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Krawiec takes third, Blanchard breaks school record at states

To end another historic track and field season, Immaculata Academy sent a handful of girls to compete in the state meet.

Charlie Planz took five of his Lady Bears to the New York State Track and Field Championships at Cicero-North Syracuse on June 6-7.

“Having only 209 girls (in the school) and being able to represent at the public school states meet…sending five girls and doing multiple events is certainly a feather in their cap for what they’ve accomplished,” said Planz, who won a fifth consecutive All-Catholics title at Immaculata earlier this spring.

Junior Megan Kraweic just missed a spot in the Federation round when she placed third in the Division II triple jump.

Krawiec was seeded eighth but finished in third place out of fifteen girls with a jump of 37-feet, 6-inches.

In long jump, Krawiec was seeded 18th and finished 10th overall with a 16-feet, 10-inches jump.

“Megan went to nationals two years ago. She’s a caliber athlete,” noted Planz.

She’s certainly going to be sought after by colleges next year when she is a senior.”

Isabelle Blanchard broke school record in 400-hurdles, clocking in at 1:02.1.

Katie Simon competed in the steeplechase

“We don’t have these events at All-Catholics and championships because of money situations and facilities,” said Planz. “So to have two girls, one girl in the hurdles and steeplechase, is certainly and asset and a feather in the cap for the girls because we don’t practice those.”

Maggie Gerard went to states as a thrower and “ended up doing he best she could, but it didn’t come to the expectations that I had hoped for her,” according to Planz.

“She was there, but her performance was not as well as I anticipated.”

Grace Attea, who was fighting a bad cold all week, clocked in at just over a minute at the state championships.

“It was fairly long that day, but she still ran a 61,” Planz noted. “We had hoped for a better day, but she had a respiratory problem that ended it.”

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