The 2013 girls track and field season saw five athletes qualify for state in seven events and land four medals in the process. Here’s a rundown of the leaders of this year’s BCR Honor Roll leaders.
Tanja Acamovic (Hall, fr.): The Hall freshman had the top time in the 300 hurdles with a time of 52.74.
Freya Block (Kewanee/Neponset, sr.): There was a Block party in the weights this spring with the Neponset product leading the honor roll and finishing as state runner-up in the discus (132 feet, 7 inches) and shot put (40-4 3/4).
Lindsey Hoffert (Bureau Valley, so.): The Storm’s super soph medaled in the long jump for the second straight year (third with a jump of 17-4 3/4) and qualified for state in the 200 (27.34).
Sydney Lebahn (Bureau Valley, so.): Kept up the family tradition by qualifying for state in the discus (108-9), following her sisters Madison and Jordan.
Zoe Mead (Princeton, jr.): No longer just a distance runner, the PHS junior proved to have fast wheels as well. She led the Honor Roll in the 200 (27.2), 400 (58.59) and 800 (2:17.1). She placed seventh at state in the 800 and qualified in the 400.
Zoe Postula (St. Bede, fr.): The St. Bede freshman had the top time in the 100 hurdles at 17.69.
Phoenix Smallwood (Princeton, sr.): Phoenix rose to the top of the Honor Roll again with a hop, skip and a jump of 37-0 1/2 and long jump of 17-11 1/4. She qualified for state in both jumps. Smallwood will jump next year for Lewis University.
Laura Rieker (Amboy/LaMoiille, jr.): Didn’t get back to state this year, but the LHS junior was the area’s top high jumper at 5-1.
Sierra Storm (Princeton, so.): Cleared 8-6 to lead all area vaulters by a foot and a half.
Regan Weidner (Bureau Valley, so.): Injuries may have slowed her down this year, but Weidner still made led the Honor Roll in the 1600 (5:30.27) and 3200 (11:5951) and made it back to state in the two mile.
4x100 relay: Bureau Valley’s Lauren Peterson, Haley DeVoss, Katelin Johnson and Hoffert clocked a top time of 52.54.
4x200 relay: The same crew from Bureau Valley’s crew led the Honor Roll again with a time of 1:52.4.
4x400 relay: Hall ran the top time of 4:30.25 on the legs of Ashley Keegan, Clarissa Gerrard, Jacquie Wallaert and Katie Hoffert.
4x800 relay: Amboy/LaMoille clipped the top time in the two-mile relay with Katelyn Boers, Jennifer Popovich, Meredith Stamberger and Sydnie Langeler running a 11:18.