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 most effective component about becoming a freshman competing at states, she has 3 much 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 leading eight in Friday’s preliminaries sophisticated to Saturday’s 400-meter finals, hence ending Newton’s season.
“She had a good year, but the most effective is however to come,” mentioned Warren coach Kevin Dustin.
“This was a good studying expertise for Lilly,” he mentioned. “As a freshman to make it to states and be so close to the college record is a good start out to her Warren track profession. She can take a lot away from these days to be ready for subsequent season. She has some significant 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!” mentioned Lilly’s mother, Kelly.
“All about, the power was incredibly fascinating and, even although I didn’t have the most effective race, becoming a freshman at states was seriously cool,” mentioned Lilly on Friday evening. “I had lots of assistance from individuals at residence and from other people that even came to watch as properly. It was exciting and I’m hoping to come back subsequent year.”
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