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Thousands of Student-Athletes Compete at Annual Stanner Games

On Sunday, January 14th, Molloy hosted another successful Stanner Games at the legendary 168th Street Armory in Manhattan! Stanner Games is a premier annual track and field meet run by Molloy's amazing coaching staff with the support of dedicated alumni and parent volunteers. Thousands of athletes from New York and across state lines take part in a variety of events including relays, sprints, hurdles, long jump, high jump, shot put, and so much more. Alumni in attendance represented decades from the 1960s all the way through the 2020s.

The scale of Stanner Games is truly remarkable. This year's meet welcomed 2,903 total athletes who competed in 3,388 events. 2,497 of those were individual events. 1,369 athletes competed specifically in relay events. A total of 127 different teams were represented.

Stanner Games 2024: Molloy's Top Performers
Eva Gonzalez '24 - AMHS School Record - 300M - 42.15 - Qualified for National Championships
Benjamin Paula '25 - AMHS #10 All-Time - 55M Dash - 6.84 Seconds
Maria Badalamenti '25, Eva Gonzalez '24, Camille Munoz '25, and Jenna Wright '24 - Qualified for the Milrose Games - CHSAA 4x400M Relay to be held on February 11, 2024
Camille Munoz '25 - Qualified for the National Championships with a High Jump of 5'4"

According to Coach AJ Power '84, one of the leader organizers of Stanner Games, the meet ended 20 minutes ahead of schedule, which is a testament to the hard work of the over 50 alumni and parent volunteers. "It was another superb job by the best officials in the country," said Mr. Power. "Thank you to everyone who volunteered for your professionalism, efficiency, and most of all kindness to all our competitors. You all make Stanner Games a coach and athlete favorite. I am honored to work with you all!" Mr. Power thanked President Richard Karsten '81, Nurse Mrs. Maria Gallagher, Mrs. Helen Belen-Kelly, and Mr. Brian Kelly '94 for their support. He also extended special thanks to volunteers Brian Farley '71 and Kevin Farley '68 for traveling from Rhode Island, and Artie Dohler '82 and Phil Vetrano '74 for traveling from Florida.

Congratulations to all in the Molloy track and field community and to all who competed in this amazing event! Go Stanners!