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Springville track team sets indoor record

SPRINGVILLE — Lexi Lines continued to perform, during in her final year at Springville-Griffith Institute, when she competed in Lancaster, for S-GI’s indoor track team, on Jan. 25. The athlete competed in the 50-meter hurdles completion and finished in 8.7 seconds, a mark that qualified her for sectionals and set a school record. She finish sixth, in the competition.

Lines was a finalist in two other events, as well. She finished the 50-meter dash in 8.2 seconds, taking third place, and teamed up with Poey Bowen, Sarah Marren and Joelle Adamczyk, for a 2:04.9 time in the 4-by-200. That squad finished the competition in fourth place.

Other Springville athletes also showcased their skills at Lancaster, last week. Jess Wojtkowiak finished the 3,000 in 11:00, winning the competition. Schoolmate McKenzie Maloy came in fifth, in the same competition, with a 12:15 time. Joe Cocina was the lone Springville finalist in the 3,200, finishing third, at 10:50.8.

Springville’s Meghan Loop made her mark, in the 600. Her 1:59.2 time brought her eighth place and set a personal best. “It was a personal record and an outstanding time,” said Coach Joe Marvin. “She was in the fastest heat and refused to let the pack run away from her.”

Samantha Peterman came in third in the 1,500, at 5.25.5, and Tyler Olrogg finished the 1,600 in 4.59.6, racking up fourth place. “It was the first sub-5-minute mile of his career,” Marvin said. “It was a great effort and he tied with Loop, for the best race of the day.”

Sarah Marren finished the 300 in sixth place, with a time of 51 seconds. While competing in her first triple jump since last spring, Jess Hotchkiss finished in first place, with a total of 26 feet, 7 inches. In the pole vault, Bowen qualified for sectionals, with a mark of 8 feet.

During the other two team events, Wojkowiak, Maloy, Peterman and Kalei Brautlacht finished in first place, with a time of 10:44 in the 4-by-800, and the team of Adamcyzk, Bowen, Hanna Hebden and Loop also finished in first, in the 4-by-400. The latter squad finished in 4:46.3.

The indoor track team was off, until a morning meet on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Lancaster Field House. Springville will hit the track again, the following weekend, when it competes at Fredonia State College. That competition is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 9 at 9 a.m.

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