Rams top field at Squire Invite



Week after week it is a normal litany of top finishers for the girl’s track team at Rockford. The team has had a seemingly never-ending track of successful seasons over the last two decades. Last week at the Squire Invite, hosted by Grandville Calvin Christian on Monday, May 20th, was a chance to see what is on the immediate horizon for Rockford in the junior varsity competition.

It proved to be more of the same as Rockford topped the field going away by racking up 154.5 points to easily outdistance the second-place team from Zeeland East, which totaled 127 points.

Larissa Medich led the way by placing first in two individual events (1600 and 3200-meter runs) and also being part of a first-place relay team (4×800 meter). Mara Basso was a member of both the 4×100 and 4×400 teams that both placed in the top slot as well as running a leg of the second-place team in the 4×200 relay. Amanda Zeboor finshed first in the 400-meter run and was also a part of the 4×400 team. Laine Switzer placed first in the 800-meter run and also ran a leg of the 4×800 relay. Bri Malstrom was part of both the 4×100 and 4×400 squads.

Avri Beach was second in the 3200-meter run and also ran a leg of the 4×800 relay. Doofan Nyamoor finished second in the 100-meter dash and ran a leg of the 4×100 relay. Elan Johnson finished in second-place in the long jump at 14’8.50 inches, third in the 200 as an individual and was also part of the 4×200 relay team. The remaining runners in the four relay events were; Madison Shangle in the 4×100, Kayla Olewinski in the 4×200, Annika Oetjens in the 4×400 and Jordan Vickery in the 4×800.

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