BROOKLYN, N.Y., Jan. 2, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Thousands of athletes from all over the East Coast, from first-grade-through-college and beyond, competed this weekend at the third preliminary of the nation’s largest women’s amateur track and field series, the Colgate Women’s Games (Dec. 28-30, 2018).
Photo Caption: Brooklyn, NY (Pratt Institute – 12/30) Fifth Grader Kiara Davis of Wilbur Elementary of Bear, DE Breaks High Jump Record at the Third Preliminary meet of the 45th Anniversary Colgate Women’s Games this weekend.
Local contenders and nationally ranked talent in every division continued to excel, and in the last event of the holiday weekend on Sunday, Kiara Davis of Wilbur Elementary School in Bear, DE broke the Elementary B High Jump record clearing the bar at 4-feet 9.25-inches. Davis had been tying My’khiyah Williams’ record 4-feet 9-inches in both earlier preliminaries, and ended an exciting weekend of competition with the record breaking performance. Williams, now a senior at Benjamin Banneker Academy Brooklyn, NY still holds the Mid School record at 5-feet 6 inches, and is presently in first place in the High School division. Davis also won her division’s 55 meter-hurdles in 10.24.
From Boston to Brooklyn, High School Junior Olympic Champions Peyton Rollins and Anjoli Mathew Travel Eight Hours for an 8 Second Chase
Photo Caption: Brooklyn, NY (Pratt Institute – 12/28) Junior Olympic Champions Peyton Rollins (#5) and Anjoli Mathew (#2) both of Massachusetts, Travel Eight Hours for an 8 Second Chase in the High School Hurdles as the Third Preliminary meet of the 45th Anniversary Colgate Women’s Games this weekend. (Also #4 Madelyn Marquez, #3 Phoebe Myers)
Meet Director Cheryl Toussaint said “We’re again so pleased at the number of families who chose to spend New Year’s weekend with us cheering on their girls. With so many returning stars and newly crowned AAU Junior Olympians competing, this season’s competition is turning out to be as fun, fierce and better than ever.”
National Champions and Junior Olympians Lead Mid School Events
Brooklyn 70 Year-Old Competes in her 42nd Colgate Women’s Games!
Also on Saturday, in the 30’w plus division, Jennifer Pinto, 70 of Brooklyn, NY appeared in her 42nd Colgate Women’s Games Series. Pinto, who was ranked second in the world in the Women’s Masters in her 40’s, wore a Colgate Women’s Games 15th Anniversary shirt to Pratt to compete in the 200 meters. USATF Masters Champion Lisa Edwards of the Bronx, who has competed in the Colgate Women’s Games for 34 years, won that race in 27.52, her fastest this series.
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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