Women’s indoor track finishes second in IAAM championships

Women's indoor track finishes second in IAAM championships

Meredith Haggerty, In-Depth Editor

 Friday, Feb. 1, the women’s indoor track team came in second place at the IAAM Championships that were held at Prince George’s County Sports and Learning Complex. This is the first time in JC history that the women’s indoor track team was runner-up in championships.

“In the beginning of the year I thought winning the conference was a possibility.  McDonogh is always very good, but they aren’t quite as dominant as in the past.  If not, I knew we were capable of at least second place.  We had some rough patches during the season, but most of the girls came through when it matters most,” head coach Robert Torres said.

In the last two events of the meet, the 3,200-meter run and the 1,600-meter relay, the title for runner-up was in the reach of JC, Maryvale, and Mount de Sales. Each team was within five points of each other, but JC was able to pull away from Maryvale and Mount de Sales and clench second place.

Torres said, “the top performer on the team was [senior] Kiana Wright, who became an IAAM champion in the long jump and triple jump and anchored two third-place relays. We had outstanding performances from a lot of people though.”

Meredith Haggerty is an In-Depth Editor for The Patriot and jcpatriot.com.