The indoor track teams will travel to Lavino Fieldhouse at Lawrenceville to compete in the MAPL Championship meet on Saturday, February 18. The boys’ team will look to improve upon last year’s fourth place finish, while the girls’ have a good chance to match, if not improve upon, last year’s third place finish.
A group of talented sixth formers represent the most dangerous scoring threats for the boys’ team. Leading the charge will be Kwame Larbi ’12, who will have a busy day competing in the 55 meter hurdles and dash, as well as the 200 meter dash and the long jump. Also slated to compete in multiple events is Kyle Tipping ’12, who has posted good numbers in the 400 meter dash and the long jump this season, and also could compete in the 55 meter dash and 4x400 meter relay. Distance standout Quinn Davis ’12 stands a good shot to place high in both the 1600 and 3200 meter runs, while Luke Andersen ’14 will look to steal a place in the 3200. Fourth former Braden Cordivari will look to build on his strong times from earlier in the season in the 800 meter run.
The girls’ team will be particularly strong in the sprints, exhibiting tremendous depth in the 55 and 200 meter dashes, respectively. In the 55, sixth formers Cat Anderson and Amy Amuquandoh and fourth former Alex Lange all have posted times in the low eight second range and should all compete for a spot in the finals, while Anderson and Bronwyn Dewey ’13 are capable of running in the low 28’s and bring scoring potential to the 200. Amuquandoh has broken 65 seconds in the 400 meter dash this season and will look to place in the typically competitive 400m field. A plethora of strong runners will be available for the 4x400 relay that should score key points at the end of the meet.
Upper-class leadership will be called upon to score in the field events. The versatile Anderson will compete in both the long and triple jumps, and Mary Mac Jones ’12 will be called upon in the long, triple, and high jumps. Dewey will compete in the high jump to round out a strong jumps core.