The season ended in impressive fashion for the Greenwich Academy track and field team, which made its mark at the NEPSTA Division I Track and Field Championships, held at Phillips Andover Academy yesterday.
Behind numerous standout performances, Greenwich Academy placed ninth in the team standings at the New England championship meet, which was won by Thayer Academy (108 team points).
Maddy Lee earned Greenwich Academy’s best finishes, breaking the school record in the 800-meter run with a school-record time of 2:24.68. Taryn Madsen of Thayer Academy won the race with a time of 2:17.40.
In the 1500-meter race, Lee, a junior, also turned in a third-place finish, crossing the finish line in 4:53.11. Tenley Nelson of Phillips Exeter Academy captured the 1500-meter title (4:42.67).
Junior Anaya Brown finished fourth in the triple jump (33-09.00) and placed eighth in the long jump (16-02.00), earning Honorable Mention. Gators teammate Hannah Murray, a sophomore, was sixth in the javelin with a throw of 90’3. Murray also performed personal-best throws in the shot put (24-03.00) and discus (80’10).
GA’s 4×400-meter relay squad of Mikayla Swanson, Ella Zea, Lee and Gianna DeBono placed seventh, combining for a time of 4:20.01 (Honorable Mention). Greenwich Academy assistant coach Erin Brawley also noted that senior Emily Goodman ran well in the 800-meter race and the 1500 event to cap a strong career at GA. Grace Sullivan, a junior posted a season best time for the Gators in the 3000-meter run (12:21.26), while freshman Madison Hurns was 11th in the triple jump with a personal-best jump of 31’8.
Sophomore Mia Wilson helped lead the Gators in the 4×100 and the 200 events. DeBono was also Honorable Mention in the 400-meter race, finishing seventh in 1:00.96.
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