Pittsford Mendon High School advanced two athletes to the New York State Indoor Track & Field Championships at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex, Staten Island, on March 2.
In this meet, athletes compete against one another regardless of classification.
In the 3,200-meter run, junior Sam Lawler placed 10th for public high schoolers and 12th for all federations — public, private, Catholic and New York City schools combined. Lawler’s time of 9 minutes, 27.41 was a personal record.
Senior Chloe Engin placed seventh in the 1,500-meter racewalk — 7:20.31 — in the public high school results and the federations results. She also competed in the 1-mile racewalk at the New Balance National Indoor Track & Field Championships at The Armory in Manhattan on March 9 and placed 13th — 7:56.45. The racewalk requires the athlete to always have a foot in contact with the ground, meaning the toes of the back foot cannot leave the ground until the heel of the front foot touches the ground. In addition, the athlete’s advancing leg must be straight.