Brooklyn’s Adilia Trim breaks Elementary B Division 400 meters record at the nation’s largest track and field series for women at the Armory Track, NYC, Feb. 10 2018. Adilia Trim, a 5th-grader at PS 288 in Brooklyn ran 59.76 in the Elementary B 400 meters at the finals of the 44th Annual Colgate Women’s Games, breaking a record of 59.80 set by Neffertittii Cooper of Philadelphia in 1991.
Meet Director Cheryl Toussaint said, Adillia was already considered among the most promising newcomers, when she surprised event leader Brianna Lindo of Queens, passing her on the final turn, pulling ahead to break the 27-year-old record.
“Adilia and a number of athletes achieved some of the best scores in the nation today, which is especially fitting on the opening weekend of the 2018 Olympics. To date 26 athletes who have participated and gained experience at the Colgate Women’s Games have become Olympians, said Toussaint.
Among the 230 finalists, special awards were presented for outstanding talent:
The “Outstanding Competitor at the Finals” trophy was awarded to Dominique Jackson, Bronx, NY
The “Most Improved Competitor” trophy was awarded to Rainn Sheppard, Brooklyn
The “Most Promising Newcomer” trophy was awarded to Adilia Trim, Brooklyn
The “Outstanding Competitor at the Preliminaries and Semi Finals” trophy was awarded to Avery Lewis, West Chester, PA
Complete results for all divisions of the finals are available at colga
The 45th Annual Colgate Women’s Games will resume next season with four preliminary meets and semi-finals at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and finals at the New Balance Track and Field Center at The Armory NYC. Hopeful young track stars, parents and coaches can find information about the program atwww.colga