H.S. Track & Field Stars Square Off
Some of the nation’s best high school hurdlers faced off against each other on Friday, Jan 4, the start of the second preliminary meet of the 39th annual Colgate Women’s Games.
All-Star PSAL hurdles recordholder Brigitte Pewu of Curtis High School in Staten Island ran a time of 8.1 this week, just ahead of Junior Olympic champion Sandreeka Bancroft, the Colgate Women’s Games’ 2011 mid school record-holder from Cardozo High School in Queens, who ran a time of 8.2s The competition helps both champions, as they each shaved .2 seconds off last week’s times.
Lauren Lyons of Spellman High School in the Bronx continues undefeated in the 55 meters (7.2s), and 200 meters (25.4s); and Egypt Parker of Preston High School in the Bronx, last year’s “Most Promising Newcomer” trophy winner and Colgate Women’s Games’ mid-school record holder reclaimed the lead from Keziann Jones of Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn by tossing 11.07m to Jones’ 10.94m.
In the Mid School division on Saturday, 13-year-old Gabrielle Wilkinson of Friends’ Central School in Wynnewood, Pa. continued undefeated with another double win in the 800 meters and 1500 meters, this week improving to times of 2:20:07 and 4:53:00 respectively.
In the College/Open Division on Sunday, Jan. 5, Treasure Glymph of the Bronx, a Junior Olympic high jump and long jump champion, and Colgate Women’s Games high school hurdles finalist last year, returns as a freshman from Buffalo State College this season to win the 55 meter hurdles in a time of 8.5s, an improvement over last week’s 8.7s win. Veteran Colgate Women’s Games’ champion Amber Williams of Parsippany, NJ who had a perfect season last year, continues undefeated. Willams took the 200 meters in 25.2s, and 400 meters in 58.0s.
Also on Sunday in the Elementary A division, newcomer Jada Mora of P.S. 347 in Manhattan won the hurdles in 11.9, improving her time from last week’s first place win in 12.2s; Jamilah Jackson of P.S. 815 in Brooklyn also improved and won the 800 meters in 2:57.9; Sabrina Imes of Shipley Elementary School in Bryn Mawr, Pa. remains undefeated with wins in the 200 meters (time of 31.3s), and 400 meters (a time of 75.7s). Both times are over two seconds faster than her wins last week.