Girl's Track - Coaches Comments

 


5/18  Cal finished 8th in D1

The Caledonia Girls Track & Field team finished in eighth place at the D1 Regional at Lansing Waverly High School on Friday afternoon.  The ladies had numerous great performances and as expected finished better in the 18 team Regional than the could in the seven team OK Red Conference Meet which is the toughest Track & Field Conference in the State of Michigan.

The final score of the meet was:
East Kentwood 190.7
Okemos 65.1
Lansing Waverly 64
Grand Ledge 48.6
Richland Gull Lake 44
East Lansing 36
Battle Creek lakeview 34
CALEDONIA 32
Portage Northern 28
Holt 28
Kalamazoo Lox Norris 26
Lowell 25.6
Portage Central 14
Kalamazoo Central 13
Lansing Everet 6
Mattawan 4
Byron Center 3
Battle Creek Central 0

Placing for the ladies were:
Casey Restau, 8th Discus, 100' 5"
Rachel Herweyer, 7th Discus, 101' 9"
Amiyah Vander Geld, 7th Long Jump, 15' 1 1/2"
Emma Woltjer, 3rd 800 M Run, 2:23.59
Lidsey Peterson, 2nd 1600 M Run, 5:07.58 *New Freshman Record*
4 X 400 M Relay, 4th, 4:11. 93, Lindsey Peters, Emma Woltjer, Anna LoMonoco, Amiyah Vander Geld
4 X 800 M Relay, 2nd, 9:46.98, Emma Woltjer, Talia Wilder, Hannah Wolford, Lindsey Peters

Advancing to the State Finals on June 2 at East Kentwood are Lindsey Peters in the 1600 M Run and the 4 X 800 M Relay Team of Emma Woltjer, Talia Wilder, Hannah Wolford, and Lindsey Peters.

This week the ladies will participate in the Metro Meet at Comstock Park, then finish with the State Meet on June 2

Nice Job Ladies!
 

5/14 Cal placed 6th in OK Red

The Caledonia Girls track & Field Team finished 6th in a 7 team field in the OK Red Conference Track & Field Meet on Monday afternoon at Holland West Ottawa.  The ladies competed well were overpowered in what is arguably the best Track & Field Conference in the State of Michigan(9 out of the past ten state champions have come from the OK Red Conference). 

The final score was East Kentwood 184.5, Rockford 180.5, Hudsonville 102, Grand Haven 87, Holland West Ottawa 53, CALEDONIA 26,  Grandville 23.
Placing for the Caledonia ladies were:
Emma Woltjer - 7th, 800 M Run - 2:24.03
Lindsey Peters - 4th, 1600 M Run - 5:10.33 *New Freshman Record*
Carly Postma - 5th, 3200 M Run - 12:21.27
Kailyn Mince - 6th, 3200 M Run - 12:28.23
4 X 400 M Relay - 5th, 4:15.56 - Emma Woltjer, Anna LoMonoco, Lindsey Peters, Amiya Vander Geld
4 X 800 M Relay - 5th, 10:08.00 - Talia Wilder, Hannah Wolford, Emma Woltjer, Lindsey Peters

The ladies travel to Lansing Waverly this coming Friday for the D-1 Regional Meet, where the ladies probably have a better chance to finish better in the 18 team Regional Meet than they did in the OK Red Conference Meet.

Go Scots!
 

5/5 Cal Girl's Earned Runner Up Trophy

The Caledonia ladies captured the Runner Up Trophy at the nine team 2018 Red Hawk Invitational at Cedar Springs this pastSaturday.   The meet was scored in a team state formate where first place was 27 points, second place 26, third place 25.....all of the way until the 27th person scored 1 point, so every person's finish was important in the final score. 

The final score of the meet was Rockford 1019, CALEDONIA 779, Grand Rapids Christian 777.5, Forest Hills Northern 762, Grand Rapids Kenowa Hills 694.5, Cedar Springs 593.5, Big Rapids Crossroad Academy 208.5, Vicksburg 150, Big Rapids 77.

