The West Morris Central girls indoor track team came this close to another historic weekend event, coming in second place at the North 2, Group 3 sectional titles, losing by just three points.
Central’s silver of 75 points was right behind sister-school Mendham’s gold of 78 points. In doing so, many of the team’s athletes garnered individual accolades.
Senior Kylene Cochrane obliterated the competition in the 1,600-meter race with a time of 4:54.96, nearly 12 seconds better than the second place finisher from Randolph. Cochrane grabbed gold in the 800-meter run as well, besting the competition by nearly three seconds. Junior Meghan Lloyd came in seventh in the same event.
Senior Kelsey Cronin just missed the podium in the 55-meter hurdles, coming in fourth place with a time of 9.8 seconds; only 0.03 behind the third place finisher from Mendham High School.
Senior Brennan Sharkey added points to the team total with a third place finish in the 3,200 meter run with a time of 11:19.53, and junior Christen Cooper came in second at the Shot Put.
Off the track and into the high jump is where Central brought in plenty of points, with a first, second, and fifth place finish in the event. Sophomore Kristina Lovenberg grabbed gold with a jump of 4’10”; Cronin was right behind her with a leap of 4’8”; and sophomore Abigail Rec came in fifth with a jump of 4’8”.
Senior Marlena Paz took home gold in the pole vault with a winning height of 10-feet.