College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 3-12

Varsity Track

OVERVIEW

The varsity track and field team enters the 2018 season in a strong position, returning all individual point scorers from the 2017 ISL Championships second place squad, our entire ISL champion 4 x 800 meter relay team, and two athletes who ranked in the top ten in the state of Maryland last year. The team will also benefit from the addition of talented freshmen and other newcomers who are expected to contribute in both on relay and in individual events. The coaches are excited about the breadth of the team across all events. We are looking forward to a competitive meet schedule this year, which includes some low-key competitions on our home track as well as the challenge of competing against some nationally ranked teams and athletes in some east coast invitational meets and culminating in hosting the ISL Championship meet on May 11-12, 2018. Holton track and field is happy to welcome all students who wish to try the sport and we have levels of training and competition for all. Our goal for this season is for every person on the team to get stronger both mentally and physically, set a personal record and have a positive experience.

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
Holton Invite
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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.
ISL Championship
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Varsity Track & Field vs.
ISL Championship
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ROSTER

Roster

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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