SPORTS: Boys, Girls Indoor Track Teams Break School Records

(Photo courtesy yearbookavenue.com)

(Photo courtesy yearbookavenue.com)

By Morgan Hennessey – Columns Editor

The fourth winter season for Law’s indoor track team came to a successful end.

Records were broken by athletes in all grades and events on the boys and girls sides.

“We had some amazing accomplishments this season,” head coach Mr. Beler said. “This year we set many outstanding records.”

The team worked out together for two hours every day after school. Beler often refers to track as a team sport, something many people tend to overlook.

Senior Jason Garlock, who is one of the captains of the boys team, ran the 55 meter event as well as the 1600 sprint medley relay.

“Being captain of the team was a great experience,” senior Jason Garlock said. “Especially getting to meet new people and all working out together.”

Garlock tied Law alum Justin Sherrick’s school record in the 55 meter sprint with a time of 6.92 seconds.

The boys’ 4×400 meter team included Garlock, senior Mick Murray, sophomore Charles Fonck, and junior Jason Baker. They broke the school record running it in 4:04.13.

Many of the boys broke personal records of theirs. Junior Antonio Gjuraj, junior Mike Lanzaro, and senior Mike DeLorio all made it to the leaderboard for the 100 meter event with outstanding times.

The girls’ team was just as successful this season, as they were led by senior captains Cori Kalafus and Holly Stewart.

“I’ll miss the family bond that grew in my hurdle world throughout my four years on the team,” Steward said.

Stewart said she improved her skills immensely over the course of her four years, and was able to break a school record her last season. She ran the 55 meter hurdle event in 10.06 seconds.

Senior hurdler Hailey Ashcroft broke her own personal records as well in her final season, running the 55 meter hurdle event in just 11.24 seconds.

“Beler always pushed us to new limits,” Ashcroft said. “He believed we could always do better.”

Kalafus broke the school record for the shot put with a distance of 29 feet, 11 inches.

The girls’ 4×200 meter relay team, composed of junior Bryanna Jennings, sophomore Kiara Smith, freshman Holly Caldwell, and sophomore Olivia Steiner, broke Law’s record with a time of 1 minutes and 57.3 seconds.

“Track is a sport that requires a lot of dedication,” senior Emily LaLuna said. “Doing it has made me strong and really keep my motivation up.”

The Nation of Domination has been running strong for four seasons now, and will keep growing for years to come.

“Next year we will be looking forward to even more great things happening,” Beler said. “The athletes give us so much effort and we are all excited for next year to come.”

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