Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Warriors standout breaks 4:50 barrier in the mile to set school record.
On Sunday at the New Balance Indoor Nationals at The Armory Track & Field Center in New York, Andrea Keklak placed third in the mile and posted a new Lincoln-Sudbury mile record in the final race of her high school indoor track career. Keklak crossed the line at 4:49.93, just a step behind heat winner and silver medalist Joelle Amaral of Randolph, N.J. Hannah Meier of Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich., won the gold with a time of 4:48.50 from an earlier heat. Over the entire distance, the pack of nine remained very tight, with significant contact betweeen runners as they maneuvered for position. Keklak successfully maintained her position just behind the lead runner, but had difficulty breaking out into the clear on the final turn as most of …
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Keklak and Marika Crowe finish 1-3 in All-States.
Like the movie "Groundhog Day," the MIAA indoor track postseason keeps replaying a now-familiar script: Andrea Keklak wins a middle-distance event with a record-setting time and national ranking. Marika Crowe finishes high in a middle distance event. The duo then contributes two legs to a relay that finishes first with a best-in-Massachusetts time. On Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Center in the MIAA Indoor Track All-State Meet, the script repeated itself one more time: Andrea Keklak ran a blistering 1000m, finishing in a school record and the best-in-the-nation time of 2:47.93. Marika Crowe finished third in 2:59.00 to combine with Keklak for 16 team points. A few hours later, the pair teamed up with Emily Rudder and Madison Acton in …
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Andrea Keklak posts country's best 600-meter time.
At the Reggie Lewis Track in Boston on Monday, the Lincoln-Sudbury girls' and boys' track teams cruised by Boston Latin, 74-20 and 74-19, respectively. For the girls, Andrea Keklak won the 600 meters with a time of 1:33.39, five seconds ahead of second-place finisher Marika Crowe (1:38.39). Keklak's time is currently the best time in the U.S., according to milesplit.com, and is about one second off the 12-year-old Massachusetts record of 1:32.23. Maddy Acton placed third in the 600 behind Keklak and Crowe with a time of 1:40.77 to complete the sweep of the event, and anchored the L-S's winning 4x400m relay (4:15.94). Running the three relay legs ahead of Acton in the 4x400m were: Caeleigh Georges, Tori Kohler, and Crowe. Lauren Ready …
Monday, December 13, 2010
Warriors star chosen for Mahon award for third straight year.
Monday, December 13, 2010
On Sunday evening, Lincoln-Sudbury cross country star Andrea Keklak was recognized as the Michael P. Mahon Girls' Runner of the Year, earning the award for the third consecutive year. Keklak is only the second female cross country athlete in the 26-year history of the award to win three times. Additionally, Keklak also was recognized as the L-S Team MVP, and was selected to the Mahon Girls' All-Star Team. "Michael Mahon is a legend in cross country, and I'm honored to have been selected three times for the Runner of the Year," said Keklak, the 2009 and 2010 MIAA Division 1 state champion. Michael P. Mahon, a former Framingham High cross country stand-out, is a WAAF/FM 97.7 personality and a vigorous supporter of high school cross country…
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Senior runner won the Division 1 junior-senior cross country race.
On Saturday a number of Lincoln-Sudbury cross country athletes posted outstanding performances at the MSTCA Coaches Invitational Cross Country Meet on the 3.1-mile fairgrounds course at the Wrentham Development Center. In the Junior-Senior Division 1 girls race, Andrea Keklak finished first after a back-and-forth battle with Andover's Maggie Mullens. "It was a good race and great preparation for the divisional and state races coming up in the next two weeks," said Keklak. The race went out quickly. Within the first mile, Keklak, Mullins and Franklin's Megan Ross had broken ahead of the rest of the field by nearly 45 seconds. The trio stayed in a tight pack past the 2-mile point, where Ross dropped off. Mullins and Keklak continued to …