Seven student-athletes represent
Albany High at indoor states
Albany High School senior
Eileen Bequette competed in the finals in two events at the New York
state indoor track and field championships March 4 in New York City.
Bequette tied for 11th in the high jump (5
feet, 2 inches) and finished 24th in the 600 meters (1
minute, 41.24 seconds). Bequette was the Section II 600-meter champion
and finished third in the area in the high jump to qualify for states.
Albany High’s boys’ 4x200 relay team also advanced to
states as the section champion after
breaking the long-standing school
record in the event earlier this winter. The team qualified for the
finals Saturday at states with a fifth-place finish in the preliminary
heats, running 1:31.69 to shave nearly three-tenths of a second off
their recent school record. However, the team dropped the baton in one of the exchanges and
was disqualified in the final.
The team is scheduled to compete March 10-12 in the
2017 New Balance Indoor Nationals in New York City. Team members are
Jarrell Chaney, Syeed Holtzclaw, Kevin Mitchell and Blaise Umuhuza, with
alternates Felix Correa and Rafael Cabahug.
Holtzclaw also won the Section II 300-meter title and
competed in that event at states. He finished 12th in the
preliminary heats March 4.
Congratulations to all of our student-athletes on
their excellent indoor season!
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.