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Indoor track: Savage wins gold at State Open

Breaking meet records in the pole vault is becoming almost routine for Weston High’s Emily Savage.

A senior and captain of the girls indoor track team, she has done it four times this season. The latest instance was at the State Open meet last week.

By clearing a height of 11 feet, 11 inches, Savage not only broke the old record set three years ago, she beat her closest challenger by more than a foot. The result was another gold medal on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven.

Such helped the Trojans take 13th out of 47 teams with 11 points.

“Emily had another great meet at the Open,” said Weston head coach Matt Medve. “She now owns the Class M, Class S, State Open and overall state record.

Weston would score in two events. In the 4×800 Rhemi Toth, Alexa Werner, Olivia Watson and Jane Wall combined to finish in nine minutes, 48.69 seconds. They not only took sixth, they beat their seed time by more than two seconds.

Sara Dietzman just missed scoring in the long jump. A leap of 16’ 11 took seventh.

The season will continue for Savage as well as the 4×800 team at the New England championships on Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston.

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