At the Millbrook dual meet and the Wake County Championships, Lauren Strapp, senior, broke two school records. Strapp broke the 1600 meter record at the Millbrook meet on April 21 with a time of 5:07 and the 3200 meter record at the Championships on April 24 with a time of 10:55.
Strapp already held the school’s two records with a previous time of 5:12 in the 1600 meter and 11:18 in the 3200 meter race. The times were meaningful to Strapp because she is still improving as a senior. Strapp now owns Leesville’s 1600 meter, 3200 meter and 5k records.
“I know records are meant to be broken, but I’d like to keep these for awhile,” said Strapp. The former 1600 meter and 3200 meter records were held for over ten years before Strapp.
Strapp will look to improve her records at the last meet versus Wake Forest-Rolesville and the Cap-7 Conference meet. She has also qualified for the regional meet in the 1600 and 3200 meter which will be held at Apex High on May 15.
If Strapp keeps up the hard work, she will qualify for states at North Carolina A&T May 22. “I would love to finish up my high school career with a good time at states,” said Strapp.
After high school Strapp, will further her track career at College of William & Mary.