Lakehill's Middle School Track Meet Claims Championship for boys, Runners-Up for girls.
After being rained out on April 13, the Middle School Track team returned to Parish on April 20 to compete in the IAA Track Championships. The Boys team claimed first place out of eight teams, and the girls claimed second place, also out of eight teams. Points were received in each event for the top six finishers.
In the 200m, Ben Palmer took fourth place and Henry Bolt took sixth place. Addison Baum took first in the 800m and third in the 400m, while Anders Ekstrom claimed fifth in the 400m.Reed Zimmermann took first in the 110m hurdles. The Lakehill boys dominated the relays, with a first place finish in the 4 x 100 (Bolt, Cole Johnson, Zimmermann, Palmer) 4 x 200 (Bolt,Ben Gillman, Zimmermann, Palmer) and 4 x 400 (Gillman,Ekstrom, Spencer Mihm, and Baum). In field events, Bolt took first in shot put, while Gaige Cerda claimed second in both the shot put and discus. Johnson took second in the long jump.
Niamh McKinney claimed a first place finish in the 2400m and another first place finish in the 1600m. Heather Hines took first in the 100m. In the 200m, Alanna Stern took first, Lynley Waggoner took fourth, and Jada Silas claimed fifth. Ava Rheams took fifth in the 400m. In the hurdles, Lakehill posed a triple threat, with first place for Heather Hines in the 100m and 300m hurdles, third and second place for Lola Bond, and a fifth and third place for Isa Bruner. The girls relay teams were also strong, taking first in the 4 x 200 (Waggoner, Silas, Stella Palmer, Stern) and second in the 4 x 400 (Leah Hawthorne,Rheams, Merritt McCaleb, McKinney). In the long jump, Bruner took fifth and Hawthorne took sixth.