Girls Track And Field Places Second At Regionals In Ludington

By: Kaari Dreyer


LUDINGTON, Mich.- The Hamilton Girls Track and Field team competed to a second place finish behind Zeeland East at their regional meet in Ludington on Saturday.


The team was lead by Hawkeyes that each qualified for the state meet in multiple events. Among those performers Jennica Schaffer re-set the school pole vault with a vault of 11’0”.


The track state qualifying performers were, freshman Rayah Blood in the 100M dash, senior Erika Freyhof with her 1600M run and her 3200M run, and senior Jennica Schaffer with her 300M hurdles performance. The 400M relay team consisting of, freshman Rayah Blood, junior Autumn Hancock, and seniors Franny Robinson and Emily Woodke also qualified, along with the 800M relay team of Blood, Hancock, Schaffer, and Woodke.


There were two state qualifying performers on the field side, Robinson with her Shot Put and Discus performances and Schaffer with her pole vault performance.


Blood talked about the team’s overall solid performance in harsh conditions over the weekend.


“The girls had a great meet placing second overall despite the cold, wind and rain, and still walking away with a lot of state qualifiers.”


Blood also discussed her thoughts on being the lone underclassmen qualifying for state.


“I feel a little overwhelmed going to State in three events only being a freshman, but I get a lot of support from my older teammates which has helped me alot.”


The Division Two Girls Track and Field State Meet will be held at Zeeland East High School on June 3.