The boys and girls track and field teams turned in a pair of second-place finishes at this year’s Founders League championships, hosted by Hotchkiss on May 11.
Both teams finished with remarkably similar scores. The girls tallied 107.50 points, barely edging out Loomis by a single point and trailing only champion Taft. The boys captured 109 points, well ahead of Choate but behind champion Loomis.
Multiple Bearcats earned Founders League titles in their events, including Chukwudubem Anwunah ’20 in the high jump, Hyla Mosher ’19 in the 300m hurdles, and Maddie Rego ’19 in the javelin.
And both teams provided a consistent, wide array of top results across the competition. The girls placed at least one athlete in the top five in 12 of the 17 events, and the boys placed one in the top five in 14 of the events.
Other standout performances on the day for the boys included Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff ’19, who finished second in the 800m, 1500m, and 3000m runs, and Meszion Ramsden ’20, who placed in both hurdles events and also in the long jump.
For the girls, Mosher added to her 300m hurdles title with a fourth-place finish in the 110m hurdles and a third-place finish in long jump.
The girls also enjoyed a successful day in the relays, finishing second in both events. The 4x100m relay team consisted of Tanami Penfold ’20, Mosher, Maggie Ottenbreit ’20, and Hattie Childs ’19, and the 4x400m relay team included Britney Burns ’20, Jillian Cudney ’20, Penfold, and Ottenbreit.
The two teams will now prepare for the JV Founders League championships, held at T-P on May 15, and the New England championships at Loomis on May 18.