On April 13, hundreds of high-school students competed at the 2019 Mayor’s Cup at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island for the title of best in the city.
Rachel Richards, Junior, East Harlem Pride, Triple JumpPhoto: Kyle Dorosz
You’re just about to compete? Yes, the triple jump, which I won sixth place in at the Junior Olympics last year. I get nervous with other events, but this one’s peaceful for me.
Let’s talk about the competition. These girls from Clinton High School in the Bronx, they’re really muscular and really tall. I used to train with them, but then I switched schools. So there’s a little tension. The boys on our team have some tension with Stuyvesant. And then there are these two Briannas. They’re from the Bronx too, and they’re really intimidating.
Are there any boy versions of the Briannas? Oh, not really. The girls are more competitive. In my opinion.
Ava Hosking, Freshman, Millennium High School, 4x100- and 4x400-Meter RelaysPhoto: Kyle Dorosz
Israel Abanikanda, Junior, Abraham Lincoln High School, 100-Meter DashPhoto: Kyle Dorosz
Shane Cruz, Sophomore, La Salle Academy, 4x800-Meter RelayPhoto: Kyle Dorosz
Dale Dolan-Zalaznick, Junior, the Dalton School, High JumpPhoto: Kyle Dorosz
Maria Flores, Freshman, the Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria, 4x100-Meter RelayPhoto: Kyle Dorosz