Gamble named All-State Track Rookie of the Year
HARRISONBURG, Va. — The Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) announced their 2021-22 varsity division women’s indoor track and field teams on Friday, and their sophomore Katelyn Gamble (Houston, TX/The Kinkaid School) highlighted W&L selections by winning Track Rookie of the Year.
Gamble added a first team citation in the sprints category, and she was joined in the first team by senior Avery Schiffman (New Vernon, NJ/The Pingry School), which was selected in the middle distance category. Senior Pinkerton Abbey (Suwanee, Ga./North Gwinnett) and first year Ashley D’Ambrosia (Henrico, Va./Collegiate School) earned second-team accolades, with Pinkerton in the mid-distance section and D’Ambrosia in the jumps.
Also a 2021-22 ODAC Indoor Track Rookie of the Year and USTFCCCCA Regional Track Athlete of the Year, Gamble’s indoor season was highlighted by a sixth-place finish at the U.S. Division III National Championship. NCAA. His finish was achieved in 7.67, while his season best time of 7.60 was achieved in the preliminary race. Gamble’s 7.60 was not only a personal best, but also a new program record, beating his own previous record of 7.63. She also placed second in the 200m at the ODAC meet with a record time of 25.82.
Schiffman won the mile in the conference meet to earn her first team honor, as she posted a season best time of 5:13.53, which is also the fifth fastest time in the league. history of the program. Schiffman also earned USTFCCCA All-Region recognition for his efforts in the mile.
Pinkerton raced to second place in the 800 m at the conference meet and earned second-team All-ODAC honors. Pinkerton finished the race with a season and personal best of 2:22.22.
D’Ambrosia rounds out the generals for All-State teams, as she won the pole vault at the ODAC Indoor Championship with a leap of 3.38m (11’1.00″). This mark was not just a personal best and a season high, but it was also good for fourth in program history.
For 2021-22 VaSID All-State College Division Complete Teams and Winners, click here.
The Generals finished second at the ODAC Indoor Championships on Feb. 26-27.