School News

13 Athletes to States/12 Broken Records

The spring athletic season at St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School included many outstanding performances including winning seasons for girls’ varsity tennis and boys’ soccer, a dozen broken school records in track and field, and thirteen athletes qualifying for State competition.

The varsity girls’ track and field team finished 2nd in our District and 4th in the Region and the boys finished 6th in the Region. The combined teams qualified for the State meet in six events. Sarah Grace Burns ’21 finished 1st in the region in High Jump and qualified for the State meet in that event and 300m Low Hurdles. Verena Pate ’23, who finished 2nd in the Region in 100m Hurdles, will compete at States in that event. Riley Burnette ’22 qualified for States in the Triple Jump. The Boys’ 4x800 Relay (Elijah Seavey ’22, Zolon Knoll ’21, Malachi McKinney ’21, Pyunn Ntwari ’22) and the Girls’ 4x800 Relay (Charlie Barron ’22, Maya Mauzy ’25, Melanie Val ’24, Chloe Middlebrooks ’22), which both finished 2nd in the Region, will take their speed to the State meet. The girls’ relay set a new school record of 10:58.5. Sarah Grace Burns ’21 broke the school’s varsity girls’ High Jump record with a jump of 5’3”. The boys’ 4x200 Relay (Curtis Gill ’21, Elijah Seavey ’22, Michael Pongdee ’23, Graeden Miller ’23) set a new school record at 1:39.57. New middle school records included the girls’ 4x200m Relay (Maya Mauzy ’25, Caroline Neubauer ’26, Ketiah Inganji ’26, and Elisabeth Perkins ’25), 1600m (Elisabeth Perkins ’25), and 800m (Maya Mauzy ’25), 4x400 Relay (Caroline Neubauer ’26, Annabelle Close ’27, Maya Mauzy ’25, Elisabeth Perkins ’25), and the boys’ 4x200 Relay (Kiran Malde ’26, Toby Van de Ven ’25, Emmanuel Karanja ’23, Eli McLean ’26), 4x100 Relay (Toby Van de Ven ’25, Emmanuel Karanja ’23, Hudson Rowles ’25, Kiran Malde ’26), and 4x400 Relay (Kiran Malde ’26, Toby Van de Ven ’25, Emmanuel Karanja ’23, Eli McLean ’26). Eli McLean ’26 tied the 200m record.

In varsity tennis, the girls’ varsity tennis team finished their regular season 7-2. Kira Engelhardt ’22, Tania Gonzalez-Horstmann ’21, Jenna Black ’21, and Emma Greer ’22, and boys’ player Nathan King ’21 qualified for the Division IIA Region Individual Tennis Tournament. The doubles team of Jenna Black ’21 and Emma Greer ’22 finished in third place and will compete at the Division IIA State Tournament in Murfreesboro the week of May 25. 

The varsity boys’ soccer team finished their regular season 5-1-1 and ranked second in the district. Three players, Ryan Ostrowski ’23, Porter Neubauer ’21, and Myers Gorrell ’21, were named Division II-A All-District Players.

Spring varsity athletes in track and field, tennis, and soccer were honored at an all-school assembly on May 5. In front of the entire student body, athletes were presented with the Most Improved Player (MIP), the Most Valuable Player (MVP), and the Coaches’ Awards. The teams vote for the MIP and MVP awards.

In girls’ track and field, the MVP is Sarah Grace Burns, Most Improved Athletes are Melanie Val and Sara Knight ’24, and Riley Burnette ’22 received the Coaches Award. For the boys’ track and field team, Alex Brewster ’22 was named MVP for the boys, Pyunn Ntwari ’22 was voted Most Improved Athlete and the Coaches’ Award went to Malachi McKinney.

This year’s tennis MVPs are Nathan King ’21 and Emma Greer ’22. Most Improved Players are Will Hernandez ’24 and Tania Gonzalez-Horstmann ’21. The Coaches’ Awards went to Tanner King ’22 and Jenna Black ’21.

The Boys’ soccer team voted William Barron ’22 to Most Improved Player and Myers Gorrell ’21 as MVP. The Coaches’ Award went to Porter Neubauer ’21.

In addition to interscholastic athletics, SAS’s afternoon program offerings this spring included theatre, farming, landscape painting, and mind*body*exercise.