My apologies for the delay in updates. Our site had been overtaken by a “bug” and hopefully all is well again! Taking one step back….to the Regional Championships at Grand haven High School seems like a logical place to begin.
On a day more suited to making a fire and singing Christmas carols, our ladies competed for a regional title and opportunities to compete at the D1 State finals on May 31. Although we came up short, our athletes fulfilled another goal~ to finish in the top 2 of our region. Congratulations to Rockford for winning their 18th consecutive regional championship.
Receiving medalist honors, establishing new PR’s or school records, winning regional titles and qualifying for States are:
Discus- Sophomore Lauren Buchholz finished in 8th place
Shot Put- Sophomore Brianna DeSappio finished in 4th place (PR) and Lauren Buchholz 8th
4×800 Relay- Juniors Inez Samuels & Shaylin Hollis, Sophomore Olivia Thatcher and Senior Rebecca Ringquist finished in 6th place
100 Hurdles- Senior McKenna Mattson is the Regional Champion and automatically qualifies for States!
100 Meters- Junior Taylor Hopp is the Regional Champion and automatically qualifies for States!
4×200 Relay- Freshman Rose Russo, McKenna Mattson, Sophomore Hannah Huizen and Taylor Hopp finished in 2nd place (PR) and automatically qualified for States!
1600 Meters- Senior Ellie Leonard finished in 2nd place and automatically qualified for States!
4×100 Relay- Rose Russo, McKenna Mattson, Hannah Huizen and Taylor Hopp are Regional Champions (PR) and automatically qualified for States!
300 Hurdles- McKenna Mattson is the Regional Champion and automatically qualifies for States!
200 Meters- Rose Russo finished in 2nd place and automatically qualified for States!
3200 Meters- Ellie Leonard is the Regional Champion, set a new school record (10:37) and automatically qualified for States! Senior Chelse VanSpronsen finished 5th (PR) and qualified for states, and Junior Bailey Johnson finished 7th overall (PR) and qualified for States! It is the first time in school history that 3 individuals qualified in this event!
We were incredibly proud of ALL of our athletes for the way they competed and represented our program, school and community. With a multitude of reason’s to complain or make excuses, they did neither, and competed like champions in every sense of the word.
As time allows in the next 24 hours, I will recap the OK White Conference championships, provide information about the MITCA State Meet in Detroit this weekend, as well as our Team Awards banquet next week (Wednesday, May 28 @ 6:30pm)