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Local Athletes Shine at 45th Annual Loucks Games

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The three days at the Glenn D. Loucks Track and Field Memorial Games provided great performances by the local schools that The White Plains Examiner covers on a weekly basis. Even though only a few local athletes found their way to the medal stand there were still many personal bests and strong performances by these individuals. Below is a summary of how the local high schools did at the Loucks Games.

Seniors members of the White Plains Track and Field Team gather during the Louckes Games Opening Ceremonies on Saturday. Photo by Billy Becerra

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The home team for the meet had to pull double duty. Not only were they there at the meet to compete and represent their high school but they also set up the equipment for many of the events, assisted officials in events like the long jump and triple jump by raking the pit and also got the meet results into the hands of media covering the event.

After the all the events were over on Saturday evening, meet director Fred Singleton and women’s track coach Carlos Agudelo both praised the hard work behind the scenes by the White Plains High School Track Team.

Junior Tori Hamilton finished 67th in the 100-meter dash but ran her best time of the season. Senior Jessica Myrthil set a personal best while placing 14th in the 400-meter dash. Rachel Okun placed 50th in the 400-meter dash. Senior Eleanor Trelstad set her personal best in the 1600-meter run while her sister Elizabeth posted a season best time in the 3200-meter run.

The girls 4-x-400 relay made up of Myrthil, Okun, Jasmine Campbell and Lauren Woods finished seventh out of 34 teams. In the freshman/sophomore edition of the 4-x-400 meter relay the Tigers finished sixth. The team was made up of Woods, Okun, Jessica Sheridan and Liza Gellerman.

Senior Kevin Yates left everything out on the track this past weekend and set personals bests in the 100-meter and 200-meter dash. He finished 23rd in the 100-meters and 48th in the 200 meters. Chris Cardon who excels during cross-country season finished 29th and had a personal best in the 800-meter run. Jason Martin finished 22nd in the 100-meter hurdles. Brandon Brissett set his personal best during the triple jump competition and ended up finishing up 14th.

Alexander Hamilton

Senior Jessica Barerra had a very good showing in the 100-meter hurdles. She made it through preliminaries and placed sixth in the finals. In the finals she ran 15.00, which is a new personal best for Barerra.

Four runners from Alexander Hamilton set personal bests in the preliminaries of the 100-meter dash: Jasmine Robinson 12.69 (11th place), Janel Batiste 13.18 (42nd), Kali Gill 13.66 (70th) and Maia Hood 13.87 (73rd). Hood also set her personal best while competing in the triple jump.

Kenya Isabell set her personal best in the high jump and finished 11th in the event.


A.J. Wolf was the only Hornet to bring home some hardware after the meet. Senior Robert Cacace finished third in the pentathlon. He is headed to Holy Cross in the fall and had his goals set very high for the future. Cacace would like to try to qualify for the 2016 Olympics in the decathlon.

The relay team consisting of Christopher Cacace, Mustafaa Dais, Ian Parnell and Robert Cacace won the Tri-State 4-x-400-Meter Relay. Dais also finished eighth in the 100-meter dash and 10th in the long jump. Parnell finished sixth in the 200-meter dash.

Alyza Ngbokoli had an extraordinary race and finished second in the 400-meter hurdles. Tessa Cavanaugh had her season best time in the 100-meter dash and finished in 34th place.

Sleepy Hollow  

Sleepy Hollow had only two runners entered in this year’s Loucks Games but both senior Gillian Berger and junior Gabriel Maldonado put forth solid effort at White Plains.

Berger, who will be attending the University of Pennsylvania this fall, finished fifth in the triple jump and 13th in the long jump. She also placed 14th in the 100-meter dash and had her best times of the season 12.61.

Maldonado, like her teammate Berger, was very busy during the three-day track and field meet. She finished 11th in the 100-meter dash, 8th in the 200-meters and 13th in the 400-meters. In every event Maldonado competed in she set personal bests.


Senior Kashique Robinson set her personal best in the preliminary rounds of the 100 and 200-meter dash. Freshmen Keturah Smalls had her best times ever in the 100 and 400-meter hurdles. Crystal Hopkins finished 10th in the women’s shot put and set her personal best in the process.

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