The Ventura girls track team has seen improvement in the last two track meets they have competed in and are improving times and recording personal best times in events.
The Lady Vikes placed third at the Garner-Hayfield meet held on Tuesday, April 17.
Emily Mathews ran her personal best time and placed first in the open 100 meter hurdles with a time of 15.74.
“I am excited to see what she can do at our other meets with some good competition to push her even more,” said Coach Laura Huber.
Mathews also placed first in the long jump with a leap of 15’.
Emily Spliman ran the open 400 meter run for the first time and placed third with a time of 1:06.
“Emily (Spilman) is very competitive and I know she will work hard to keep improving her time,” said Huber.
Other events placing at the meet include:
•Long Jump: Sola Stephenson, 5th, 12’10”
•Shot Put: Shelby Rayhons, 6th, 27’10”
•Discus: Sydney Younge, 6th, 75’3”
•Shuttle Hurdle Relay: Stacy Hackenmiller, Courtney Younge, Stephenson, Mathews, 3rd, 1:16.66
•100 M Dash: Spilman, 4th, 13.93; Stephenson, 6th, 14.11
•Sprint Medley: Courtney Younge, Hackenmiller, Mathews, Spilman, 3rd, 2:04.39
On Friday, April 20, the Ventura girls hosted the Ventura Invitational at Garner where they encountered some tough competition. The team placed fourth out of seven teams.
“Our throwers had a great night,” said Coach Laura Huber. “Shelby, Sydney and Miranda all had their