Athletes of the Week: Boys and girls track, girls basketball players honored

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Editor’s note: the following press release was provided by Pelham Public Schools.

Seniors Peyton Rees, Emma Lauria, Samantha Volpe, Henry Driesen and Michael Salama, and sophomores Brooke Gates and Zoe Winburn were named PMHS Athletes of the Week.

Girls’ Winter Track

Reese, Lauria and Winburn helped the girls’ winter track team capture its second straight league title. Rees placed second in the championship meet in the shot put and weight through with throws of 30’ 1.5” and 29’ 7.25” respectively. Lauria placed 4th in the 55 meter dash with a time of 7.88 seconds and 1st in the 4X200 relay with a time of 1:52.57. Winburn was 1st in the high jump, leaping 4’ 10”, second in the 4X400 relay with a time of 4:28.49 and fourth in the triple jump with a distance of 30’5”.

Boys’ Winter Track

For the boys’ team, Salama placed eighth in the 600 meter with a time of 1:32.37 and 4th in the 4X400 relay with a time of 4:00.85. Driesen placed 3rd in the 1600, 1000 and 4X800 relay with times of 4:52.84, 2:49.94 and 9:27.95, respectively.

Girls’ Basketball

Volpe and Gates helped the girls’ basketball team to two wins with Volpe notching a combined 25 points, 23 rebounds and 14 blocks and Gates adding 22 points, 6 assists and 4 steals.