Ladies finish 2nd at Seven Lakes
Posted February 22, 2015
Good Morning Parents!
This week the Girls Track team participated in two meets at Seven Lakes High School finishing with second place finishes in both. The meets were hard fought, and there was a tremendous amount of improvement between weeks 1 and 2, but the long remains long until the District meet, and we plan on running our best in April.
The JV girls kicked it off first on Thursday with a great outing in terrific weather. The girls ran in a 5 team meet against Katy, Cinco Ranch, Tompkins and Mayde Creek High Schools. The girls ran well and finished with 152 points behind Katy’s 197 and in front of Cinco’s 123. This meet was a test of Katy ISD’s new timing system, and although there were several hiccups in the system, for the most part the meet was run off with few issues. The first race that was run was the special relay, the shuttle hurdle relay. Your team of Sophomores Kelsey Hayes and Desonya Tenn along with Freshman Madison Beall and Taylor Howe came away with the gold running a blistering time of 40.87 shattering the old school record of 43.35. Congrats to all of these young ladies. The meet was finished with an outstanding anchor leg by freshman Maya Chidi in the 4x400 meter relay. The relay placed 1st after Maya ran down a Katy runner in the last 30 meters of the race. Joining Maya in the race were Sophomores Fara Omilabu, Madison Bradford and Kristina Szafron. They ran a time of 4:30. In addition the following results were scoring results during the meet
200 – Zaynab Khan 1st place 29.30, Alissa Shimmel 6th place 30.37
800 – Fara Omilabu 2nd place 2:36, Maya Chidi 4th place 2:39, Madison Bradford 2:39 5th place
1600 – Mina Finoeen 4th place 6:03, Abby Smith 5th place 6:05
3200 – Abby Smith 2nd place 12:38
100 H – Kelsey Hayes 1st place 17.26, Taylor Howe 2nd place 17.91, Madison Beall 6th place 18.61
4x100 Relay – Alissa Shimmel, Courtney Collins, Stephanie Tahtouh, Zaynab Khan 2nd place 53.94
4x200 Relay -Jehana Victor, Albany Zamora, Zaynab Khan, Alissa Shimmel 4th place 2:04.13
Long Jump – Stephanie Tahtouh 5th place 14’
Discus – Kristina Szafron 1st place 79’ 3”, Courtney Head 6th place 69’ 4”
Triple Jump – Fara Omilabu 6th place 29’ 3.5”
High Jump – Michelle Xia 4th place 4’ 6”
Pole Vault – Ashley Gill 3rd place 8’, Michelle Xia 4th place 7’6”, Sierra Jackson 5th place 7’
On the Varsity side, it was a very windy day on Saturday, and some times suffered due to the wind. Although the times for the meet were slow. The competitive spirit of the girls was high and they worked very hard to improve in many events.
To start the day 3 of our best distance runners took to the line to compete in a very rare track event, the 5000 meter. Junior Kacie Jo Corbin and Sophomores Tori Welkener and Laura Broman took of running in the first event of the day and did not look back. The ladies swept the event, finishing with Tori 1st, Laura 2nd and Kacie 3rd. All three ladies ran a gutsy race and Tori Welkener took an early need and never relinquished it.
While the 5000 was being run the field events were in high gear and many improvements were seen across the board. Sophomore Alice Wang had a tremendous day as she improved and made finals in all 3 of her events jumping personal bests of 4’10” in the high jump, finishing 4th, 35’ in the triple jump, finishing 3rd and 16’ in the long jump finishing 7th. Junior Grace Ugwoegbu joined Alice in the long jump finals placing 6th with a jump of 16’ 2.5”. Sophomore Jordan Jamiseson showed a lot of improvement in both Disc and Shot finishing in the top ten of both events.
The Pole Vault was another event where the Spartans did very well, all vaulters finished in the top 6 to take points for the Spartans. Senior Chloe Hudson finished tied for 6th with an 8’ vault. Junior Sofia Maneth finished in 2nd place matching her personal best with a 9’6” vault. Sophomore Dana Pollack won the event with a 9’6” vault winning it on fewer misses. Congrats to all our pole vaulters on a great week!
After a short rest from the morning session the Spartans were at it again as the afternoon running kicked off. The first event on the track was the 4x100 meter relay who were looking for a little redemption after last weeks dropped stick. Although the team of Seniors Imani Blueitt, Junior Grace Ugwoegbu, Sophomore Lacey Barnes and Freshman Angie Pena gave it a good try, they could not beat the defending regional champions in the event and finished in 6th place.
The ladies had more success in the 4x200 meter relay as the team of Senior Jenya Hayes, Junior Grace Ugwoegbu, Sophomore Britteny Cecil and freshman Angie Pena finished in 3rd place with a season best 1:45.53
In the 800 meter Junior Sydney Gandy continued to show why she is a college prospect finishing in a 2:21.78 over a very competitive field to finish in 1st place. Joining Sydney on the podium was Sophomore Camilla Broman who finished in 6th place with a 2:25.77 time.
The Highlight of the Seven Lakes Relays is the James Morris Mile named for the former coach of South Plains College who coached 16 Olympians and numerous national champions during his time at South Plains College. On the girls side of them mile, all three Seven Lakes Competitors placed in the top six. Sophomore Camilla Broman finished in 6th place while Sophomore Sharon Xu finished in 5th place. Finishing in the top spot was Junior Kacie Jo Corbin who ran a very fast 5:24.06. After the race Kacie was presented with a plaque from none other than James Morris himself.
The ladies finished with 100.3 points, coming in 2nd behind Cy-Springs who had 124.
This week the JV will run at Katy on WEDNESDAY February 25th while the Varsity will compete on Saturday at the Walter Heintscel Relays in Alief Texas.