FRAMINGHAM – The indoor track season for Framingham High kicked off last week.
The girls indoor track team, has just four athletes, said coach Chris Collins.
“however, we are talent-loaded,” said Collins. “Our 4 girls are one of the better/top 4×2 teams in the state.”
It is indoor season, but the team competed outdoors, said Coach Collins.
The Flyers lost the season opener to Brookline yesterday, March 13, but there were several highlights.
Senior Sophie Albright, one of the best high jumpers in the nation, won her event with a leap of 5-feet, 6 inches.
“In her first time jumping in a year,” Albright “beat all of the boys as well.,” said Collins, who added her height will likely be the best in the state at the moment.
Sophomore Maya Bishop was a double winner in the opener.
Bishop won the 55 meter race in 7.5 seconds.
The Flyers actually swept that event. Senior Kim Lugon finished second at 7.8 seconds and junior Priscilla Mota took third with 7.9 seconds.
Bishop won the long jump event with a jump of 15-feet, 11.5 inches.
And Lugon finished second in the 300 meter race at 48.1 seconds.
“Extremely proud of them fighting extremely hard to place as well as they did against the defending D1 State Champs,” said Collins. “Our army of 4 — they are amazing girls,”
“Maya Bishop is going to be a force to be reckoned with along with Sophie,” said Collins.
Next up for the Flyers is a meet against the Raiders of Wellesley on March 23.
File photo of Sophie Albright