The track season is over for the Lady Norsemen. They ended the season with a good effort at the sectional track meet held in Seneca on May 11th. The girls placed 9th out of a big 19 team field. The Lady Norsemen had a couple chances to qualify for the state meet, but it did not pan out this year for them due to some untimely injuries and some athletes not being able to run in certain races. Although no athletes qualified for state, head coach Dr. Jeff Schutt is proud of the way some of the girls stepped up and performed under pressure. Below are the results from the sectional meet.
The girls 4 x 100 relay team consisting of Evie Martin, Jada Hamman, Brooke Kala and Meggie Scott placed 5th with a time of 54.79 seconds and setting a new school record in the process.
The girls 4 x 200 relay team consisting of Evie Martin, Jada Hamman, Taylor Christian and Riane Tomsa placed 6th but was still able to set a new school record with a time of 2:02.91 seconds.
Kenna Borton placed 4th in the long jump on an injured ankle with a jump of 15’3”.
The girls 4 x 400 relay team consisting of Evie Martin, Brooke Kala, Taylor Christian and Meggie Scott placed 4th with a time of 4:38.84 seconds. This was an outstanding effort considering the fact that the time was only one tenth of a second off the school record and one of our fastest athletes, Kenna Borton was unable to run due to a foot injury. Meggie Scott was the only athlete willing to step up and take Kenna’s place to run the dreaded 400 meter sprint. This was not easy for Meggie to do since she had been primarily throwing just the shot put all year and had not trained for the 400. It takes a special athlete to face the fear of possible failure and step up and try anyway. That is a quality that Dr. Schutt will remember about Meggie for years to come. Dr. Schutt will also remember the effort that Evie, Brooke and Taylor did as well. They could have all tanked the race and given up, but they knew that their backs were against the wall and they came out and ran awesome.
It isn’t always winning that makes great memories, but rather the sacrifice and extra-effort that people remember. These four girls did something that others would not do and that is what sports are about and that is what life lessons sports can teach kids. In times of stress and great trial, sports can show a person who can be counted on and trusted to be there when needed.