Ten regional high school teams participated in the 40th Annual MVA track and field tournament held this past Saturday, March, 7th, 2015. Overall, the MVA Eagles participated strongly, with the MVA girls taking 4th place, and the MVA boys winning the 2nd place trophy. The team is led by many younger boys and girls athletes (9th, 10th graders), so the victories were even more impressive. The meet’s weather was also cooperative – unlike many of the squad’s competitions so far this season. The Montverde Academy Boys Varsity Track and Field team placed in second place with 106 points. MVA Girls Varsity Track and Field team accumulated 77 points total points which granted them 4th place.

Ms. Sue Tortora, Montverde Academy Track and Field Head-Coach, informed Montverde Communications:

“…for the girls, Cari Nelson, doing high jump for the first time, took 8th. Tiffany DeWitt was 5th in the discus as well as in the shot. The girl’s 4x800m relay team placed second and Katherine Ghivizzani placed 8th in the high hurdles. Gaby Thomas placed 5 in the 100m and Ciara Hopkins won the 1600m run with Maya Rifai in 4th and Addison Adkins in 6th. Ashley English made her debut in the 400m and placed 5th while Hunter Boshell placed 6th, and Aisha Greene placed 7th. Katherine Ghivizzani came back to place 6th in the 300m hurdles. In the 800m, Meghan Emling placed 5th, while Maya Rifai placed 7th. Ciara came back to finish 2nd in the 2 mile with Olivia Young and Addison Adkins placing 6th and 7th respectively. A girls 4x400m relay ran for the first time and placed 3rd.” Tahj Malone won the high jump for the boys. Newcomer, Yohane Griffin placed 3rd in long jump, 4th in the 100m, and 2nd in the 200m. Jordan Burgher placed 2nd in the discus and 6th in the shot put. Anthony Monteleone placed 3rd in discus and 8th in shot put. Zeandre Regis placed 2nd in shot while Christian Peeples placed 4th in discus. The increasingly competitive boy’s 4 x 800m relay team placed 3rd. Freshman TJ Williams scored points by placing 5th in the 100m and 6th in the 200m. In the 1600m, Ryder Valiquette placed 3rd and also placed 3rd in the 800m and 2nd in the 2 mile. Grant Sicard placed 4th in the 400m and Ryan Sitler placed 3rd in the 2 mile.”

Montverde Academy Eagles Varsity Track and Field team has two upcoming matches scheduled for this Wednesday, March 11th, and Wednesday March 25, both at Trinity Preparatory School, located in Orlando, Florida. Florida Districts will be held Thursday, April 9th, at Lake Highland Preparatory School, also located in Orlando, Florida.