Athlete of the Week

Abbey Stowell, Haldane High School

Stowell won the 100-meter hurdles and pentathlon and placed in the top 10 in three other events on May 5 and 6 at the 41st Joe Wynne Somers Lions Club Invitational, which included 50 teams from the region.

Abbey Stowell competes in the 800-meter run at Somers High School on May 6. (Photo by Michael Haines)

The junior won the 100-meter hurdles in 16.74 seconds and the pentathlon with 2,723 points, which was a personal record and qualified her for the state tournament. Overall she finished 36th of 222 runners in the 800-meter run (2:36.02), eighth in the high jump (4-06), eighth in the long jump (15-10.25) and ninth in the shot put (30-08).

Abbey Stowell competes in the high jump at Somers High School on May 6. (Photo by Michael Haines)

“Abbey is exceptionally hard-working and dedicated,” said Coach AJ McConville. “When she was an eighth-grader she won the pentathlon at the county championship. Last year she made it the state tournament and finished fourth. She could also be a contender  in two or three other events.”

One Response to "Athlete of the Week"

  1. Dan Hughes   May 13, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    Congrats to Abbey! It’s so great to see her hard work pay off. Keep pushing!