GHS girls outdoor track team wins Section II crown

A group of track athletes and coaches pose with Section 2 plaque.
The GHS girls outdoor track team after winning Section 2 title.

The Guilderland High School Girls Outdoor Track Team scored 183 points at the Section 2 Group 1 sectionals to claim the first team sectional title in school history. It was an amazing accomplishment to add to what was a historic season.

The win at the sectional championship completed an undefeated season for the varsity program which included:

  • 8-0 dual meet season
  • Team championships at the following invitationals
    • Guilderland Frigid Cup
    • Lady Eagles Invitational
    • Nisky Warrior Classic
    • Colonie Relays
    • Shen Invitational
    • Eddy Meet
  • The GHS varsity team also won the Suburban Council Championship Meet

It was a true team effort at Sectionals as the team scored points in 18 of 19 events and had individual Section 2 Champions in nine events. Those include:

  • Individual Event Section 2 Champions
    • Kendall Barnhart: 200m Dash and 400m Dash
    • Addison Vellekoop: 800m Dash
    • Parker Steele: 100m Hurdles
    • Tatum Cramer: Long Jump
    • Kadija Sano: Shot Put
    • Avery Kerr: Pentathlon
    • 4×100: Tatum Cramer, Kadija Sano, Parker Steele, Megan Swan
    • 4×400: Megan Swan, Saida Assabahi, Addison Vellekoop, Kendall Barhart

The varsity Girls outdoor track team also broke 18 school records this season.

After this magical season the team isn’t finished yet; the largest group of athletes in program history is going to states and nationals! Congratulations to all!

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