Coach McChesney states, “we have our largest and hopefully deepest team in a few years. Our immediate goal is to put ourselves in the position to win every dual meet this season. In the powerful DCL that will not be easy, but these kids showed focus and poise in our first outing and our marks are ahead of what I expected. We also look to score a number of points in the Division meet and see if that puts us in the hunt.
The April 9 meet against Wayland and Boston Latin was a great start to the season. The thing I look for in our first meet is competitive willingness and I saw that in an exciting way across the entire team. This is an eager team. I also look for balance and improvement across all events and I was pleased at how well we took care of the jumps, sprints, hurdles, throws, distance events and relays. We have some work to do before we get to the big meets, but we showed a lot of balance. Every event has progressed from our indoor season and we are a much stronger team at this point of the season than last year. This is a good team by any measure.
Alekhya Chaparala and Liza Hochberg got us off to a great start by going 1-2 in the first event of the day. From that moment on our team was feeling together. Charlotte Huth ran the 400 in a time that ties her for the lead in Division I and also leads the DCL. Lizzie Fineman is also among the leaders in Division I as she blazed the 200 and also set an over 2 foot PR in the triple jump. Lucrecia Aguilar did a great job of pacing frosh Katie Collins to a state qualifying time in the 2 mile. Caleen, Clare, Rebecca, Sabrina, Anna, Jina and Esther all had splendid winning marks and efforts and both relays ran well. Our 4 x 100 was especially pleasing as it was made up of two sophomores and two freshman and they raced extremely well.”