WARSAW — There are only two girls competing on this year’s Warsaw indoor track and field team.
It’s obviously all about quality and not quantity for juniors Karmen Auble and Carissa Plesums, who recently earned a No. 2 state ranking in Class C, behind only Bronxville, a team with over 60 girls.
Warsaw is able to have an indoor track team because they are sponsored by Dansville as a “a team of one.”
Currently, Auble is ranked No. 1 in the state in Class C in the pole vault; No. 2 in the long jump; third in the shot put and eighth in the hurdles.
Plesums is currently ranked third in the state in the triple jump and tied for third in the high jump.
Although their recent state ranking doesn’t necessarily make Warsaw the favorites to win the upcoming sectionals, as depth often helps other teams score crucial points in relays, but they have the ability to finish among the top teams.
Athletes are only allowed to participate in three events at sectionals.
At a recent event at Brockport, Auble won the pole vault with a new state leading mark of 12-3. She attempted to break the Section V record by raising the bar to 12-7 and although she only came close, she was still voted the meet’s MVP for the field events.
Meanwhile, Plesums placed fourth in the triple jump (33-1) and eighth in the high jump (4-10).
“It was a really exciting weekend for both girls, as they both competed well and either tied or set new personal bests in all their events on consecutive days of competition,” said training coach Mike Auble. “Carissa’s improvement and consistency in her events has been quite impressive and Karmen is starting to step it up to another level.”
Last Friday, Karmen also captured the LCAA titles in both the long jump and shot put while Plesums won the high jump at Hobart College.