Had any Caledonia girl, in any event, finished one place less than they did, and any GR Christian girl finished one place better, the Caledonia ladies would have finished in 3rd place.  Because prom was being held on Saturday some of our Caledonia athletes were missing, but others had a chance to fill in and get important points.


In the last event of the day, the 4 X 400 Relay which the Caledonia ladies had finished a season best 4:11.07 this past Tuesday, the ladies had four different runners in the race.  Caledonia's last runner, Talia Wilder, received the baton 40 meters behind the 5th place team.  Talia was able to pass the 5th place team with 20 meters to go in the race and finish the relay with a  4:48.37 to beat the Big Rapids Crossroads team by 6 tenths of a second, which had a 4:48.97.  The move from a 6th place finish to a 5th place finish in the race, gave the ladies 6 extra points(relays were scored 54, 48, 42...) which allowed the team to win the runner-up position by a point and a half!


Finishing in the top three spots of their events were:
First:
Lindsey Peters - 800 M Run - 2:24.74
Lindsey Peters - 1600 M Run - 5:16.56
4 X 800 M Relay - Talia Wilder, Hannah Wolford, Emma Woltjer, Lindsey Peters - 10:11.78
Rachel Herweyer - Shot Put - 33' 7"
Second;
Emma Woltjer - 800 M run - 2:24.92
Third:
Rachel Herweyer  - Discus - 100' 5"
Amiyah Vander Geld - Long Jump - 14' 6 1/2"


Nice Job Ladies!


The Junior Varsity ladies travel to Hudsonville, on Wednesday, to participate in the 2018 OK Red JV Meet and the Varsity ladies travel to Holland West Ottawa, on Friday, to participate in the 2018 OK Red Varsity Conference Track & Field Meet.
Go Scots!
 

5/1 Double Dual w/ Grandville and EK

Cal 70 - Grandville 67; Cal 44 - EK 93

The Caledonia Girls Track and Field Team travels to Grandville yesterday afternoon to participate in a double dual meet with East Kentwood and Grandville.  The results were not sent until 12:13 this morning, but the wait was worth it.  The ladies were defeated by the Falcons from East Kentwood by a score of 93-44, but the ladies ran to their first win of the season with 70- 67 win over the Bulldogs from Grandville. 

The ladies had many outstanding performances. Trailing 63 -51 with three events to go in the Grandville meet, the ladies placed first in the 200 M Dash, went 1, 2, 3, in the 3200 M Run, and then won the last event, the 4 X 400, with a time 30 seconds faster than any run so far this season.

Placing first for the Ladies in the East Kentwood Meet were: 

800 M Run - Lindsey Peters - 2:27.43
1600 M Run - Lindsey Peters - 5:31.60
4 X 400 M Relay - T Visscher, E Woltjer, L Peters, A Vander Geld - 4:11.07
4 X 800 M relay - T wilder, A Black, E Woltjer, T Visscher - 10:44.80

Placing first in the Grandville Meet were:
200 M Dash - Amyia Vander Geld - 27.50
400 M Dash - Taylor Visscher - 1:02.38
800 M Run - Lindsey Peters - 2:27.43
1600 M Run - Lindsey Peters - 5:31.60
3200 M Run - Carly Postma - 12:29.91
Shot Put - Rachel Herweyer - 34' 0"
Discus - Casey Restau - 97' 9"
High Jump - Etania Peay - 4' 6"
4 X 400 M Relay - T Visscher, E Woltjer, L Peters, A Vander Geld - 4:11.07
4 X 800 M Relay - T Wilder, A Black, E Woltjer, T. Visscher - 10:44.80

The ladies finished their dual meet season with a 1 - 5 record in the OK Red League, which is arguably the best track & field league in the state of Michigan(the most team state champions over the past 10 years).  According to Athletic.net, the timing site used by most teams in the state, the Caledonia ladies have recorded the most Personal Records of any team in the State of Michigan over the 2018 season.

The ladies travel to the Red Hawk Relays in Cedar Springs then will travel to West Ottawa next week Friday, May 11, for the OK Red Conference Meet.


Great Job Ladies!
Go Scots!
 

4/28 Cal placed 3rd

The Caledonia Ladies Track & Field Team finished  third at the "Kathy Talus" Red Arrow Relays at Lowell this past Saturday. 

