B-P girls varsity track team wins Section II championship title; boys earn runner-up title

several female athletes pose together on an outdoor field, holding a tournment plaque.
The B-P girls varsity track and field team poses with their Section II championship plaque.

Congratulations to the B-P girls varsity track and field team on their sectional championship title last month! The team ended up with a third place finish in 2018 and was a runner up in 2019. With last year’s sectional competitions cancelled because of COVID-19, head coach Jeff Richards said this year’s team was determined to make the most of their season. Not only did they win the elusive team title this year, they won by a landslide, with the next team a distant 35 points behind. B-P teammates scored points in thirteen of the nineteen events, with the entire team contributing to the championship title. 

female teammates join arms in a circle on an outdoor field

Congratulations are also in order for the B-P boys varsity track and field team, who came up just two points shy of winning their third straight sectional title this year. 

a group of male athletes pose together as a team with their coaches, on an outdoor field, holding a plaque.
The B-P boys varsity track and field team poses with their Section II runner-up plaque.

“After losing our 2020 season to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were just excited to have the opportunity to compete again this year,” Richards said. “Despite the condensed season, our athletes made no excuses, found a way to perform at the highest level possible, and made the best of every practice and meet they had. Their attitude and effort was rewarded this year with a championship for the girls and a hard fought second place finish by the boys.”

two plaques are shown laying on top of green turf

Congratulations to the entire team, along with head coach Jeff Richards and assistant coaches Tim Cornell, Kayla Twardzik, Vincent Calderone, Tom McGivern, Jason Kruger, and Christiane Gifford.

three athletes pose together standing outside on a running track