State Championships: Indoor Track

This weekend, the Lake Region Indoor Track team competed in the state championship meet at the University of Vermont.  Despite illnesses, both the boys and girls teams had a number of outstanding performances.
State Championships: Indoor Track

The girls team, entering the meet with 16 points due to last weekend’s throwing state championship, was led by sophomore Bella Hanover.  Unsatisfied with her  8.07 second time in the 55m meter prelims, she refused to give up and rebounded by running a personal record of 7.81 seconds in the finals to capture 6th place.  In the long jump, Bella’s three jumps in the prelims all beat her previous personal record.  Furthermore, in the finals she recorded another three jumps that bested her performance going into the meet.  In the end, she took 3rd place with a jump of 4.49 meters or 14 feet 8.75 inches.

Bella combined with Heather Alexander, Brooklyn Hinton, and Indie Haney to run the 4x200m meter relay.  Running 2:04.03, a personal best and a 1.5 second drop in time, the girls took 5th place in a very competitive race.

Junior Charlie Edlund also had a major triumph in the 1000m.  Going into the race, she was seeded 10th overall.  However, she pushed herself to a personal record of 3:46.27, which was a 7 second drop in her time.  Overall, she finished 7th.

I also want to give special mention to Heather Alexander, Emma King, Charlie Edlund, and Sage Sweeney who all stayed to the very end of the meet and agreed to fill in unanticipated vacancies in our 4x400m relay team.

Overall, the girls team finished 5th in Division 2, out of 19 teams.

The boys team was led in scoring by senior Justin Young who took 3rd place in the high jump with a mark of 1.75m.

In the first track event of the day, Ethan Gratton-Derbyshire ran the 55m hurdles.  In the prelims, he posted a personal best of 10.45 seconds.  Then, running in the finals, he posted yet another personal best of 10.33 seconds, taking home 6th place.

Adler Lahar entered into the 300m seeded in 10th place.  Running himself to exhaustion, and collapsing afterwards, he cut over half a second off his time to run a personal record of 40.09 seconds and took 6th place!

Both Adler and Ethan combined with Jericho Wilson, and Dyion Lacourse to run the 4x200m relay.  Despite running with two alternates, the team took 3rd place with a time of 1:48.80!

Dyion, Ethan, and Jericho combined with Oscar Forsay to run the 4x400m relay for the first time this season.  Despite not having run the event before, the team took 6th place!

Despite only bringing 6 athletes, the boys team finished in 6th place out of 20 teams.

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