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Winter Track: Germantown Academy Boys Wins PAISAA, Girls Take Fourth

MERCERSBERG – Germantown Academy’s indoor track team braved snowy conditions as they took to Mercersburg Academy over the weekend for Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association Championships. Student-athletes put up top performances, setting numerous personal bests and breaking two school records. 

On the boys side, the Patriots were crowned PAISAA Indoor Track and Field Champions for the first time since PAISAA started holding an indoor championship meet in 2019.  Scoring 127 points as a team, the boys edged out second place by over 35 points.  The girls finished in fourth place with 57 team points.

Boys Highlights

  • Evan Badami ’26 won the 400m with a PR of 50.47. He broke the school record set by Kyle Garland ’18 in 2018.
  • CJ Mersky ’24 took the top spot in the shot put with a 41’ 10.25” throw. Brandon Truszkowski ’26 earned third by throwing 40’ 3.5”.
  • Robby Bright ’25 cleared 13’ 4” in the Pole Vault to take first in the event. Adrian Diem ’25 finished second. Arjun Lee ’27 made his debut in the event and had a huge first jump of 8’ 4” (PR), and a PR in the High Jump, hitting 5’.
  • Blake Brown ’24 jumped 21’ 4.5”.  Brown also placed second in the Triple Jump (42’ 2.5” – PR), fourth in the 55m (6.86 – PR), and seventh in the high jump.
  • Brady McDonough ’26 took second in the 200m in 24.2.
  • Luke Philip ’24 went 2:11.08 to take second in the 800m.
  • The 4x400 Team of Ethan Na ’26, McDonough, Philip and Badami went 3:46.52 to take second.
  • Tripp Capers ’24 scored in the 55m (6.66) and 200m (24.29)
  • Jet Dickerson ’26 scored in all four of his events: 200m (sixth), 55m Hurdles (fourth place, with a PR of 8.30), Long Jump (fourth) and Triple Jump (fourth)
  • Jaiden Addo-Boateng ’27 ran a PR in the 400m, and a PR in the Long Jump
  • The 3200m crew all PRed, Walt Mulroy ‘26, scoring seventh with 10:43.87, Liam Connelly ’27, running 12:07.77, and Oliver Pepper ’26 running 12:25.57.

Girls Highlights 

  • Layla Gentile ’25 took the shot put title with a 33’ 10” throw.
  • Lorelai Fortmann ’25 jumped 10’ 3” to win the Pole Vault. Zoe Hellman ’25 took second in the event, clearing a PR of 9’ 9”
  • Elli ’26 Wang placed third in the Triple Jump with a PR and a New School Record of 31’ 2.5”
  • Gabby Colucci ’24 placed third in the 55m with a PR of 7.89, placed fifth in Triple Jump and contributed to the seventh place 4x400 finish.
  • Zoey Clark ’26 ran a PR in the 55m and the 200m.  She contributed to the 4x400 team with a fast leg of 1:06.
  • Lyla Perry ’26 scored in the 200m (seventh) and led off the 4x400 team.
  • Jazziah Manning ’25 ran a PR in the 400m, with a time of 1:14.77, and ran hard in the 4x400.
  • Alisa Colucci ’27 scored in the High Jump (fourth with a PR of 4’ 2”) and scored in the long jump (sixth, with a PR of 14’ 3”)
  • Eliza Evans ’26 scored in the Triple Jump (eighth with a PR of 27’ 6”) and jumped a PR in the Long Jump at 12’ 0.75”.
  • Sophia Legos ’26 jumped a PR in the Long Jump at 12’ 5.5”.
  • Lauren Truong ’26 ran a PR in the 1600, with 6:52.65