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Rams place second in OK Red Meet

By Jeannie Gregory, 05/15/18, 8:15PM EDT


The Rockford girls track & field team traveled to Holland’s Harbor Light’s Middle School, Monday, May 14, to compete in the OK Red Conference Meet. The Rams tallied 180.5, which earned them second place. East Kentwood claimed first with 184.5 points. Rounding out the scoring were: Hudsonville 102, Grand Haven 87, West Ottawa 53, Caledonia 26, and Grandville 23. The Rams saw three individual champions – Ericka VanderLende, Taylor Korytkowski, Casey Lenon, and also won three of the four relays.

Jillian Roney claimed second in the 100m dash with a time of 12.57, followed by Grace Gohl, who timed in at 12.92. Taylor Korytkowski earned the conference crown in the 200m dash, crossing the line at 25.94, with Gohl placing second at 26.02, and Abby Nash placing fourth with a time of 27.18. Taylor Korytkowski placed second in the 400m dash, clocking in at 59.50, and Riley Thompson placed eighth with a time of 1:03.87. In the 800m run, the Rams placed three runners in the top eight – Ericka VanderLende placed second at 2:19.07, which was a PR, Camryn Gabriel placed fourth at 2:22.71, and Caleigh Dunn landed sixth with a time of 2:23.58. VanderLende placed second in the 1600m run with a time of 4:50.34, Gabriel placed fifth at 5:12.95, and Emma Everhart-Decard finished seventh at 5:20.97. VanderLende claimed the title in the 3200m run, clocking in at 11:40.24, with Gabriel placing second at 11:40.82, and Everhart-Deckard placed fourth with a time of 11:59.89. Peyton Korytkowski placed sixth in the 100m hurdles with a time of 16.07, and Jillian Roney placed second in the 300m hurdles, timing in at 46.54, with Natalie Huls taking eighth with a time of 49.34.

In the shot put, Ram Danielle Colegrove set a PR with a toss of 35’4”, which earned her fourth place. Natalie Clum placed eighth with a throw of 33’10”. Casey Lenon claimed first in the high jump, clearing the bar with a PR of 5’6.5”. Emalee Kraft tied for fifth with a PR of her own. A trio of Rams, Reagan Ammon, Morgan Vargo, and Taylor Cullen landed in the top eight, with Ammon placing in a tie for fourth, and Vargo and Cullen in a tie for seventh. Vargo placed fourth in the long jump with a leap of 16’7”.

The 4X100 relay team of Velencia Goldsmith, Casey Lenon, Abby Nash, and Jillian Roney, the 4X400 team of Casey Lenon, Karlie Gardner, Peyton Korytkowski, and Taylor Korytkowski clocked in at 4:03.58, and the 4X800 team of Caleigh Dunn, Karlie Gardner, Camryn Gabriel, and Ericka VanderLende timed in at 9:47.86, to all claim first places. The 4x200 team of Taylor Korytkowski, Abby Nash, Casey Lenon, and Jillian Roney claimed second with a time of 1:44.02.