SHS track students shatter records at recent meet

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Lauren Bruckstein, Staff Writer

On April 29, the Stroudsburg High Schoolai??i??s track team attended the William Allen Invitational meet. On this date not only one, but four athletes broke school records.

Junior Michelle Joyce and freshman Amy Conboy finished the 3200 meter race together, beating the schoolai??i??s record. Conboy ran an impressive 11:09 and Joyce ran 11:08. Joyce now holds the record.

ai???Getting a better time means getting a better place for the team,ai??? said Conboy. ai???My goal was to get a new personal best and getting 11:09 was a big shock.ai???

Conboy improved by 30 seconds. Her fastest time previously to this was 11:41. Joyce beat her personal record by 22 seconds, previously having an 11:30.

ai???Running next to Amy motivated me; we pushed each other the whole race,ai??? Joyce said. ai???During the race, I didnai??i??t realize we were running as fast as we were.ai???

Junior Allana Powlette improved her time by 7 seconds, breaking the school record for the 1600 meter race. ai???The track workouts we do before races are really important,ai??? said Powlette. ai???My goal was to break 5:20 and I was surprised when my time was 5:13.ai???

Senior Amir Abdelnaby also broke the school pole vaulting record that day. ai???I thought Iai??i??ve done enough training to break the record and that I could do it,ai??? said Abdelnaby. He currently holds the school pole vaulting record of 14 feet and 7.25 inches.