Girls Varsity Track · Gutwein qualifies for Girls Track Regionals, throwers achieve personal bests

  Place Points
Benton Central High School 1st 177
Frontier High School 10th 19

Going into Sectionals, Courtney Gutwein had her eyes set on the 800M run. Unfortunately, after a bad start and getting boxed in, she came up short as a Regional Qualifier in the 800M. However, earlier in the night she posted her personal best time of a 5:58 in the 1600M which made her Regional bound. During the 1600M she came out fast and stayed with the pack. With 115M left in the race, she kicked in everything she had left and sprinted past two other competitors in a very close finish. She will compete next week at Lafayette Jefferson High School against some of the top runners in the area.

In the Shot Put, Jenna McCormick threw a personal best of 29′ 7.5″, placing 4th, just one place away from qualifying for Regionals. Olivia Newcom also threw a personal best for the night in Shot Put, placing 8th and was the highest placing Freshman among all Sectional teams.

Emi Frier, who is new to the 400M Dash this year, also set a new personal best in her heat of the race, running a 1:11.63.