by Steev Riccardo
Fitchburg - Oxford High School junior Emily “The Sweet Assassin” Dawidczyk (above) stole the show at the Central Mass track and field championships this past Saturday at Fitchburg State University.
Dawidczyk won the 200-meter dash, set the meet record in the 110-meter hurdles, and came in second in the long jump in an epic all-around performance.
“Winning the 200 and the hurdles was a huge surprise to me. The two events weren't really spaced out so when it came to doing the finals in both, I was pretty tired. I'm happy I did both though,” said a jubilant Dawidczyk.
“Breaking the hurdle record was an amazing feeling. Even though it wasn't my best time, I was still really pleased. I remember running against the girl who had it before when I was a freshman. It was cool to actually know the person who had it before me.”
The state tournament is next for Dawidczyk, who is taking it as it comes at this point. “I'm not sure exactly what I'll be doing in this meet but I know I will be doing the 200 and hopefully finishing strong.”
Shepherd Hill sophomore sensation Stella Worters was the other local to take home the gold, winning the one-mile run. Worters was also part of the 4x3200 meter relay team, which also included senior Kaleigh Durkin, Haley Chamberlin, and freshman Juleanna Schultz.
Schultz also had a strong showing in the two-mile run, finishing in third place.
Shepherd Hill’s girls' 4x1600 relay team of Emily Thibaud, Valerie Thibaud, Chamberlin, and Durkin came in a respectable fifth place.
The Rams' senior and US Marine Corp-bound co-captain Emily Mattson came in third in the high jump.
On the boys' side, Bartlett’s Arthur Hackenson came in second in the discus throw, while his teammate Rocco DiStefano came in fifth in the javelin throw.
The Rams' Leo Harmon came up big with a fourth place finish in the 800-meter run.
The Shepherd Hill boys' 4x400 relay team consisting of Jon Benoit, Chris Patrinos, Drew Jean-Guillaume, and Adam Banks had an excellent third place finish.
As far as the overall team scores went, Shepherd Hill’s girls finished sixth overall, while the boys came in fourteenth place. Bartlett finished in nineteenth place overall.
- Wednesday, 30 May 2012
- Posted in Categories: : Sports