EDISON — The Wardlaw-Hartridge Middle School track and field team enjoyed a very productive day at the Silver Spike Meet at Gill St. Bernards in Gladstone.
Duran Gonzalez of Rahway captured three gold medals to lead the boys to the team championship in a nine-school field that included Princeton Day School, Newark Academy and Gill St. Bernards. Duran won the 100 meters, long jump and participated on the winning 4×100 relay with Cameron Cabrera of Carteret, Nathaniel Nyema of Edison and Noah Fischer of Parsippany.
Other gold medalists for the boys were Nyema in the 400, Noah Toney of South Orange in the 800 and Cabrera in the high jump.
The girls finished fourth in the team standings, winning several silver and bronze medals at the meet. Lauren Yates of Piscataway led the girls with a silver medal in the discus and bronze in the 100 meters. Lauren also joined Alex Garces of North Brunswick, Ciara Varley of Woodbridge and Sydney Hughes of Parlin in the 4×100 relay, which finished second for another silver medal.
Head coach Mike Howell and assistants Lee Nicholls and Lilah Terwilliger are extremely proud of the performance of all of their athletes.