Sophomore Kiersten Thomassey prepares for takeoff. (Courtesy/Kristin Sabgir)
The Academy girls track team traveled to London for the MSL meet, competing in the first leg on Tuesday, May 8, before locking down second place on Friday, May 11.
The Vikings were sensational throughout the meet, producing high finishes across the board. Juniors Mercedes Crestanello and Sammie Kass, along with freshmen Hannah Clay and Regan Cornelius, blazed to one of their fastest times all season in the 4×400 to steal a win. The 4×800 team, featuring Cornelius, Kass, junior Maddie Tuckerman, and sophomore Annalise Grammel, also outpaced its competition, swiping a victory. Individually, Grammel nabbed first in a thrilling 800 race, edging her opponent by under a second.
CA’s success continued in the field events, as sophomore Mabry Nichols and senior Lexis Hughes won the high jump and shot put, respectively. Senior Khloe Dubenion impressed as well, placing second in discus.
Though the girls snatched a top-four finish in nearly every event, it wasn’t quite enough to earn the overall victory, as Bexley edged the Vikes, 128-121.
Academy heads to Watkins Memorial for the district meet on Tuesday, May 15, Thursday, May 17, and Saturday, May 19.