The Saline girls varsity track and field team had a field day at one of the most competitive early season meets of the season April 29. Saline finished second with 224 points at the Charlie Janke Invitational at Jackson High School. East Kentwood won with 292 points.
While the distance runners continue their excellence, Saline’s field athletes had a great event.
In the field Erin Connor was the star, winning the discus (125-11) and shot put (40-05). Both were personal bests.
Lauren Sayre won the high jump, clearing 5-0. Catherine Dager won the long jump (16-04). Allie Haugen (10-0) and Skyler Hardt (10-) placed second and third in the pole vault.
Saline’s lone victory on the track came from Hannah Cummings, Regan Smith, Rebecca Cantrell and Emma Cummings in the 4-by-800. They finished in 9:41.57. The Cummings sisters joined Dager and Yasmine Lajimi to take second in the 4-by-400 relay (4:15).
Hannah Cummings placed second in the 800. Her time of 2:19.71 was her best of the season. The senior’s freshman sister, Emma, was third in 2:27.4. Lajimi was sixth (2:30).
Regan Smith was second in the 1600. She finished in 5:18.27 – a career best. Gillian Walter was fifth (5:29) and Becky Cantrell was sixth (5:33). Smith (11:42) was also fourth in the 3200. Walter was fifth (11:54) and Holly Treber was sixth (11:56).
Sydney Chandler was sixth in the 300 hurdles.