Masuk track and field athletes compete in first meet

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BETHEL, CT — Masuk High’s indoor track program competed in its first meet of the season Thursday, which took place at the Bethel Track & Field Training Facility.

All eyes were on Jayme Lawrence as she led the girls with an outstanding 300 meter performance with a time of 46.6 seconds.

Freshman Jackson Zylick led the boys’ 300 runners with an impressive time of 40.1.

Freshman Ella McGee had a standout performance with a time of 1:52.95 in the 600. Masuk Coach Sarah Barrett said she expects to see McGee at the SWC and State Championships this season.

Michael Majersky set the pace for Masuk’s long distance runners with a leading time of 2:26.73 in the 800.

Erin Davis ran an SWC qualifying time of 3:27.94 in the 1000 and has her eyes set on qualifying for the State Championship.

In the 1600, Francis Fahey started his season strong with an indoor personal best of 5:43.03.

In the 55 dash, Grace Walker led the Masuk girls with a time of 8.25 and was followed closely by Kylie Hurme in 8.31.

In the field events, Stephanie Willumsen is one of the team’s first state and SWC qualifiers in the pole vault at 7 feet.

Tristan Smith ranks second overall in the SWC with a throw of 41-7 to qualify for both the SWC and State Championship meets.

Anya Rescanski bested her indoor personal record with a throw of 20-7.

Closing out the meet there was excitement on the track for two Masuk boys 4×400 teams competing shoulder to shoulder. Colin Hope, Ari Shultz, Ethan Palmich and Mason Hope edged out Sean Panella, Jackson Zylick, Mateo Nwosu and Mason Edwards by just half a second.

“With a strong start to the season and a wealth of knowledge as to where the team stands, Masuk Indoor track is looking forward to the next few weeks leading up to the SWC Championship,” Barrett said.

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