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Girls' Track & Field

Girls Track and Field

2017 Review

The girls track season culminated in three school records set during the postseason and the program’s second-ever state champion and first since 2002. Senior Paige Saylor capped a stellar track career with a school-record long jump of 19 feet, one inch at the state finals, earning her a state title. She broke her own school record of 18 feet, 10 inches (set during last year’s regional) and finished an inch and half ahead of second place. Saylor joins Anna Weber (2002, shot put) as Roncalli’s only girls track state champions.

Two relay teams set school records in the regional. The 4X100 relay team of Saylor, seniors Josie Asher and Morgan Clarke and freshman Emily Sonderman established a new record of 49.39 and advanced to the state finals. The same four runners set a new school mark in the 4X400 with a 4:05.49.

Saylor and Sonderman shared team MVP honors. Sonderman qualified for the state finals in the long jump and was one of four freshmen in the field. She also ran the second-fastest 400-meter time in school history. Senior Marisa Bryans turned in the third-fastest time in school history in the 100-meter hurdles and the fifth-best high jump. Junior Grace Lawrie advanced to regional in the 100 hurdles and senior Emma Schmidt made it to regional in the shot put. Also moving on to the regional was the 4X800 relay team of juniors Danielle Henke, Izzy Jahnke and Kate Morse and freshman Mary Roesner. Senior hurdler and jumper Claire Whalen earned the team’s mental attitude award.

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