Women’s indoor track
The women’s indoor track team finished fourth overall at championships on January 29, just a few points shy of beating McDonough. Seniors Holly Driver and Sam Carey were the captains, and several records were broken by individuals on the team.
“This was one of the better years we’ve had since I’ve been here,” head coach Robert Torres said. “I was definitely proud of junior Charlotte Haggerty, Driver and Carey. Sophomore Ashlee Kothenbeutel and senior Kristen Isoldi both did very well. Sophomore Chika Chiku was a surprise who stepped up nicely.”
Driver finished first place in the championships for high jump, breaking the school record, and was runner-up in all other events. Junior Charlotte Haggerty also broke the 200-meter dash school record and tied her 55-meter dash record from last year. “I definitely need to work on my starts for the 55m more next year. I feel like that was something I struggled with this year,” Haggerty said.
The 4x200m relay and the 4x400m relay teams were composed of Driver, Haggerty, Isoldi, and Carey. Junior Adria Pirozzi also took second place at the championship in the mile run. “This was the last year we were going to have a team this strong, and we were determined to get a record,” Driver said.
Torres said that the amount of seniors leaving this year will put a strain on the team next season, but that the team will have to be able to adapt. “Driver was our best, and a lot of the talent is leaving. We are definitely going to get smacked around next year.”
The one event that held the team back during championships was field events. “We need more improvement in field events. It’s tough to practice in the winter, but field needs help,” Torres said.
Azanae Barrow is a Community Editor for The Patriot and jcpatriot.com.