Lakers' girls track runs past Tri-County

Big night for SL's Arteaga, LeRoux
Tribune Staff
Apr 18, 2014

Spring Lake’s varsity girls track and field team dominated Tri-County on Thursday, sweeping the top three spots in every running event but one and winning 126-11.

Carlyn Arteaga and Gabriella LeRoux each had memorable outings for the Lakers.

Arteaga led a 1-2-3 Lakers’ sweep in the 400-meter run, and also won the 800 as the Lakers took the top six spots in the event.

Arteaga, Mackenzie Schmidt, Katie Slajus and Lacie Piekarski won the 3,200 relay in 10 minutes, 36.74 seconds. Katie Wells, Emma Mitchell, Arteaga and Emily Vasquez won the 1,600 relay in 4:33.03.

Gabriella LeRoux, Grace Peterson and Abby Moe swept the top three spots in the 100 hurdles, while Sydney DeCator, Carly Komar, Kiara Stevenson and Allie LeRoux finished 1-4 in the 100-meter dash.

Allie LeRoux, DeCator, Komar and Gabriella LeRoux won the 400 relay in 53.59 seconds.

Gabriella LeRoux also won the long jump in 15-1 ½, edging out three teammates for first place.

Sisters Gabriella LeRoux and Allie LeRoux each cleared 10-6 in the pole jump, with Gabriella getting the win.

Wells, Lydia Suchecki, Peterson and DeCator teamed up to win the 800 relay, while the Lakers took the top eight spots in the 1,600 run, led by Gilchrist with a time of 5:5.14.

Wells won the 200 dash as the Lakers took nine of the top 10 places.

Erin O’Keefe won the 3,200 run; Suchecki won the high jump in 5-2; and Elizabeth Hissom won the shot put with an effort of 28-8.

Kelsea Burley won the discus in 89-10, while Peterson took first in the 300 hurdles with a time of 53.57 seconds.

“It looks like the girls picked up right where they left off at the end of last year,” said coach Gera Peel. “We definitely lost some talented athletes last year, but we have some more who have stepped up to continue a smooth transition into this year.

“Our depth is the key in order for that to happen.”

The Lakers’ boys fell to the Vikings, 79-49.

Spring Lake received a nice win from Connor Bolthouse, Will Warmoth, Lucas Piekarski and Joe Negen in the 3,200-meter relay with a time of 9:14.04.

Warmoth, Bolthouse and Piekarski took the top three spots in the 1,600 run, while Warmoth was first and Piekarski third in the 3,200.

Charlie Warber and Noah Rick finished 1-2 in the 400 run, while Marshall Gabala and Kurt Recker finished 2-3 in the discus.

Caleb Boon won the pole vault, clearing 9-0, and Keon Rick and Gabala finished 2-3 in the long jump.

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