The ladies track team concluded their OK White regular season by knocking off Cedar Springs and Greenville last Tuesday. The victories brought their record to 5-1 and a tie for first place with Forest Hills Northern in the regular season standings. The Arrows took advantage of their distance crew and were able to capture all but one point that was available. The relays came ready, and scored first in three of the four.
Final team scores were Lowell 115, Cedar Springs 22 and Lowell 84 and Greenville 53.
Taking first place were: Diana Roth, 100m with a time of 12.95 and in the 200m with a time of 27.02; Kaylee Diamond in the high jump with 5-0 and in the long jump with 15-07; Theresa Judd in the 100H with a time of 16.04, putting her on the LHS record board at number six and in the pole vault with 8-06; Haley Nieuwkoop in the 1600m with a time of 5:37, putting her on the LHS record board at number eight and in the 3200m with a time of 11:54.5 which earned her a number two spot on the LHS record board; Alexis Haines in the 800m with a time of 2:38.73; the 800m relay team of Snyder, Brown, Tuuri and Roth with a time of 1:48.26 which places them at the number three place on the LHS record board; 400m relay team of Tuuri, Brown, Kaywood and Roth with a time of 51.97, placing them at number 3 on the record board; 3200m relay team of Haines, Fredricks, Landgen and Boehr with a time of 11:08.95.
Friday night’s OK White Conference meet at Houseman Field was a “winner take all” situation as the Red Arrows and Forest Hills Northern were tied for first after the regular season. On paper, the spread never exceeded six points for either team. Going in, the Arrows knew it would be close and that every event mattered. The Arrows made every event count, scoring points in 15 of the 17 events and picking up wins in six events.
Haley Nieuwkoop nabbed an unplanned third place in the 1600m, which was a giant swing in the meet. It was a total team effort. Those who weren’t competing were cheering on their team, in a strong show of support. Lowell had a five-point lead going into the 1600m relay and had to finish within two places of FHN to bring home the title.
Final conference meet scores were: Lowell, 112; FHN, 110; Greenville, 91; FHC, 85; Ottawa Hills, 73; Cedar Springs, 41; Northview, 11.
Taking home first place for the ladies were: Diana Roth in the 200m with a time of 26.65 earning her a number eight spot on the LHS record board; Theresa Judd in the 100 hurdles with a time of 15.89 and earning a second place on the LHS record board; Kyleigh Rau in the discus with a throw of 93-09.00; Kylee Diamond in the high jump with a jump of 5-02.00 and in the long jump with 16-06.00 earning her a spot at seventh on the LHS record board and the 800m relay team of Snyder, Brown, Tuuri and Roth with a time of 1:50.12.
The MHSAA regional meet will be this Friday at East Lansing High School.