Iannone Runs to Jr. Olympics
Phenom Sara Iannone '13 Invited to National USATF Meet
Sara Iannone '13 came to Taft this fall and has already made a huge impact on Taft's Girls' Cross Country team. Consistently placing second among Taft runners, Iannone was a huge part of Taft's success the fall. Her coach, Laura Monti, described the runner as "a real tough kid with a fantastic attitude." Iannone finished every race this season, helping the team established themselves once again as a power in New England. The team finished with an impressive 6-2 record.
Iannone did not stop running once the season was over. On November 15th, a day after the New England meet, Iannone competed in a USA Track and Field (USATF) event with her running club based in Litchfield, CT. Her 4K time of 17:29 merited an impressive 11th place finish and earned her an invitation to the Regional qualifier. Held in Augusta, ME on November 22nd, the Region 1 meet hosted the best runners from the New England and New York City. Iannone had yet another strong performance. Running 4K in a time of 16:52 earned Sara a 31st place finish in Region 1. This placing qualified her for the USATF National Junior Olympics in Reno, NV.
Iannone will compete in the USATF Junior Olympics on December, 12.
USATF Satallite Race in Litchfield, CT Results
USATF Regional Race in Augusta, ME Results