Achieving Victory: A Track Team Snapshot

Olivia Dewitt '18, Guest Writer

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Originally featured in the March 2018 Edition

Baldwin’s Upper School Track Team, coached by Ije Iheoma and Dashera Richardson, competed in the New Balance Nationals Race in New Jersey March 9-11.
Before the race, captain Marissa McGarrey ‘18 recalled, “With countless hours of preparation and enduring some of the toughest workouts, mentally and physically, I know the whole team is prepared for Nationals.” McGarrey emphasized how important the Nationals meet was to her and her teammates, some of whom have overcome injuries and illnesses throughout the season. McGarrey continued, “This season we have managed to run as a cohesive unit, and I am confident that we will all bring our A-game at Nationals. We hope to medal at Nationals and beat the school record. This goal is possible, but we need to continue to practice hard.”
In late February, the team ranked 4th in Pennsylvania and earned various records this season. Some highlights included McGarrey, Myla Barnett ‘18, Absara Irgau ‘18, and Acey Pratt ‘20, running 3:58 in the 4×400 at the Bishop Laughlin Games, as well as earning first place in the 4×400 in the New Balance Games. The 4×400 meter relay is an event in which four team members each run 400 meters around the track.
The dedicated and focused group of athletes also managed to make time for fun. “The track team at Baldwin is one of, if not the closest-knit team I have ever been on. We always have so much fun together, on and off the track, while simultaneously pushing each other to be better athletes and people. We always make each other laugh and have the best time!” said Celia Page ‘19.

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Achieving Victory: A Track Team Snapshot