The Run for State

CHS girls compete at the HSR State finals

Sarah Sahli, Features Editor, Sandscript Author

CHS Girls Track and Field concluded their indoor season at the Hoosier State Relays (HSR) Indoor State Finals on Saturday, March 26. The girls qualified in seven total events. 

The first half of the meet was dedicated to all individual events. Starting off the day, senior Madison Davis competed in the shot put, and uncorked an impressive throw of 38’1.5, finishing 11th overall. Later, senior Cathrine White endured the 3200-meter run, achieved a new personal record of 11:20.93, and finished 12th overall. Concluding the individual section of the meet, senior Camryn Dunn ran the 60-meter dash with a personal record of 7.60 leaving most of the competition in the dust and ranked second overall in the event for the night. 

After the individual events, relays began. CHS qualified for the 4×200, 4×400, 4×800, and the distance medley relay (DMR). The 4×200 meter team of senior Kailee Komisarcik, and juniors Bri Hardsock, Olivia Kozak, and Bridget Raffin ran a time of 1:52.27 and finished 21st overall. The 4×400 relay team of senior Bree Gentry, Dunn, Raffin, and Hardsock finished 7th overall with a time of 4:08.79. Additionally, in what is said to be the most brutal event, the 4×800 team of Senior Bailey Ranta, Gentry, junior Alyssa Dunlap, and sophomore Ciara Bonner finished in 7th place with a remarkable time of 9:49.79. 

All athletes/events that placed in the top eight for the night received All-State Honors recognition. The Lady Trojans concluded their indoor season by earning 7th place overall in the indoor state meet. 

“I have to say, this team has the true potential to do some great things, maybe some things that haven’t been done in Chesterton history (that I’m aware of or have a record of). It’s going to take the entire team for such things to be accomplished. The small things are going to be extremely important in the upcoming months, sleep and nutrition are going to be so important. If we want to be the best we have to train during and outside of practice like we want to be the best!” head coach Lindsay Moskalickexclaims. 

The conclusion of the indoor season means the beginning of the outdoor season. The Trojans will have their first official outdoor meet on Wednesday, April 6, against Highland and Gary West Side. Hopefully, their success will continue throughout the rest of the season.