Twin Valley track finding their legs
by Jack Deming
May 17, 2014 | 2518 views | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Henriette Aas competes in the 200-meter race at a track meet in Bellows Falls.  
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Henriette Aas competes in the 200-meter race at a track meet in Bellows Falls. Submitted photo
WILMINGTON- The Twin Valley track team has been busy over the past three weeks, competing in three competitions, including the 57th annual Fenn Relays in Brattleboro, and qualifying multiple team members for states.

On April 22, the team traveled to Bellows Falls, and saw runners on the girls’ and boys’ squads reach new personal bests. Troy Felisko finished the 100-meter dash in 12.8 seconds to qualify for states, while in field competition, Skyler Boyd leaped to a personal best in long jump to 15-10. Karlee Walkowiak reached a new personal best in both the 100-meter and the 200-meter with times of 14.72 and 31.20 respectively. Caitlin Hunt finished the 800-meters in 2:56 to qualify for states while long-jumping 13 feet for a season best. Christy Strysko and Maya Holschuh joined Hunt and Walkowiak for a season-best in the 4x100 relay at 58.53 seconds.

Holschuh and Henriette Aas both qualified for states in both the 100 and 200, and Aas qualified for states with a long jump of 11 feet. Hunt would also qualify for long jumping with a second-place overall finish on the day.

At the Fenn Relays on May 2, the Twin Valley boys 4x100 team set a personal best for the year as Eli Park, Nick Nilsen, Chad Bernard, and Felisko came in 10th with a 50.30 finish time. Not to be outdone, the girls put in their own personal best at the relays, as Walkowiak, Hunt, Holschuh, and Aas put in a time of 57.10.

On May 8, the Wildcats had another good showing as the boys’ relay team came in third with a time of 50.41, while the girls came in second at 58.12. In individual events, Park ran a personal best in the 100 with a time of 12.90, and Dylan Florence achieved a personal best at 200 in 28.11 seconds. Jacob Hicks had a strong showing in long distance competition, coming in third in the 3,000 with a time of 12:05. For the girls team, Aas set a new personal best in the 200, while Kirra Courchesne came in third in the 800, finishing in 3:03.

In field competitions, Park set personal bests in the high and long jump, along with Boyd, who came in second overall in the high jump. Florence threw the discus and shot put as well, recording personal bests in both. Aas set a personal best in long jump with a 12-4 jump.
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