Ismene Germanakos '19: 19th at Nationals
On Friday, June 14th, in Greensboro North Carolina, javelin thrower, Ismene Germanakos represented Hackley at the most prestigious high school track competition in the country, New Balance Nationals.
Less than two weeks prior to Nationals, at the Eastern States Championship, Ismene had the javelin throw of her life, with a distance of 124-05.00. Her throw not only won Easterns, it broke her own school record, and qualified her for the Championship Division at Nationals, the most prestigious division at the meet.
Going into Nationals, Ismene was ranked thirty third of thirty-eight throwers. The day of the meet, Girls Championship Javelin had center stage, throwing directly on the infield at Aggie Stadium in front of thousands of spectators. Ismene performed far better than her initial ranking, placing nineteenth of thirty-eight competitors with a throw of 116-10.00. Congratulations, Ismene--what an amazing way to wrap up your historic Hackley Track and Field career!