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55th Annual Glenn D. Loucks Games

by Warren Rosenberg, MetroSports Magazine - May 15, 2023


Over three days on the athletic fields of White Plains High School, over 2,900 athletes from 250 high schools, representing 12 states and two nations, gathered for the 55th Annual Glenn D. Loucks Memorial Track and Field Games. The Glenn D. Loucks Memorial Track & Field Games is a nationally renowned, elite track & field meet held in White Plains, New York each May.

Above: Esme Daplyn of Greenwich H.S. leading the pack toward her 1st place finish in the first heat of the Women's Mile. Photo credit - Warren Rosenberg www.nyspg.com


Among the athletes who have competed in the Loucks Games, many have gone on to excel in prominent collegiate athletic programs and two have gone on to compete in and win Olympic medals including both silver and gold.

Dalilah Muhammad who competed for Benjamin Cardozo high school in Bayside NY is the Loucks Games record holder in the Women's 400 meter hurdles. She is an Olympic gold and silver medalist as a hurdler and 4x400 meter relay team member.


Rai Benjamin from Mount Vernon, NY, was the Loucks Men's 400 meter hurdles champ in 2015 & 2016. He's now a two time Olympic medalist, with a silver in hurdles and gold in the 4x400 meter relay.


Like Olympic gold medalist Dalilah Muhammad, several of this year’s competitors in the Loucks Games set personal best records and meet records with their performances. This year, one of the Loucks Games competitors, Karrie Baloga from Cornwall high school in Orange County set a new meet and new national record with her performance in the women’s 2,000 meter steeplechase event.


Coming out on top of the Combined Team Scores including both men’s and women’s were:

1st Place Saratoga Springs

2nd Place Elmont

3rd Place Cornwall

Among the 1st place winners were for Thursday:

Men’s Distance Medley Frosh/Soph – Riverdale County Day

Women’s Distance Medley Frosh/Soph – Rye Neck

Men’s Distance Medley Open – Hunter College Campus School

Women’s Distance Medley Open – Bayport-Blue Point

Men’s Distance Medley East Coast – Saint Anthony’s

Women’s Distance Medley East Coast – Saratoga Springs

Men’s Sprint Medley East Coast – Horace Greeley

Women’s Spring Medley East Coast – Saratoga Springs

Men’s 4x400 Frosh Soph - Suffern

Wonen’s 4x400 Frosh Soph – Medgar Evers College Prep

Women’s Masters Mile – Charlotte Rizzo, Unattached

Men’s Masters Mile – Peter Watson, Unattached

Women’s Shot Put Frosh – Samantha Lenn, Clarkstown North

Men’s Long Jump Frosh – Lucas Esposito, Pleasantville

Men’s High Jump Frosh – Patrick Wilson, Pleasantville

Men’s Shot Put Frosh – Max Ellenberg, Edgemont

Women’s Long Jump Frosh – Juliana Agati, Pleasantville

Above, Rye Neck's Jaden Snow in his Golf Medal Pentathlon Hurdle performance. Photo Credit - Warren Rosenberg www.nyspg.com


Friday’s First Place Winners

Men’s Pentathlon Hurdle – Jaden Snow, Rye Neck

Women’s Pentathlon Hurdle – Melissa Gueye, Valley Stream South

Men’s 4x400 – Windsor

Women’s 4x400 - Windsor

Women’s 1600 Meter Racewalk – Samantha Mynio, Washingtonville

Men’s 800 Meter – Devan Kipyegi, St. Raphael Academy

Women’s 800 Meter – Kate Putnam, Cicero-North Syracuse

Men’s 200 Meter Final – Marcus Nahim, Iona Prep

Women’s 200 Meter Final – Ashley Fulton, Elmont

Men’s 3,200 Meter Final – Antonio Camacho-Bucks

Women’s 3,200 Meter Final – Zariel Macchia

Men’s Shot Put – Jacob Cookinham, Bishop Strang

Women’s Shot Put – Prizila Negrete, Ursuline

Women’s Long Jump – Julia Pendleton, Bonny Eagle

Men’s Long Jump – Putu Sutayasa, Nyack

Men’s Pentathlon High Jump –Brian Walsh, Mendham

Women’s Pentathlon High Jump – Melissa Gueye, Valley Stream South

Above: Angelina Napolean of Allegany-Limestone on her way to a 1st place finish in the Women's Mile and a new Loucks Games record. Photo Credit - Warren Rosenberg www.nyspg.com



