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Wellesley Girls’ Track Takes Second at D2 States

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By Robert Rosen
Hometown Weekly Staff

Hard work pays off, and the Wellesley girls’ track team recently proved that when they recently took second place in the Division 2 State Meet.

“Not really,” coach John Griffith said when asked if he was surprised. “The girls have worked really hard all offseason to get themselves ready to go.”

There were high expectations coming into the season for the sprinters, jumpers and throwers, according to Griffith, who added that the younger distance girls have been a pleasant surprise.

Two standouts this season for the Raiders have been Ally Isley (who Griffith called “a stud”) and Rachelle Parker. Isley won the 55-meter at the state meet and has the best distance in the long jump, while also anchoring the 4x200 relay team that broke the school and league record. Parker dominated the 300-meters all year long and won the D2 Meet.

“We are trying to peak at the right time and qualify as many girls for All-States as we can,” Griffith said, adding that the team has really come together and bonded and become closer during the season. “We are all in this together everyday.

“We hope the younger generation of girls will see our success and be part of this someday.”

Robert Rosen is an Editor at Hometown Weekly. He can be reached at and followed on Twitter at @roberterosen.

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