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Girls Track splits dual meet; TerHaar sets record

Girls Track splits dual meet; TerHaar sets record

The Cedar Springs Girls track team hosted West Catholic and Belding on Thursday, April 15, for an OK Blue Conference double dual track meet. The Red Hawks defeated Belding by a score of 95 to 38 and lost to West Catholic 73 to 64.  The team’s record is 1 and 1 in the OK Blue Conference and 3 and 2 overall for the year.

Abby VanDusen and Allie Veltkamp in the 400 meter relay at Sparta on April 17.

Abby VanDusen and Allie Veltkamp in the 400 meter relay at Sparta on April 17.

On Saturday April 17, the team traveled to Sparta for the Spartan Tri-Level Classic. In the 11-12 grade division the team scored 45 points and placed 5th out of 8 teams. Junior Amber TerHaar took home the only first place of the day. Amber won the discus and set a new school record with a distance of 114 feet 5 inches.

In the 9-10 grade division the team scored 58 points and placed 4th out of 8 teams.

Placing for the Red Hawks in the dual meets were:

First Place: Amber TerHaar Shot Put and Discus; Haley Hawes Pole Vault;  Heather Holmes High Jump; Abby VanDusen Long Jump; Breeann Ovokaitys 1600 and 800 run;

Rieley Hondalus in the 200 and 400 meter dash; Katie Weiler 3200 meter run; 1600 Meter relay team of Sommer Van Dyke, Heather Holmes, Allie Veltkamp, and Breeann Ovokaitys; 3200 meter relay team of Katie Weiler, Jessica Titus, Amanda Zinn, and Breeann Ovokaitys.

2nd Place: Rieley Hondalus Long Jump and 100 meter dash; Briana Pierson high jump; Abby VanDusen 100 meter hurdles; Sommer VanDyke 400 meter run; Amanda Zinn 800 meter run; Katie Weiler 1600; Jessica Titus 3200 meter run; Amanda Balczak 300 meter hurdles.

3rd Place: Jeanette Sukstas Shot Put and Discus; Amanda Balczak 100 meter hurdles; Brittani Tozer 100 meter dash; Kayla Ovokaitys 800 and 1600 meter runs; Shaelyn Fasel 300 meter hurdles; Sommer VanDyke 200 meter dash.

Placing for the Red Hawks at Sparta:

2nd Places: Breeann Ovokaitys 800 and 1600 meter runs; Amber TerHaar Shot Put;

3200 meter relay team of Amanda Balczak, Christina Dean, Kayla Ovokaitys, and Katie Weiler.

3rd Places: Heather Holmes high jump; Jeanette Sukstas Shot put; Rieley Hondalus Long jump; Amanda Balczak 300 meter hurdles; the 400 and 800 meter relay team of: Amanda Balczak, Shaelyn Fasel, Allie Veltkamp, and Abby VanDusen.

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