New York Track Meet

Hannah Casey, staff writer

The South Lakes track team had great results this past weekend at the New York Invitational in Staten Island. The team had seven state-qualifying performances and broke both school and meet records at the event.

Sophomore Hannah Waller finished and won the 300 meters with a time of 38.74 breaking the school record of 39.46. Waller, Rhema Konadu, Mary Gregory, and Alyssa Smith ran the 4×200 relay finishing with 1:43.91 breaking the school record of 1:45.38. Along with setting a new school record, the team also qualified for the 6A State Championship. The boys’ 4×800 relay team made up of Sean Casey, Owen Walker, Alex Loukili, and Calvin Warsler, also qualified for the 6A State Championship with a finishing time of 8:11.93.

There were also some individual state qualifying times. Casey qualified in the 1600 meters, finishing in 13th with a time of 4:26.82. Loukili finished 5th in the 1000 meters with a time of 2:35.55, and Isabelle Gulgurt finished in 3rd in the 1600 with a time of 5:04.61.

In the shot put, Ronak Cuthill got his second qualifying throw for the state meet, finishing 3rd place with a throwing distance of 48-07.00.

There were also a few Region qualifying times, Gregory finished 9th with a qualifying time of 42.04 in the 300. The boys 4×200 team with Alex Wallace, Pape Ndiaye, Brandon Crisp and Stevie Jones finishing with a time of 1:34.96 in 13th place.

The South Lakes High School Track Team had a fantastic meet as they broke many records and qualified for future events. Be on the lookout for some of these future stars at The Liberty Premier Invitational Friday, January 12.