Indoor track girls celebrate season

The Cazenovia Girls Indoor Track and Field squad gathered recently at the Lincklaen House for a team dinner to celebrate the most successful season in the program's history. The Lady Lakers recognized a wide range of both team and individual achievements and also honored 16 seniors for their contributions.

The Lakers' team accolades for 2010-11 included the first-ever Section III and OHSL titles, along with its second consecutive Mohawk Valley championship. The ladies achieved an undefeated record, especially noteworthy in indoor track competition which features all multi-school meets including Class AA and A teams. The squad also earned NYSPHSAA Scholar-Athlete status for the eleventh consecutive season.

30 of the team's 40 athletes achieved a GPA of at least 90 percent during the season, with the top 12 averaging over 95 percent for the state-wide scholar-athlete team standings.

The Lady Lakers dominated All-League selections, earning 18 first-team slots and six second-team slots. The girls also earned 5 individual sectional champion titles and two relay titles for a total of 13 championship berths. The team's Section III championship point total (158) and margin of victory (62 points) were both the largest in Class B indoor track history.

12 Lakers earned slots at the elite State Qualifier Meet with two advancing to the New York State Championship Meet. Overall, 10 school records were set during the historic campaign.

The team built its success on an exceptional depth of contribution, but five athletes were recognized for their noteworthy contributions. Ashley Winn and Jillian Vogl were honored as co-Most Valuable Runners.

Winn set three school records, earned all-league honors in three events and sectional titles in two events. Vogl set a new school indoor record in the 200 meter dash, earned league honors in two events, was the Class B and overall Section III champion in the 300 and represented the Lakers at the state meet.

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