Saturday, March 24, was a day for ”the thrill of victory” for the AHN Track and Field Team competing at the Karl Flammer Invitational at Calvary Christian. The Academy team, consisting of mostly freshmen and sophomores, won the meet, with 138 points, beating powerhouse Steinbrenner by nine points.
Freshman Colleen Doherty won the 800-meter race, running a season best of 2:25. She also won the 1600-meter race, running 5:34, and she won the 3200-meter race with a 12:32.
Not to be outdone, junior Ryann McEnany broke her own school record in the long jump, jumping 17 feet 8 inches, taking second place in the meet. She also took second place in both triple jump and 100 hurdles and third place in the 300 hurdles.
Natalie Hahn took second place in the 800-meter race behind her fellow freshman teammate Colleen Doherty, while Rebecca Patterson broke the school record for the 400-meter race, running it in 62.21 seconds.
The 4×800 sophomore relay took second place, consisting of Melissa Mainzer, Cristina Snyder, Natalie Hahn, and Allie Reichert
Second place also went to the 4×400 relay of Natalie Hahn, Siobhan Lynch, Melissa Mainzer, and Rebecca Patterson. Sophomore Vallie Joseph took first place in discus, throwing 99-11.
The accomplishments of the team were featured by Bill Ward in TBO.