Gryphons Poised to Soar at MSG’s Millrose Games

It’s Madison Square Garden or bust for Holy Child’s winter track team. The Gryphons’ fantastic foursome – seniors Rachel O’Driscoll and Katelyn Racanelli, junior Brianna McLoughlin and sophomore Isabelle Despins – won the Independent School section of the 4×400-meter relay at the Millrose Games trials January 13 at the New Balance Armory in Washington Heights. In winning, the girls set a new school record of 4:23.8 and punched their ticket for the Millrose Games at MSG January 29.

Head coach Declan Foley, Isabelle Despins, Rachel O’Driscoll, Brianna McLoughlin, Katelyn Racanelli, alternate Georgia Crane, and assistant coach Chris Mills

“In my four years with the program there have been numerous individual accomplishments to speak of, but this is by far the biggest thing to happen to the team as a whole,” said head coach Declan Foley. “Coach Chris Mills and I have been very vocal about how good this group could be, and now I think they are starting to see it and believe it. Qualifying for the Millrose Games is a pretty special thing for a high school athlete; running inside MSG will be a memory they will never forget.”

The Athletic Association of Independent Schools race takes place at 4 p.m.

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