HSE track
From left to right, High School East girls track relay team members Raisa Thunig, Ingrid Rivera, Ava Reilly, and Amber Cray pose after winning the 4X100m relay at the State Championships.

Raisa Thunig Finishes Third in Long Jump

June 21, 2021-- The performance of High School East girls track at the sectionals and State Championships earned the team and some of its individual members a chance to compete at the Meet of Champions this past weekend.

The team had earned first place and a gold medal in the 4X100m relay at the State Championships recently. Raisa Thunig, a member of the relay team, also won the long jump, 100 meter hurdles, and placed sixth the 100m dash.

"The girls are really performing well this year,” said High School East girls track coach Jamie Dirk.

At the Meet of Champions in South Plainfield, NJ, June 19 the team competed in the 4x100m relay, finishing 16th overall. With their time of 50.36 50.14 2, the relay team of Raisa Thunig, Ingrid Rivera, Ava Reilly, and Amber Cray set another personal record and extended their school record time in the event.

Raisa Thunig finished 20th out of more than 40 runners in the 100m hurdles, and third in the long jump, while her teammate Nina Casalino competed in the pole vault.

Congratulations to the girls on another strong performance!

Raisa
Raisa Thunig (no. 6) gets off the block during a recent race.