An amazing track record

Luisa Kausch ’20 broke the school record in the long jump when she soared 16 feet, nine inches at the 2020 Eastern States Indoor Championships in  New York City on February 18. Luisa’s performance marks the first time in Peddie’s history that two generations of athletes are on the school record board for track and field. Luisa’s father, Lars Kausch ’94, set five school records at Peddie in the hurdles and 4x400m relay that still stand today. Lars (pictured left) donned his old Peddie track uniform recently for a practice session with his daughter near their home in Leverkusen, Germany. 

Also of note, sprinter Chinedu Okeke ’20 broke the school record in the 55-meter dash when he clocked 6.42 seconds to capture first place at Easterns. It was the first time in 26 years Peddie boys’ track returned to the top of the podium, a feat claimed by Hall of Famer Brad Barket ’95 who won the 800m run in 1994. 

Photo provided by Lars Kausch '94