Girls Varsity Track & Field · Girls Varsity Track finishes 1st place at Ken Ball

  Place Points
Hudsonville High School 1st 132
East Kentwood High School 2nd 127
Traverse City Central High School 3rd 62
Kingsley High School 4th 52
St. Francis High School 5th 46
Mason County Central High School 6th 46
Ludington High School 7th 43
Big Rapids High School 8th 32
McBain High School 9th 29
Benzie Central High School 10th 29
Charlevoix High School 11th 16
Grand Traverse Academy 12th 14
Onekama High School 13th 12
Lake City High School 14th 12
Manistee High School 15th 12

After taking runner-up the last few years, the Lady Eagles finally captured 1st place, besting 14 other schools, at the Ken Bell Invitational held at Traverse City Central High School. Here is a rundown…

They arrived at 10:30 AM to find out the weather was putting a damper on the start of the meet. After a 2 hour delay and a rock-paper-scissors tourney in the gym, the Lady Eagles were ready to compete…and compete they did.

*Alexa Hartman had a lifetime PR in the 100 and ran to a 2nd place finish. She also picked up a 4th place in the 200
*In the 400, Nikki Daggy finally broke the 1:05 barrier and picked up 7th place
*The Lady Eagles went an impressive 1-2 in the 800 (Helder, Gray)
*In the 1600 Helder stole the show with a time of 4:58.12. She was over 28 seconds ahead of 2nd place and less than 1 second off the school record
*Elaina Nibbelink picked up a point with an 8th place finish in the 3200
*3rd and 5th were the places in the 100 Hurdles (Mack, Ostapowicz)
*in the 300 Hurdles Ostapowicz ran to 2nd while Sam Hinken PR’d from an earlier heat to snag 3rd place overall
*The 4×100 team of Mandryk, Hartman, Stankiewicz, and Lowry pulled off a 4th place finish
*The 4×200 team of Mandryk, Hartman, Derrer, and Lowry sprinted to 2nd
*The 4×400 team captured first (Herrema, Gray, Daggy, Helder)
*The 4×800 team of Hasaley, Frank, Nibbelink, and Holzwarth picked up 6th place
*Kutzli threw to 3rd in the Discus
*Herrema jumped to 1st in both the High Jump and Long Jump
*And in the Pole Vault, Ostapowicz leaped to 1st and Avery Bolhuis grabbed 7th