The Timothy Girls’ Track team competed at Sectionals the evening of May 11. Despite only bringing 12 competitors, the team had a great meet, finishing 3rd overall. Even more impressive is that 9 of those athletes qualified to compete at the State meet in Charleston the weekend of May 18-20 at Eastern Illinois University. Below are the qualifying events:
Timothy Girls’ Track Team State Qualifiers:
100m High Hurdles – Alyse Schnurr
400m Dash – Olivia Hoekstra
800m Run – Elise Terpstra
4×200 relay – Zoe Stanton – Alyse Schnurr – Gabi Silvia – Priscilla Nartey
4×400 relay – Rachel Stoll – Valerie Hoekstra – Jill Forgac – Olivia Hoekstra
4×800 relay – Valerie Hoekstra – Jill Forgac – Elise Terpstra – Rachel Stoll
This is the largest group from Girls Track our school has sent to state in 6 years. The team is coached by Mrs. Laura Van Kampen and Mr. Kevin Hackert. As a side note, this is Kevin’s 21st consecutive year of coaching and having athletes qualify for State! Congratulations athletes and coaches!
meet at Christian Liberty Academy. The athletes ran and jumped well, many
getting their personal best at the big meet! The boys team finished 1st out
of 7 schools, and the girls team finished 3rd.
Some highlights from the meet are the boys 4×200 relay (made up of Liam Gescey, Mike Vogt, Jackson Day, and Josh Pae) beat the previous middle school record by 2 seconds! Josh Bode also broke his own middle school record for the 1600m run, and the girls 4×400 relay also broke their own record (made up of Rachel Smith, Cailey Schuurmann, Morgan Vandenbrook, and Caroline Kuenzi).
All of the athletes performed exceptionally well, and we are so proud of them!