Roxbury Olympiad Team advances to state finals

Roxbury — The Roxbury Rockets brought home the second-place team trophy out of 11 teams at the Capitol Area Junior High Regional Tournament held on Saturday at Ravena. The finish qualifies the team to attend the State Finals on April 17 and 18, at the State University at New Paltz.
The team finished ahead of Goff Middle School’s “B” and “C” teams from East Greenbush and missed beating the Goff “A” team by only 23 out of 1,556 points. The high school team qualified earlier this winter for their state finals at West Point on March 20 and 21.
The 15 members of the team now have six weeks to fine tune the 21 events they just competed in as they also pick up four new events. The new events will be Pentathlon, Wright Stuff, Experimental Design and Compute This.
The event results were as follows:
Anatomy: Jennifer Wallace and Joe McAfee; Bio-Process Lab: Joe McAfee and Katie Fairbairn; Car of Tomorrow: Heather Reinshagen and Kristopher Brew; Crave the Wave – 4th place: Heather Reinshagen and Katie Dee; Disease Detective: Jennifer Wallace and Rachel Beck; Dynamic Planet: Angela Perazone and Sydney Peters; Elevated Bridge – Gold Medal: Elaine Faison and Heather Reinshagen; Ecology – Silver Medal: Angela Perazone and Jennifer Wallace; Environmental Chemistry – Gold Medal: Kyle Ciaravino and Alexi Boice; Fossils – Gold Medal: Angela Perazone and Abby Wallace.
Meteorology – Bronze Medal: Angela Perazone and Kyle Ciaravino; Physical Science Lab – Silver Medal: Heather Reinshagen and Elaine Faison; Reach for the Stars: Alexi Boice and Katie Fairbairn; Reptiles and Amphibians – 5th place: Katie Dee and Joe McAfee; Road Scholar – 4th place: Angela Perazone and Sydney Peters; Robo-Cross – 4th place: Heather Reinshagen and Elaine Faison; Science Crime Busters – Bronze Medal: Abby Wallace and Rachel Beck; Scrambler - 4th place: Elizabeth Davis and Kerrigan Kellerhouse; Sumo Bots – 4th place: Heather Reinshagen and Kristopher Brew; Trajectory – Silver Medal: Kerrigan Kellerhouse and Elizabeth Davis; Write It/Do It – Silver Medal: Abby Wallace and Angela Perazone.
George Gregg, Miranda Cross, Nicole Massell and Adam Loper were also participants on the “B” team. The team is coached by Fred Zimmerman, Fred Zerega, Jamie Kellerhouse, Cathy Rappleyea, Al Vigna, Joan Riordan and Kristin VanBenschoten.