Girls Track and Field take Second behind Chelsea at CAC Championships
A career day for many athletes on Essex Tech's Track and field team who finished second behind power house Chelsea High School
Laraine Harring stole the show in the marquis race of the day, the 400m run. She clocked a 60.53 down the stretch to win the event. The 600m state champion is now a true contender to take the State Title in the race.
In the same race, Catherine Niziak had a breakout start with a 64.71 and shatters her personal best. The time is hopefully good enough to represent the Hawks at the Divisional Championships. The sophomore captain also hurled the javelin 70'3" for a personal best, and split a 65.4 on the winning 4x400m team, making her the top performer that day.
Georgetown standout Maeve Sousa shocked the field, breaking 65 herself in the 400m with a 64.77. She also hopes to represent the Hawks in the state championships. The Hawks took 1st- 5th-6th in the event .
Dominant jumper Elena Ueland turned heads in her last league meet as a senior. The captain exploaded over 5'2 in the high jump, and had a 15' 3.25" leap in the long jump. Hailey Page had a late season breakout, clearing 4'10" to punch a ticket to the Divisional Championships on Sunday.
Asheligh and Erin Kelly went 1st and 2nd respectively in the 1 mile. Amanda Davison guts out a personal best of 12:45.38 in the 2 mile for a 2nd place finish. The distance core hopes to get a seat at the Divisional Champshionships as well.
Complete List of Medalist:
Jenna Tocco - 1st in Javelin and 3rd in Discus
Elena Ueland - 1st in High Jump
4x400m Relay (Sousa,Niziak,Ueland, Harring ) - 1st place
4x100m Relay ( Melendez, Tocco, Gaskell, St. Hilaire) -3rd Place
Laraine Harring- 1st in 400m
Ashley Kelley- 1st in 1 Mile
Erin Kelley - 2nd in 1 mile
Amanda Davison- 2nd in 2 mile
Girls track and field finish 9-1 in the regular season, with a vocational championship and a runner up in the CAC league Championship. There will be a full preview of the Division 4 State Championship right here, check back for updates!