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Athletics Update: Track & Field Sets Program Record with Six Wins

John O’Neill, director of athletics
June 2, 2023

The track & field team recorded a program-high six wins this spring, finishing their season with an impressive 6-2 record in dual meets. The team brought a balanced attack to every meet, finding a way to play to their athletes’ strengths and score points in almost every event. Sam Leviton and Ariel Duan paced the team in the distance events. Leviton was flirting with the 5:00/mile mark all season and Duan improved steadily throughout the season. Zach Kromah was unstoppable in the field events, excelling at both the long jump and shot put, often taking home first place in both. Newcomer Jun Murakami provided some unexpected pop in the lineup and had a breakout season in the 50m and the 4x200m relay. Rounding out the Blue & Gold’s balanced attack was eighth grade classmates McKenna Daley and Emme Taylor who finished their careers on high notes with some impressive finishes in sprints and middle-distance events this spring. Collectively, the track & field squad competed hard in their individual events, but maintained a team-first focus this spring, which allowed them to maximize their talent and settle firmly at the top of the Belmont Day record books.

  • William Li had 13 saves in the boys’ lacrosse team’s loss to Carroll this week. Ezra Wolfson was the lone offensive bright spot for the Blue & Gold. Yaseen Saeed and Zeke Fine settled into their roles defensively and played well.
  • The girls’ varsity lacrosse team finished their season on a high note with a 16-10 win over Carroll. Julia Casey dominated the draw circle and Maraki Shiferaw stepped up huge in net. Avery Schneider and Perin Fine ran the midfield with confidence.
  • Jovana Zivanovic, Samantha Cuming, Penny Gottesman, and Lila Green were instrumental in girls’ JV lacrosse’s 8-7 win over Carroll this week. Liv Dawson came up with some big defensive stops down the stretch and Maraki Shiferaw sealed the win.
  • Varsity tennis closed their season with a commanding 6-2 win over Beaver. Top doubles pairings Bodhi Demers and Lucy Yin, Brendan Bandar and Sam Rodriguez, and Kesariya Nallari-Jhala and Kavi Kumar-Warikoo all won big.
  • The JV tennis team made the most of a modified match on campus against Beaver this week. Team captains Madoka Hubbard and Kalkidan Shiferaw continued their steady play on the court and strong leadership among their peers.
  • The varsity ultimate team couldn’t crack the code to Beaver’s tough zone defense this week and fell to the hosts 8-5. Team captains Joshua Flanagan, Eike Kiecza, and Aleta Sandoski all finished their ultimate careers on a high note.
  • The mountain biking team put the finishing touches on their second full season with some fun rides in the heat this week. Team members should be proud of all they accomplished this spring and the progress they made shredding the gnar.

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