Girls track & field finishes sixth at states

The Lake Orion girls varsity track and field team finished sixth at the Michigan High School Athletic Association 2019 Lower Peninsula Division 1 Girls Track & Field Finals at East Kentwood High School on Saturday.

Earning all-state honors were:

Sophomore Sophie Novak earned all-state honors in the 800m and 1,600m runs.

Junior Sarah Griffin finished fifth in the pole vault, clearing 10-feet, 9-inches.

In the 100m hurdles, senior Melissa Symons finished third, at 14.29 seconds, and senior Madison Eaton finished fifth with a time of 14.51 seconds.

Sophomore Sophie Novak finished third in the state in the 1,600m run with a time of 4:50.56 minutes. She also finished fifth in the 800m run at 2:13:35 minutes.

Senior Madison Eaton (center) took fifth place in the 100m hurdles.

Symons earned all-state honors in the 300m hurdles for her sixth place finish at 44.13 seconds.

Other results:

Eaton came in 15th at 46.48 seconds in the 300m hurdles.

Griffin was 16th in the long jump with a jump of 16 feet, 7.25 inches.

The 4x800m relay team of Josie Arnold, Olivia Ames, Abby Locke and Allison Sherman finished 20th with a time of 10 minutes.

Lake Orion’s 4x100m relay team of Makayla Allen, Alayna Tisch, Shantel Stanley and Melissa Symons finished 23rd with a time of 50.98 seconds.

The team won its third consecutive MHSAA Region 9 Track & Field Championship on May 16, and won the OAA Red/White League Championship meet on May 9. – J.N.