Track: GDS boys and girls take conference medals

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Georgetown Day's boys track team had a strong showing in the MAC. (Brian Kapur/The Current/May 2017)

The Georgetown Day boys outdoor track and field team took second place overall at the Mid-Atlantic Conference championships meet, with a score of 133 behind Potomac School’s 149 on May 13 at Holton-Arms.

The Hoppers’ first-place medalists were Kyland Smith (400-meter), Matt Leder (800-meter) and Erkin Verbeek (110-meter hurdles).

Georgetown Day also had several second-place finishers: Smith (200-meter); Josh Shelton (1,600-meter); Jackson Todd (3,200-meter); the 100-meter relay team of Gabriel Smith, Henry Schlick, Gabe Pereira and Connor Yu; and the 400-meter relay team of Leder, Verbeek, Kyland Smith and Christian Hall.

Rounding out the Hoppers’ medals were bronzes from Leder (400-meter), Verbeek (800-meter), Jason Rudnick (1,600-meter) and Caleb Stutman-Shaw (300-meter hurdles).

Other first-place MAC winners from Northwest were Maret’s Christopher Wassmer (300-meter hurdles) and Luka Garza (shot put); and Sidwell’s 800-meter relay team of Earnest Williams, Will Keto, Amal Mattoo and Philip Wright.

Georgetown Day’s girls team had a strong showing at the title race respectively. (Brian Kapur/The Current/May 2017)

On the girls side, the Georgetown Day took third place overall at the Independent School League championships meet with a score of 61 — behind Bullis’ 224 and Holton-Arms’ 77. The Hoppers’ lone gold winner on May 13 was May Robison, who led the 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter races.

Georgetown Day’s other medalists were Sarah Pillard (1,600-meter) and the 400-meter relay team of Pillard, Nevada Lomax, Ilana Zeilinger and Ziyah Holman.