The girls track & field team came out with another win against GR Christian and Lowell


When it comes to competing, the girls track & field team here at Forest Hills Central knows that comes with pressure. With much pressure within sports, there also comes the will to win but the girls track & field team has not only been showing their strengths with wins but have also been displaying how much of a force they are truly to be reckoned with. They proved themselves once again on Wednesday, April 19, by taking the win against Grand Rapids Christian and Lowell. 

Starting off the meet, the girls had many memorable individual track performances. Some of those include Emma Goring and Lucy Yoder taking first and second place in the 100 meter with Emma going 13.11 and Lucy going 13.33, Peyton Ludwig taking third in the 800 meter with a time of 2:25.53, and Olivia Latunski taking second and also gaining a new personal best in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 54.21. 

Once it was time for relays, however, the girls were able to blow the competition out of the water by taking first in all three relays. The first one being the 4×100 meter relay with Lucy Yoder, Brooke Bowers, Zenash Cumings, Lauryn Gaskin, and them going a time of 51.55. Next up was the 4×200 meter with Lucy Yoder, Gwen Lamport, Zenash Cumings, and Emma Goring and they finished with a time of 1:48.03. Lastly, the 4×800 meter relay which was run by Lilah Yoder, Mia Stibitz, Anna Sybenga, and Peyton Ludwig and they achieved a time of 10:16.60. 

However, when the track events ended and the field events began, it was evident that the girls were not going to disappoint in the slightest. To start off strong, Olivia Latunski placed third in the shot put with a throw of 27-11.00 and also gained second in the discus with a throw of 77-11. Brooke Bowers and Abigail Cumings were also able to show their superiority in the pole vault with Brooke taking first with a height of 10-06.00 and Abigail taking third with a height of 8-00.00. 

In all, the girls track & field team has not only been able to display their team to the highest standards but are also showing how much competition they are able to add to the table. And with another win under their belts, the girls are ready to go into their next meet—The Cougar Invite—with many competing teams. They will be racing on Saturday, April 22, at Grand Rapids Catholic Central. The meet will begin at 8:45 am so make sure to check it out and support these girls as they battle head to head for the top spot!