Keegan Resets 2 Records in PSAA Meet

Keegan flies (PC: Jackson Loo)

On an unseasonably warm Friday afternoon, Lilly Keegan led a strong Blue & White performance in the first PSAA track & field meet of the season, by resetting a pair of school records and placing first in three events.

The senior became the first female track athlete to break 16 seconds in the 100 hurdles in a hand-timed 15.8 seconds. The 16.10 she ran to win the 2022 NYSAIS Championship remains the fastest fully-automatic time in school history. She followed that up with a 16′ 5″ leap in the long jump to edge the school record of 16′ 4.75″ set by Ana Droscoski ’91. She rounded out her memorable day with a 4′ 8″ effort to win the high jump.

Onana Awana soars (PC: Jackson Loo)

Other standout performances on the afternoon included Charlie Onana Awana’s 6′ 4″ leap in the high jump, the highest mark for a Bear since Jyles Etienne soared to a U.S. #1 height of 7′ 2.5″ in 2017. The senior also took first in the shot put with a 46′ 8″ heave. Evelyn Apazidis also took home two wins on the day in the 400 hurdles (70.1) and the 400 (64.9), in which she rallied from a 30-meter deficit to overtake Long Island Lutheran’s Dimyia Barnes just before the finish line. Tony Ying was the Bears’ other double-winner, cruising to victories in the 100 (11.6) and 200 (23.5).

Other victors on the day included Nikki Quartuccio (1500/6:22), Duncan Kipkoech (1600/5:11), Scarlett Davey (800/2:37), Roger Zhou (2:32), Troy Meng (3200/11:44), Niks Zemitis (Long Jump/20′ 3.5″), Niamh Scanlon (Shot Put/24′ 0″), Sam Cox (Discus/72′ 4″), Zach Mogambi (Discus/ 138′ 0.5″), the girls’ 4×400 meter relay (4:40.9), and both the girls’ (53.3) and boys’ (46.2) 4×100 meter relays.


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