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track1Representatives of the Lansing varsity track and field teams were running, jumping, and throwing throughout the weekend as they prepare to head into the championship portion of their season.

Senior Emma Dhimitri and freshman Catie Eisenhut took home three wins at the Fast Times Invitational held at Corning-Painted Post High School on Friday night. Dhimitri won both the 100M hurdles and 400M hurdles races, and Eisenhut lowered her personal best time with her win in the 1500m run.

Both the boys and girls full varsity teams took a short trip to the Groton Invitational on Saturday. While no team scores were recorded for this meet, individual awards were distributed. Many Lansing athletes recorded performances that earned trophies and ribbons. Senior Emily Gallagher was named Girls Field MVP for her first place finishes in both the long jump and pole vault.

Junior Alex Powers was named Boys Field MVP for his first place finish in the shot put as well as third place finish in discus. Odessa Montour's Nadia Simpson was named Girls Track MVP (first place in both the 100M and 200M sprints) and Trumansburg's Austin Grunder was named the Boys Track MVP (first in the 400M and 4x400M races).

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Sophomore Destiny Little debuted in the pentathlon for the first time on Monday. IAC pentathletes traveled to Odessa Montour to compete in the 100M hurdles, long jump, high jump, shot put, and 800M run. Little's final score was good enough for an automatic qualification to the state qualifier meet in this multi-event competition.

At the time of this article's publication, the Lansing varsity track & field teams will be halfway through the two-day IAC Championships held at Trumansburg High School.

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