Lady Spartans track finishes league season

On May 8, the Lady Spartans competed in their last Federal League Meet of the season, beating a Canton McKinley team by a score of 74-63. Taking first places in running events were the 4x800 meter relay team of Grantonic, Breanna Gatte, Corso and Cunningham in 10:35.8. Brandi Gatte won the 1600 in 5:48, Regan O’Hara won the 800 in a season best time of 2:30.9, and Grantonic won the 3200 in 12:01.4.

Taking first in the field events were Hambrick in the high jump at 5’0”, senior Sarina Mauerman in the pole vault at 9’6” and Silvestri in the shot, throwing a career best of 39’10.5” and first in the discus throwing 117’0”.

Regan O’Hara (1600), Jada Redd (400; career best of 62.6), Brandi Gatte (800; season best of 2:34.1), Corso (3200; career best of 12:20.9), Chamberlain (pole vault), Daisy Robinson (shot put and discus) and Hillard (long jump) took runner-up honors at the McKinley meet.

Scoring depth points by placing third was sophomore Hope Landers in the 100 hurdles, running a season best of 16.6, and third in the 300 hurdles. Cuevas, ran a careet best at 13.3 in the 100 and took placing third in the 200. Also placing were Schwendeman in the 1600, Cunningham in the 3200, Lewis in the high jump, Harsh in the pole vault and Watkins in the discus.

“This was a great week for the girls in performance and effort.” said head coach Denise Gorski.

“At the McKinley meet they performed again as a total team to defeat a very good McKinley team. We finish the regular league season with a 2-4 record. We came close to a 3-3 season but lost to Perry by five points but certainly not without a tremendous effort. The East Canton Meet became our annual overnight trip as our earlier trip in April was cancelled due to snow. Twenty-five girls went on this trip and not only performed well, but were great to take overnight. We use these trips to develop more team camaraderie. Now it’s on to the heart of our season with the league championship and qualifying for state coming up in the next few weeks.”

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