Lady Hornets Won All But Three Events at Charger Preview

 03/29/2013 - 02:26
All state track and field athlete Quenee Dale is picking up this season where she left off last year.


Saline’s varsity girls track and field team earned a a relaxing spring break with a dominating performance at the 2013 Charger Preview at Hillsdale College Thursday.

The Lady Hornets finished first with 238 points, nearly more than all of their opponents combined. Milan was second with 29 points.

Saline won all but a single event on the track and was nearly as strong in the field.

Quenee Dale won three events.

She was first in the 60-meter dash, finishing in 8 seconds. The Hornets swept the top three spots, with Alana Hollis and Amanda Luurtsema finishing second and third (8.18 and 8.28).

Dale also won the 200 meter dash in 27.33 seconds, edging Milan runners Eran Young and Nicole Lange. Hollis and Luurtsema were fourth and fifth.

Dale was first in the 60-meter hurdles, finishing in 8.87. Saline’s Natalie Wysocki was second (9.88) and Samantha Dicks was fourth (10.53).

Alexa Ross edged Milan’s Lange in the 400. Ross finished in 1:04.14. Saline’s Maria Romero and Devan Wetzel were third and fourth.

Lauren Green  (2:20.11) was first in the 800 as Saline took three of the top four spots. Elianna Shwayder was second and Haleigh Cummings was fourth.

Gloria Park captured the 1600 in 5:17.28. Hannah Cummings was second and Mara VanSickle was fifth.

The only race Saline didn’t win was the 3200. Jenison’s Ellie Leonard won in 11:08.64. She was followed by Saline’s Abby Rentschler, Alyssa Cummings and Kelly Hall.

In the field, Randy Bennet was first in shot put, throwing 35-09.5 – more than five feet further than the second place finisher. Erin Connor and Amelia Wittig placed fifth and sixth.

Wendy Szuminski was third in the high jump (5-02). Lauren Sayre and Jacqueline Marchildon finished sixth and seventh.

Szuminski was second in the pole vault (10-feet) Elizabeth Gentile (fourth) and Lilian Scheske (sixth) also competed for Saline.

Saline’s other individual victory came in the long jump, where Marchildon went 17-01.50. Hollis was second and Autumn Godette was fourth.

Saline won all three relays.

Kristin Green, Romero, Ross and Wysocki were first in the 4-by-400 relay. Saline (4:15.48)  finished more than 15 seconds faster than second place Milan.

The team of Ross, Luurtsema, Krisin Green and Shwayder won the sprint relay (200, 200, 400 and 800). Saline won in 4:20.89,.


Tran Longmoore
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