On January 7, the Bengal Indoor Track and Field team traveled to Lynchburg, Virginia, to participate in the Liberty Premier High School Invitational. More than 1,800 student-athletes from Virginia, North Carolina, and other surrounding states competed in 26 track and field events.
Seniors Mae Moody, Paige McKee, Sterling Sharpe, and Steven Li set personal records and represented Greensboro Day School at a high level, competing against over 200 athletes. Mae’s performance netted 2 personal bests in the 500m (1:27.5) and 300m (45.92) dash. Mae finished 13th out of nearly 100 total runners in the 500m dash. Paige also ran in the 500m and 300m dash with times of 1:34.35 and 50.05.
Sterling achieved personal records in both the 1600m run and the 300m (41.93) dash. He placed 35th out of more than 200 competitors in the 1600 with a time of 4:46.73. Steven also set personal bests in the 500m and 300m dash with times of 1:24.68 and 45.11.
Sophomore Dana Wilson sprinted to a new personal best time of 7.01 in the finals of the 55m dash and earned a silver medal. Her exceptional time currently places her 5th in the nation in this event.
Ninth grader Lucy Eggleston reached a personal best in the 1000m run with a time of 3:26.42, which placed her 31st out of 114 distance runners. She came back later in the meet and ran the 300m in a time of 50.43 seconds.
Seventh grader Hudson Sharpe earned two personal records while competing against high school student-athletes. He ran a time of 5:14.2 in the 1600m run and a time of 49.32 in the 300m dash.
Finally, another outstanding seventh grader, India Wilson, was the only runner to compete in three events on the day. She ran the 55m dash in 7.99 secs, just off her personal best, placing 71st out of 231 high school student-athletes. India did reach a personal record in the 55m hurdles with a time of 9.43, which placed her 17th out of 78 athletes. In her final event, the 300m dash, India ran a personal best time of 46.36 secs.
The Bengals will be back in action on January 23, competing in the Guilford County Championships. Congratulations and go Bengals!