Velocity Track Club New York Make History
competes In YMCA Series Meet
COACH WINSTON DINKINS
On Friday, February 10th,
Velocity Track Club competed
in the YMCA Series Meet #3 at
the Park Slope Armory YMCA
in Brooklyn, NY. There were approximately
Preston High School
This past weekend, the 19 cheerleaders from Preston High School
competed in the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship
in Orlando, Florida. The season began strong at the UCA Northeast
Regional back in November, where the cheerleaders earned
fi rst place and an automatic bid to Nationals. Throughout their
season, the team has earned three fi rst place trophies. In addition
to moving on to fi nals, the team also placed second in their division
earning them a large trophy, silver medals, and the rank of ‘Second
in the Nation’ in Large Varsity Non-Tumbling. Their successful season
would not have been possible without the dedication and hard
work from their coaches, Lori Finelli, Alyssa Finelli, and Gabrielle
Vitiello, athletic director, Jamie Skrapits, school and administration,
BRONX TIMES REPORTER, FEBRUARY 2 BTR 2-28, 2019 81
1,000 athletes competing.
Teams traveled from as
far as Philadelphia, PA to compete.
This was a long day, we arrived
at 9:00 am and the meet was
over at approximately 6:00 pm.
The following events were contested:
4x200 and 4x400 meter
relay, 3,000, 200, 400, 1500 (girls),
1600 (boys) and 800 meters races.
Medals were awarded to the top
5 athletes in each event.
The following athletes
earned medals or broke their
PR (personal record) in their
respective events: In the 8 & under
division: (Girls) Cameron
Joseph won the 200 meters race
and took 2nd in the 400 meters.
Cameron also competed in
the 8 & under Fastest Kid in the
World at the Millrose Games.
She qualifi ed for this race at
a previous meet. Representing
Antigua, Cameron took 3rd
place and broke her personal record
in the 55 meters race. Go
Also, in the 8 & under Girls
division, Savannah Blake (6
years old) broke her PR (personal
record) in the 200 meters.
(Boys) Justyce Moore took
3rd in the 200- and 400-meters
races. Ethan Lee PR’d in the
200- and 400-meters races. In
the 9 & 10 age division: (Girls)
Shyenne Blake took 3rd in the
200 meters, with a PR. Savannah
Minter took 5th in the 200
meters and also PR’d. Ryann
Joseph took 5th in the 800 meters
race. Hannah Defl orimonte,
Savannah Minter, Kaylin
Strachin and Raynn Joseph
won the 4x400 meter relay race.
(Boys) Adeyemi Senior took 4th
in the 400 meters and 5th in the
1600 meters race. In the 11 & 12
age division: (Girls) Talia Dixon
took 5th in the 200 meters.
(Boys) Cruz Bailey PR in the 400
meters. Pierce Parker took 4th
in the 1600-meter race. In the
13 & 14 age division: (Girls) Patience
Burgess PR’d in the 800
meters. (Boys) Jared Dawson
PR’d in the 800 meters. Dontae
Lindo took 3rd in the 800 meters
race. Jared, Dontae, Cruz and
Julian Caldwell took 2nd in the
4x400 meter relay.
Velocity won 20 medals (5
gold, 5 silver, 4 bronze, 2 fourth
place, and 4 fi fth place medals).
Plus, we had seven athletes
break their personal records.
Breaking your Personal Record
is just as important as receiving
a medal. Because, if our athletes
continue to improve, the
medals will come. Congratulations
Our next meet will be on The
Armory Indoor Championship
on Monday February 18, 2019.
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