Lakers’ girls track runs past Ludington

Arteaga wins a pair of events for SL
Tribune Staff
May 2, 2014

Spring Lake swept three events on its way to an 89-48 girls track and field victory at Ludington on Thursday.

The Lakers finished 1-2-3 in the 100-meter dash, the 3,200 run and the 100 hurdles.

The Lakers’ Sydney DeCator, Kiara Stevenson, Carly Komar and Emily Kucks took the top four spots in the 100 dash.

Carlyn Arteaga won the 400 in a time of 1 minute, 2.23 seconds, and was also first in the 800 in 2:28.7.

Erin O’Keefe, Lacie Piekarski and Brooke Carrier finished 1-2-3 in the 3,200 run, while Gabriella LeRoux, Grace Peterson and Abby Moe swept the 100 hurdles.

Peterson won the 300 hurdles, with Moe taking second.

Peterson also won the high jump at 4 feet, 10 inches. Lydia Suchecki was second at 4-8.

Allie LeRoux won the pole vault at 10 feet, beating her sister, Gabrielle LeRoux, who cleared 9-6.

Spring Lake coach Gera Peel said her girls are running well, but the weather conditions haven’t been conducive to running fast times.

“I feel like a broken record, but it was so cold — the wind chill was 37 at the beginning of the meet — that we did not have any personal records set yet again,” Peel said. “We are hoping that our last regular season meet this Monday at Fruitport against Fruitport and Orchard View will provide us with the weather we need in order to run comfortably.”

The Lakers run at the West Ottawa relays today, then Monday’s event is their final regular-season competition.

“It’s hard to believe our whole regular season took place within 22 days,” Peel said. “That's a ton of meets in a small amount of time, and to add the cold weather into the mix makes for an extremely high chance of injury. We have been fortunate in that only a couple of our girls have pulled muscles in that short amount of time.”

 

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