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The Wardlaw+Hartridge Middle School track and field athletes made a statement against a competitive field of prep schools in the Silver Spike Invitational at Gill St. Bernard’s School this spring.
W+H won six events, including four by the boys on their way to the team title. The W+H boys scored 30 points, comfortably in front of Pennington (20) and Pingry (19). The W+H girls scored 10 points to finish sixth.
Jamei Schenck '23 powered the Rams to the boys’ title with three gold medals. He won the 100-meter dash in 11.46 seconds and 200-meter dash in 24.15 seconds. Jamei also brought home the winning 4x100 relay in a time of 50.44. Nathaniel Bravo '23 secured the team’s fourth gold by winning the shot put with a throw of 35 feet, 8 ¾ inches.
The boys piled up more points with silver and bronze medals. Aydin Aziz '23 posted second places in the 100 hurdles and 100 dash and Matthew Faust '23 finished second in the 1,600 meters. Tre Peart '23 placed third in the discus.
Two W+H girls captured gold medals at the meet. Distance star Bronwyn Russell '23 won the 1,600 in 5:47 and Nelagh Matthews '23 sprinted to victory in the 100 meters in 12.82 seconds.