The Middle School track and field team was the largest athletic roster at Gill this past academic year with 67 members from grades 5-8. This team experienced great success on the individual level, while all of the students improved overall in fitness and technique.
One of the biggest days on the calendar was the Silver Spike Invitational that Gills hosts every year. It consisted of 12 independent schools from all over New Jersey. Overall, the Knights earned three medals with Katie Lin ‘23 grabbing first in discus, Zyriq May ‘24 taking second in long jump, and Lauren Rossiter ‘23 finishing third in 100 hurdles. The boys’ squad finished sixth while the girls’ team took seventh.
The Knights finished the season at the Big Blue Relays at Pingry on May 15. The field included 11 public and independent schools from the area. Gill had multiple relays finish in the top-six including girls’ long jump (Rossiter and Katie Lutz ‘25), girls’ high jump (Maison McIntyre ‘24 and Criseyda Turner ‘24), girls’ 4 x 200 (Jasmine Zhao ‘23, Talia Licata ‘24, Lutz and Rossiter), girls’ discus (Katie Chen ‘23 and Licata), girls’ shot put (Chen and Zhao), boys’ long jump (Jack Tedesco ‘26 and Oliver Litchfield ‘26), and boys’ discus (Michael Simonelli ‘25 and Sanjay De Silva ‘25). Overall, the girls took fourth while the boys finished 11th.
“We had a very young team and we were very proud of their hard work and enthusiasm,” said head coach Shelly LaBarre. “They were willing to try new events and that made coaching them very enjoyable.”
Gill St. Bernard’s is a private, coeducational day school for students age three through grade 12, located in suburban New Jersey. Each of the three school divisions provides a rigorous, meaningful, and age-appropriate curriculum, and all students benefit from the environmental learning opportunities that exist on our 208-acre campus.