LSE seventh grader Camryn Monteer made the most of her first meet of the 2013 season last Friday while competing in the Eldon Middle School Track Meet.
Although Monteer goes to school during the day at St. Peter & Paul, the seventh grade standout put on a LSE uniform for the first time at Eldon and came away with a first place finish in the high jump with a leap of 4’-4”.
The LSE girls seventh grade track team also had the best team finish for the Hawks by placing third with 61 points.
According to LSE track coach Seth Brimer, the Eldon girls seventh grade track team won the meet with 165 points.
In addition to finishing first in the high jump, Monteer also finished second in the 200-meter dash in 30.90 seconds, third in the 100-meter dash in 14.2 seconds and fourth along with Annabel Carter, Jada Huffman and McKenzie Lutz in the 4 x 200-meter relay in a time of 2:13.
Blake Allison also took second in the 1600 in a time of 6:29.22. Lutz placed third in the long jump with a leap of 12’-5”. Kate Peterson finished fourth in the high jump with a jump of 4’-0”, as did the 4 x 400-meter relay team of Leigha Vollmer, Annabel Carter, McKenzie Lutz and Erin Kearns in 5:42.
Sixth place finishers for the LSE girls seventh grade team were Blake Allison in the 800-meter run in 2:59.57 and the 4 x 100-meter relay team of McKenna Stumpf, Kate Peterson, Emily Painter and Katelyn Cates in 1:06.
Kate Peterson also took seventh in the 75 meter hurdles in 15.06 seconds.
As for the LSE girls eighth grade track team, they finished sixth overall in the final-team standings. Eldon won the meet with 161 points.
The 4 x 200-meter relay team of Natalie Bishop, Tyana Shelby, Paige Peterson and Kyndall Jones finished second in a time of 2:05.
Fifth place finishers were Paige Peterson in the 75 meter hurdles in 14.69 seconds, Natalie Bishop in both the 800-meter run and 1600-meter run in times of 3:01 and 7:03, respectively, Natalie Bishop in the high jump at 3’-10” and the 4 x 400-meter relay team of Taylor Fisher, Malaysia Hammers, Mandy Tinsley and Grace Schupp in 5:47.
As for the LSE boys seventh grade track team, they finished sixth overall with 30 points. Eldon again captured the team title with 145 points.
Second place finishers for the Hawks were Jaylen Butner in the 100-meter hurdles in 19.29 seconds and the 4 x 200-meter relay team in 1:57.
The 4 x 100-meter relay team finished fourth in a time of 57.17 seconds. Butner took fifth in the long jump with a leap of 14’-8”, as did Jared Edler in the 200-meter dash in 29.44 seconds.
Seventh place finishers were Alan Swires in the shot put and discus with tosses of 26’-8” and 66’-5”, respectively, and Ben Eichelberger in the 200-meter dash in 30.69 seconds.
Page 2 of 2 - Finishing eighth were Jaylen Butner in the 100-meter dash in 13.95 seconds and the 4 x 400-meter relay team in 5:06.
For the LSE boys eighth grade track team, they finished ninth overall with 17 points. Eldon won the meet with 141 points.
Fourth place finishers for the Hawks were Makiah Waibel in the triple jump with a leap of 31’-4” and the 4 x 200-meter relay team in 1:57.53.
Eighth place finishers were Landon Bail in the shot put with a toss of 27’-7” and the 4 x 400-meter relay team in 4:36.
For the first meet of the season, Brimer said he was very impressed with how the seventh graders and first-year track athletes handled their first track meet.
“I was also impressed with how much the eighth grade track athletes improved over the past year,” Brimer said. “The kids ran hard and we placed at a variety of different events. As we go along the track meets we attend will get more competitive so we will need to keep improving and getting better every day.”