Gallery: Hunt, Larson and Pepper Lead Saline in SEC Track Meet

 05/11/2018 - 23:18

Sophomore Lauryn Hunt established herself as the fastest girl in the SEC Red, winning three events at the track and field conference championship Friday at Huron High School. Hunt was one of three SEC champion Hornets. Sloane Pepper was champion in the high jump and Jessi Larson won the 3200 meters.

In the team standings, Saline finished second to Pioneer. The Pioneers finished with 212 points to Saline’s 143. Skyline was third with 139.5.

Hunt won the 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash and 400 meters. She completed the 100 in 12.95 seconds. She held off a late charge from Skyline’s Zsofia Hull to win the 400 by .06 seconds in 59.84. Hunt also won the 200 meter dash, again defeating Hull, but this time by a more comfortable .48 seconds. Hunt also joined Suzanne Chuparkoff, Amera Boyd and Greta Downey on the 4-by-200 team which finished second in 1:49.23, earning all-conference honors.

Senior Jessi Larson won the 3200 meter race in 11:21.49. Larson also made all-conference in the 1600 meter race, finishing third in 5:14.43. Larson also ran on the all-conference 4-by-800 relay with Emma Cummings, Rebecca Cantrell and Kayla Fortino. Saline’s relay team was second in 9:41.78.

Sloane Pepper won the high jump, clearing 5 feet. Nobody else topped 4’9. Pepper also ran on Saline’s 4-by-100 relay team which finished third – even though she wasn’t credited for it in the official scoring, which listed Emily Cook,  Amera Boyd, Downey and Ella Bozzi. The team earned all-conference honors.

Emily Cook earned finished second in the 100-meter hurdles in 16.63 seconds. Cook was third in the 300-meter hurdles, finishing in 48.85 seconds. Cook earned all conference honors in both events.

Charlotte Peterson tied for second in pole vault, clearing 8-07 and earning all conference honors.

 

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