–Coach John Turek
“Kit Colson has continued to improve, as a competitor and a leader every year and now, as a senior, as a Captain on the team. This year he started off the season very deliberately, trying to rehab his hip injury from the fall season. Every week he worked hard in workouts and with his physical therapist. His first meet was on 3/20 and has been improving every week. At our home meet on April 10th, he fulfilled one of his goals from his freshman year, breaking the long-standing school record in the 100m with a time of 10.67. That mark breaks one of the oldest school records on the books, 1982 10.69 by Rosser Newton. At the SPC Championship meet, Kit took his performance to a whole different level, winning both the 100m (10.32) and 200m (21.24), setting new St. Mark’s and SPC records in the process. Kit has been our top sprinter for all of his 4 years of high school. Quiet, focused, confident, and unflappable are the words that best describe him. He will be hard to replace, and we will miss him very much. This year’s Track & Field co-MVP is Christopher Kit Colson.
“Sahil is the force we did not see coming a year ago. He burst onto the National scene during Cross Country season, blasting our School Record by 35 seconds, and carried that success right into and throughout the Track & Field season. One of the most dominant distance runners to ever wear a St. Mark’s uniform, he is #2 on the 3200m ALL-TIME list and #4 on the ALL-TIME 1600m list. At the SPC Track & Field Championships, Sahil won the 800m in dramatic fashion, took second in the 3200m, and finished his day off taking 3rd in the 1600m, scoring 24 points for the Lions and leading them to a Team Championship. A fearless competitor who accepts no limit to his abilities, he leads with his dedication and work ethic. Sahil makes everyone around him better. He will leave here a legend! I can’t wait till next year! This year’s Track & Field co-MVP is Sahil Dodda.”