Staples girls track moves up to 3rd place
Published 1:06 am, Friday, February 12, 2010
The Staples girls indoor track team had its best finish in recent memory at the FCIAC championships on Feb. 4 at the New Haven Athletic Center at with 67 points. Danbury (118) won and Darien (88) finished second.
Staples junior Kelley Hussey (7.60) took fourth in the 55-meter dash. Junior Ingrid Johnson (1:39.99) and sophomore Maeve Flaherty (1:45.35) placed second and seventh, respectively, in the 600 meters.
Freshman Turner Block (42.74) turned up the jets and took third in the 300-meter dash. Hussy (43.83) followed in sixth.
Johnson, Hanrahan, Flaherty and Burke powered the 4x400 meter relay team to third place (4:15.32). Keeping up the success in relays, Block, Bohling, Driscoll and Hussey led the 4x200 meter relay team to second place (1:49.40).
Senior captain Joselyn Henry won in the shot put (33-10.25) and took third in the long jump (16-8). Henry is thrilled about her success, but it didn't come easily.
"I worked extremely hard to get my technique right, taking extra time working on getting stronger, taking care of any injuries that may pop up, and eating the right foods so that I can train effectively. I was determined to bring home the gold so I put all my focus into that goal and am so happy I pulled it off," Henry said.
In the pole vault, sophomore Lexie Schachne (9-6) placed third.
The Lady Wreckers were very pleased with their performance at FCIACs.
"I knew that the team would do this well this year because we have a nice handful of newcomers who have contributed in scoring at big meets from the beginning of the season. We also have returnees who have improved a lot and have been placing very well," Henry said.