VMS girls’ track teams complete season at ‘Big 3′ meet

VMS girls' track teams complete season at 'Big 3' meet by Jim Prosser On Monday, May 13 the middle school version of the Big 8 Conference track meet was held at Madison and involved seventh- and eighth-grade girls representing the Lennox Orioles, Madison Bulldogs, and Redbirds from Vermillion. Team points were 44 for second place for each VMS seventh- and eighth-grades. The individual results for the seventh-graders are:

In field events; Shot put � Michelle Olson, first (29'1'') Brittni Stewart, fourth; discus � Greta Sjolie, second; long jump � Ariel Hofman second, Annie Roche, fourth.

In the dashes: 100M � Roche, second; 200M � Hofman, first (29.0), Josephine Kabambi, second, Annika Sjolie, third. 100M hurdles � Kinsey Weydert, third.

Long distance runs: 800M � Katarina Gombocz, second; 1600M � Gombocz, first (6:04.3).

The 4×200 relay placed second, with members Roche, Sjolie, Weydert, and Hofman. First place timed at :57.2 went to the 4×100 relay (Roche, Kabambi, Weydert, and Hofman).

The eighth-grade girls results follow.

Field events: Shot put � Michelle Olson, first (29'1") Amy Mart, third; long jump � Kerrie Christensen, second; high jump � Heather Walker, third.

In the dashes: 100M � Brittany Babb, first (13.8), Megan Epping, second, Amy Mollet, third; 200M � Babb, first (29.06), Mollet, second; 400M � Walker, second.

In the distance races: 1600M run � Maggie Thorn, first (6:20.34).

The Redbirds� 4×100 relay team placed second with runners Mollet, Jadee Hofer, Babb, and Epping. The 4x200M team of Mollet, Babb, Carrie Christensen, and Epping was second also.

Finally, new VMS girls� track records were claimed by the seventh-grade 4x100M relay with a 56 second flat time. Members of that team were Roche, Kabambi, Weydert, and Hofman, and the 4x200M relay team timed in 2:01.34 with members Roche, Sjolie, Weydert, and Hofman.

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