The Hispanic Games New York City Armory January 5, 2019
The Tatnall Winter Track team competed in The Hispanic Games at the New York City Armory. Many great performances were recorded in this early season event on one of the fastest indoor tracks on the east coast. Captain Kimmi Woods '20 and Vanessa Howard '21 have opened up their seasons on the Armory Track with an impressive triple in the 55m (7.54 and 7.80), 200m (26.88 and 26.98), and the 400m (61.06 and 63.04 respectively). Captain Keelin Hays '19 became the first female runner in Delaware history to compete in a steeplechase event. Her time of 5:32.11 for a full mile with steeple barriers is a remarkable first attempt at this grueling event. Olivia Hardin '19 opened up her stride in the mile running 5:37.14. Lainey Teklits '20, Grace McKelvey '20, and Delaney Campanelli '22 all raced the mile against a strong field of girls from New York and surrounding states.
Tatnall Boys Freshman sprint sensation Michael Portale '22 continues to improve with his triple of 55m, 200m, and 400m. His times of 24.74 and 55.72 are among the fastest indoor freshman times in school history! Captain Napoleon Hernandez '20 impressively raced his way to a blazing 1:58.79 in the 800m placing 5th overall in the championship section! In the two-mile race, Nick Garrett '19 and Brendan Balthis '19 (Captain) opened their season with very strong performances in the 16 lap race. Their times of 9:33.58 and 9:35.87 are the two fastest times in the state so far this season. In the mile event, Tatnall boys were represented by 12 boys all pushing the limits. Joey Cintavey '19 and Declan McDonnell '21 posted the two fastest times of the day for Tatnall running 4:38.57 and 4:40.16.
The team will travel to the Yale Classic this weekend (Fri-Sat) and the Ursinus Invitational on Sunday.