SHIPPENSBURG — Lilly Newton didn’t attain her purpose of breaking Warren’s college record in the 400 meters at Friday’s PIAA track and field championships at Shippensburg University. The very best portion about becoming a freshman competing at states, she has 3 a lot more seasons to attempt.
Just after finishing second in the 400 at 1:00.03 at the District ten meet, Newton was 24th in the state in 1:01.24 on Friday at the PIAA 2A meet at Seth Grove Stadium.
The top rated eight in Friday’s preliminaries sophisticated to Saturday’s 400-meter finals, as a result ending Newton’s season.
“She had a terrific year, but the very best is but to come,” stated Warren coach Kevin Dustin.
“This was a terrific mastering encounter for Lilly,” he stated. “As a freshman to make it to states and be so close to the college record is a terrific begin to her Warren track profession. She can take a lot away from nowadays to be ready for subsequent season. She has some large expectations for herself and from her coaches that she is prepared to perform toward.”
Newton’s week began with the WAHS college record-holder from 1991 (Melodie Stull Beckerink, 59.five seconds) urging her on for states.
“She messaged Lilly… It was so sweet!” stated Lilly’s mother, Kelly.
“All about, the power was really fascinating and, even although I didn’t have the very best race, becoming a freshman at states was genuinely cool,” stated Lilly on Friday evening. “I had lots of assistance from persons at dwelling and from other individuals that even came to watch as nicely. It was enjoyable and I’m hoping to come back subsequent year.”
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