Staples’ Lexie Schachne Wins Pole Vault at State Open Championship

Lexie Schachne Prepares to Win Gold

Lexie Schachne continued her dominance in the pole vault to bring home the gold at the State Open Championship last Saturday afternoon at the New Haven Athletic Center at Hillhouse High School. Schachne was the only competitor to clear 11 feet six inches. The win was worth ten points, vaulting Staples to 15th place among the more than 50 teams in attendance.

Another bright spot for Staples was the 4×800 relay team of Courtney Mullen, Siobahn O’Loughlin, Georgia Kursten, and Alexandra Popkin which clocked in at a season’s best time to finish seventh. The 4×400 team of Emily Troelstra, Popkin, O’Loughlin, and Mullen took 13th while the 4×200 combination of Troelstra, Amanda Giannitti, Logan Murphy, and Olivia Wiener finished 18th. Elizabeth Knoll high jumped her way to ninth to complete the team effort.

Jeff Mitchell