Two Dragons qualify for state meet
MILFORD — The Lake Orion High School girls varsity track and field team competed well in difficult weather conditions at the Michigan High School Athletic Association Region 9 track and field meet on Friday, finishing ninth out of 17 teams.
In the high jump, freshman Mikaela Redmon was sixth with a jump of 4-feet, 10-inches. Junior Isabella Delong took fourth in the shot put with a season best throw of 35-feet, 8-inches. Freshman Sabrina DiMaggio pole vaulted 8-feet, 9-inches to secure eighth place, said coach Andrew McDonald.
Freshman Grace Carlson vaulted 10-feet, 3-inches, a new personal record to qualify for the MHSAA State Finals in Rockford.
Freshman Layla Thomas jumped 16-feet, 4-inches to secure second place resulting in qualifying for the MHSAA finals.
“Way to go Grace and Layla!” McDonald said.
In the 100-meter hurdles, freshman Sabrina DiMaggio ran 16.51 seconds to earn sixth place.
In the 1,600m run, junior Hannah Deroeck went 5:15.64 minutes to take fifth place.
The 400m relay of DiMaggio, Retsel, Ritz, and Slocum ran 52.90 seconds, good for fifth place on the day. In the 3,200m run Hannah Deroeck ran 12:04.48 minutes to take fifth place.
The last event of the day to score was the 1,600m relay team of Kyra Andrews, Lauren Ritz, Maddie Slocum and Mackie Shoskey in a season best time of 4:17.95 minutes to take sixth place.
The freshmen Oakland County Meet was on Tuesday at Milford High School. The varsity team next competes in the Oakland County Meet at Oxford High School on Friday. — J.N.