Congratulations to the St. David’s Varsity Track and Field team for their participation in the NCISAA Division II State Championship meet on Saturday, May 15. Just hours after a night of dancing at the prom, sixteen athletes boarded the bus at 7:00 AM headed for Forsyth Country Day School on the other side of Winston-Salem. Arriving just in time for a quick warm-up, senior co-captain Caroline Ross competed in the first of her three open events, the 3200m. Caroline posted a top-10 finish and a season record of 12:34.21. Just a few hours later, Caroline posted another season record of 5:46.63 in her 12th-place finish in the 1600m. To round out the day, Caroline ran step for step with teammate Laura Martin in the 800m, Laura edging out Caroline in the final yards for 15th and 16th places overall. Laura also had a busy day, competing in the long jump and 110m hurdles, posting a PR of 13”9.5” with a 12th-place overall finish in the former and a 9th-place overall finish in the latter. Isabel Driggers ran to an 18th-place overall finish in the 100m and spent the rest of the day with sister, Rebecca (injured this season), cheering on their teammates from the side of the track. Meanwhile, junior co-captain Kailey Wadsworth was occupied jumping high and long. Even without posting new records, Kailey’s 4th-place finish in the high jump led to a 5th-place finish in the long jump and finally, a 2nd-place medal finish in the triple jump and a spot on the podium! The only medal finish for St. David’s! Congratulations, Kailey! Now for the boys: First on the track were the 4 x 800m relay team: Will Patrick to Mason Herr to Isaac Bostic to William Fox, who ran well but unfortunately were DQed in a questionable call on their second exchange. Thanks go to alternate Jack Wells, who was also ready to go, if needed. Three other relay teams had good performances: the 4 x 100m relay team (Jack Piner, Jackson Rouser, Kaishun Sato-Choi, Ghiair Chisley) rounded the turns and exchange zones safely to a 11th-place overall finish in 50.15; the 4 x 200m relay team (Dhru Govindji, Sam Fox, Kaishun Sato-Choi, Jackson Rouser) to another 11th-place finish in 1:51.36; finally, the 4 x 400m relay (Will Patrick, Ghiair Chisley, Kaishun Sato-Choi, William Fox) to an 8th-place overall finish in 3:59.05. Other open track event athletes included Jack Piner in the 300m hurdles who tied for 18th and William Fox in the 800m whose PR of 2:15.84 was good enough for a 20th-place overall finish. In the field events, Ghiair Chisley jumped to a new personal height of 5’4” for an 8th-place finish and Jackson Rouser’s PR of 19’2” in the long jump earned him a 6th-place overall finish. At the end of a long day, St. David’s boys team finished in 11th place overall and the girls tied for 13th. The athletes remained spirited all the way home and are already looking forward to building on this year’s performances next season.