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Back-to-Back FSL Titles for Varsity Girls' Track
Posted 05/22/2017 02:31PM
The Friends' Central Varsity Girls' Track & Field team dominated the FSL Championships to win its second straight Friends Schools League title, defeating George School, GFS, Westtown, and AFS on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 16 and 17 in front of their home crowd. Final: FCS  (165) v GEO (78) v WTN (67) v GFS (57) v AFS (4)

FCS girls' head coach Brandon Shell was ecstatic with his team's performance in winning the FSL Championship for the second year in a row. "Although the temperature was in the 90s, it turned out to be a perfect day to run. The girls did not disappoint at all. It was the most perfect championship that I've ever been involved with." To reinforce Coach B's statement, FCS won all but one event on the track.

During the field events on Tuesday, FCS girls took the top two spots in the high jump - Michaela Colavita (4'8") and Olivia Comstock (4'6") placed first and second, respectively. In the Long Jump, Sydney McLeod-Whitener placed first (16'3.5") and Genesis Johnson placed second (15'9"). In the Triple Jump, Raanee Smith recorded a second place finish (32'11").

In the running events on Wednesday, the Phoenix girls were unstoppable. Sidney McLeod-Whitener was first in the 100m (:12.75). Ava Forman finished first in both the 100m hurdles (:15.58) and 300m hurdles (:48.42), and Michaela Colavita placed third in the 100m hurdles (:18.52) and second in the 300m hurdles (:51.64). Ava Forman's 100m hurdle time was an FSL record.

FCS swept the 800m with Gabby Wilkinson first (2:19.98), Emily Burd second (2:23.36), and Izzy MacFarlane third (2:27.17). In the 1600m, Gabby Wilkinson placed first in 4:57.71, breaking the FSL record, and Emily Burd came in second in 5:10.22. The 3200m saw Lydia Russell finish second in 12:42.82 and Rose McDonnell third in 13:26.35.

Friends' Central continued their dominance in the relays, placing first in all three. The 4x100m (Sydney McLeod-Whitener, Michaela Colavita, Lyla Forman, Genesis Johnson) ran a :51.37. The team of Amelia McDonnell, Olivia Comstock, Claire Szapary, and Emily Burd finished the 4x400m in 4:18.10 and in the 4x800m FCS (Sydney McLeod-Whitener, Izzy MacFarlane, Rose McDonnell, and Amelia McDonnell) finished in first with a time of 10:21.74.

Congrats to Friends' Central's girls' track team on an outstanding FSL season! 
Homepage photo of Varsity Girls' Track by Victoria Bastian.
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