (4-08.00).

“I’m very proud of the way we competed at the highest division,” Sacred Heart track and field coach Greg Domestico said. “We were moved up to to D1 this year and we placed in several events and had a few chances at having a champion.”

Sacred Heart’s 4×400-meter relay squad of freshman Tiffany Abrahams, freshman Laurie Starke, Hyland and Hounsell posted a fifth-place finish, combining for a time of 4:18.75. In the 100-meter dash, Ramseur-Moore, a sophomore, earned a third-place finish, crossing the finish line in 12.59 seconds.

Olivia Berkery, a senior, was 12th for the Tigers in the long jump at the New England meet (14-02.00), while teammate Audrey Ebeling, a junior, finished 13th in the triple jump (29-09.25).

In the discus event, Gapen took 13th (81-02). Overall, Sacred Heart Greenwich placed ninth in the team standings at the ultra-competitive NEPSTA Division I Track & Field Championships.

“We are competing against schools with longer established programs and facilities on their campus, yet you wouldn’t know it by watching our team,” Domestico said. “The outgoing seniors have set a high bar for our returning athletes to strive for and hopefully raise. I’m excited for the future of our program.”

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