Saturday’s First Place Winners

Men’s Pentathlon Overall – Brian Walsh, Mendham

Women’s Pentathlon Overall – Jadyn Mullen, Alexander Central

Men’s 4x800 – Freeport

Women’s 4x800 – Sayville

Women’s 100 Meter Hurdles – Elena Olson, Ursuline

Men’s 110 Meter Hurdles – Joshua Mooney, Stonington

Men’s Mile – Roan Kelly, Randolph

Women’s Mile – Angelina Napoleon, Allegany-Limestone

Men’s Discus – Dustin Swartwood, Auburn

Women’s Javelin – Julia Magliaro, Trinity School

Women’s High Jump – Amelia Benjamin, Ellenville

Women’s Pole Vault – Amelia McBain, Saratoga Springs

Men’s Pentathlon Long Jump – Brian Walsh, Mendham

Women’s Pentathlon Long Jump – Melissa Gueye, Valley Stream south

Men’s Mile Section 1 – Joseph Lavelle, Rye Neck

Women’s Mile Section 1 – Lelah Altman, Byram Hills

Men’s 110 Meter Hurdles Final – Joshua Mooney, Stonington

Women’s 100 Meter Hurdles Final – Caigan Leonard, Cornwall

Men’s 100 Meter Final – Alden Chambers, North Babylon

Women’s 100 Meter Final – Logan Daley, Holy Trinity

Men’s 400 Meter Final – OJ Singletary, UPrep Rochester

Women’s 400 Meter Final – Kyla Palmer, Skaneateles

Men’s Pentathlon 1500 Meter – Alex Profito, Mendham

Women’s Pentathlon 800 Meter – Jadyn Mullen, Alexander Central

Men’s 3000 Meter Steeplechase Final – Patrick Ford, Brewster

Women’s 2000 Meter Steeplechase Final – Karrie Baloga, Cornwall

Men’s 400 Meter Hurdles Final – Neil Howard, Taconic Hills

Women’s 400 Meter Hurdles Final – Thalia Benoit, Elmont

Men’s 4x800 Final – Ridgefield

Women’s 4x800 Final – Saratoga Springs

Men’s 4x100 Final – Mt St Michael

Women’s 4x100 Final – Elmont

Men’s 4x400 Final – Baldwinsville

Women’s 4x400 Final – Naugatuck

Men’s Pentathlon Shot Put – Brian Walsh, Mendham

Women’s Pentathlon Shot Put –Melissa Gueye, Valley Stream South

Men’s Javelin Final – Joshua Mooney, Stonington

Men’s High Jump Final – Connor Fisher, Edgemont

Men’s Pole Vault Final – William D’Agata, Rome Free Academy

Men’s Triple Jump Final – Michael Abbey, Hackley School

Women’s Triple Jump Final – Sarai Sealy, Ursuline School

Women’s Discus Final – Prizila Negrete

Above: Men's Pentathlon Champions Brian Walsh of Mendam competing in the Hurdles. Photo Credit-Warren Rosenberg www.nyspg.com


The Loucks Executive Board, the White Plains Rotary Club, the parents of the WPHS track team, the coaching staff of the WPHS track team, the team members ,and the custodial and grounds crews and the Food Services of White Plains HS were instrumental to the success of the Games.

Above: William Dickson of Ketcham H.S. on his way to a 5th place podium finish in the Pole Vault. Photo Credit - ClicksbyGina.com



A selection of meet photos can be accessed at: https://wr-photo.com/p924801841


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