The final score of the meet was:  Lowell 104, Granville 98, Caledonia 80, Jenison 73, Fremont 36, Charlotte 26, Grand River Preparatory 25, Fruitport Calvary Christian 3, Grand Rapids Wellspring Preparatory 3.

Placing first for the ladies were:
4 X 800 M Relay - Talia Wilder, Alana Black, Hannah Wolford, Taylor Visscher - 10:28.99
Distance Medley Relay - Kailyn Mince, Taylor Visscher, Lindsey Peters, Carly Postma - 25:02.84 *New Meet Record*
Discus Relay - Rachel Herweyer, Casey Restau - 192' 2"
1600 M Run - Lindsey Peters - 5:24.7 

This week the ladies travel to Grandville on Tuesday for a double dual with Grandville and East Kentwood, then travel to Cedar Springs on Saturday for the Red Hawk Invitational.
 


4/26 Cal 41 - Hudsonville 96

The Caledonia Girls Track and Field Team lost to a good Hudsonville team Thursday afternoon at Ralph E Meyers Stadium  by a score of 96-41. 

The ladies had 69 personal best records for the evening. 

Leading the Fighting Scots with first place finishes were:

Lindsey Peters - 1600 M Run - 5:22.6
Jenna Smith - 3200 M Run- 12:15.27
Rachel Herweyer - Shot Put - 34" 1/2"
Rachel Herweyer - Discus - 104' 8"
4 X 800 M Relay - Taylor Visscher,Talia Wilder, Emma Woltjer, Lindsey Peters -10:07.00

The ladies travel to Cedar springs this Saturday for the Red Hawk Invitational, then complete their dual meet season at Granville next Tuesday where they have a double dual with Grandville and East Kentwood.
Nice Job Ladies! 
 

4/21 - Cal placed 4th


The Caledonia Girls Track & Field Team place fourth in the 2018 Soderman Relays held at the Caledonia track facility.  The final score of the meet was:
Otsego 76
Forest Hills Northern 64
Lowell 63
Caledonia 61
Holland 49
Benton Harbor 15

The Caledonia ladies had many of their best performances of the season and had 26 ladies score points.

Placing first for the ladies were:
Discus Relay - R Herweyer, C Restau - 193' 2"
4 X 1600 M Relay - J Smith, K Mince, E Woltjer, L Peters - 22:59.0
4 X 800 M Relay - T Visscher, T Wilder, E Woltjer, L Peters - 10:16.1
Placing second for the ladies were:
Shot Put Relay - R Herweyer, C Mannor - 59' 5"
Sprint Medley Relay - B Napper, E Peay, B Knoll, C De Laney - 3:18.7
Shuttle Hurdle Relay - L Butgess, G Schmidt, M Yenna, A Van Eldren - 1:13.1

This week the ladies travel to Rockford on Tuesday, host Hudsonville on Thursday, and travel to Lowell to compete in the Kathy Talus Red Arrow Relays on Saturday.
 

4/19 Cal 35 - GH 101


The lady Scotts were defeated by a good Grand Haven team yesterday afternoon by a score of 101-35 at the Caledonia Track.

Scoring first place points were:
4 X 800 M Relay - Taylor Visscher, Talia Wilder, Emma Woltjer, and Lindsey Peters
Long Jump - Lauren Burgess, 14' 7"

The Scots host the Soderman Relays this Saturday, then travel to Rockford next Tuesday.
 

4/11 Cal 44 - West Ottawa 89

The Caledonia Girls Track Team was defeated by the Panthers from West Ottawa by a score of 89-44 Thursday afternoon at the West Ottawa  track.

The ladies were led by firs place finishes by:
Taylor Visscher - 400 M Dash - 1:04.91
Emma Woltjer - 800 M Run - 2:34.74
Lindsey Peters - 1600 M Run - 5:32.81, 3200 M Run - 12:05.46
4 X 800 M Relay - Taylor Visscher, Emma Woltjer, Lindsey Peters, Talia Wilder - 10:22.68

The ladies next meet is when they host the Falcons from East Kentwood next Tuesday.

Complete Results- https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/meet/328523/results