Westchester Strider Jack O’Brien had a strong showing at the 2016 USATF Hershey Youth Indoor Nationals. Jack took third place in two highly competitive events – the 55 meter dash with a time of 7.14 and the long jump with a distance of 17.04. The meet took place on March 11 – 16, 2016 at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island, NY. Congratulations Jack!
The Westchester Striders congratulates seven of its team members for qualifying to compete in the USATF Junior Olympics, July 27 – August 2 at the University of North Florida (UNF) in Jacksonville, including:
The athletes qualified by placing in the top spots of their respective races at the 2015 USATF Region 1 Junior Olympic Championships in early July.
Chelsea Ogindo finished first in the Colgate Women’s Games, High School Division, 1500 Meter with a total of 63 points scored over the course of four preliminary meets and one semi-final held at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and a final meet held at the New Balance Track and Field Center, The Armory, New York. In her first time participating in the Colgate Games, Mia Strobel finished in fifth place in the 55 Meter, Elementary A Division. She also competed in four preliminaries, a semi-final and the finals.
The Colgate Women's Games is the nation's largest amateur track series open to all girls from elementary school through college and beyond. Finalists compete for trophies and educational grants-in-aid from Colgate-Palmolive Company.
Congratulations to Chelsea and Mia for qualifying to compete in the finals of the Colgate Games on February 7th at the New Balance Track & Field Center, The Armory, New York. Chelsea goes into the finals in first place for the High School Division of the 1500 meters and Mia stands in fifth place in the Elementary A Division of the 55 meters. Only the top six point scorers in each event for each division were invited to compete in the finals. Competitors scored points by participating in preliminary meets and a semi-finals to determine the finalists who will compete for trophies and educational grants-in-aid from Colgate-Palmolive Company.
Brooke Sayre competed in the USATF XC National Championship in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on December 13. She ran an impressive 12:10 3K, which was a personal record beating her previous time by 37 seconds. Congratulations to Brooke and all of the Striders who worked hard during this cross country season.
Seven Striders qualified to compete in the USATF Region 1 Championships on November 23, 2014 in Augusta, Maine. The athletes competed on November 8th at the famed Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx where the top 30 individuals and top 5 teams in each age division advanced including the following Westchester Strider athletes:
Princess Golden: 2K, 11:59 (25th)
Cory Williams: 2K, 9:49 (23rd)
Brooke Sayre: 3K, 13:30 (8th)
Anisha Kumar: 3K, 14:02 (14th)
Eva DeMarco: 3K, 12:49 (5th)
Jalyssa Smith: 3K 13:13 (14th)
Carlos Vasquez: 4K, 15:56 (7th)
In the 11-12 year old division, Jack O’Brien finished 1st in the 100m with a time of 13.02 and 2nd in the 200m at 27.90. The meet took place July 10 - 13, 2014 at Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA. The top five individuals from each Regional Championship qualify to compete in the 2014 USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships in Humble, TX.
Chelsea Ogindo finished 1st in the Colgate Women’s Games, High School Division, 1500 Meter with a time of 4:46. The finals were held at the New Balance Track and Field Center, The Armory, New York, NY.
The Colgate Women's Games is the nation's largest amateur track series open to all girls from elementary school through college and beyond. Competitors participate in preliminary meets and a semi-finals to determine finalists who will compete for trophies and educational grants-in-aid from Colgate-Palmolive Company.