All-America honors for Litchfield Track Club runner
Litchfield Track Club runner Laila Goodman.
It's been an exciting five months for Litchfield Track Club runner Laila Goodman. After winning the Connecticut Association Championships and a third place in the Region 1 meet in New York City in December, she ran to an eighth place finish in the 2000-meter race at the USATF Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships in Reno, Nevada.
Then she decided to give USATF indoor track a try for the first time. Her constant improvement in new events led to her qualifying for the USATF Indoor National Track Championships in New York City last Saturday.
Competing in three events in the 8 and under age group, Laila placed second in the 1500m (6:12.38), third in the 800m (3:07.94), and fourth in the long jump (2.98m) to earn All-America honors.