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Carlisle Daily would like to wish Taylor Sheffter luck this weekend as she competes in state for the Carlisle High School Track team. Recently, Carlisle Daily caught up with Coach Brian Sprandel and here is what he had to say about this years track team and what Taylor has accomplished.

This has been an extremely exciting year for the Carlisle High School Girls track team. After finishing last or second to last in the league the past few years the girls were able to compete and finish 4th at the SWBL meet. At this meet the girls team had 3 record setting league champions. One of which was Taylor Sheffter who repeated her record winning performance from last year.

Coach Vasil who usually works with Taylor on the hurdles has said since last season that Taylor has the potential to be a state finalist. He works with her daily at practice on drills and her form. Taylor may not always be really excited about the conditioning aspect of practice but when it comes times for the meets she is competitor that doesn't like to lose.

After being District Champion in the 100 Hurdles and qualifying for Regionals we had a good week of practice but Taylor only qualified with the 5th fastest time for the regional final. Coach Vasil and myself are sitting and watching Taylor warm up and are asking ourselves which Taylor is going to show up today...well after the most exciting 15.7 seconds that I have had in a long time we realized the Taylor that wants to be a state finalist showed up. She dominated the race from the start to the finish as she won the race by 2 to 3 steps and became the first Regional Champion in such a long time that no one is really sure when the last one was and that is if we even have had one.

Taylor has become the first state qualifier since the mid 1990's. As a coaching staff we are really excited about watching her compete this weekend up at Ohio State at the Jesse Owens Stadium.

She runs Friday, June 5 afternoon at 2 PM and if she is one of the 4 fastest girls in her heat she will be a state finalist running at 1 PM on Saturday.

Brian Sprandel
Carlisle High School Track Coach


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