Greenwich’s Philippides Takes New England Track Gold


Emily Philippides takes the gold during the New England High School Track and Field championships in the 1,000-meter run. (contributed photo)

Greenwich High School senior Emily Philippides had a day to remember during the New England High School Track Meet that was held at the Reggie Lewis Track Center in Boston, Mass. Philippides competed in the 1,000-meter run and posted a time of 2:51.30 that was good enough for the best time in New England. Her time was over two seconds faster than the second place finisher from Westerly, R.I. In addition, Philippides also competed in the 4×800-meter relay, as she joined teammates Hetty McMillan, Zoe Harris and Genevieve DeWinter. The relay team finished second in New England, posting a time of 9:19.62. Also competing in an individual event at the New England championships was DeWinter, who battled in the 600-meter run and placed seventh overall, netting a time of 1:36.53. (contributed photo)

About Author: Paul Silverfarb

Paul Silverfarb, editor at the Sentinel, has been covering events in town for nearly a decade. Mr. Silverfarb is quite familiar with Fairfield County, as he grew up in Trumbull, currently resides in Fairfield and worked as sports editor of the Sentinel, Greenwich Post and Norwalk Citizen~News combined for nearly two decades. He graduated from Keene State College in New Hampshire. To get in touch with Paul, email editor@greenwichsentinel.com.

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