Crunden Wins State Championship!

Jackie Crunden with Coach Shepard after her big win.
Jackie Crunden with Coach Shepard after her big win.
Jackie Crunden winning the State Meet with this jump.
Jackie Crunden winning the State Meet with this jump.
Jackie dedicated herself to winning the State Championship.
Jackie dedicated herself to winning the State Championship.
Whitman's 4x800 relay team
Whitman's 4x800 relay team
Emma Gongevold and Zenab Ojibe.
Emma Gongevold and Zenab Ojibe.
Left to right: These graduating seniors will continue with track in college next year: Asha Burwell, Kate Mallinson, Jackie Crunden, and Cherylin Seavers.
Left to right: These graduating seniors will continue with track in college next year: Asha Burwell, Kate Mallinson, Jackie Crunden, and Cherylin Seavers.

UPDATE!!!!  Walt Whitman senior Jackie Crunden has just won the New York State Championship in the high jump.  Jackie jumped 5'6" to take the state crown!

"Jackie is last years State and Federation Runner-up," said her coach Rufus Shepard.  "She dedicated and committed herself to improve and set a personal goal of winning the State and Federation title."

"I am so happy to have had Coach Shepard and Coach Moore as my coaches," said Jackie after winning the state championship.  "They taught me not only the essentials of how to win, but also how to handle losing.  I had the best four years and it feels great to leave my high school career with a 5'6", first place jump at the State meet."

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW STATE CHAMPION!


Original article:

Walt Whitman Girl’s track team recently competed in the Section XI State Qualifier Meet.

Qualifiers included: Jackie Crunden - 100m hurdles and high jump;  Lauren Hoffman - 2000m steeplechase;  Alexandra Greaves - 200m;  Sabrina Philippe - 100m dash;  Zannia Ojibe - 400m dash;  Cherylin Seavers - 400m hurdles;  Asha Burwell - 200m dash; and the 4 x100m relay team of Kate Mallinson, Sabrina Philippe, Asha Burwell and Alexandra Greaves.

All of the girls performed exceptionally well.  Jackie Crunden will represent Walt Whitman in the high jump at the State Track and Field meet that will take place on 6/7 and 6/8 in Middletown NY.

Good Luck Jackie!

There is a total of 14 seniors on the girls track team and with graduation just a few short weeks away, we wish them continued success: Alexis Trench, Ariel Agudio, Asha Burwell, Jackie Crunden, Kaylin Lamb, Kat Mallinson, Casey Miller, Amanda Natale, Astrid Perez, Noelle Pilger, Kensey Portman, Meghan Powers, Cherylin Seavers, and Christine Yasinsky.

Four of the graduating seniors mentioned above will continue with track in college next year:

Jackie Crunden - SUNY Binghamton

Kate Mallinson - SUNY Geneseo

Asha Burwell - SUNY Albany

Cherylin Seavers - C.W. Post