Pioneers shine as Longstreth Relays return to WRA

Pioneers shine as Longstreth Relays return to WRA

Track & Field team hosts first Longstreth Relays since 2019 in competitive and talent-filled meet.

Last Wednesday afternoon, the Pioneer Track and Field Program welcomed seven teams from Ohio and Pennsylvania for the revamped Longstreth Relays.

In addition to a few track relays and field event relays, the meet featured a number of individual events for the first time in its storied history. Though the Longstreth Relays has been dormant for the last two years due to the pandemic, this longstanding meet is one of the most cherished track and field traditions in northeast Ohio with the first running of the relays dating back over 60 years ago.

The WRA student-athletes put on quite a show for the Pioneer faithful with freshman standout Ky Hau-Golden running a blazing 12.56 to win the 100m dash. Teammate Jordanne Nichols '23 was third in the 100m. Hau-Golden also won the long jump competition.

The team of Nichols, Hau-Golden, Mia Maze-Ingram '25 and Lea Carino '24 took home the gold in the 4x200m relay, just barely off their school record-setting time from a few weeks ago. Junior Elba Heddesheimer set a new PR in the 800m to walk away with the gold medal and Junior Thomas Cahill won the 400m.

Freshman Sehar Mahesh continues to improve each and every meet. Mahesh shaved 2 seconds off of her PR in the 400m to take the bronze medal. Mahesh also earned 3rd in the long jump. The boys sprint medley relay team of Ethan Zhang '22, Ike Nabuife '23, Omar White-Evans '22 and Elias Vail '25 took home the gold.