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Home field leads to big success for LHS track meet

May 7, 2014 by

Lakeview High School’s final home track meet of the season, the Lakeview Invitational, proved a tremendous success for LHS athletes, the girls team taking first overall and the boys finishing second in team points on Saturday, May 3.

The home track advantage proved key for LHS against the other five high schools competing in the meet, with the Honkers sweeping many of the individual events. The boys team finished 11 points behind Chiloquin, while the girls racked up an impressive 217 points, more than a 100 over second place Paisley (98.5).

For the boys team Lane Hadley placed first in the 100-meters, while Michael Cooney finished a close second less than 0.3 seconds behind. The boys relay teams captured first in both the 4×100 and 4×400.

In the jumping competitions Pierce Schreder had a stellar day, taking first in the high jump (5’08”) and pole vault (11’06”), while Connor Lysne took first in the triple jump (37’08”).

Not to be outdone, the LHS girls dominated the day, taking first place in 12 of the 17 total events.

Tenysen Patzke, Lily Sabin and Anna Fledderjohann swept the podium in the 800-meter.

LHS Track Coach Bobbie Steninger, who coordinated the event while coaching her team, was beaming with pride after the meet with how well the event turned out.

“I saw a lot of great kids doing the very best they could,” said Steninger. “I was really proud of  them, they all competed well. We also had a lot of wonderful people officiate and help out, what more could I ask?”

The Lakeview High School track team next travels to Klamath Falls on Saturday, May 10 for the SCL Hybrid Meet. The district meet begins on Friday, May 16 in Bandon

Home field leads to big success for LHS track meet

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