Flippin’ Fast

Danny Stock
GDS Winter Track & Field had some flippin’ great results at Episcopal High School’s Flippin Fieldhouse during the Hoxton Invitational this weekend! Women’s Varsity bested 10 other teams to win the event, and the men’s team finished 5th overall.

Also, Ziyah Holman ’20 ran an exceptional race in New York City at the legendary track meet known as The Millrose Games. Her 300-meter time of 38.53 won her heat and was good enough for second place overall. She now holds the third fastest high school 300-meter time of the season in the country!

At the Hoxton Invitational, GDS teams delivered 22 top-five finishes in individual and team competition (listed below). Note how many athletes still have more seasons ahead with GDS track. It’s also fascinating to browse these results in the context of the amazing things these (and other) student-athletes are doing in the classroom and elsewhere around school.

On Tuesday, the team will be heading out to Hyattsville for a nearly 10-hour day of competition at the DC State Athletic Association (DCSAA) Championships. Run, jump, and throw good, Hoppers!

Women’s Highlights
  • Overall winners
  • In the 500-meter dash, Ruby Kaplan ’21, Ella Gillespie ’21, and Nadia Fairfax ’22 took 1st, 2nd, 5th respectively. 
  • Allison Burke ’19 won both the long jump and triple jump events. 
  • Mira Brodsky ’20 took 2nd place in the shot put event. Laela Lucas-Walker ’20 finished in 5th place. 
  • Laela Lucas-Walker ’20, Allison Burke ’19, Ruby Kaplan ’21, and Annie Rosenman ’21 took 3rd in the sprint medley relay. 
  • Annie Rosenman ’21, Annalise Myre ’19, Kendall Watts ’21, and Ella Gillespie ’21 took 3rd in the 4x400 meter relay. 
  • Jenna Schulman ’19, Lean Belber ’22, Caroline Antonipillai ’22, and Ana Gunther ’19 took 5th in the 4x800 meter relay. 
  • Ruby Kaplan ’21 finished 2nd in the 55-meter hurdles. Ella Gillespie ’21 finished 4th. 
  • In the 1600-meter dash, Ana Gunter ’19 and Amelia Myre ’20 finished 3rd and 5th, respectively. 
  • In the 1000-meter dash, Abby Murphy ’20 and Annalise Myre ’19 finished 4th and 5th, respectively. 
  • Nadia Fairfax ’22 finished 5th in the high jump. 

Men’s Highlights


  • 5th place overall 
  • The Men’s sprint medley relay team of Gabe Pereira ’19, Malachi Cheeks ’22, Matthew Mintzer ’21, and Charlie Baar ’22 finished 3rd. 
  • Malachi Cheeks ’22 finished 3rd in the high jump. 
  • Charlie Baar ’22 finished 3rd in the 1600-meter dash. 
  • In the 3200-meter finals, Oliver Satola ’20 and Matthew Siff ‘21 finished 3rd and 5th, respectively. 
  • The 4x800-meter relay team of Will Olsen ’21, Akshay Tate ’21, Corbin Buchwald ’21, and Miles Huh ’22 finished 5th. 
  • Matthew Mintzer ’21 also finished 5th in the 55 meter dash.


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