Walpole Girls Track Improves Record To 2-0


Athlete clears 4’4″ to avoid sweep.

Danielle Levya

Athlete clears 4’4″ to avoid sweep.

Walpole Girls Indoor Track continues their season on the right note. On Thursday, December 20, the girls defeated Milton to make their current record 2-0. The girls won with a final score 56-39. Athletes stepped up on the track and in the field to set 9 new personal records to help win against Milton.

In the field, sophomore Ashley Levya contributed towards the win by taking Third Place in high jump. Levya helped avoid Milton sweeping high jump by jumping 4’4”, which was a PR for her.  The girls were able to take First and Third in the long jump. Senior Maddy Shea jumped a total distance of 16’ 1” for First Place. To take Third Place, sophomore Hiromi Kondo jumped a distance of 14’ 3”. Unfortunately, despite the girls not scoring points in shot put, sophomore Caitlyn Campbell threw a PR of 21’3”.

Although Milton led Walpole in the field 20-7, Walpole made up for it on the track. For the sprinting events, Shea got Second Place behind Milton’s Andrianna Higgins in the 55 meter dash. Crossing the finish line behind Shea, Kondo took Third Place with a time of 8.08 seconds. Sophomore Maureen Herlihy PR’d in the JV dash finishing at 8.39 seconds.  In the 300 meter race, the Rebels took First Place with junior Gina Conti running a PR of 43.29 seconds. Sophomore Claire Rinne ran a time of 10.43 to receive Second Place in the 55 meter hurdles for the girls.

In distance events though, the Rebels made up for their other shortcomings. The Rebels swept the mile, the 1000, and they took 1-2 in both the 2 Mile and the 600.

In the Mile, junior Kristen Coyne stole first place receiving 5:57.  Running with Coyne, junior Ashley Waldron also finished at 5:57 to PR. To complete the sweep, freshmen Alyssa Murphy crossed the line at 5:59. Following the mile, the Rebels, swept the 1000m race. Junior Mackenzie Wilson took First Place to PR with a time of 3:34. A second behind Wilson, sophomore Molly Lanahan finished at 3:35. Freshmen Julia Averill completed the sweep by out sprinting Milton’s top runner, Hannah Shepard. Averill crossed the line at 3:38.

In the 600 meter race, sophomore Lucy Lynch and junior Megan Jenkins ran together to take First and Second Place finishing at second from one another. Sophomore Colleen O’Connor PR’d in the 600 by finishing at 2:06. In the 2 Mile, the Rebels took First and Second Place. Senior Megan Peterson ran a PR taking First Place with a time of 12:19 — an impressive PR for this early in the season. Peterson is a second away from qualifying for the Divisional Meet. To take Second Place, sophomore Allie Morris finished at a time of 12:58.

The Rebels will not be competing in a dual meet again until Thursday, January 10 against Norwood. Select athletes will be performing in invites the next two weeks. On Saturday, December 29, girls will compete in the Holiday Meet and on January 6, athletes will be competing in the Auerbach Freshmen- Sophomore Meet. The girls will be working hard the next two weeks to improve for the rest of their dual meets.