Hornets shine at postseason meets

Mar 14, 2019 by

Published March 14, 2019

BOSTON — Following another successful indoor track season where the NRHS girls’ track and field team captured their second straight Division 4 State Championship, a few individuals qualified to compete at the All State Championship and New England Championships.

In order to earn a bid to the All State Championship individuals have to rank in the top 24 across all five state championship divisions. Lindsay Maclellan, Grace Hadley, Megan Lawlor and Katelyn Gorgenyi achieved that feat and earned a spot to compete at this prestigious event.

THE HORNETS sent two representative to New England’s. Megan Lawlor (left) got 10th overall in the long jump and Katelyn Gorgenyi took seventh overall in the 55-meter hurdles. (Courtesy Photo)

Lindsay MacLellan, who ran 5:10.38 in the mile and finished 3rd at the State Championship ran a 5:14.57 at this meet and finished 11th overall just missing a spot on the podium by three seconds. Grace Hadley who ran 3:04.86 in the 1000 meters and finished fourth at the State Championship ran a 3:17.05 and finished 19th overall. Both Lindsay and Grace end the season having set new school records in their respective events. As a junior, MacLellan will look to lower the record further next year and will look to set records in other distance events.

Megan Lawlor did not jump at her best at the State Championship, as she had to settle for 3rd place with a leap of 16’ 11.25”. She turned that around at the All State Meet as she increased her distance to 17’ 6.5,” which was good enough for 8th place and advanced her to the New England Championship the following weekend. At that meet, Megan went 17’ 8.25” for 10th place capping off a stellar senior year indoor season in which she set a school record in the long jump of 17’ 8.75”.

Katelyn Gorgenyi came off her State Championship title in the 55 meter hurdles where she ran 8.50 to lower her time to 8.46 (just .01 seconds off the school record) and place third at the All State Championship. It was a photo finish race as the top three athletes ran 8.43, 8.45, and 8.46 seconds. Moving on to the New England Championship, Gorgenyi finished seventh overall with a time of 8.75. As a sophomore, Gorgenyi has a bright future in the sport.

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