Pratt Institute, Brooklyn (1/8 – 1/10) …… Thousands of girls and young women from Georgia to Massachusetts competed in Brooklyn this weekend at the third preliminary meet of the nation’s largest track and field series for women.
Also in the High School division, Brooklyn’s Paul Robeson relay champions continue to lead their respective events; Alyssa Sandy
won the 55-meter hurdles in her personal best (8.0) of all Colgate Games’ meets, continuing undefeated through all of last season as well; Latoya Stewart
placed first in the 200 Meters in 25.37, her best time this season as well; and Amanda Crawford
won the 400 meters in 58.22. Iantha Wright
of St. John’s Prep in Queens, won her third straight 55 meters, crossing the tape in 7.0. Brooklyn’s Charnice Anderson
, the fourth teammate of the Paul Robeson champion relay team, finished a close second in 7.06.
Meet Director Cheryl Toussaint said performances improved in every division for newcomers and seasoned competitors alike. “It’s always exciting to watch some of the nation’s top athletic talent perform, but especially gratifying when long-time participants set a new record, or achieve their personal best.”
in the Mid School Division, Brianna Brown
of Bronx Middle School scored her third double win, finishing the 55m in her season’s best time, 7.14; and the 200 meters in 26.27.
Philadelphia’s Avery Lewis
, who set two Elementary A records last year as a third grader in the 55 Meters and 200 meters, leads in the Elementary B division this year, scoring a third straight double win in 7.61 in the 55 meters, and 27.43 in the 200 meters. Meet officials continue to call Avery one of the nation’s fastest 10 year olds.
Toussaint added that the Colgate Women’s Games are not just about national champions or veteran participants. “Each week it’s just as pleasing to see thousands of newcomers being cheered on by family and fans, and gaining confidence in themselves that has the power to positively change the course of their lives,” she said.
Next week’s final preliminary meet, followed by a semi-finals at Pratt will determine who will compete at the New Balance Track and Field Center at the Armory
, NYC on Saturday, February 13, 2016
, where trophies and educational grants-in-aid from Colgate-Palmolive Company are awarded to top place finishers in each grade division.
The Colgate Women’s Games have produced more than 20 Olympians, hundreds of age/grade division national champions, and countless changed lives. Each year, High school participants are among the most heavily recruited athletes by colleges and universities across the nation. Coaches, recruiters, athletes and fans can follow scores each week at Colgategames.com
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Egypt Parker of St. Catharine Academy in the Bronx, breaks the High School Division Shot Put record at the 3rd Preliminary meet of the 42nd annual Colgate Women’s Games with a toss of 14.66.5M
Meet Director Cheryl Toussaint with Egypt Parker of the Bronx who broke a 32-Year Old Colgate Women’s Games Record in the High School Shot Put with a Toss of 14.665.5M this Friday, 1/8/16
Alyssa Sandy (l) of Brooklyn’s Paul Robeson Remains Undefeated in the HS 55 Meter Hurdles, Just Ahead of Sophie Meyers (r) of Queens HS of Teaching After the 3rd Preliminary Meet of the 42nd Annual Colgate Women’s Games
Philadelphia’s Avery Lewis May be the Nation’s Fastest 10-Year Old, Proving So Again at the Third Preliminary Meet of the 42nd Annual Colgate Women’s Games on Sunday.
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