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Girls track places sixth at league championship

McKay earns second team All-League

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Senior Ave’r McKay led the girls track and field team at the Metro League Championship, earning second team All-League honors from scoring second place in two events.

McKay took second in the 100-meter dash and the 400 with times of 13.02 and 1:00.02, respectively. McKay also ran the 200 with a time of 26.85 and took third in the event.

Coach Mike Simms still believes in McKay’s ability to outrun anyone.

“She’s first in my book, even if the results don’t show it,” Simms said.

The Hornets competed Wednesday, May 24,  in the league meet at Brandon and took sixth overall with a score of 51.4 points.

Fenton took first place with a score of 180, and Flushing followed in second with a score of 133.4.

These teams also finished in the same places in the league’s final standings.

Senior Savannah Jones finished the 3200 run with a personal record of 12:50.94, taking seventh place in the event.

Junior Madison Jordan also scored in the 400, taking eighth with a time of 1:04.95.

In addition, senior Madison White took eighth place in the 300 hurdles and set a personal record of 52.07.

In the field events, Kearsley had five athletes place in the top eight.

Sophomores Mackenzie Ramey and Mary Wheeler both took fourth in their events.

Ramey threw a distance of 34 feet, 6.25 inches in shot put. Wheeler set a personal record of 100-08 in discus.

Freshman Sydney Walker set a personal record of 4-08 in the high jump, taking seventh place.

The future looks bright for the lady Hornets, but we will miss Ave’r’s steady excellence.”

— Coach Mike Simms, girls track

In the pole vault, seniors Kaitlyn Alburtus and Alexis Schwartz tied for eighth place with a height of 7-06, which is Alburtus’ best height.

Simms believes the team will continue to grow but will miss the energy of the seniors who will be leaving them.

“We are very young in that we have a team that had mostly freshman and sophomores in our relays, and many scored in individual events,” Simms said. “The future looks bright for the lady Hornets, but we will miss Ave’r’s steady excellence.”

Kearsley finished the season 3-5 overall, 2-5 in the league.

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