Willow Springs Runs Strong In Track Event
On a beautiful afternoon at Allen high school the Leopards from Willow Springs competed against several other schools from the area. Track coach Carly Littlefield noted how proud she was of the athletes as they competed in their first track meet of the year. The athletes are often nervous at the first meet and Littefield praised them for handling that so well. She went on to say " I am most excited about the way the kids represented Lovejoy with class and the way they competed" by "laying everything on the line and giving their best"
Notable performers included:
7th girls: Amy Morefield running a blistering time for the win in the 2400m, Chloe Schaeffer running her frist ever 800m and toughing it out for the win, Morgan Streeter winning the 100m hurdles, Bella Landrum, Emma Smith, Amy Morefield, and Callan Snider winning the 4x400.
8th girls: Katie Armstrong winning the mile run
7th boys: Logan Pedersen dominating the distance races by winning both the 2400m and 1600m, Kyle Parker, Carson Lindelof, Gabe Joyner, and Mason Wallace bringing home the gold in the 4x100 relay, Landon Heruska winning the 800m followed by Jackson Wood in second, Anthony Morgello, Jackson Wood, Gabe Joyner, and Caden Carlock winning the 4x400 relay
8th boys: Taiden Connor winning the 800m, Sam Betz competing in his first hurdle race fell after the first hurdle but got up and finished the race strong