Class of 1984
In 1969, Jimmy Hendrix sang "the wind cried Mary." In the early 1980's, Coach Mark Smith sang, "the wind cried Kari." That's because Kari Fleischman ran like the wind. Here is a brief overview of her tremendous achievements at Acton Boxboro. In the 100 meter dash Kari holds a school record and D.C.L. record. She was the the League Champion 3 years in a row and went undefeated her junior and senior years. She anchored the 4 x 100 meter relay where she holds a school and D.C.L. record.
Her relay team went undefeated in the Dual County League all four years. They were the State Relays Champions 1983 and 1984, Class B State Champions 1983 and 1984, and the New England Champions 1983. Kari anchored the 4 x 200 meter relay where they were the State Champion 1982, 1983 and 1984. This relay team held the state record for several years. Ms. Fleischman still holds the school record in the long jump at 18 feet, 3 inches surpassing her D.C.L competitors by 8 to 9 inches. Kari took a First in Class B State Meet and was Second in the All States and New England Championships. After graduation from AB, Kari attended UMASS Amherst on an athletic scholarship. As a key member of the Varsity Track Team, she competed in 100 and 200 meter sprints, 4 x 100 relay and the long jump. During her junior year, at the New England Women's Championship, she placed in all four events, set 2 new UMASS records in the 100 meter and long jump and became the New England Women's Champion in the 100 meter. Kari's personal best of 11.8 seconds in the 100 meter and 19'5" in the long jump were also UMASS records at the time of her graduation. Kari Fleischman Class of 1984 - Track & Field After commencement at UMASS, Kari began a management career in retail clothing. Excelling with the Lord & Taylor Store chain, she was recently chosen as part of an advanced management team to start up a new Lord & Taylor Store in Annapolis, Maryland. Kari now lives in Odenton, Maryland.