Indoor track: Five compete at indoor nationals

Gabrielle Watson The Weston High girls indoor track team’’s 4x800 meter relay unit took ninth at the New Balance Nationals at the Armory in New York City last weekend. From left are Olivia Watson, Alexa Werner, head indoor track coach Matt Medve, Jane Wall and Rhémi Toth. Pole vaulter Emily Savage (not pictured) was eighth overall.

Pole vaulter Emily Savage and the Weston High girls indoor track team’s 4×800 meter relay unit traveled to the Armory in New York last weekend to compete in the New Balance Nationals indoor track and field competition.

Savage, competing in the top division at the event, placed eighth with a jump of 12 feet, 4.75 inches. Savage had recently raised her state record in the pole vault with a jump of 12’ 9” at the Vault Mania meet on March 4, placing her sixth in the country this year.

“I was shooting for 13 feet at the New Balance Nationals,” Savage said, “but it just wasn’t my day. Still, I am thrilled with my progress this year and am looking forward to the outdoor season.”

The 4×800 team, competing in the Emerging Elite division, took ninth place with a time of 9:38.02. Olivia Watson, Rhémi Toth, Alexa Werner and Jane Wall fell short of their goal of breaking the school record but said they were pleased with their season.

“We took second at SWCs, first in Class S, sixth in the State Open, and eighth in New Englands,” said Wall, a junior. “We all learned a lot and got better as the season progressed, and we will all be back next year.”

The spring season for track and field begins with practice on March 18, with the first meet scheduled for April 9.

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