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The Wardlaw+Hartridge School athletic teams boasted an impressive spring season, highlighted by team championships and individual accolades.
Four young ladies – Mia Sutton ’19, Sydney Kuo ’20, Grace Lu ’22 and Jenelle Valera ’22 – led the charge with impressive performances on the golf course, powering the Rams to titles in the GMC White Division and NJISAA Prep Conference. The W+H girls, who were undefeated in co-ed dual matches, also posted the lowest team score at the NJSIAA Championships but were not eligible for the trophy because of their classification as a co-ed team.
GMC White Division Coach of the Year Jim Howard was joined by his players in the individual honors department. Sydney Kuo received All-GMC recognition and placed ninth in the Girls’ State Tournament. Grace Lu finished third in the states and fifth in the Prep meet. Jenelle Valera tied for third in the Prep meet.
The W+H boys’ tennis team also completed an undefeated league record en route to the GMC Blue Division title. The Rams were led by All-GMC Blue players Anshuman Apte ’19 (third singles), Anant Kovil ’21 and Chetan Yasa ’21 (first doubles) and Aarush Dharayan ’22 and Yash Pandey ’20 (second doubles).
The Rams also performed well on the track and in the field. Isaiah Singh ’19 (pole vault), Emily Brogan ’22 (javelin) and the girls’ 4x400 team of Tori Howell ’19, Lara Jasti ’19, Kelly Lawrence ’19 and Nadia Valcourt ’21 were named All-GMC Gold athletes. Zane Lee-Briggs ’21, Adisa Mogan ’19 and Kynise Dixon ’21 made the All-Gold squad as At-Large performers. Isaiah Singh earned a silver medal in the triple jump and bronze in the pole vault at the Prep B Championships, while Zane Lee-Briggs captured a silver in the 400 meters. Jamal Burden was named Gold Division Coach of the Year.
W+H also made its fair share of headlines on the baseball diamond, more than doubling the previous year’s win total in a 9-6 campaign. The Rams clinched second place in their division with a late season victory over East Brunswick Tech. Four Rams were named to the All-GMC Silver team – AJ Massaro ’20, Tim McDonald ’19, Ryan Patella ’19 and JJ Stueck ’19.