Shawnee Winter track finish strong in Toms River Bubble


Laura Finelli with a strong finish

Nicole Tellechea

The Shawnee Winter Track Team competed at the Toms River Bubble on January 21, 2023. The 800m runners performed well, especially sophomore Kayla Dilks, who ran a time of 3:08.63 in her first race back from her injury. During cross country, Kayla dealt with a stress fracture in her metatarsal along with a sprained ankle. After her recovery, Kayla has been working extremely hard to get back to racing on the track.

Alongside Dilks was junior Laura Finelli who said “[she] felt great.” She also told The Renegade Report that “[she] went out too fast the first lap, but [she] was able to pick it up for the final lap.”

Finally, Eria Rupert, in her second winter track season, put up an impressive 3:09:57 in her first 800m race.

Overall, the girls did a phenomenal job racing today at the Bubble. They all earned fantastic times that they are proud of and excited to improve for their next meet.