Overwhelming Divisional Victory for Edison Track at Middlesex Relays

Bryce Hickerson 26 runs alongside an opponent from East Brunswick High School during the final stretch of the Varsity Boys 4x800 relay.
Bryce Hickerson ’26 runs alongside an opponent from East Brunswick High School during the final stretch of the Varsity Boys 4×800 relay.
KARINA HAWALDAR ’25

Edison competed at the Middlesex County Relays at South Brunswick from April 30 to May 1. With the divisional Middlesex relay title at stake, Edison won in an overwhelming manner, scoring over 100 points and beating out second-place Middlesex by more than fifty points. Along with their title, Edison excelled by winning medals across the board.

The success in both the novice and varsity Sprint medley relays played a key role in Edison’s victory. The novice SMR team clinched fifth place, earning valuable points thanks to the contributions of Zeeshan Ahmed ‘25 with a time of 22.9 in the 200 meter and Dedrick Harvey ‘25 with a time of 56.00 in the 400 meter, leading to a final time of 4:04.

“The past few months have had their fair share of adversity when it came to the distance running side of things,” said Jacob Badilla ’25. “I am glad to see the guys perform so well, and I’m excited for the future.”

In the 4×800 varsity distance relay, the Edison 800 team hit a season-best time of 8:26, placing them in the top ten, powered by a personal record of 2:01 from Moustafa Abdelaal ‘25 and a 2:02 from Bryce Hickerson ‘26.

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  • Noreen Amponsah ’24 runs the anchor leg of the Varsity Girls Sprint Medley Relay. The girls (Ama Boateng ’25, Kayden Aravena ’25, Jada Bonds ’24, Noreen Amponsah ’24) ran a time of 4:17.79, placing first overall and earning a medal.

  • Alex Lange ’24 prepares for a run during the Varsity Boys Pole Vault event. Lange cleared a height of 11′, placing seventh.

  • Jahsir Wilkerson ’25 begins his approach in the Varsity Boys High Jump event. Wilkerson cleared a height of 5’10”, placing eleventh.

  • Jada Bonds ’24 races the Varsity Girls 4×800 on the second day of GMC Championships.

  • Emina Kapo ’27 leaps over a hurdle during the Varsity Girls 4×100 Shuttle Hurdle relay.

  • Zeeshan Ahmed ’25 sprints during the Varsity Boys 4×400 event on the second day of GMC Championships.

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Along with strong showings in the boys events, the girls’ varsity SMR team clinched first place in the entire SMR event, with Jada Bonds ‘24 hitting a 62:00 in the 400 meter and Noreen Amponsah ‘24 hitting a personal record of 2:19 in the 800 meter.

“The 4×1600 had its fair share of difficulties,” said Mark Palledino ‘25. “There were a lot of people we were competing against, but I’m glad we still did well”

There were season bests across field and mile events with Tori’ahn Rattray ‘24’s 6–2 high jump, earning him fifth place and Rylee Mcevoy ‘25’s 5:37 in the mile, giving her the fastest mile time on the girls’ team. Along with that, the boys’ 4×1600 team hit a seasonal best of 20:48.50, pushed by strong performances of a sub-five mile from Paolo Pittenger ‘24, and a seasonal best of 5:11 for Arya Shastri ‘26.

In one week’s time with training, the team hopes to hit huge personal records at the upcoming GMC Red & White Division Championship 2024.

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