EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison’s athletic teams boasted an impressive spring season, highlighted by team championships and individual accolades.
Four young ladies – Mia Sutton of Scotch Plains, Sydney Kuo of Edison, Grace Lu of Edison and Jenelle Valera of Piscataway – led the charge with impressive performances on the golf course, powering the Rams to titles in the GMC White Division and NJISAA Prep Conference. The W+H girls, who were undefeated in co-ed dual matches, also posted the lowest team score at the NJSIAA Championships but were not eligible for the trophy because of their classification as a co-ed team.
GMC White Division Coach of the Year Jim Howard of North Plainfield was joined by his players in the individual honors department. Sydney Kuo received All-GMC recognition and placed ninth in the Girls’ State Tournament. Grace Lu finished third in the states and fifth in the Prep meet. Jenelle Valera tied for third in the Prep meet.
The W+H boys’ tennis team also completed an undefeated league record en route to the GMC Blue Division title. The Rams were led by All-GMC Blue players Anshuman Apte of Watchung (third singles), Anant Kovil and Chetan Yasa of Edison (first doubles) and Aarush Dharayan and Yash Pandey of Edison (second doubles).
The Rams also performed well on the track and in the field. Isaiah Singh of Carteret (pole vault), Emily Brogan of Colonia (javelin) and the girls’ 4x400 team of Tori Howell of Piscataway, Lara Jasti of Colonia, Kelly Lawrence of Scotch Plains and Nadia Valcourt of South Plainfield were named All-GMC Gold athletes. Zane Lee-Briggs of Avenel, Adisa Mogan of Plainfield and Kynise Dixon of North Plainfield made the All-Gold squad as At-Large performers. Isaiah Singh earned a silver medal in the triple jump and bronze in the pole vault at the Prep B Championships, while Zane Lee-Briggs captured a silver in the 400 meters. Jamal Burden was named Gold Division Coach of the Year.
W+H also made its fair share of headlines on the baseball diamond, more than doubling the previous year’s win total in a 9-6 campaign. The Rams clinched second place in their division with a late season victory over East Brunswick Tech. Four Rams were named to the All-GMC Silver team – AJ Massaro of South Plainfield, Tim McDonald of Green Brook, Ryan Petela of Clark, and JJ Stueck of Scotch Plains.