It was a busy and successful last week of winter athletics!
Indoor Track Results from the NYSPHSAA Indoor Track and Field State Meet
Two Emma Willard School track and field athletes competed at the 2017 NYS Indoor Track and Field Championships. Kelley (AK) A. ’17 ran the 55 meters in 7.63, taking 24th in one of the most competitive sprint lineups in NYS High School history at the state meet. AK, who had an explosive start out of the blocks at the start of the championship race, finished her indoor track career as one of Emma's top sprinters in history. Her personal record of 55m of 7.43 is 3rd all-time in school and is tied for the 3rd all-time spot also in the 45m.
Sharde J. ’18 leaped 5'4" at the state meet, which placed her on the podium with a 6th place finish in the NYS Public High School association and 7th place in the NYS Federation, which includes the New York City and Catholic School leagues. Sharde finished her junior indoor track season as Emma's all-time leader in the high jump with a jump of 5'6", and qualified for the New Balance Indoor Track and Field Championships which will be held in NYC on March 10th.
Ski Racing Results from the NYSPHSAA Alpine State Meet
Cal C. took 12th in both Sl and GS and Chloe L. took 13th in GS during the NYSPHSAA Alpine State Tournament. Our two skiers helped the Section 2 team win the State Championships in both the men's and women's divisions. They will compete again this weekend at the Eastern Competition in New Hampshire.
Emma Crew Wraps Up Winter Season at Mohawk Meltdown
Emma Crew traveled to Niskayuna High School on Saturday to complete its winter competitive season by racing in the Mohawk Meltdown Ergometer Regatta. Joining a strong contingent of Section II athletes, Emma arrived in force with 21 determined rowers – many of whom were competing for the first time!
Taking team honors with a silver medal performance in the Girl’s Varsity Lightweight Division was senior tri-captain Molly, rowing 7:51.4 over the grueling 2000-meter distance. Rounding out the lightweight division for Emma was Rhian, placing 5th in a time of 8:43.3 in the field of ten athletes.
In a very competitive field of 24 of the top Section II rowers, the Jesters were led by Charlotte placing 7th in the Girls Varsity Open Division in an impressive time of 7:55.4, just missing the medal stand by less than five seconds.
The second largest division of the day was the Girls Frosh/Novice event rowed over 1500-meters. For many members of the Jesters crew this was their first crack at competitive rowing, albeit inside.
Piper and Annabelle led the way for Emma placing 4th and 5th respectively in the field of 21 rowers. Based on the size of the field medals were awarded for the first five places so both girls rode the bus back to campus with a bit of “bling!”
Rounding out the medal winners for Emma was Zoe capturing gold in the 1500-meter coxswain race. Zoe rowed a beautifully disciplined race on her way to the top of the podium.
The Section 2 Girls Basketball Committee presented the Scholar-Athlete basketball awards on Sunday March 5 at the Albany Marriott in Colonie. Selection is based on their achievements in the classroom, the community and on the basketball court. Emma F. was selected as the recipient of the scholar athlete award for Emma.