Annual Robson Ellis 5th Grade Track Meet Held at Wadas Field
It’s fun, but competitive.
Whitesboro’s annual Fifth Grade Track Meet bearing the name of the late Robson Ellis, which also puts the fun “rivalries” amongst Whitesboro’s elementary schools on display, took place at Whitesboro High School’s Wadas Field on May 30.
The track meet, which is for fifth grade students from all four of Whitesboro’s elementary schools - - Deerfield, Hart’s Hill, Marcy and Westmoreland Road - - is held every year in memory of Ellis.
Ellis was a physical education teacher at Hart’s Hill Elementary School and also coached multiple sports teams. He passed away roughly 40 years ago while still teaching at Hart’s Hill.
In 1979, Ellis was inducted, posthumously, into the Whitesboro Alumni Association’s Teachers Hall of Fame for his service and dedication to his students.
The track meet is a fun send-off for Whitesboro’s fifth grade students, who will be moving up to the Parkway School next school year, and serves as a way to remember one of Whitesboro’s finest educators.
Each fifth grade student wore their physical education uniform and participated in at least one of eight events - - the 55m, 100m, 200m, medley, 4x100m, long jump, high jump and perhaps the most popular - - tug-of-war.
After the meet finished, the fifth grade students returned to their home school and the first, second and third place finishers in each event were awarded with a ribbon.
There were two school records:
Boys 200 Meter Dash
Tyler Thorngren (Hart’s Hill) – 30.16 seconds
Boys 4x100 Relay
Hart’s Hill (Ryan Charlebois, Michael Mazzi, Jax Hall and Tyler Thorngren) – 1:02.6 seconds
For the official meet results, click here.
The track meet organizers would like to thank everyone involved, including a handful of Whitesboro alums who came back to volunteer, for making the meet both possible and a success.
To view a photo gallery, click here.