The William Floyd Colonials girls winter track team added to their hardware this weekend with a standout performance at the New York State Indoor Track and Field Championships held at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island. Leading the way for the Colonials were the 4×200 meter relay team of Kianna Hawkins, Jade Foster, Tatianna Kistner and Antoinette Miller who set the all-time New York State meet team record of 1:41:49, which is also the fastest time ever for a Suffolk County team. This victory resulted in the team earning the crown of New York State Federation Champions, as well as New York State Public High School Champions.
Triple jumper Kaylah Britt also put forth a tremendous performance jumping 37’ 9¾” to clinch third-place overall in the state. Kaylah finished the indoor track season ranked No. 1 in Suffolk County, No. 1 on Long Island and No. 3 in New York State, earning her All-County, All-Long Island and All-New York State honors in the process.
“Their performances on the track this season have been nothing short of extraordinary,” said head coach John Ryan, who along with assistant coaches Gil DeCicco and Kristine Dunscombe continue to do a fantastic job with these talented student-athletes. “Even more impressive than their athleticism has been their conduct. They have represented William Floyd High School and our community in a way that would make us all proud. Their sportsmanship and humility are to be commended.”
Next up for the Colonials is the New Balance Nationals Championship Meet this upcoming weekend at the New Balance Armory Track and Field Center in New York City where they will look to add All-American honors to their impressive résumés.
For future girls track athletes: Jade Foster attended William Floyd Elementary School and William Floyd Middle School; Tatianna Kistner attended Tangier Smith Elementary School and William Paca Middle School; Kianna Hawkins attended John S. Hobart Elementary School and William Paca Middle School; Antoinette Miller and Kaylah Britt began attending William Floyd schools in high school.
Watch the winning race below!