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Stoughton High’s Jade Paul Excels at Division 2 Indoor Track Championship

Paul finished second in the 600-meter event, qualifying for the All-State meet on February 26.

A few tenths of a second is all that separated Stoughton’s Jade Paul and Natick’s Laurie Femmel in the girls’ 600-meter event at Thursday’s Division 2 MIAA Indoor Track & Field Championships. 

Femmel edged out Paul, winning the event, finishing in 1:35.60. Paul, who came in second, finished in 1:35.90, breaking her own school record in the 600-meters (1:36.06).

Paul moves on to the All-State meet on February 26, and is qualified to compete at the national meet in New York this April, coach Bob Clarke said.

Those who qualified from the Stoughton High girls’ indoor track team competed at Thursday’s Division 2 Championship meet, held at the Reggie Lewis Center.

Julia Quattrucci also ran in the 600-meter event, finishing in 1:45.38.

The 4 x 400-meter relay team of Quattrucci, Rachel Berkowsky, Mackenzie Hudson and Paul set a new personal best, with a time of 4:17.17.

Deirdre Simms and Kerry O’Neil both ran in the 2-mile event, with O’Neil finsihing in 12:35.35 and Simms finishing in 12:46.77.

The 4 x 200-meter relay team of Leesa Snyder, Kelly Barros, Kelly Collins and Alicia Macomber finished that event in 1:57.77.

Clarke also said Macomber and Snyder performed well in the 55-meter hurdles event.

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