“The sprinters did really well,” said coach John Tarr. “We swept the 100 and we won the sprint relays. They just came out and ran really well — the sprints especially.”
Chief among those sprinters was Maggie LaLonde.
“We came into this meet knowing that it was going to be really close, and that we had to come in with a competitive mindset,” the captain said. “We just went out and were serious about it. We gave it our all, and it paid off today.”
LaLonde won the 100- and 200-meter dashes (13.23 seconds, 27.82) and was a part of winning teams in the 400 and 800 relays (54.41, 1 minute, 55 seconds).
She was followed in the 100 by Buccaneer teammates Jayde Norman (13.74), Ozette Ostrow (13.77), and Sara Bergman (13.85), as Grand Haven swept the points in the event.
“Obviously I don’t know what it’s like when I’m running it, because I can’t see anyone running around me,” LaLonde said. “But finishing and turning to see all my teammates around me is a really good feeling.”
Ostrow, Bergman, and Kerrie Burnside joined LaLonde in the 400 relay, while LaLonde, Burnside, Bergman and Maddie Sanchez made up a winning combination in the 800.
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