Congratulations to the Girls Track & Field team for their performance at the 1A FHSAA State Championship. Sofia Iglesias placed 3rd in the discus throw receiving a bronze medal as she closed her high school career and now prepares to throw in college. Autumn Jade Stoner finished 5th in the pole vault with a 9'8" and sets a new school record. The girls 4x8, Ari Gomez, Julia Irvin, Carmen Gonzalez del Valle and Julia Cohenran ran 10 seconds faster setting new school record. Way to go Falcons!
As you know, the Palmer Trinity School Athletic Department celebrated its annual Junior Varsity and Varsity Athletic Awards Banquet on April 24th, 2017. The event was filled with great food, reflection videos, original speeches, and the awarding of honors for academics, sportsmanship, leadership, and teamwork. Families of award-winners came out to support their accomplishments, and the evening culminated with the presenting of the Senior Awards, Female Athlete of the Year, and Male Athlete of the Year.
It has been an exciting and eventful year for PTS Athletics. We welcome the departments' newest full-time members, Tina Bustamante Rodriguez, as Administrative Assistant, Mr. Eric Perri, as Strength and Conditioning Coordinator and Mr. Daryl Maple, as Athletics and School Transportation. In addition, we added outstanding head coaches, assistant coaches and team managers.
The Athletic Programs continued to flourish this year. Next year we expect to open the South Campus Sports Arena with it's first home football game. The Arena will also host cross country, soccer, track & field, and lacrosse. The Athletic Department will continue to bring outstanding athletes and teams to our campus.
Student interest in athletics is at an all-time high, both in the Middle School and Upper School. It has never been stronger, and we thank you for supporting a growing community of amazing athletes and leaders on our campus. As Director of Athletics, I thank you for your comments and questions throughout the year. The athletes, coaches, and parents have made me a better leader and manager. I look forward to an energizing summer and an amazing 2017-2018 school year.
Congratulations to the Boys Varsity Track & Field team for their performance in the district tournament, in which they were named District Runner-Up! The Falcons were led by Nicolas Rey, Tyler Farias, Reilly May, Alexander Navarro, and Owen Reynolds. Congratulations to the Girls Varsity Track & Field team as well, as they finished in third place. The girls were led by Sofia Iglesias, Carmen Gonzalez Del Valle, Julia Irvin, Savannah Milton, and Autumn-Jade Stoner. Great job to all!
The Varsity Track and Field team competed hard at the Belen Quad and came away with great results. For the girls, Autumn-Jade Stoner won the pole vault while recording a new school record at 9'8". Other first place finishers included Sofia Iglesias in discus, Savannah Milton in high jump and long jump, Ainara Vadillo in the 100m and 200m and Carmen Gonzalez Del Valle in the 400m. The boys excelled as well, placing third overall. Tyler Farias and Nicolas Rey led the team, each setting personal bests in the 800m. Eighth grader Jacob Lebowitz led the Falcons in the high jump. Congratulations to all!
Two groups of seniors were honored yesterday for their commitment and dedication to Palmer Trinity and their respective teams. First up was the Track and Field team. The seniors honored were Daniela Diaz, Ariana Gomez, Juliette Hamilton, Ethan Hill, Sofia Iglesias, Dante Lang, Savannah Milton, Ashley Quero, Beverly Rhodes, Mario Rodriguez, and Alexa Ruiz. Girls Lacrosse then followed suit prior to their game. Salma Atassi, Georgia Burlingame, Alexandra Esco, Fabiana Lacau, and Valentina Lopez were celebrated. Thank you to all coaches and parents for attending!