Junior Kaylee Stenderowicz has put Sacred Heart back on track as she has won three of the last four triple jump meets that she has competed in. On Jan. 28, Stenderowicz finished in first place and set a personal best for the triple jump with an 11.88-meter jump at the John Thomas Terrier Women’s Invitational.
Stenderowicz has amassed three Northeast Conference (NEC) track and field athlete of the week honors this season and currently leads the NEC in the triple jump. These accolades have been motivation for Stenderowicz to continue her success throughout the spring.
“It makes you keep wanting to do better and better every week,” said Stenderowicz.
The triple jump is not her only strong suit as her 5.26 meter long jump at the West Point Open on Jan 8. ranks her in the top 10 of all athletes in the NEC this season.
Stenderowicz credits her capabilities as well as the team’s performance to her coaching staff, which includes Coach Christian Morrison and Coach Katrina Dekrey. Dekrey has been especially part of Stenderowicz’ journey as she was promoted to a role as the team’s sprint, hurdle, long jump, and triple jump coach.
“This season has been one of our best,” said Stenderowicz. “He [Morrison] has put in a lot of work and everyone has had a lot of success.”
Next up for Stenderowicz and the Sacred Heart women’s track and field team is the 15th Annual Yale Giegengack Invitational in New Haven on Saturday, Feb. 12.
Sacred Heart Athletics contributed to this article