Poku Wins Dash in State Coaches Invitational For Freshmen/Sophomores

SHARON – Framingham High sophomore Grace Poku won the 100-meter event at the Massachusetts State track Coaches Association’s invitational meet at Sharon High on Saturday.

Poku won the freshman/sophomore dash in 12.77 seconds. Her time would have placed her fourth overall for the day.

“She went into the finals seeded 4th at 13.33 in prelims and really exploded out of the blocks,” said head Coach Chris Collins. “Then, she fixed a slight running-gait error we recognized, to get the win” in the finals.

Framingham finished sixth in the 4 by 100 relay, with Poku, sophomore Leche Small-Brown, junior captain Zoie Carter, and sophomore Saisha Small-Brown in 51.65 seconds. Wellesley won the event in 49.58 seconds.

In the freshman-sophomore only relay, Framingham finished in second place with a time of 53.27 seconds. On the relay was the Small-Brown sisters, sophomore captain Laura Walkup and sophomore Kiley Duston.

Saisha Small-Brown set a season personal record in the 400-meter event with a 1:03.25 minute time, said Collins.

Carter ran a 27.33-second 200-meter race to finish 19th overall. Teammate Leche Small-Brown finished 11th in 26.97 seconds.

Junior Michelle Hom ran a 18.71 seconds in the 100 hurdles for Framingham.

Walkup’s leap of 30-feet, 9.25-inches in the triple jump placed her in the top 40.

Poku, Carter and both Brown sisters have all qualified for the state meet, said Collins.

Next up for the Flyers is the Bay State Conference meet at Braintree High on Wednesday.


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