Lauralton boasts double winners, defeat SHA track

The Lauralton Hall track team upended Sacred Heart Academy 74-67.

“I believe that this is the first time Lauralton has beaten Sacred Heart in outdoor track since joining the SCC conference,” coach Ellis Gill said. “It was a very big win for the team. It was really an all-around team effort.”

Kate Baisley won the 100 hurdles (state qualifying 17.8), 300 hurdles (53.5), high jump (4-6) and was a member of the winning 4x400 relay team.

Kelly Jones won the 1600 (state qualifying 5:36), 3200 (state qualifying 12:28) and ran lead leg in 2:29 on the winning 4x800 relay team.

Gill said: “Freshman Emma Hoffman had a huge day. She won the triple jump in 28-7 and took first in the 400 with a time of 67.0. Emma also placed third in the 100 (13.9).

“Leni Wisniewski, another freshman, took third in long jump, second in triple jump with an impressive 28-6 and was on the winning 4x400 relay team running a very fast split of 70.6.”

Gill pointed to Bria Colangelo for her work in the sprinting events.

“Bria is a sophomore and played a big part in the team's overall success,” Gill said. “She won both the 100 (13.6) and the 200 (29.1). To win these events against a strong team like SHA was very impressive to watch.

“It was a very enjoyable day for all the coaches. Coming away with a victory against a team like that really shows how much hard work this team has put in. We are very excited to see us improve even more as the season progresses.”

Lauralton (2-0) will meet Career on Monday.