Shuttle Relay Team Shatters School Record at Nike Nationals
Quartet of underclassmen destroy five-year-old record.
This past weekend, the Tewksbury High girls track team sent a relay team to the New Balance Indoor Nationals in New York City with outstanding results.
Juniors Kelly Quigley, Jess Amedee, Ashley Callahan and sophomore Alyssa Zurawski had qualified for the meet as part of the 4 x 55m Shuttle Hurdle Relay. The foursome qualified in their only chance this season when they competed at the MSTCA Division 2 Relays, where they placed 2nd in the 4x50m Shuttle Hurdles Relay. Their time of 30.02 at the Relays was the second fastest in school history for that event.
Since the State Relay meet the girls had their sights set on breaking the 4 x 55m Shuttle Hurdles school record - which is only contested at the National Championships.
The girls did not come home disappointed.
They placed 16th out of 37 teams, with a school record time of 35.78. This bettered the previous school record by more than two seconds. The previous mark sent in 2008 was 37.97 by Stephanie Walker, Chelsea Paolella, Kristina Keddie, and Kristina Zontini.
The performance at the Nationals wrapped up a very successful indoor season for the indoor track team.
Practice for the outdoor spring track season begin on Monday, March 18.