The high school track and field season wrapped up with athletes competing in national championships across the country, showcasing impressive performances by Hudson Valley athletes, including All-American finishes for Iona Prep, Newburgh, and Hastings' Thomas.

By the Numbers
  • Iona Prep's boys sprint medley relay won gold at Nike Outdoor Nationals with a season-best time of 3:27.7.
  • Newburgh's boys 4x400 relay secured silver at Nike Outdoor Nationals with a time of 3:18.58, featuring multiple future collegiate competitors.
  • Hastings' Caitlin Thomas ran the New York No. 2 time of 6:48.68 in the girls 2,000-meter steeplechase at New Balance in Philadelphia.
Yes, But

There were athletes like Justin Hargraves from Iona Prep who showed impressive performances but were not eligible for All-American status due to various reasons.

State of Play
  • Iona Prep, Newburgh, and Hastings' athletes showcased strong performances at national championships.
  • Several athletes achieved All-American status, reflecting the high level of talent in the Hudson Valley.
What's Next

Athletes will continue to pursue their athletic careers at the collegiate level, with many securing commitments to Division I universities.

Bottom Line

The national championships highlighted the exceptional talent and competitive spirit of high school track and field athletes from the Hudson Valley, setting the stage for promising futures in collegiate competition.