NAVARRE – The Carrollton girls track team took first place at last Saturday’s Fairless Falcon Track Invitational.
Carrollton finished with 94 points; two and half points better that host Fairless with 92.2.
“A lot of kids really stepped up and did what they needed to do against some great competition,” said Carrollton Coach Chris Woolf. “The weather turned out great and so did a lot of our performances.”
Alivia Bentley had a first and second for Carrollton in the field events. She won the shot put with a throw of 45’ 3” and placed second in the discus with a throw of 129-feet even. Bentley, along with Kelci Hulit of Malvern, earned co-MVP honors in the field events.
The relay team of Bri Burkhart, Kody Schandel, Jillian Rinkes and Cindy Lewis won the 400 and 800-meter relays with times of 53.57 and 1:54.38.
Micah Donley had a pair of second place finishes in the 400 and 800 meter runs with times of 57.51 and 2:29.2.
Lewis also had a second place in the 300 hurdles with a time of 51.32.
Layna Pasiuk placed third in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.11 and Mac Tubaugh placed fourth with a time of 17.59.
“I once again was extremely proud of how our team pushes each other and responds to some adversity,” Woolf said. “Not everyone always has to have their best day as long as they have teammates to pick them up. Our 4×100 team wasn’t thinking they were going to win the event, but when they did and they stepped up and raced well it takes pressure off of others and that’s the sign of good things to come for us. I want them to be able to rely on each other and trust that their teammates have their back. Overall, we are very happy with where we are at right now and look forward to keeping this momentum.”
Malvern also took part in the Invitational, placing fifth overall with 52.5 points.
Kelsi Hulit and Zoe Moser had first place finishes for the Hornets.
Hulit placed first in the discus with a throw of 132’ 1” and Moser first in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.6.
Placing second for the Hornets were Hulit in the shot put with a throw of 35’3. 25”.
Earning third place finishes were Hulit, Moser, Lauren Foster and Vanessa Stanbro in the 400-meter relay with a time of 54.20.
“The girls were able to show how successful they can be this year at this meet,” said Malvern Coach Jeremy Maher. “We are very happy with a fifth place finish at such a competitive meet. We are very excited with our progress and look forward to our upcoming meets.”