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Girls track in fourth for dual season

Taylor Vanlangen passes off to Abby VanDusen in the 400 meter relay.

Taylor Vanlangen passes off to Abby VanDusen in the 400 meter relay.


The girls track team traveled to Forest Hills Northern last week for a dual meet. The girls lost to Forest Hills Northern by a score of 79 to 54. The team’s record is now at 2 wins and 3 losses and they finished the league dual season in fourth place.

Placing first for the Red Hawks was Katie Weiler in the 800, 1600 and 3200 runs.  Briana Pierson in the high jump, Jeanette Sukstas in the shot and Abby VanDusen in the and long jump were the other individual winners. Also taking first was the 1600 meter relay team of Emily Shaft, Taylor Vanlangen, Alison Hall and Allie Veltkamp.

The second meet of the week for the team was the Red Hawk Invite on Saturday May 4 at Red Hawk Stadium. The girls placed fifth out of nine teams with 597 points. Rockford won the meet with Jenison placing second. Katie Weiler took the only first for the team with her win in the 3200 meter run. Marissa Oakes was second in the long jump with her best jump of the year at 16’ 4”. Abby VanDusen was right behind her in third place with a season best jump of 15’ 8”. Katie Weiler took the other individual third place for the team in the 1600 meter run. The 400 meter relay team of Marissa Oakes, Taylor Vanlangen, Abby VanDusen and Olivia Finch placed third also season best time of 53.07.

Briana Pierson was fourth in the high jump. Also placing fourth was the 1600 meter relay team of Emily Shaft, Abby VanDusen, Christina Dean and Allie Veltkamp.  The last top six performance was turned in by the 3200 meter relay team of Maddie Pekrul, Allie Veltkamp, Christina Dean and Allie Veltkamp.

The team hosts the OK Bronze Conference meet on Thursday May 9 and Friday May 10 at Red Hawk Stadium. Field events start at 4:00 on Thursday with running prelims at 5:00. Friday’s events start at 4:00 with the Girls Pole Vault and all running finals starting at 6:00.

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