WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. Relay teams from Byram Hills and Mamaroneck high schools were among the top performers Thursday when the 45th Glenn Loucks Memorial Track & Field Games opened its three-day event at White Plains High School on a windy, chilly evening.
The Mamaroneck girls relay team of Shari Rauls, Leonie Rauls, Katie DeVore and Anima Banks finished fourth in the East Coast distance medley relay. Banks, who will attend Duke University in the fall, is a two-time New York State indoor 1,000-meter champion and anchor for the Tigers Section 1 top qualifying 4x800-meter relay team, which placed third in the state championships that included the Rauls sisters and Katie DeVore.
Byram Hills runners Marc Violone, Brendan Cutler, Arian Pushka and Ben Asamoah competed in the Men's Open Medley Relay and finished second.
The Loucks Games are named for longtime White Plains High School track and football coach Glenn D. Loucks, who was a fixture in the school and sports community from 1931 to 1962. The event is one of the largest independent, on-campus scholastic track and field gatherings in the nation. This years games will include a record 2,950 athletes representing 337 male and female teams from 221 schools based in New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine and Canada.
The Loucks Games, which include many of Westchester's top high school track and field athletes, continue Friday beginning at 3 p.m. and run through Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.
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