SHIPPENSBURG — Lilly Newton didn’t attain her target of breaking Warren’s college record in the 400 meters at Friday’s PIAA track and field championships at Shippensburg University. The most effective portion about getting a freshman competing at states, she has 3 much more seasons to attempt.
Immediately 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 fantastic year, but the most effective is however to come,” mentioned Warren coach Kevin Dustin.
“This was a fantastic finding out knowledge for Lilly,” he mentioned. “As a freshman to make it to states and be so close to the college record is a fantastic start out to her Warren track profession. She can take a lot away from nowadays to be ready for subsequent season. She has some major expectations for herself and from her coaches that she is prepared to operate 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 thrilling and, even even though I didn’t have the most effective race, getting a freshman at states was actually cool,” mentioned Lilly on Friday evening. “I had lots of assistance from men and women at property and from other folks that even came to watch as properly. It was exciting and I’m hoping to come back subsequent year.”
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