The St. John's Girls are Setting the National Pace

*St. John's 4x400 at the Dogwood Track Classic; from left to right: Natasha Mosley '25, Cymia Yourish '25, Sara Labor '24, Alexis Brown '26

The St. John's College High School girls track team left their mark at the 59th annual Dogwood Track Classic this past weekend.

On Friday, Senior Meredith Gotzman came in second in the girls steeplechase with a time of 6:58.97 - the eighth fastest time in the nation. Her triumph in the steeplechase was the first of many for the St. John's team.

On Saturday, the girls claimed first place in the 4x800m relay, which was unsurprising as the St. John's track team has eight girls running below 2:25. This win was one of many for the St.

John's 4x800m team which made it to the Championship of America at the Penn Relays last month where they set a new school record of 9:16.


*100m dash finals

In the 100m dash finals, Freshman Alexis Brown and Senior Lailah King came in first and second, with Brown running a blazing 11.94 and King running 12.04. This was not Alexis Brown's only first place finish, as she came in first in the 200m dash with a time of 24.58. Her teammates Cymia Yourish and Lailah King took second and fifth with times of 24.59 and 24.81.

The St. John's girls finished out the meet with a bang, placing first in the 4x400m with a time of 3:54.88. Just like their 4x800, their 4x400 recently raced in the Championship of America finals at the Penn Relays. And just like their 4x800, they have eight girls running sixty seconds or under in the 400m.

The St. John's girls accomplishments at the Dogwood Track Classic illustrates their national level dominance that they will continue to exhibit as they finish out their season at their conference championships and nationals.