Falcons compete in national competition

Members of the Albany High indoor track team pose at the Nike Invitational meet.

Five Albany High School student-athletes competed in the prestigious Nike Indoor Nationals track meet this past weekend in New York City.

The event - for elite athletes from across the country - is promoted as the "premiere showcase for the best of high school track and field" and is broken into two divisions - Emerging Elite and Championship, the latter being the most competitive.

Congratulations to:

  • Long jump - Samir Gardner - 8th place in the Emerging Elite Division 
  • 4x200 relay - Jahcere Laboy, Elijah Temple, Daaron Harrell, Malachi Young - 16th place in the Emerging Elite Division
  • 60m hurdles - Young - 42nd place in the Championship Division

Patrick Ponzo attended as an alternate. 

Gardner, Temple, Harrell, Ponzo and Young begin their outdoor track season today - good luck this spring, Falcons!