The Silver Lake High girls’ track team has a new state champion.
She had a standout performance at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston on Wednesday, Feb. 16 last week. In fact, it was the best performance of her high school track career to date.
The Division 3 state championship meet was Summer Bejarano’s time to shine. She won the one-mile run; she broke her own school record on the girls’ side at the meet. She ran the mile in 5:06.28. It came a week after she set the school record in the event at the Patriot League championship meet.
She wasn’t the only Laker to have a strong showing at the championship meet either. Riley Paskow shone in the long jump, earning a second place finish. That wasn’t Paskow’s only event either; she earned a sixth place finish in the 300 meter run.
Samantha Waters also made it to the podium. She had a sixth place finish in the 55 meter dash; it’s an event where she holds the school record for the best time on the girls’ side. Emily Hesketh also made it to the podium. She shined in a field event: shotput. Hesketh earned a fifth place finish in shotput at the meet.
The Lakers didn’t have anyone make it to the podium on the boys’ side at the state meet last week.