Track and Field season is now over, signified by the State meet that took place from Thursday, May 23 through Saturday, May 25 at Hayward Field in Eugene.
Competitors in the 3A division finished their competitions by Friday the 24th, depending on their event. Lakeview’s track and field athletes made their coach proud over the weekend, as all five competitors came home with a medal.
Josh Fledderjohann represented the boys of Lakeview well, averaging a 53.96 second 400m run time in the preliminary events.
Fledderjohann was the only boy qualifier for the Honkers. The sophomore qualified to the finals, as well, taking sixth place overall and beating out his preliminary ranking with a score of 54.22.
Anna Fledderjohann, sister to Josh, was the only freshman qualifier for the Honkers. She was also the only freshman to rank in the top 10 in the 800m finals.
Fledderjohann beat out two seniors , one sophomore, and one junior to take sixth in the 800m race with a final run-time of 2:33.47.
Coach Bobbie Steninger is excited for the future of her program, as all Fledderjohann’s success is symbolic of the young talent on her team.
“They’re really young,” she said, “They just did a great job. I couldn’t ask for more than that.”
Three-time double-qualifier Sophie Landau, the oldest Honker at state this year, placed in both her meter races.
Landau ran a 27.16 in the finals for 200m, which was good enough for fourth in the competition. The three-time qualifier also took home third in the 400m with a run-time of 1:00.88, a mere second and a half shy of first place.
This is Landau’s last year as a Lakeview Honker, as she will be moving between the end of this year and the start of next year.
In the field events, sophomore Miranda Conley double-qualified in the Shot Put and Discus, placing in the top ten in both events.
Conley threw a 33-03.75 in the Shot Put, earning her eighth place overall in the finals. The sophomore placed ninth in the Discus with a score of 99-06.
Sophomore Delaney Hall served as the other field event specialist at state, having qualified in Javelin. Hall placed in the event at every tournament in which she competed, making state the culmination of her success.
She threw a 122-10 in the finals, which landed her third place in the two-day event. Hall was the first Honker to receive her medal, as awards for Javelin were held on the first day of competition. She stayed the rest of the weekend to cheer on her teammates.