Indoor Track and Field competes at State Championships


Credit: Dejan Maksimovic

Ivie stands on the podium after winning 4th place in the weight throw.

By Benjy Renton, Editor-in-Chief

Members of the Indoor Track and Field team continued their season with the NYSPHSAA Indoor Track and Field Championship meet, held at Staten Island’s Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex on March 4.

Senior Ivie Uzamere won a medal in the weight throw at the State Indoor Track Meet, placing 4th with a 49′ ¼” throw. This is a new school record and meets the standard for competition at the New Balance Nationals Indoor, held at the Armory in New York on March 10-12. In addition, Ivie was selected among her independent school peers to receive the Sportsmanship Award. She broke the indoor school record in the shot put with a 36′ 9″ throw.

On the Boys’ team, senior Jordan Patrick threw a personal best of 51′ 2.5″ in the weight throw. Seniors Winston Britton and Amin fought well, with Winston running 6.80 seconds in the 55m dash and Amin jumping 41′ 6″ in the triple jump.

In addition to Ivie in the weight throw, junior Onye Ohia-Enyia will also compete in the New Balance Nationals Indoor meet, running 49.54 seconds in the 400m at the state meet.

Click here for the full set of results. Congratulations to the Indoor Track and Field team on a successful season!

Dejan Maksimovic
Ivie’s 49′ ¼” throw in the weight throw qualifies her for Nationals held from March 10-12 in New York.