College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 3-12

Varsity Track

OVERVIEW

The Holton-Arms track and field team is a tightly knit group of athletes who put in hard work and dedication for every practice and meet. Each member of the team contributes to the variety of events that track and field has to offer, such as sprinting, distance, hurdling, throwing, and jumping. Every day the girls train hard to prepare for the competitive season ahead. This fun and spirited team is ready to prove their dedication, hard work, and tenacity throughout the season. The squad returns all but two of the ISL point scorers from our ISL Championship Runner Up team of last season. The 2019 Holton track and field team is well-positioned to score points in nearly every event on the ISL Championship schedule and poised to retain our position as one of the top teams in the league.

SCHEDULE/RESULTS

To access previous years' schedule and results, click on the desired year.

SCHEDULE

Team Opponent Date Time Advantage Result Score
Varsity Track & Field
QO Cougar Relays - Quince Orchard High School
TBD
Away
Varsity Track & Field
Stanford Invite (California)
Away
Varsity Track & Field vs.
Madeira School, Stone Ridge School, Georgetown Visitation, Holy Child
Home
Varsity Track & Field
Viking/Bullis/Woodard
TBD
Away
Varsity Track & Field
SSSA Track and Field Showcase
Away
Varsity Track & Field
Penn Relays
TBD
Away
Varsity Track & Field
Holton Sr. Night
Home
Varsity Track & Field
Drapers @ SSSAS
Away
Varsity Track & Field
Drapers @ SSSAS
Away
Varsity Track & Field vs.
Episcopal High School
Away
Varsity Track & Field vs.
ISL Championship
Home
Varsity Track & Field vs.
ISL Championship
Home 2nd Place

ROSTER

Roster

Name Class
Isabel Beariault 2019
Olivia Boykin 2020
Sophia Castro 2022
Francesca Cetta 2020
Natalie DeSarbo 2021
Caroline Dickey 2022
Lusya Engen 2021
Sofia Fernandez 2021
Lailah Fritz 2019
Mayah Gaines 2019
Eliza Gichner 2020
Nicole Goldsmith 2021
Cate Goodin 2022
Annie Gorman 2019
Belinda Gorsuch 2020
Paige Gusek 2022
Kate Hallbach 2022
Maddie Jebavy 2019
Tara Kimiavi 2019
Maria Klick 2021
Elise Knutsen 2019
Estelle Monti 2022
Msangwa Ogada 2021
Elena Riel 2020
Asha Romaine 2019
Chloe Ross 2019
Klara Schmidt 2020
Pascale Schmidt 2020
Maya Solomon 2022
Erin Thomas 2020
Kayla Twedt 2019
Maya Valmon 2020
Victoria Velasco 2019
Hailey Williams 2020

COACHES

Head Coach: Meredith Valmon
mraineyvalmon@gmail.com

Meredith was an age-group track athlete in Brooklyn, NY competing at the national level from age eight to twelve before giving up the sport in middle school to pursue other interests. Several years later after enrolling at Harvard University she missed the sport and walked on to the track team where she became a four-year winner of the 400 m event in the Heptagonal League Championships as well as winning numerous titles in other events from the 55 meters to the 800 meters. In 1989 when she captures the NCAA Division I 800 meter championship she became the first Ivy League athlete to win a national title in an individual sport. In her senior year, she was selected as co-recipient of the top athletics award for Harvard female athletes. She was inducted to the Harvard Varsity Club Hall of Fame in 2005 and still holds the school record for both the 400m and 80m events. After graduating from Harvard with honors in 1990, Meredith competed at the Olympic and professional level for ten years making the US team in the 800m event for both the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games. From 1990-2000 she also competed on several World Championships and Pan American Games US national teams and won several US national titles in the 800m. Prior to becoming the Interim Head Coach for track & Field at Holton, Meredith was a volunteer assistant coach for the University of Maryland track & Field team for 15 years.


Assistant Coaches:
Carrie Braun, Adri Dobson & Michael Cetta


AWARDS

Past Awards

2018

Varsity Track & Field 2018
Head Coach: Meredith Valmon

Team Awards
Most Valuable - Maya Valmon ’20 & Francesca Cetta ‘20
Most Improved– Ema Nakayama ‘21
Coach's Award – Kayla Twedt

ISL Honors
Kristen Bitsberger ‘19
Maya Valmon ’20
Francesca Cetta ‘20

All-Met Honors
Honorable Mention: Maya Valmon '20

2017

Varsity Track and Field 2017

Coach: Ousman Sallah

Most Valuable - Maya Valmon ‘20

Most Improved– Kristen Bitsberger ‘18

Coach's Award – Francesca Cetta ‘20

ISL Honors

Shifra Eskin ‘20

Kayla Twedt ‘19

Lailah Fritz ‘19

Elizabeth Marsh ‘18

Maya Valmon ‘20

2016

2016 Track & Field
Head Coach: Ousman Sallah

2016 Team Awards
Most Valuable - Caroline McDonald ‘16
Most Improved– Taylor Butler ‘16
Coach's Award - Elizabeth Marsh ‘18

2015

2015 Track & Field
Head Coach: Ousman Sallah

Most Valuable - Lisa Anne Barrow ‘15

Most Improved Player - Jacqualine Asuquo ‘15 & Tola Oseni ‘15

Coach's Award - Alexis Smith ‘18

ISL Honors:
Lisa Anne Barrow ‘15