by CAROLINE GAVURA Staff Writer
After training since March, the girls track team kicked off their spring season with a win against Bishop Ahr on April 3.
“My expectations for this meet are that I want the girls to charge! I want them to attack the track and hopefully get some PRs in there!” said Coach Christian Jessop before the meet.
The girls did just that, defeating Bishop Ahr with a score of 91-33.
Freshman Kelly Kimbo took first place in the 100 meter run with a time of 13.5 seconds, sophomore Tiffany Randall came in second with 13.6 seconds, and freshman Olivia Caccio finished in third with 13.61 seconds.
In the 1600 meter run, senior Kerry McCabe came in first place with six minutes and nine seconds, freshman Amanda Koluda in second with six minutes and 20 seconds, and freshman Diyaa Capil placed third with six minutes and 25 seconds.
Freshman Allie Hommer placed first in the 400 meter run with 67.7 seconds, and junior Kealy Walters second with 68.9 seconds.
In the 100 meter run high hurdles, freshman Melissa Barnes placed first with 18 seconds, and junior Becky Polinskiy came in second with 18.3 seconds.
Sophomore Alyssa Smisko won first place in the 3200 meter run with 13 minutes and 52 seconds, while sophomore Vanessa Heindel placed second with fourteen minutes nine seconds.
“I came in second for the 3200 meter distance run, and I was very proud of myself. I’m going to try to improve my speed to finish faster and hopefully come in first next meet!” said sophomore Vanessa Heindel.
Senior Kirstin Sebastian placed second in the 800 meter run with a time of two minutes and 39 seconds, and sophomore Brianna Mantz came in third with two minutes and 48 seconds.
In the 200 meter sprint, Kimbo placed first with 29 seconds, Randall in second with 29.36 seconds, and senior Emily Ho in third with 30.3 seconds.
In field events, Onyai Glover placed second in the discus throw with 65 feet 2 inches, senior Ariona Smith placed first in the javelin throw with 87 feet and 10 inches, and senior Sydney Green placed second second in shot put with 29 feet and 1 inch.
Kimbo collected 11 points total, the most of the team. Senior Ariona Smith and Randall tied for second place, collecting 10 points each.
“Although there was only a few girls on the Bishop Ahr team, and we spent a good amount of time running against each other, I was able to better prepare myself and have fun! I’m excited to see where this season takes us.” said sophomore Melanie Bogue.