Spring Lake girls track blows Lakes Eight opponents out of the water

The senior members of the Spring Lake girls track team don’t know what it’s like to do anything other than win a conference championship.
Nich Wolak
May 10, 2014

The Lakers captured their fourth-straight Lakes Eight title on Friday at Fruitport High School. Spring Lake’s 211 points easily outdistanced second-place Ludington (120) and third-place Grant (59).

The Lakers went undefeated in the conference’s regular season meets, which make up the other half of the conference title equation.  

“It’s really cool,” said senior Anna Huizenga. “Our team is really close, we’re more like a family than a team. It’s cool to come out and win together. We all work really hard.

“We have a lot of talent, obviously, but we’re really supportive (of each other) and we have a lot of support — it’s overwhelming. It’s fun to run for your team, not just for yourself.”

Huizenga was one of many standouts for Spring Lake on the day. The senior finished second in the 800-meter run, with a time of 2 minutes, 38 seconds, and was a part of a winning 3,200 relay team (10:30), along with Ashley Warner, Carlyn Arteaga and Skyler Gilchrist.

The foursome of Allie LeRoux Sydney DeCator, Carly Komar and Bella LeRoux took first in the 400 relay (53.83).

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