Varsity Track and Field Team Finds Success at Several Major Meets Last Week

The varsity track and field team had a fine showing at both the Penn Relays and Millburn Relays this past week.
Gill St. Bernard's headed to Philadelphia for the Penn Relays at the University of Pennsylvania between April 24 and April 25, earning fifth in the girls' 4x400 and seventh in the boys' 4x100. The Knights were led throughout both relay events by Armani Comick '15, Erica Phiansunthon '17, Jacqueline Roettger '16 and Ludi Zhu '16 of the girls' squad, as well as by Connor Beasty '15, Amechi Nwandu '17, Jordan Taylor '14 and Andrew Wible '15 of the boys' squad. Senior Dana Klein also placed sixth in a field of 24 runners across 12 states during the 3000-meter run for a new school record, 9:53.
At the Millburn Relays on April 26, Zhu and Comick combined for gold with a school record distance (32'7.5") in the long jump relay. Zhu also established a new school record of 17'1" in her individual event. Likewise taking first was the girls' varsity sprint medley relay team of Alexandria Benoit '14, Comick, Klein and Zhu, which set both a new school record and meet record in 4:15.58. Success continued for Gill, as the boys' distance medley relay foursome of Felix Andersen '17, Patrik Andersen '15, Matthieu Petit '17 and Wible medaled with silver, and the freshman/sophomore sprint medley relay squad, including Samantha Bittman '17, Sahara Ensley '16, Hope Fluet '16 and Phiansunthon, placed sixth in a school record time (5:00.95).

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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.