By Annabel Schneider
This year the Blue Wave Girls Indoor Tack accomplished something they never have before. They wons the Triple Crown: FCIAC Champions, Class L State Champions, and State Opens champions. Before this year Indoor Track had never done better than fourth place in State Opens. Even after a very successful year and banquet behind them, seven of the runners aren’t done yet.
Senior Grace Loh, juniors Dillon Schoen, Leah Hotchkiss, and Catherine Lacy, and sophomores Maddie Schneider, Anna Sulger and Anne Johnston are hoping to continue their winning streak at New Englands in Boston on March 2nd and Nationals at the Armory in New York City on March 8th and 9th.
At New Englands, On Saturday March 2nd, Lacy will be competing in the long jump, the same event that she came in first at State Opens. Hotchkiss will be competing in the high jump. Loh will be running the 1000m, Schoen will be running the 600m, and Sulger will be running the 300m. Finally, Sulger, Schoen, Schneider, and Lacy will be running the 4x200 relay.
At Nationals, On Friday the 8th Loh, Sulger, Schoen and Johnston will be running the distance medley. Then on Saturday the 9th, Sulger and Schoen will return along with Schneider and Lacy to run the 4x200 relay, the same relay in which the girls broke the school record in at State Opens.
Schneider has high hopes. “I am really excited just to be going to both competitions. I know we are going to try our hardest and hopefully we will do well.”
Check the blue wave sports blog to stay updated on the Girls Indoor Track team’s last busy weeks of the season.
Photo: The State Open Champions