Girls track & field team come out with an exceptional win against Forest Hills Northern


On Thursday, April 13, the girls track & field team competed against one of its school’s biggest rivalries: Forest Hills Northern. The team was able to come out of these meet victorious; however, they were not only the winners of this duel meet, but they won by 86 points with FHC gaining an outstanding score of 105 and Northern falling short with 19 points. 

When it came to the performances and the energy of the meet overall, the atmosphere was extremely high. Serena Thiede, a senior, best explained this when she said. “The energy was high yesterday and rightfully so. We had a ton of girls place and we won almost every event or at least paced top three.”

Even though there were many amazing performances from the track & field athletes at Forest Hills Central, here are some of the highlights that stood out. To start it off with the individual track races, Emma Goring won the 100 meter with a personal best time of 13.01. The girls were also able to take the 200 meter with both Zenash Cumings and Emma Goring gaining first and second place while achieving new personal best with Zenash going 26.34 and Emma going 26.77. 

Once it became time for the relays, there was no doubt that these outcomes would be in Forest Hills Central favor due to the fact that many of these girls competing in these races were some of the top resulting finishes in the individuals. The girls would come out and not disappoint in the slightest by taking the win in all four relays. Those relays include the 4×100 meter with Lucy Yoder, Brooke Bowers, Zenash Cumings, and Lauryn Gaskin; the 4×200 meter with Lucy Yoder, Gwen Lamport, Zenash Cumings, and Emma Goring; the 4×400 meter with Gwen Lamport, Peyton Ludwig, Zenash Cumings, and Emma Goring; and the 4×800 with Mia Stibitz, Anna Krampe, Emmy Williemin, and Peyton Ludwig. 

When it finally came to the field events, the girls came out on their a-game. Starting off with shot put, every single FHC competitor for the girls came out with a personal best, and leading them with a second-place finish would be freshman Olivia Latunski with a throw of 30-04.00. Olivia would also take first and gain a personal best in the discus with a throw of 79-02.50.

In all, this meet not only proved to the girls of their capabilities but to other competitors that they are not a force to be reckoned with. However, this will not stop them from improving and trying to master their skills.

“We are preparing for our next meet by practicing our drills and staging conditioned by working in stamina on and off the track,” Serena stated. 

With the great 3-0 record that the girls hold so far this season, they are ready to go into the OK White Tri-Meet on Wednesday, April 19, against Grand Rapids Christian and Lowell. This meet will be away at Lowell and will begin at 4:15 pm.