After almost 60 years of pure hard work, the Brien McMahon Girls Track and Field team has finally earned the first division championship banner to be displayed in the gym.
The girls on the team went undefeated this outdoor season by beating teams like Darien, New Canaan and Ludlowe who were some of their fiercest competitors, only winning the Ludlowe meet by one point.
“This year the team did really well. To be honest I was not expecting to win every meet but we did! It also feels good to get a banner during my last season of high school track,” said Captain Savannah Bromley who was the highest point scorer on the girls team.
Ever since McMahon was established in 1960, the girls track team was seen as a secondary sport and unacknowledged by the school. Now, hopefully, with this astounding season, the track team will be seen as a vital part of McMahon athletics as it should be.
“This season has been the best one. We have gone undefeated which it is so cool to be a part of and I’m so proud of all the work everyone has put in,” adds sophomore Niamh Linehan.
After their final defining meet against Norwalk High, the girls came out on top with a score of 100 to 31 points. Now, the girls will move on to FCIACs and States, which many of the girls have qualified for.
“For States and FCIACs our competition increases, so while we will work hard as a team to place we will focus even more on each girls strengths and weaknesses to perform together and medal in our best events. With making history at McMahon and what we have already accomplished this season the pressure will increase as our expectations of the rest of the season have been raised, but with the bonds we have built this season with all teammates we will definitely be able to rise to the challenge,” adds Lister [pictured above]