Lady Lions bring home meet Championship from Vandegrift

by Claire Kyllonen, Assistant Editor

The Lady Lions varsity track returned home from the Vandegrift Relays as team champions. JV girls track returned home with an overall 3rd place plaque.

Contributing Varsity team points included: seniors Paige Ellison and Hannah Passe and juniors Andrea Mateo and Funmi Orekoya with 1st place in 400 relays. First place in the 800 relay included Ellison, Passe, Mateo and junior Rayanna Carter. Freshman Taylor Body, Carter, and Orekoya placed 2nd in the mile relay.

“We were frustrated when we got second place,” Orekoya said. “But it made us want to push even harder to do better for the rest of the season.”

Senior Claire Crone placed 1st in the 1600; Kim Prada came in 6th place. Passe placed for in the 200. Orekoya, Body and junior Pardes Larks. Crone place 4th and Bode placed 6th in the 800. Sophomore Kayla Chargois placed 2nd in the 100 meter.

Junior Cydney Park and Chargois placed 4th and 5th respectively in the 300 hurdles. Freshman Busi Banda placed 1st in the triple jump, 4th in high jump and 6th in shot. Larks placed 2nd in triple jump. Ellison placed 4th in long jump, followed by Jordan Black in 6th.

The JV Lady Lions competed in the Viper Relays last Thursday night, placing 3rd overall.

Scoring points for the team were: in the 100 meters, freshman Zoe Kennedy placed 4th. In the 400 meters, freshman Allyssa McByers placed 1st. Freshman Mili Murillo placed 6th in the 1600 meters and 4th in the 3200.

In the 400 meter relay, Kassadie Sanders, Kennedy, freshmen Alexis Bell and Morgan Worthy placed 2nd. In the 800 meter relay, Kennedy, freshmen Phoebe Kumi and Niaya Gadison and Worthy placed 3rd. In the 1600 meter relay, Gadison, Bell, McByers, and Kumi placed 4th . In high jump, Alyse Balderamma placed 2nd. In long jump, Sanders placed 5th and sophomore Victoria Kozak placed 6th. In triple jump, Bell placed 2nd and Worthy placed 4th. Sophomore Karoline Stringer placed 1st in shot and 5th is discus.

“I’m really proud of how far we’ve come so far,” Orekoya said. “I can’t wait to see where this season will take us.”

The Lady Lions will compete at their next meet in Lockhart. Good luck Lady Lions!