Lady Warriors Track and Field took 11 girls to the State meet and ended up with a 5th place finish overall in a field of 26 schools. The weather was tough and our top athlete was not feeling well. In fact, Delaney Heath had to go to the Emergency Room at the beginning of the meet to learn she had a double ear infection and a sinus infection; yet she still competed in five events. She may not have been at her best in all of them, but she proved how tough she was as she competed through all of this. Delaney earned 5th place in Triple Jump and Angelina Holl earned 6th place in the wet conditions. In the evening, Delaney competed in Long Jump and earned 4th place. On Friday evening, after the rain, Sophia Slabic stepped onto the track to compete in the 3200m. She earned 4th place with a great effort. Katherine Echols earned 5th place in Shot Put and then went on to grab 4th place honors in the Discus. After day one, the CCS Lady Warriors were sitting in the top four teams.
On Saturday morning, the 400m. relay team of Delaney Heath, Emma Muehlenbrock, Amanda Boyd and Rachel Smith won 5th place. Then Emma Muehlenbrock had a PR in 100m. hurdles, earning 6th place. The next event for the girls was the 800m. relay of Boyd, Smith, Muehlenbrock and Heath. The team ran their best time of the season and earned the silver medal. Angelina Holl stepped onto the track for the 400m. dash, earning 8th place honors, and then Delaney Heath won 2nd place in the 200m. dash. The girls 1600m. relay team of Avery Smith, Susannah Hotchkiss, Lauren Storey and Angelina Holl ended the meet with a 7th place finish. When all the points were totaled, these 11 athletes earned 5th overall just missing the awards by 8 points.
Through all of the adversity of weather and illness, they proved they were competitors and could rise to the occasion on a high platform. So, no plaques but lots of plans and dreams already for next year as none of these 11 were seniors. They will be back and they will be better! Redemption will be theirs. CCS is already proud of their accomplishments, and we look forward to next year!