Friday, April 3, 2009
Record long jump marks indoor track
Although the winter track program is only four years old, year-by-year improvement has built a solid foundation for success. “Things are picking up exponentially,” noted Carlisle senior co-captain Christopher Bojanic. “With new talent coming in every year, the team now has a stronger body.” The boys won the Dual County League (DCL) Small Division, while the girls performed very well despite having a small squad.
Many Carlisle members delivered noteworthy individual performances in the post-season championships. Bojanic placed fourth in the long jump at the DCL Championships, fifth in the long jump at States, setting a new school record, and 11th in the long jump at the New England Championships. Zander Ansara performed well in hurdles, placing in the top six at the DCL Championships. Hannah Parra broke another school record by placing 15th in hurdles. Among other notable performances, Ben Parra placed 14th in the 300 meter, Theresa Fritz-Endres placed sixth in the two-mile, and Christine Learned placed sixth in the high jump.
While these and many other members of the team deserve praise for their accomplishments, the team would not be where it is now without incredible coaching. Every day the coaches put in hours and hours of work to help improve each individual’s performances. Bojanic credits Coach Lane’s emphasis on form with helping to break many of the school records.
Carlisle team members included Chris Hoftman, Chris Bojanic, Zander Ansara, Hannah Parra, Ben Parra, Sophia Hantzis, Christine Learned, Sean Fidler, Amy Seifert, Theresa Fritz-Endres, and Sarah Dowcett. Juniors Zander Ansara and Sarah Dowcett will be captains next year.
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