|HHS track ready for League meet Saturday|
|Written by Darci Tomky|
Although track season is winding down, HHS athletes are gearing up for League Track this weekend and State Track the following week.
One of the last regular meets was held Tuesday, May 3 in Yuma, and Holyoke tracksters were looking good as they head into the final stretch of the season.
While several athletes came home with second place honors, the lone Dragon to claim gold on Tuesday was senior Marci Vasa in the triple jump.
KrisAnna Ham and Audi Peña are neck and neck in
Holyoke girls placed fourth with 73 points while the Lady Dragon throwers came in at fourth place with eight points.
In the boys’ competition, HHS finished eighth with 42.5 points.
Although 2A State Track qualifiers will not be determined until after Saturday’s League meet, coach Sandra Rahe expects as many as 15 tracksters to represent Holyoke at this year’s state meet.
The top 18 athletes or relay teams in each event will be state qualifiers—a new rule for this year. Visit athletic.net to track the progress of the HHS track team.
Joel Rodriguez heads down the home stretch on his
200 meter dash—Heather Duester, second, :27.84.
400 meter dash—Duester, second, 1:00.28.
4x100 meter relay—Mallory Bennett, Audi Peña, Jordan Zeiler and KrisAnna Ham, sixth, :56.14.
4x100 meter relay (throwers)—Patricia Adams, Tia Huffman, Alyssa Killin and Ella Stewart, second, 1:03.37.
4x400 meter relay—Jacinda Krueger, Cierra Prelle, Zeiler and Trixi Presich, sixth, 4:40.95.
4x800 meter relay—Prelle, Krueger, Presich and Shobi Burris, fifth, 11:31.39.
Sprint medley relay—Krueger, Bennett, Vasa and Duester, second, 1:56.25.
High jump—Burris, third, 4’7”.
Long jump—Vasa, second, 15’3”.
Triple jump—Vasa, first, 33’9”.
Shot put—Adams, third, 30’1”.
Pekka Roivas gives it his all during the discus at the
100 meter dash—Alex Quintana, sixth, :12.00.
200 meter dash—Quintana, fourth, :24.91.
1600 meter run—Joel Rodriguez, fourth, 5:23.89.
110 meter hurdles—Quintana, second, :16.44.
300 meter hurdles—Quintana, second, :41.43.
4x800 meter relay—Cody Fricke, Matt Golden, Ryan Parker and Rodriguez, third, 9:34.46.
League Track is Saturday, May 14 in Akron at 9 a.m.
Patricia Adams runs her leg of the throwers relay