Girls Varsity Track
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Mar 30, 2021
- EAGLES : 99
SOUTH CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL: 38
Eagle Athletes Get Back on Track
After missing the track and field season last spring because of the COVID-19 pandemic, both the boys and girls track and field squads got their seasons off to stellar starts with dominant wins over South Christian on Tuesday.
The GRC girls won 13 of 17, tallying a convincing 99 to 38 victory. Depth was the story of the day, with nine different athletes earning event victories. Marie Line Henderson won the 100 in 13.61, while Payton Holtz won the 800 in 2:46. Madelyn Frens crushed the competition in the mile with a strong mark of 5:07, currently the fastest time in the state of Michigan.
In the two-mile, Natalie VanOtteren led an Eagle sweep, pulling away from the competition in 12:05. Off the track, Grand Rapids Christian was even more impressive, earning wins in every single field event. Rowan Cebulski leapt 5’5” to take the high jump, tied for the highest jump in the state this season. Nadia Schoon won the long jump in 14’10.25”, and Ana Witting picked up the win the pole vault with a jump of 7’6”.
In the throws, two Eagle freshmen picked up wins, with Olivia Thomas earning gold in the shot while Violet Talsma won the discus by over thirty feet.
The Eagles also put the clinic in the relays, earning wins in the 4 x 100, 4 x 200, 4 x 400, and 4 x 800.
Grand Rapids Christian will look to build on their early-season success when they participate in an OK White Quadrangular meet on Thursday, April 15th.