April 11, 2008

A Record in the Rain

Congratulations to the Norwell Girls Track Team.  They defeated South Side in the rain and set a school pole vaulting record, as well.

But despite frigid rain and a head wind Thursday evening at Fort Wayne's South Side track stadium, Norwell freshman Emily Gresley and sophomore Paige Fremion each cleared 9 feet to break the Lady Knights' school record of 8 feet, 6 inches set by Jenika Moore  in 2007.

"The (scoring) sheets were so wet we could not read them to split the tie at the winning height and called it a draw and awarded them both the school record and first place," explained Norwell head coach Bob Dahl.

Amanda McAfee was second in the discus at 85 feet, 9 inches and Jessica Keys was third at 81-10. Keys also was second in the 200 meter dash in 29.0 and third in the 100 in 13.7 seconds.

Mallory Bushee won the 800 meters in 2:47.4

Emily Gresley is, of course, daughter of our own Sevens member Jeff Gresley and Mallory Bushee is daughter of Sevens member Jeff Bushee.  Amanda  McAfee  is my own Sevens  niece.

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