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L-S Girls Track Team Takes Third in DCL Championship Meet

High jumpers excel for Warriors.

On Sunday, the Lincoln-Sudbury girls indoor track team finished third in the Dual County League Championships meet held at The Reggie Lewis Center.

The Warriors were led by their dominate high jump team; Lucy Alexander tied the DCL Championship record with a leap of 5-foot-6, while Meghan Klapper finished third (5-0) and Kristen Kimble finished 4th (4-10).  

Mandy Sifferlen finished her DCL career by accounting for points in three events: second place in the long jump (16-4), fourth in 4x200 relay.

Other top performers from the LS squad included: 

  • 1 Mile - Sydney Clary 2nd (5:09) and Kate Lawson 8th (5:50) both setting personal bests 
  • 1000M - Morgane Butler 2nd (3:08 - personal best);  Bryn Miller 6th (3:12);  Rosie Rust 10th, Mary Conners 13th
  • 2 Mile - Emily Gorman 7th (12:47) and Anna Kelly 8th (12:48)
  • 600M - Brianna Bisson 4th (1:43); Dori Lustig 10th,  Jenna King 13th (personal best) and Elise Hinkle 15th
  • 800M - Katharine Malone 8th (44:15), Kaileigh Maguire 11th and Sarah Mepham 12th
  • 55M - Mandy Sifferlen 7th;  Clara Bisson 10th (7.94 peronal best)
  • 4x200 Relay -  Kaileigh Maguire , Mandy Sifferlen, Clara Bisson, Katharine Malone - 4th place
  • 4x400 Relay -  Brianna Bisson, Elise Hinkle, Morgane Butler, Sarah Mepham - 4th place
  • 4x800 Relay - Bryn Miller, Dori Lustig, Rosie Rust, Sydney Clary - 3rd

Coach Henry Phelan was pleased as many girls ran personal-best times and scoring came from a number of athletes.

"We're a bit like the Celtics right now as we have a couple key runners out with minor injury but we had balance in most events and all the girls ran hard with many running well," he said.

When asked about the team's performance, Phelan was philosophical.

"The injuries to key performers (captain Katlie LaScaleia, captain Mary Kohler, Sam Cook, Ariel Keklak) really hurt us in our relay depth which are usually very strong events for us," he said.

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