Girls Track & Field

Girls Track and Field

2022 Girls Track & Field Season Review

The girls track and field team continued to build confidence and momentum as the season went on, capped by several personal records late in the season. Headlining this growth was junior sprinter Josie Origer’s effort in the regional 200 meters. In her third race of the evening, she ran a 26.00, tying the school record that had stood for 34 years.

Origer was named the team’s MVP. She was joined in the program’s all-time top five by senior vaulter Lily Vaught, who cleared 9-06-00 in the pole vault. Junior Whitney Meinerding also made the top five in the pole vault, clearing 8-00-00. Senior Cate Lehner long jumped 17-02-00 for the fifth-best mark in program history. Senior Sarah Lezon registered the fifth-best shot put (35-01-00) in program history. The 3200 Relay team of sophomore Valeria Lara, senior Ashley Flick, junior Sara McGraw and senior Lauren Turk ran the fifth-best 3200 Relay time (9:58.27) in program history. In the same race, the quartet won a sectional title for the program’s first relay sectional title since 2000.

Origer (200 meters) and the 3200 Relay team, along with Lara (800 meters), Turk (800 meters), Vaught (pole vault), freshman Kalise Gutierrez (long jump) and the 400 Relay and 1600 Relay teams all qualified for the regional. The 400 Relay team consisted of Origer, sophomores Katie Smith and Sophia Ramsay and senior Carlie Young. The 1600 Relay team was Origer, Smith, McGraw and senior Alivia Hill.