The team boasts 31 members, an average number for Woodstock, but far smaller than the two teams
they have competed against: East Lyme and NFA. East Lyme brought 64 members and NFA brought 80
members to compete against the Centaurs. “Our record is a little deceiving,” Dodge said. “We've run
against two of the best teams in the state. But this is a good-size team. I like this size. I know
Dodge is counting on junior Molly Gibeault to come through for the Centaurs in the pole vault.
“When she's on, she's really good,” he said. “She's already won a state
championship, so she's one of the best in the state in that event.”
He's counting on senior Sarah Gilloran to do well in the hurdles and sophomore Sarah Swenson to be
competitive in the 200m, 400m, and quarter mile, the race he thinks is her strongest. “I'm hopeful
we can get her all the way up to the New England championships,” Dodge said.
The Centaur relay team competed in the indoor national meet in New York City this winter. “I'm
hopeful they will do very well and advance to the New England level,” Dodge said.
Abby Lamarre is a strong runner in the 2-mile event. She broke the school record by five seconds in
the first race she ran this season. In the second race, she lowered her mark by another seven
seconds. “She's a very talented runner. I expect her to do very well,” Dodge
Above: Sarah Swenson takes off from the blocks in practice. Photos by D. Coffey.