Wednesday, May 13
Tonight, Wednesday the 13th, Mercy’s track and field team will be competing at the GGCL league meet. The other girls’ schools that we will be racing against (and beating) are McAuley, Mount Notre Dame, Seton, St. Ursula, and Ursuline. The meets are tonight and Friday, with JV and Varsity competing on both days. Last year Mercy finished fifth with a score of 51.
There has been a lot of hype for this meet. The track team had a meeting yesterday to encourage everyone and inform us of our goals for this meet. Mercy hopes to come in fourth place or higher, which we haven’t done since 2011. However, our head coach believes that the track team has really improved since then and is capable of achieving this goal.
Freshman Allison Moellinger will be competing in the Varsity 4×800, 4×400, pole vault, and JV 1600. “I’m really excited and I think it will be a lot of fun,” she says. It will be her first time pole-vaulting in a meet so she’s nervous about that.
Good luck to everyone racing or competing in field events tonight! If you don’t have anything to do tonight come to LaSalle to cheer on the track team.
Both meets begin at 5:00. If you can’t make it, check the blog to see results. Everyone should definitely come out on Friday, because we will be celebrating our seniors at senior night after the meet! The seniors this year are Katelyn Harrell, Rachel Huhn, Madison Johns, Shanaya Jones, Kellie Leonard, Sabrina Mack, Alexis Von Holle, Maria Waters, and Megan Zeinner.
Friday, May 14
After Wednesday’s meet, Varsity is in fifth place with 20 points and JV is in third with 33 points. Varsity is only 1.5 points away from the 4th place team, so we can definitely reach our goal and place in the top four tonight! The 4×800 team ran their fastest time ever and junior Madi Link got 3rd place in discus, with a throw that was 12 feet further than ever.
Later on Friday
Mercy finished fifth in the varsity meet with a score of 51, the same as last year. Junior varsity finished second with a score of 128, only 2 points behind Seton, who won. Our varsity 4×100 relay team came in first place, breaking the Mercy record again. The champions in junior varsity were Rachel Ramsey, who won the 300 hurdles, Lauren Fladung, who won the 200, Alex Von Holle, who won shot put, and our 4×800 relay team, which includes Aleah Mersch, Alex Stevens, Maria Waters and Megan Zeinner. Congratulations to everyone who ran or threw!