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2018-05-15 / Sports

Stamford’s Skylar Shafer Breaks 200-Meter Track Record

By Rosie Cunningham

STAMFORD - Skylar Shafer sprinted her way to a Stamford Central School (SCS) record Wednesday at the Ed Harbaugh Invitational at Delaware Academy.

The SCS junior varsity track member broke a 32 year record in the 200 meter category with a time of 27.2 seconds.

The record, according to 35 year track and field Coach Greg O’Connell, was held by Deb (Mollevik) Moorby, the boys varsity soccer coach at Charlotte Valley Central School.

“It’s always nice to have athletes break these records,” said O’Connell. “We have impressive record holders and numbers. We have had some powerhouse athletes and teams, particularly on the girls side. So, when a record is broken, it is no small feat.”

The SCS athletic director said Shafer has come a long way in her career as a varsity track athlete.

“She is a positive leader on the team and works hard - I expect nothing less of an upperclassman,” he said.

O’Connell said Shafer was shooting for the 100 meter dash record and was “pleasantly surprised” when they learned she secured the 200 meter record.

“She’s a great runner - the 100 meter is probably her best event and she runs the lead leg in the 4x1 relay and we are trying to break that record as well. These are some of the goals we set during the season.”

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