Kougars News · Lady Kougar Track and Field Win Gene Edmonds Relays! 25-0 on the season ! Swart, McKim and Carden Win 4 Golds Each!


Despite missing several athletes due to various reasons Friday night, the Girls’ Track and Field team continued their awesome season at the Gene Edmonds Relays, winning over a strong field of 8 total teams, with 117 points. They are now 25-0 overall on the season with 4 titles. This was their 6th straight Gene Edmonds title and 35th big meet/relay championship in the last 15 plus years ! It was a phenomenal show of depth! Field events was scored by combining the best efforts and high jump and long jump took first place each. Junior superwoman Tay Schoonveld, despite just having anchored the varsity sprint medley to a first place finish, needed to leap 5-5 to win the event, she did just that, showing what a true champion she is once again ! Laynie Capellari was her partner, and they combined for a 9-9 jump. Freshman Ella Carden and sophomore Ava McKim dominated the long jump, going 1-2 overall with fine jumps of 16-3.75 and 15-9.5, combining for a jump of 32-.25, even farther than their Twin Lakes Relays win ! Senior thrower Maddy Friant was awesome again, her 37-4.5 shot put the farthest throw by nearly 4 feet! Tiff McBain had a huge meet, throwing the shot 28-2 to win her flight, and combine with Friant for 2nd overall with a 65.5.5 combined throw. McBain then threw a personal record in the discus of 81-5, and combined with Alex Estes’s excellent throw of 81.6.5, that duo combined for a throw of 162-11.5, good for a strong 3rd place. McBain scored 7 huge points for her team, and the throwers garnered 14 overall! Vaulter Bella Cochran did well, tying her PR again at 6-6, since she was the only vaulter due to injuries, KV was unable to score in this event, since two performances are needed to place.

These champions then took to the track and won SEVEN of the running relays and placed 2nd in the shuttle hurdle event! In the Varsity Sprint Medley, the team of Carden-McKim-Carissa Seneczko and Schoonveld raced to 1st in an excellent time of 1:55.30!

This meet featured 9/10 relays, which counted just as much as the varsity ones, and KV’s stellar youngsters were sensational ! The 9/10 Sprint Medley Relay team of Carden-McKim-Capellari and Brooke Swart won big in 2:00.02!

The Distance Medley Relay team of Emma Bell-Elise Kasper-Hal Frieden and Lex Culbreth were 4th, with Bell blistering a terrific 2:29+ 800 split and Kasper sprinting to a very swift 200 time of 27.0 for her split time.

The 9/10 Distance Medley Team of Audrey Campbell-Maddy Murray-Allie Rushmore and Bell were outstanding: Campbell setting the stage with her 2:37 800 split leg, Murray blasting a 27.0 200 , Rushmore running tough, and Bell a very strong 5:44+ 1600 anchor leg, they won in a phenomenal time of 9:59.91!!

The Varsity 400 relay team continued their fine season, with Carden-McKim-Seneczko and Swart blazing around the oval in Lane 8 to win another short relay in a time of 52.51! McKim, Swart and Carden won four gold medals each , scoring 20 individual points apiece, and being part of 60 total points for their team!

The Varsity 3200 relay was victorious again, the quartet tonight being Frieden-(2:37 lead off leg), Rushmore-Campbell and Bell, their winning time was 10:54.36. Rushmore had two strong runs tonight!

The Shuttle Hurdle team of Cappellari-Madison Ward-Seneczko and Schoonveld were a very strong 2nd in 61.21.

Capellari then hustled over to lead off the 9/10 400 relay, which featured four studs who have not run together on a relay this year and likely never. They executed their hand offs very well and blazed to a huge win, exciting their coaches and fans with this huge win ! Capellari handed to distance ace Campbell, who handed off to Murray who blazed the curve and handed off to Swart! Swart has just been sensational all season, and the workhorse freshman earned her FOURTH gold medal of the evening, as she anchored her team to victory in a very fast time of 54.69! Murray also had a fine meet!

The 4×400 Varsity team closed out this terrific meet in fine fashion, winning in a swift  time of 4:19.38! Frieden ran another very strong lead off leg in 64+, Kasper blazed her 400 split leg in another 64, Swart was tough as always, and Schoonveld split a 63 anchor leg for the win ! Great meet , ladies and keep it going ! Go Kougs! They return to action Tuesday at Lowell with Hobart, then host Highland on Thursday to close out regular season NCC action.