With the close of her storybook high school athletic career looming this spring, Lydia Olivere sought to author a memorable final chapter.
The Padua Academy senior certainly had little to prove as she entered her final outdoor track and field season, having already amassed an unprecedented record of distance-running domination.
Yet, she looked over the calendar and targeted two events in particular.
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This being Olivere, she aimed high — at the New York Relays at Icahn Stadium on Manhattan’s Randalls Island and the hallowed Penn Relays on the University of Pennsylvania’s Franklin Field track in Philadelphia — on the last two weekends in April.
She was at her best in both and became the 2018 William A