Former Williston Speedster Torching the Ivies
By BOB YORK
Fast-forward: It’s the button Gabby Thomas always seems to have her finger on.
For close to a decade now, Thomas has been dominating the tempo of track and field’s fast lanes – the 100- and 200-meter dashes as well the 100- and 200-meter relays – on both the prep school and collegiate levels. The former Williston Northampton School standout, who is currently rewriting the Harvard University and Ivy League record books, bid adieu to Williston in 2015 by turning in what Athletic Director Mark Conroy described as “one of the finest performances by a track and field athlete in recent New England Prep School Athletic Council history and perhaps all of Williston’s track and field history.”
Two for the Big Blue: Both boys and girls win track and field championships!
The Phillips Academy Boy's and Girl's track teams each won the New England Prep School Division 1 Track chamionships held at Deerfield Academy on Saturday. The boy's team scored 98 points to finish 1st in a 12-team field. Loomis Chaffee was 2nd with 88 points. It was the boy's 2nd title in a row and they won it in dramatic fashion. With only three events remaining, the boys were in third place. Clutch performances in the triple jump sealed the win. Senior captain Malcom Mason Rodriguez won two events and scored a team-high 29 points.
Williston's Gabby Thomas '15 Continues to Shine at Harvard
For the second year in a row, former Williston sprinter Gabby Thomas ’15 came in third place in the 200 meter dash at the NCAA Division 1 Track and Field championships at Eugene, Oregon. Gabby is a former seven time NEPSAC champion and owns the NEPSAC 100 meter record of 11.71. Gabby was also in the NCAA finals for the 100. At the Ivy League Championships, she won the 100, 200, long jump, 4 x 100, and 4 x 400 to become the unanimous Most Outstanding Performer of the meet.