SPORTS: Law Indoor Track Ends Successful Season

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(Photo courtesy Mr. Beler)

By Megan Grabowski – Staff Reporter

The Jonathan Law indoor track team just concluded a successful winter season.

The team finished the season with many broken records and personal bests.

The captains for the girls team this year included senior Kayla Carollo and juniors Colleen Rice, Olivia Steiner, and Kiki Smith.

Steiner and Smith went All-State this year. Steiner went All-State in the long jump and Smith went All-State in the 55 meter sprint. Steiner qualified for the New England Championships as well.

The girls both followed the words of encouragement from Coach Rhode to “jump far, run fast,” at every meet.

“Going All-State for me was literally a dream come true; it’s been a goal of mine forever,” Steiner said.

Rice is excited about how the season went this year and is looking forward to just as much success next year.

“I think overall everyone did very well and I’m proud of my two co-captains going All-State,” said Rice.

The team was coached by head coach Mr. Beler as well as Mr. Rhode. Ms. Martinich joined to coach the team as well this year.

“I was so lucky to have been able to volunteer this winter with the shot put throwers,” said Martinich. “I think our throwers’ accomplishments speak for themselves.”

Martinich is proud of how the throwers competed this season.

“We had an amazing group of throwers who threw way into the postseason, with six throwers making it to states,” said Martinich. “Our throwing squad was a tremendous part of the team’s success this season.”

Senior Mark Dow broke the shot put school record and junior Maddie Murphy broke the girl’s shot put school record.

The boys team was just as successful this year. They were led by senior Nick Ferrara and Gabe Haynes and juniors Joe Mugford and Charlie Fonck.

“Being a captain gave me a leadership role and was a great experience,” said Ferrara. “I was able to help out and give input in ways I wasn’t able to before.”

Ferrara is happy with how the season went this year.

Ferrara, Mugford, Haynes, and sophomore Alex Pratcher broke the 4×200 relay school record. Mugford and Ferrara were in the Top 3 school record list for the 55 meter.  

“This indoor season went great, we broke school records and personal bests consistently,” said Ferrara. “As a team we all improved as athletes and the younger kids learned a lot.”

The team’s freshmen enjoyed their experiences this year and are looking forward to future seasons.

“Indoor track was a lot of fun and the coaches push you to do your best,” freshman Sammi Franzman said. “I really enjoyed being part of the team and meeting new people.”

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