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East Coast Track Stars Celebrate Christmas Weekend with Outstanding Performances at 45th Anniversary Colgate Women’s Games
Athletes from Boston to Georgia Pick Up Pace at the Nation's Largest Track and Field Series
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BROOKLYN, N.Y., Dec. 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rising young stars and returning champions from all over the East Coast shared the spotlight at the second preliminary of the Colgate Women’s Games (December 21-23, 2018), the nation’s largest amateur track and field series for women. Thousands of girls and women from first grade through college and beyond, many traveling from as far as New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Virginia and Georgia chose to celebrate Christmas weekend on the track at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.
Caption: Brooklyn, NY (Pratt Institute – 12/23) Co-record holders of the Elementary B High Jump record (4-foot 9-inches) Kiara Davis of Wilbur Elementary of Bear, DE and My’khiyah Williams of Benjamin Banneker Academy in Brooklyn, at the second preliminary meet of the 45th Anniversary Colgate Women’s Games this weekend.
Meet Director Cheryl Toussaint said, “We’re so pleased by the overwhelming turnout of participants and their families this Christmas weekend in Brooklyn, cheering on their girls as we celebrate the 45th Anniversary Colgate Women’s Games. We saw improved scores and more exceptional performances in every division.”
Caption: Brooklyn, NY (Pratt Institute – 12/21) Two-time High Jump record holder My’khiyah Williams of Benjamin Banneker Academy in Brooklyn, clears 5-foot 4-inches at the second preliminary meet of the 45th Anniversary Colgate Women’s Games on Friday.
Participation in the Colgate Women’s Games is completely free. Girls and young women compete within their own grade divisions for ribbons, medals and points. Events include 55 meters, 55-meter hurdles, 200 meters, 400 Meters, 800 meters, 1500 meters, high jump and shot put.
The Colgate Women's Games is the nation's largest amateur track series open to all girls from elementary school through college and beyond. Competitors participate in preliminary meets and a semi-finals to determine finalists who will compete for trophies and educational grants-in-aid from Colgate-Palmolive Company.
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