MIDDLETOWN - Last weekâ€™s Athlete of the Week Aaliyah Walker of Innovation continued her strong performances of late, qualifying for the finals of the triple jump and setting a new school record as she finished seventh of 40 competitors in Saturdayâ€™s Middletown Invitational.
Walker also broke her own school record in the 300 hurdles, improving upon her state qualifying time and finishing 15th of 27 competitors.
She was also able to qualify for states in the 200, which is now the fourth event in which she has qualified.
Also for Innovation, the girls 4x100 relay of Reya Joseph, Aryanna Townsend, Tiandra Scott and Mahyreah Torres finished sixth out of 25 teams and posted a new personal best.
Seniors Reya Joseph and Mahyreah Torres ran season bests in the 100-meter dash, finishing 16th and 30th, respectively, out of 57 competitors.
Senior Aryanna Townsend ran a season-best in the 200 meters, which was good enough for a 25th place finish out of 64 competitors.
Morgan Sartor finished 20th out of 31 competitors in the discus.
For the Innovation boys, both the 4x800 and 4x400 relay teams posted new season bests.
The 4x800 team of A.J. Corso, Charlton Morgan, Andre Sterling and Quentin Askew started the meet off with a new school record.
They finished one place out of medal contention, placing seventh of 18 teams.
Malachi Bolden joined Morgan, Sterling and Askew in the 4x400 for a new season best and a 15th place finish.
Jonathan Rodriguez qualified for the finals of the 110-meter hurdles, then ran a new school record in the finals for a medal and a fifth place finish.