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Dux News · Lady Dux Track and Field Finishes 6th at MITCA Team State Finals


The Lady Dux track and field team finished 6th at the MITCA Team State meet held in Battle Creek on Saturday. The Lady Dux had top five performances from the following athletes: freshman Tara Achterhof 4th in the 200 (27.22), junior Brinley Schenk 3rd in the 3,200 (11:57.78), junior Julia Babinec 2nd in the 100 hurdles (16.30), junior Olivia Kraft 5th in the discus (115’8″), and junior Shanna Han 4th in the long jump (15’6.5″).

In the relays, the Lady Dux had three in the top 5. The 4x 100 relay ream of Alyssa Ortiz, Shanna Han, Emily Tummel, and Tara Achterhof improved their school record by finishing 5th with a time of 51.44, the 4 x 200 relay team of Julia Babinec, Josie Smith, Alyssa Ortiz, and Tara Achterhof also finished 5th with a season best time of 1:49.61, and the 4 x 800 relay team of Avery Schenk, Olivia Weenum, Morgan Overweg, and Brinley Schenk finished 4th with a season best time of 9:51.65.

We would like to congratulate and thank the following seniors who either finished out their track and field careers on Saturday or will finish out next week Saturday at the MHSAA state finals.

-Lexi Bailey( Two Years)

-Morgan Overweg (Three Years)

-Brynne Pieters (Four Years)

-Diana Sias (Four Years)

-Josie Smith (Four Years)

-Kaela Viening (Three Years)

The following ladies will be competing next week at the MHSAA state final meet held here in Zeeland.

-Olivia Kraft- Discus

Julia Babinec- 100 Hurdles

-Josie Smith- Pole Vault

-Brinley Schenk- 4 x 800 relay, 3,200

-Morgan Overweg- 4 x 800 relay

-Olivia Weenum- 4 x 800 relay

-Avery Schenk- 4 x 800 relay