Both track teams competed for the first time in three years in the Founders League championships, with the girls earning second place and the boys finishing fourth.
The girls finished with 131 points overall, their highest total at the event since winning the title in 2013. The score came as a result of a remarkably consistent, well-rounded effort. The Bearcats finished in the top three in 12 of the 17 events, winning six of them.
On the track, Christa Prasertsintanah ’23 captured two individual titles in the 200m (25.91) and 400m (58.96), and also captured the 4x400m relay title with Amber Bretz ’23, Anji Ashaye ’24, and Fati Salifu ’22 (4:15.32).
Ashaye also finished fourth in the 110m hurdles and third in the 300m hurdles, and Salifu ran third in the 100m dash and helped the Bearcats finish second in the 4x100m relay with Mackay Bommer ’22, Emmanuela Frimpoma ’24, and Leanna Wells ’23.
In the field events, the girls earned another trio of titles, with Wells winning the shot put (32’) and Kristian Maxwell-Wimberly ’25 winning the discus (108’ 3”), where Wells also finished second.
Paige Dzenutis ’23 also had an impressive day in the field, winning the high jump (5’ 02”) and finishing second in both long jump and triple jump.
For the boys, the long distance events were particularly strong, and they placed two runners in the top four in each event. Huck Whittemore ’22 led the way, winning the 1500m run (4:14.82) and finishing second in the 800m run. Chase Dobson ’23 finished second in the 3000m run and third in the 1500. Owen Zinn-Keane ’22 also finished third in the 800, and Ciaran Groom ’24 finished fourth in the 3000.
In the field, the boys nabbed two more titles, led by efforts from Anish Reid ’23 and Brandon Ciccarello ’22. Reid won the long jump with a final jump of 21’, and also finished third in the triple jump. Ciccarello won the javelin with a final throw of 140’ 6”, and also finished fifth in the shot put.