SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood junior Che Dashiell distinguished herself amongst all other competitors in the high jump and earned the North II Group III gold medal this season, which earns her this week's Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athlete of the Week.
"Che is our best high jumper on the girls team. She gained a significant amount of experience throughout last spring and this past winter season, developing to the point where she can consistently clear 5'0". She cleared 5'2" twice in meets this past winter, including when she won the NJSIAA North II Group III state sectional championship in the event," said SPFHS Track Coach Jeff Koegel.
"She cleared the bar by a few inches both times, so now it is just a matter of getting past the mental block associated with getting over the bar when it is moved up to 5'4". I think she can get to the point this spring where she can clear 5'6" or 5'8"," Coach Koegel added. "Hopefully the weather will cooperate with us in providing favorable conditions for both practice and meets."
Dashiell competes in several track and field events. According to MileSplit, her top performances were:
- Long Jump 13-0
- Triple Jump 33-1.25
- 400 Meter Hurdles 1:17.36
- High Jump 5-2
- Triple Jump 33-1.75
- 55 Meter Hurdles 10.04
- 300 Meter Dash 49.89
Che Dashiell is also a member of the girls varsity volleyball team.
Joint Motion Physical Therapy is located across the street from the Stage House Tavern and shares a free, handicap accessible parking lot with the Scotch Plains Public Library. Joint Motion can be reached for an appointment by phone 908-322-3202, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also learn more at www.facebook.com/JointMotionPT.
Joint Motion Physical Therapy
373 Park Ave.
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076