Malz won both the Pole Vault and Triple Jump, and finished second in the Long Jump, at the CCC finals on May 25. Her triple jump of 35’8.5” broke a school record, which was her second school record this spring, also breaking the pole vault record earlier this season with a height of 11’3”.
Besides track and field, the senior is also part of Big Brother Big Sister, Advisory Club, Spanish Club, Youth Advisory Council, Glastonbury Dance Center, and Skyjumpers (a pole vault club in based in North Franklin, CT).
After graduating this month, the Glastonbury native’s next stop will be Villanova University in Pennsylvania where she will major in exploratory arts and compete on the Wildcats track and field team.
“I am extremely excited to say I am continuing my athletic and academic career at Villanova,” stated Malz, “I am definitely looking forward to competing at the college level. I think the level of intensity at Villanova is what I am most looking forward to, as any opportunity for self-betterment, whether through personal growth on a new team or literally getting those higher marks, is welcome in my books.”
Malz added that she’s grateful to have had one last season to compete at GHS, “The best part about this last season has definitely been my teammates and coaches who have been such an integral part of my high school career. They have supported me through it all, and to have this one last season, and to be finally back to competing after such a drought, was so rewarding in itself. I am so lucky to be part of such a passionate, close knit group of dedicated athletes!”
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