With the support of the Binghamton Arts & Athletics Community Fund, Patriot indoor track and field athletes participated in not one, but two national championships on March 10. The girls’ 4×200 meter relay team travelled to Boston to take part in the New Balance Indoor Nationals on Friday. Competing on the brand-new track at New Balance World Headquarters, the team of Cormari Wachuku, Khala Gray-Motto, Audrey Dure and Amiah Brissett placed thirty-first out of seventy-nine teams from across the United States in the Rising Stars division with a time of 1 minute 46.99 seconds, their second fastest clocking of the season. The team was undefeated in Section Four during the 2022-23 season, breaking the school record in the event three times and setting a Section Four record of 1 minute 45.99 seconds in the New York State Championships in New York City on March 4.
Also on March 10, but in Manhattan, Binghamton’s boys took to the track in the Nike Indoor Nationals at the historic Armory Track and Field Center, home of the National Track and Field Hall of Fame. Running in the Emerging Elite class of the sprint medley relay, the foursome of Jacy Wilson, Kaleb Lawrence, Josiah Sierra and Joseph Chermak placed fourteenth out of thirty teams with a school record of 3 minutes 45.24 seconds. The team qualified for nationals with their previous school record of 3 minutes 46.47 seconds, set at the Armory on February 17.
The Patriot indoor track and field team and coaches extend their sincere thanks to the BAAF for helping make this a memorable season for our athletes.