Spring Lake’s strong field events led the way, as a trio of competitors qualified for the state finals. Allie Leroux was second in the pole vault at 9 feet, 10 inches; Kathryn Rumptz was second in the long jump at 16 feet; and Becca Mumby took second in the high jump at 5-1. Mumby was beaten out by Toni Parker of Fruitport, who cleared 5-2.
Spring Lake sophomore Brittany Beeler also clinched a spot in the state finals in a pair of events, as she finished second in the 1,600 run (5:17.60), and second in the 3,200 (11:34.20).
Aside from Parker’s championship, Fruitport will send three other individuals and their 3,200 relay team to Houseman.
Brianna Pekel was the regional champ in the 400 dash, as she finished in 1 minute even; Heidi Klinger took second in the 200 at 26.70; and Rachael Folkmier was second in the 800 with a time of 2:25.50.
The Trojans’ 3,200 relay consisted of Breanne Burns, Folkmier, Mallory Vest, and Pekel, and took third at 9:58.40.
Spring Lake and Fruitport’s boys teams each failed to qualify an individual or relay for the state finals.
The Lakers’ top finish was Stephen Annese in the long jump, as he reached 19-10.