Coach Hackert, Hope Clark and Coach Van Kampen
Our Girls Track team had five events qualify for State Competition, which was held this past weekend at O’Brien Stadium in Charleston, Illinois.
Two events, the 3200m and the 4×800, qualified at prelims for the Finals on Saturday. Sophomore Hope Clark ran a lifetime best in the 3200m at 11:53.56. She had an amazing kick on the entire last lap to move from 11th to 9th, erasing a 60m lead. 9th earns her a medal and All-State honors.
4×800 ran a season best with three out of four girls running lifetime bests. 10:13.02 was the official time, just missing the podium with an 11th in the State finish. Rachel Stoll, Tracy Westra, Val Hoekstra, and Elise Terpstra. Incredible race at the perfect day to do it. The team is coached by Mr. Kevin Hackert and Mrs. Laura Van Kampen.