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Girls track defeats FHN; takes fifth in invitational

Freshman Sommer VanDyke in the 1600 meter relay

Freshman Sommer VanDyke in the 1600 meter relay

The Cedar Springs Girls track team traveled to Forest Hills Northern Tuesday April 27, for an OK Blue Conference dual track meet. The Red Hawks defeated Forest Hills Northern by a score of 70 to 65. The team’s record is 4 and 1 in the OK Blue Conference and 6 and 2 overall for the year.  Senior Breeann Ovokaitys broke her school record in the 1600 meter run with a time of 5:14.7 and in the 800 meter run with a time 2:23.5.  Placing for the Red Hawks was:

1st Place: Amber TerHaar Shot Put and Discus; Breeann Ovokaitys 800, 1600 and 3200 run; Rieley Hondalus in long jump and 200 meter dash; 1600 Meter relay team of Sommer Van Dyke, Heather Holmes, Amanda Balczak, and Katie Weiler; 3200 meter relay team of Katie Weiler, Jessica Titus, Amanda Zinn, and Breeann Ovokaitys.

2nd Place: Rieley Hondalus 100 and 400 meter dashes; Katie Weiler 800 and 1600 meter runs; Heather Holmes high jump; Haley Hawes pole vault; Amanda Balczak 300 meter hurdles.

3rd Place: Brittani Tozer 100 meter dash; Sommer VanDyke 400 meter dash; Jessica Titus 3200 meter run; Jeanette Sukstas shot put.

Jeanette Sukstas in the shot put

Jeanette Sukstas in the shot put

On Saturday May 1, the track teams hosted the 8 team Red Hawk Team Invitational.  In the Girls half of the meet the Lady Red Hawks scored 557 took 5th place while Grand Rapids South Christian won the girls meet with 784 points and Rockford were the runner ups with 699 points. Taking individual first places in the meet for the Red Hawks were junior Amber TerHaar in the shot put with a throw 32 feet 9 ½ inches and freshman Katie Weiler with a season best time of 11:46.9 in the 3200 meter run. Other top placers for the Red Hawks included:

2nd Place: Rieley Hondalus 400 meter dashes; Amber TerHaar Discus; Breeann Ovokaitys in the 800 and 1600 meter runs; 3200 meter relay team of Katie Weiler, Amanda Balczak, Amanda Zinn and Breeann Ovokaitys; 1600 meter relay team of Breeann Ovokaitys, Heather Holmes, Sommer VanDyke, and Rieley Hondalus.

4th Place: Jeanette Sukstas shot put; Katie Weiler 1600 meter run.

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