Millrose Rankings

Ward Melville High School’s track program was well represented at this year’s Millrose Games by two talented relay teams, once of which earned a second-place finish in the contest.
The 4x400-meter relay team made up of juniors Hannah Hobbes and Madison Hobbes and sophomores Allyson Gaedje and Samantha Rutt placed second with a season best time of 4:00.99.

The 4x800-meter relay team comprised of sophomores Gaedje and Samantha Sturgess, freshman Shannon Ryan and eighth-grader Elizabeth Radke placed eighth with a season best time of 9:34.21.
The Millrose Games, now in its 109th year, is a prestigious indoor track and field event that features Olympic and world champions, professionals, youth, clubs, masters and top high school athletes. This year’s event was held on Feb. 20 at the New Balance Track and Field Center at the Armory in Manhattan.

“Being able to compete as a high school athlete at the prestigious Millrose Games is a tremendous honor,” said girls track head coach Tom Youngs. “To be able to send two relay teams to represent Ward Melville High School is a testament to the talent and depth of our program. This is a special group of student-athletes, and I am so fortunate and proud to be a part of it. Their focus, dedication and commitment is what makes them so good. From day one, they bought into the process and learned to believe in themselves and each other. Being able to compete alongside Olympic and world champions is an experience that I hope will last a lifetime for them.”