The sophomore standout won the triple jump with a leap of 37 feet, 0.5 inches to provide a big boost for the Lions, who won their first girls’ track title since 1996 at the state meet in Albany May 3.
Teague also provided valuable points for Lovett in the long jump, where she finished runner-up with a leap of 18-0, and the 100-meter dash, where she placed fifth with a time of 12.43 seconds.
In addition, she was a part of the Lions’ runner-up 400-meter relay team as well as their sixth-place 1,600 relay unit.
“Nicole was instrumental in Lovett winning the girls’ state track and field championship,” Lovett coach Charlie Teague said. “Qualifying for state in five events is an achievement in itself, but to score 24.5 points at the state meet as a sophomore was even more impressive.
“In addition to her brilliant athletic abilities, Nicole has a heart of gold and is an outstanding teammate. She is an incredible representative of Lovett’s track and field program and I’m very proud of her.”
Last year as a freshman, Teague was runner-up in the 100, fourth in the long jump and seventh in the triple jump to help lead Lovett to a fourth-place finish in AA at the state meet.