The Kent Place Middle School Spring Track and Field team celebrated an impressive season with a second place finish out of seven schools at the Pingry Big Blue Relay meet on May 3. 

All participants put in stellar performances on their way to a successful finish at the only relay meet of the Middle School Track and Field season.

“This group of young athletes is an amazing group to work with,” said Middle School Track and Field coach Elisabeth Benthien. “Their enthusiasm and dedication in practice has helped them to be very successful this season in both the track and field events.”

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The following athletes received individual medals for their performances:


Alaina Cohen – 1600 meters (1st place)

Olvia Cornish – 1600 meters (2nd place)

Tyler Goodwin – Hurdles (3rd place)

Ashleigh Pacewicz – 4 x 100 relay (2nd place)

Lauren Pacewicz – Discus, Long jump and 4 x 100 relay (2nd place)

Monika Paliwoda – 4 x 100 relay (2nd place)

Marshea Robinson – High jump (2nd place) and 4 x 100 relay (2nd place)


The following week, the team was back in action at the Gill St. Bernards Silver Spike Invitational Meet on May 12. Kent Place finished in third place out of 13 schools. The Spike Meet is the largest meet of the season.


The following athletes received individual medals for their performances:


Alaina Cohen – 1600 meters (2nd place)

Olivia Cornish – 1600 meters (3rd place)

Tyler Goodwin – Hurdles (2nd place)

Ashleigh Pacewicz, Lauren Pacewicz, Monika Paliwoda, Marshea Robinson – 4 x 100 meter relay (1st place)

Lauren Pacewicz – Long jump (2nd place), Discus (3rd place)

Marshea Robinson – High jump (3rd place)