By RANDY GREGORY
The girl’s track team from Rockford competed in the Michigan Interscholastic Track Coach’s Association (MITCA) team state championships at Wyandotte Roosevelt High School on Saturday, May 25th. In what has become a recurring theme this year the Rams finished behind only one team, their bitter rivals from East Kentwood. The Falcons totaled 684 points and were followed closely behind by Rockford with 657.
Winning events for the Rams were Sammy Cuneo with a blazing time of 24.97 seconds in the 200-meter dash, Lauren Brasure in the 1600-meter run with a time of 5:06.65 and the Ram 4×400 relay team of Allison Kelley, Maria Anel, Makayla Clum and Morgan Harney with a time of 4:05.80. Cuneo beat the top-seeded sprinter in the state (Sekayi Bracey from East Kentwood) to claim first in the 200.
Kerianne Schoff took a pair of seconds by running a time of 2:21.52 in the 800-meters and 5:15.60 in the 1600-meter run. Brasure was also the runner-up in the 3200 with a time of 10:54.60. Emily Wilburn finished second and third in the 300 and 100-meter hurdles respectively and Rachel Raab repeated that sequence in the discus and shot put. The 4×200 and 4×800 relay teams both claimed second-place finishes while the 4×100 squad finished third.
Maegan McCarthy and Anel completed the slate of top three finishers for Rockford by finishing third in the discus and 400-meter runs respectively.
The Rams get one last chance at East Kentwood in the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 1 finals that will be held this Saturday, June 1st at East Kentwood.