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Girls track and field put together an outstanding performance at “The Clash”

The Antioch Community High School girls track and field team competed in one of their largest meets of the season, and proved their ability to run with the best.
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Laila Salata
Senior Nora Lubkeman running at “The Clash.”

On Saturday, Mar. 2, 2024, the Antioch Community High School girl’s track and field team ran in “The Clash”. This meet was hosted by Lakes Community High School at the McKay Center Fieldhouse in Lake Villa, ILL. The meet included 19 teams from around northern and central Illinois coming to showcase their skills and prove their pedigree in front of many players, coaches, and fans.

The Sequoits had several top-five finishers in various events. ACHS sophomore Abbagial Fuesting was one of two individuals or groups to place well throughout the running section of the meet. She took second place in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.98 seconds, just 0.04 seconds off the first-place finisher, who finished with a time of 7.94 seconds. Fuesting would be the highest placer for the Sequoits during the meet.

Junior Jade Nguyen running at the Field House. (Laila Salata)

The 4 by 200-meter relay team did well placing 5th in the event. Members of the team were Fuesting, senior Nora Lubkeman, senior Shyanne Hernandez, and sophomore Kennedi Copeland. Each girl ran one full lap around the indoor track and they completed those four total laps in a cumulative time of 1:51.58, an average of 27.895 seconds per lap.

The Sequoits had three girls place successfully in the field section of the meet. First was senior Zamora Rodriguez, she was a participant in the pole vault event, and at the conclusion of the event, Rodriguez finished in a tie for fourth place with a vaulted height of 2.73 meters or 8.96 feet.

The second girl to place high at the field section of the meet wasHernandez, she participated in the long jump event, an event in which she saw herself place fourth, with a distance of 4.93 meters jumped, or 16.17 feet.

The last girl to have a positive outcome in her event was senior Charlee Kempf, she was a part of the shot put event. Kempf walked away with a well-deserved third-place overall finish with her best throw being 11.38 meters, 37.34 feet.

Junior Elizabeth Nample, sophomore Miley Volkmar and senior Addison Lane at “The Clash.”

The Sequoits as a team finished 7th out of 19 total teams with an overall score of 31.5 points. The girls are looking to keep up the momentum going forward as they participate in their next meet on the Mar. 9 2024 at the McKay Center once again. Go cheer on your lady Sequoits as they get their season in full swing.

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Laila Salata, Tom Tom Staff
Laila Salata is a senior and this is her second year on staff. Salata plays field hockey and does cheerleading for ACHS. In her free time, Salata enjoys taking pictures, spending too much money on Starbucks, and being with friends and family. Bonus fact, she is also Miss Antioch 2023.  
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