Indoor Track & Field Seniors Qualify for New Balance National Championship
Indoor Track & Field ventured to Virginia for the VA Showcase that took place on Friday and Saturday. Katya Henisz ’23 had a first-place photo-finish in the 3200m, closing the gap in the final lap from third place and winning by a nose in a mad dash in the last 150m. Henisz’s time of 11:16 set a new school record and qualified her for the New Balance Indoor National Championship currently ranking as the second fastest time in Pennsylvania and 23rd nationally. Check out Milesplit’s post-race interview with Katya, and watch the full race and epic ending here!
Simon Donovan ’23 also qualified for the Indoor National Championship with his mile time of 4:25.91, ranked ninth in Pennsylvania. Graham Greene ’23 set a personal record in the 300m with a time of 35.50 which put him as Pennsylvania’s third fastest in that event.
Girls Basketball Back On a Roll
The Girls Basketball Team stacked three wins last week to improve their record to 6-5-1 (1-2).
The team had decisive wins over Martin Luther King Jr. High School, Cavalry Christian, and Friends Select. Across all three games, the Tigers notably shared the scoring production.
Against MLK, the game broke open after halftime. The Tigers exploded out of the huddle and put up 20 points in the third quarter while holding MLK to only four. High scoring was shared by Caroline Putnam ’23 and Taylor Linton ’28, both with eleven points. Sophomore Mia Rutledge ’25 added nine points to the Tigers’ 55-19 victory.
The Tigers were able to bounce back in Friends League play on Friday night in the city. Facing up against the Friends Select Falcons, the lock-down defense was key to GFS’ execution in the 46-18 win. The Tigers held their opponents to a scoreless first quarter, and the only first-half points for the Falcons came from connections at the free-throw line. Alayah Campbell ’25 had a team-high 18 points with two three-pointers. Putnam ’23 tacked on two more buckets from behind the arc and finished with ten points. Caroline Schure ’23 and Fiona Behan ’25 recorded six points a piece.
Linton ’28 continued to make a splash against Cavalry Christian in a midday matchup and scored 22 points with two three-pointers. Once again the Tigers had their most productive minutes in the third quarter, scoring 16 points from contributions by Campbell ’25, Rutledge ’25, Linton ’28, and Schure ’23. While the scoring was abundant for girls squad, what may be most impressive was the Tigers’ defensive efforts. Cavalry Christian was held scoreless for the entirety of the second quarter, allowing GFS to gain momentum going into intermission. The final score was 46-18.
Boys Basketball Takes Hard Knocks
Tigers Boys Basketball could not yet secure their first Friends League win against the Friends Select Falcons. In a tough shooting day for the GFS squad, the Falcons came away with a 52-41 victory. The Tigers were edged out ever so slightly across the stat lines but were unable to convert Falcon turnovers into points. Jordan Dill ’26 continued his productive season, Dill ’26 scored sixteen points and tallied two assists, two steals, and a block. Junior Darius Frazier ’24 scored eleven points and nabbed nine rebounds.
Despite an admirable second quarter defensively, the Tigers could not close out Dobbins Technical and lost 72-68. Down by six at the end of the first quarter, the Tigers came out of their huddle hungry for stops and held the Dobbins offense to a measly four points in the second quarter. GFS shot a masterful 48% from the field but was outmatched inside the paint. Frazier ’24 scored a career-high 30 points, shooting an impressive 77% from the field and adding seven points from the foul line. Naz Tyler ’27 scored twelve points off four three-pointers and finished the night with 17 points.
Girls Varsity Squash Remains Undefeated
The Girls Squash team has earned a 9-0 record after victories over the Hill School and Squash Smarts this week.
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Boys Varsity Squash
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