Sprint relay team leads Albany High contingent at state track meet
Albany High School boys’ 4x400-meter relay team is headed to the state
track and field meet after dominating the event in Section II this
The team (pictured L-R) of seniors Kevin Mitchell, Jarrell
Chaney and Syeed Holtzclaw, and junior Blaize Umuhuza took first place
at the state qualifiers at Shenendehowa High School on June 1-2. They
also won the event at the Division 1 sectional meet May 23 at
Guilderland High School, and at the prestigious William F. Eddy
Invitatational on May 20 at Schenectady High School.
They will lead Albany High’s contingent at the state meet June 9-10 at
Union-Endicott High School near Binghamton. Felix Correa, a junior, is
the team’s alternate.
Holtzclaw also qualified for states in the 400 meters after winning the
event at qualifiers. Holtzclaw also won the 400 at the Eddy meet. Kevin
Mitchell finished second in the 400 hurdles at qualifiers and also will
compete in that event at states.
For the girls’ team, senior Eileen Bequette qualified for the state meet
in the pentathlon for the third year in a row. Bequette finished second
at state qualifiers by one point – 3,085 to 3,084 – after dominating the
five-event competition at the Division 1 meet May 23.
Good luck to all of our student-athletes!
The mission of the City School District of Albany
is to educate and prepare all students for college and career,
citizenship and life, in partnership with our diverse community. The
district serves more than 9,600 students in 17 elementary, middle and
high schools. In addition to neighborhood schools, the district includes
several magnet schools and programs, as well as other innovative
academic opportunities for students, including four themed academies at
Albany High School.