2022-23 Track Shorts.
12/9/2022 Highlights. Reagan Metague cleared 10' 0" to qualify for the Meet of Champions (MOC) in February. Her jump was also a new PR.
The 4 x 200 opened the season with a nice performance. The team of Zoe Charles, Kendra Hudson, Grace Patterson and Julia Rhoades passed the baton for the Golden Hawks.
12/16/2022 Highlights A much better performance at Alvernia as multiple athletes qualified for the MOC and many of the girls enjoyed some new pr's. Grace Patterson cleared 4' 11" and met the qualifying standard in her specialty, the high jump. Both Reagan Metague and Risha Sarya qualified in the pole vault . Julia Rhoades ran the 5th fastest all time 200 for CRS to punch her ticket to the Championships and the 4 x 400 of Cara Wright, Kendra Hudson, Abby Rozengarten and Julia Rhoades ran a tough race to also qualify. Other notable results included Zoe Charles in the long jump, Julia Benincasa in the 800 and the distance medley relay of Maggie Earle, Nadia Castillo, Brooke Gable and Ella Desimone passed the baton for a nice time.
1/6/2023 Highlights South girls are improving each meet and getting new PR's in their events. Grace Patterson recorded a State Meet qualifier in her event as she cleared 5' 1" in the high jump. Grace placed 2nd overall based on the tie breaker. Zoe Charles took home the 6th place medal in the long jump with a new indoor pr of just short of 16'. Julia Rhodes got her 400 MOC qualifier in the 400 in a very competitive final. Brooke Gable also got her MOC qualifier in the 1 mile. Reagan Metague continued to excel in the pole vault as she cleared 9' 6" on her first attempt. The field was very strong as the winner recorded the #1 height in the country. Our DMR of Maggie Earle, Lily Dowd, Cara Wright and Elle DeSimone ran a gutsy race and everyone seemed to pr.
1/13/2023 Highlight Friday the 13th was a good day for the South girls at Alvernia. Our veteran athletes performed well and our newbie girls gave us a thrill as they handled the pressure and the competition with ease. Zoe Charles took home the 3rd place medal with another PR in the long jump. Zoe's distance ranks her 4th all time for a South girl. Her jump was also an MOC qualifier. Grace Patterson continued to be consistent in the high jump with her 3rd place and top 10 in the State performance. Reagan Metague finished 4th in the pole vault and barely brushed the bar at 10' 6". Julia Rhodes improved on her MOC 200 qualifier with another PR in the 200. The 4 x 400 relay took 5 seconds off their indoor best with another exciting race. Cara Wright, Kendra Hudson, Katharine Thomas and Julia Rhordes passed the baton for the Golden Hawks. The only one nervous about the hurdle race was Coach Worthen. Leah Jacob in her first race, ran like a vet and won her heat. The 4 x 200 relay of Kristina Shumakova, Milana Kise, Abby Rozengarten and Zoe Charles brought the team to their feet with an exciting race. Natalie Cook once again ran with strength and confidence in the 60. Freshman Riley McDonough got her indoor PR in the 800. Finally, the 4 x 800 had a solid performance, as Nadia Castillo, Addie McCann, Sara Greatti, and Julia Benincasa finished just outside of getting a medal.
1/20/2023 Highlights Riley McDonough won her section of the 800 with a new PR. Julia Rhodes continues to drop her time in the 400 with a 5th place finish. Her time is also a MOC qualifier. Julia Benincasa got a MOC provisional time in the mile. The 4 x 200 relay got their MOC qualifier with a 7th place finish. The team of Zoe Charles, Kendra Hudson, Katharine Thomas and Julia Rhodes passed the baton for the Golden Hawks. Grace Patterson came home with a silver medal in her specialty, the high jump. Zoe Charles moved up in the school's top 5 list with her long jump of 16' 9". Just 4 inches from a State qualifier. Reagan Metague and Risha Sarya both had MOC jumps in the pole vault with Reagan grabbing the 5th place medal.
1/27/2023 Highlights New School Record! Zoe Charles popped an enormous jump last night. Her 17' 8.75" long jump won the event and has her ranked 3rd in the current state rankings. Congrats to Zoe. Triple jump newbie, Chloe Friedfeld jumped very well in her first try in the event. Reagan Metague again cleared 10' in the pole vault. The 4 x 800 relay of Cara Wright, Ella DeSimone, Addie McCann and Nadia Castillo impressed in their section of the race. Our 4 x 400 relay sealed their spot in the MOC with a 2 second improvement. Grace Patterson, Kendra Hudson, Katharine Thomas and Julia Rhodes passed the baton for the Hawks.
2/5/2023 Highlights Ocean Breeze Invitational. A small group of girls traveled to Ocean Breeze for a chance to run on a banked track. The 4 x200 took 4 seconds off their seed time and at the time of the race had the #11 time in the State. Their time also places them 4th on the all - time South 4 x 200 performance list. Zoe Charles, Kendra Hudson Katharine Thomas and Julia Rhodes passed the baton for the Hawks. Grace Patterson placed second in the high jump with a tremendous indoor jump of 5' 4". This is her indoor PR and places her #2 in the State.
2/12/2023 Highlight Pennsylvania Indoor Track Carnival. Again, another small group of athletes traveled to Lehigh for another championship level meet. For the second week in a row, Zoe breaks her own School Record in the long jump. Her leap of 17' 9. 25 placed her second in a very competitive field. Grace Patterson won her specialty with a leap of 5'2". The 4 x 200 of Zoe Charles , Kendra Hudson, Katharine Thomas and Julia Rhodes finished 10th and set a season flat track PR. Our 4 x800 relay of Cara Wright, Nadia Castillo, Julia Benincasa and Brooke Gable dropped nearly 30 seconds from the previous seasonal PR.
2/17/2023 Highlights Indoor Meet of Champions. The team traveled to Lehigh again and walked away with some good performances. Grace Patterson won the high jump with a leap of 5'3". She is becoming consistent with winning and jumping at high bars. Risha Sarya got her PR in the pole vault as she and Reagan Metague both cleared 9' 0". Brooke Gable and Julia Benincasa ran the mile with Julia getting a indoor PR and Brooke just missing her PR. Our 4 x 400 was without our normal anchor, Julia Rhodes, but Brooke Gable has never turned away from a good challenge. The team of Cara Wright, Kendra Hudson, Katharine Thomas and Brooke Gable passed the baton for the Hawks. 3 of the girls ran indoor relay split PR's.