Kelly Wesolowski (9) Breaks School 3200 Meter Run Record


Photo by Will Wheatley

Kelly Wesolowski (9) breaks the 31-year-old school record of the 3200 meter race. The monumental run was the freshman’s first 3200 open of her running career.

On Saturday December 14, 2013, Hereford’s indoor track team participated in the Howard County Winterfest at PG Sports Complex. Kelly Wesolowski (9) debuted in the 3200 meter run, winning first place, breaking a 31-year-old school record with a time of 11:02.

This is now the third fastest time in the country for girl’s high school indoor track athletes.

“I was nervous at the beginning but after the first four laps, I felt relaxed,” said Kelly, “I felt like I could win.”

“I wasn’t sure what to expect,” said Coach Brad Duvall, “but it was one of the most impressive things I have seen in a long time.”

“After the race, I didn’t feel that tired, and I thought I could have run faster. I didn’t know how to pace myself because it was my first race, and I thought I could have pushed myself more during the middle of the race,” said Kelly.

Overall the girl’s team came in first place, defeating many other top ranked teams including McDonough, a nationally-recognized team.

This Saturday, the team travels to the New York Armory to compete in the Bishop Loughlin Games. The meet is known for being the oldest and largest high school indoor meet in the country. This is the 60th anniversary of the meet.  Kelly will be running the 1600 meter run and a leg in the 4×800 meter relay.