Varsity girls track and field competes at high level

Coach Lucas Wolthuis is pleased with his team’s 3rd place Conference, 6th place Regional, and 22nd place State finishes, and looks forward to working with many of his athletes next year.

At the Wolverine Conference Meet, Emma Steele placed 3rd in the 100, 1st in the 400, and 1st in the 800-meter dashes. Sidney Jones placed 7th in the 100. Megan Zahnow placed 3rd in the 200 and 1st in the 300. Amanda Laughery placed 6th and Zane Sandelin placed 8th in the 3200.

Megan Zahnow placed 1st in the 100 hurdles.

In field events, Jaylyn Taylor placed 6th in the shot put, Anna Bartholomew placed 3rd in the high jump, Lyla Kling placed 4th in the high jump and 8th in the long jump, and Lauren Zahnow placed 6th in the pole vault.

Several athletes were Regional Placers and qualified for the State Meet. Emma Steele placed 2nd in the 400 and 1st in the 800. Megan Zahnow placed 1st in the 100 hurdles and 3rd in the 300 hurdles. The 4×4 relay team of Sidney Jones, Molly Young, Megan Zahnow, and Emma Steele placed 2nd. Lyla Kling placed 6th in the high jump.

At the State Meet, Megan Zahnow was runner up in the 100 hurdles and Emma Steele placed 5th in the 800.

After the season, team awards were presented: Most Valuable Athlete, Megan Zahnow; Most Improved Athlete, Jaylyn Taylor; Captain Award, Molly Young, Amanda Laughery, Emma Steele, Megan Zahnow, and Sidney Jones; Top Freshman, Savannah Ellis; Newcomer, Anna Bartholomew; Bulldog Award, Francesca Loriso and Natalie Hoagg; and Coaches’ Award, Zane Sandelin and Emma Steele.

In addition, 3 school records were broken: Kate Brundige’s 400 record of 1:00.88 was broken by Emma Steele with a time of 1:00.08; Sarah Roberts’ 800 record of 2:22.7 was broken by Emma Steele with a time of 2:17.91; and Michaela Oesterle’s 100 hurdle record of 15.4 was broken by Megan Zahnow with a time of 15.23.

Leave a Reply