It was truly a great day to be a panther. Yesterday at the MITCA Team State meet in Breckenridge, MI, all of the top 12 girls teams of Division 4 competed to see who was the best of the best. It wasn’t an individual effort, it was a team effort. Who has talent, who has depth and who has the most heart. Every person contributes who competes, everyone scores. The Panthers definitely showed up and earned their finish. The Lady Panthers finished in 3rd place overall, behind Pittsford and Hillsdale Academy, with 925 points, above the 4th place finisher, Sand Creek, who had 911. This is the first time that the ladies have finished this high in this meet, last year we were 8th, the previous year 9th and the first year 11th. To be invited is an honor but to be invited and then leave in the top 3, is outstanding. Here are some top performances from yesterday’s meet.
The 3200 relay ran an 11:17.4 with Emily Knight, Emily Bayes, Kendall Morris and Brianna Laramore. They finished 7th.
100 hurdles – Ally McLouth finished in 2nd overall and broke her school she set a week ago with a time of 15.30, Christina Bailey ran a PR of 19.15 and Gina Hanson finished with a 19.68.
100 dash – Alexis Chapman finished in 5th overall with a time 13.38, Ally Beougher ran a PR of 13.87 and Alivia Magnus ran a 14.02.
The 800 relay ran a season best of a 1:53.1 and finished 4th with Alexis Chapman, Ally Beougher, Courtney Flaws and Alivia Magnus.
1600 – Kendall Morris finished with a 6:28.7, Emily Knight ran a 6:36.3 and Brianna Laramore finished in 6:41.1.
400 – Courtney Flaws placed 7th overall with a time of 1:04.5, Erin Flynn ran a PR of 1:09.3 and Jessica Prajzner also ran a PR of 1:13.2.
300 Hurdles – Ally McLouth finished in 1st place and broke the MITCA D4 record with a time of 45.69, Christina Bailey finished with a 55.64 and Gina Hanson a 56.90.
800 – Emily Bayes finished with a 2:45.8, Brianna Laramore ran a 3:03.1 and Kendall Morris a 3:18.01.
200 dash – Alexis Chapman finished with a time 28.40, Ally Beougher ran a PR of 29.37 and Alivia Magnus also ran a PR of 29.38.
3200 – Jamie Waid finished with a time of 15:11.9, Maddie Dillon finished with a time of 15:07.9, Krystal Bruske ran a 17:32.6.
The 4×400 relay finished in 3rd place overall with Ally McLouth, Emily Bayes, Emily Knight and Courtney Flaws with a time of 25.72.
Discus – Adrienne Corbin finished in 1st place with a winning throw of 95’5, Sara Rogers contributed with an 83’11 and Brooke McAndrews with a 60’0.
Shot Put – Brooke McAndrews threw a 27’10, Adrienne Corbin a 26’0.25, Sara Rogers 21’6.25.
Pole Vault – Marguerite Gootee jumped 6’9, Abby Zacharias cleared 6’6.
High Jump – Gina Hanson and Emily Knight both cleared 4’4.
Long Jump – Ally McLouth took first place and another MITCA D4 record with a winning jump and personal best of 17’5.25 (just 1 inch shy of the school record), Erin Flynn finished with a jump of 12’4.
Congratulations to these group of ladies, it was a very well earned finish. As this is the end of the season for most, there is the County meet on Tuesday at Onsted with Lenawee County’s best 8 athletes in every event and then the following Saturday is the MHSAA State Finals in Grand Rapids. The lady panthers will be taking 8 athletes in 7 different events that day. Always a great day to be a Panther. Way to go girls.