Young women from here to Georgia compete in Colgate’s track and field championships

VINCENT DAVIS | 2/7/2019, 2:49 p.m.
The 45th Colgate Women’s Games, the nation’s largest amateur track series open to all girls and women from elementary school ...
45th Colgate Woman's Games Bill Moore photo

The 45th Colgate Women’s Games, the nation’s largest amateur track series open to all girls and women from elementary school through college and beyond, concluded on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the New Balance Track and Field Center, the Armory in upper Manhattan after another season of great competition.

In the Elementary A Division, 55 Meters, Khloe Khan, a student at PS 107 in Brooklyn, came in first followed by Hazel Jeanty of Achievement First also in Brooklyn, and Arianna Henry of PS 176 in Queens, third.

200 Meters was won by Maya Wyche of Philip’s Academy Charter School in Newark, New Jersey. Jocelyn Marie Germain from Roslyn Elementary, Roslyn, Pennsylvania, came in second and Autumn King, a student at PS 91 (Brooklyn,) came in third.

In Elementary B, 55 Meters, Amirah Nesmith of St. Helena Incarnation in Philadelphia placed first, Arianna Montgomery, a student from Cedar Lane Elementary, Middletown, Delware, second, Kardene Anderson, PS 121 in the Bronx third.

Kiara Davis, a student at Wilbur Elementary in Bear, Delaware, won the 55 Meter Hurdles, Elementary B Division followed by Madison Praylow of St. Anthony’s Catholic School here in New York City and Janeya Nevins, CS 21—Crispus Attucks School in Brooklyn.

In the 200 Meters, Elementary B Division, Jayleciah Wilson, also from PS 121 (Bronx), finished first, Angel White from James Dobson Elementary in Philadelphia second, and Rhia Randolph from the Philip’s Academy Charter School in Newark, New Jersey, finished third.

Kaddel Howard of South Lebanon Elementary, South Lebanon, Pennsylvania, won the 400 Meter, Elementary B Division. Julia Grant of Stroudsburg MS, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, second, Soleil Kelly of Lower Gwynedd Elementary School in Ambler, Pennsylvania, third.

In the Middle School category, Ashley Fulton, Elmont Memorial HS in Elmont, New York, came in first place in the 55 Meters Division followed by Taylor Forbes of the Abington Friends School in Philadelphia and Mahiyah Jones of Belmont Charter, also in Philadelphia, third.

In the 55 Meter Hurdles, Tai Sheppard of Community Partnership Charter School in Brooklyn took third place, while Taleea Buxton of Young Scholars CS, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Ron-niah Wright from the Dekalb Academy of Technology and Environment in Stone Mountain, Georgia came in first and second.

Anissa Moore of the Riverton Street Charter School in Queens also placed third behind two out of towners. Kanai Bey-English from Mastery Charter School in Philadelphia (first place) and Eyota Bey, Cedarbrook MS, Wyncote, Pennsylvania, second.

In the 800 Meters, Jenai Berry, Park MS, Fairwood, New Jersey, came in first followed by Adelia Maria Trim, PS 288 in Brooklyn and Maya Gomes of Arts & Letters, New York City.

Juliette Salazar of Peekskill MS in Peekskill, New York, won the 1500 Meters with Rainn Sheppard of the Community Partnership Charter School (Brooklyn) in second, and Leilani Gibson of the Engineering Science University in West Haven, Connecticut, third.