Bethel High School and Phoebus High School students rank in top five at New Balance Indoor Track Nationals
Students from both Bethel High School and Phoebus High School traveled to New York City to participate in the New Balance Indoor Track & Field Nationals. Students competed with students from the United States and Canada.
The Bethel students placed as follows:
The 4x400 team, consisting of Byron Carson, Ilkeem Ellis, Zaire Williams, and Edward Richardson III placed 5th (3:25.11).
Richardson placed 5th and is US #7 in the 400m. He achieved All-American status (47.96).
Phoebus students placed as follows:
The Lady Phantoms earned medals by finishing 5th place in the Girls Emerging Elite 4x400 meter relay. They ran a season’s best time of 3:56.67 (1st place ran 3:55.62) They were led by Amira Aduma (1st leg), Roshelle Smith (2nd leg), Tenderly Diaz (3rd leg) and Telina Bunch (Anchor leg.)
The boys earned a 2nd place finish in the Boys Emerging Elite 4x400 meter relay with a season’s best time of 3:22.21 (1st place ran 3:21.94) They were lead by Maurice Brown (1st leg), Douglas Sessoms (2nd leg), Da'Jion Hilliard (3rd leg) and Andre Jackson (Anchor leg).
The boys 4x400 meter relay ran in the championship trials and finished in the top six to earn the privilege of running in the finals on Sunday.
On Sunday, they earned 2nd place in the Boys Championship 4x200 meter relay with a season’s best and new school record time of 1:27.74. They also earned the status of All American. (1st place ran 1:26.96) They were lead by Brown (1st leg), Sessoms (2nd leg), Damion Charity (3rd leg), and Jackson (Anchor leg.) This relay concluded their Indoor Track Season ranked them #5 in the United States.
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