Girls varsity track team completes undefeated season

Girls varsity track team completes undefeated season

By Susan Carroll
Review Writer
For the first time in 17 years, the girls varsity track team finished league play undefeated after defeating Rochester Adams 82-46 on May 3.
The team won 12 of 16 events during the meet and finished the dual meet season 4-0.
Sophomore Madison Eaton won the 100 meter, 200 meter and 400 meter races.
Sophomore Melissa Symons won both the 100 meter and the 300 meter hurdles.
In field events, junior Colleen Campbell won the high jump and long jump, while senior Taylor Eaton won the shot put and discus.
Sophomore Allison Sherman won the 3200 meter run and the team won both the 4×100 meter and 4x 200 meter relays.
On May 6 at the Algonac relays, the Dragons defeated 14 other teams, taking home the first place trophy.
The Lady Dragons scored a total of 143 points to outscore Macomb Dakota’s 123 points and Rochester Adams 117 total.
Colleen Campbell led the way with the top long jump and a new school record in the pole vault of 11 feet 2 inches.
Taylor Eaton won both the shot put and discus.
Continuing with the teams success, they finished an undefeated league season by winning the OAA Red League meet last Wednesday at Oxford.
The girls’ last league title was in 2000 while in the OAA White division.
The girls totaled 149 points to outdistance Clarkston’s 121, Rochester Adams was third with 106 points.
The girls placed first in 10 out of 17 events and placed second in another six.
Leading the sprinters were Madison Eaton, who won the 100 meter, 200 meter and 400 meter races, and Colleen Campbell in the jumping events — winning the long jump, high jump and the pole vault at 11 feet 6 inches setting a new school record.
Melissa Symons won both the 100 meter and 300 meter hurdles. Taylor Eaton was victorious in both throwing events, the shot put and discus.
The girls team currently has four events ranked in the top ten in Division One track rankings.
Madison Eaton is second in the 300 meter hurdles.
Taylor Eaton is seventh in discus.
Colleen Campbell is seventh in pole vault.
The 4×400 meter relay team of Madison Eaton, Margaret Hastings, Josie Arnold and Melissa Symons are also ranked seventh.

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