Track record broken at Regionals

Luke Passino leads the pack on the first lap of the 800 meter race at Regionals on May 20 in East Jordan. Photo by Haley Shank

On May 20, the IL varsity track team traveled to East Jordan to compete for Regionals. The boys team finished in sixth with 43 points, while the girls team finished in fourth with 72 points. Both teams had the chance to compete with the best school in Division 4, Whittemore-Prescott.

“It was very stiff competition today. Whittemore is the #1 Division 4 team in the state and they showed it today,”  boys coach Brandon Beltz said.  “They scooped up a lot of the points and many of the qualifying positions in the races which made it difficult for the [Inland Lakes] boys to qualify. “

Despite this formidable opponent, Luke Passino broke a new school record. Duane Vizina was the previous record holder for the 400-meter dash. Luke is now holding the record at 51.42 and will be going to states for the event.

There were 5 girls who qualified for states: Abbi Kline, Hailey Shank, Lexi Passino and Falyn Mansfield qualified for the 1600 meter relay, and Katie Byrne qualified for high jump. Hailey Shank also qualified for the 1600 meter run and the 800-meter run on top of the 1600 meter relay. Only one guy from the boy’s team qualified for states and that was Luke Passino. He qualified for states in the 800-meter run, as well as the 400-meter dash.

“We have many season bests and personal bests on the day, and we have a group of athletes ready to take on the state finals,” girls coach Sarah Furman said.  “I figured we could be in the top four teams today, which is exactly where we finished.  I am very, very satisfied with our day.”

Boys Results

Discus
7. Isaac Reeves 103’6.5″

Pole Vault
5. Sawyer Hodson 9’0″

Long Jump
4. Austin Fielder 18’7″

800 Meter Relay
3. Austin Fielder, David Fournier, Robert Armstrong, Derek Woods 1:38.60

400 Meter Relay
3. Brandon Dudley, David Fournier, Robert Armstrong, Derek Woods 46.4

400 Meter Dash
3. Luke Passino 51.42 (School Record)

800 Meter Run
2. Luke Passino 2:03.89

200 Meter Dash
8. Brandon Dudley 26.66

1600 Meter Relay
3. Brandon Dicus, Austin Fielder, Derek Woods, Luke Passino 3:41.81

Girls Results

Discus
7. Mackenzie Hemmer 85’6″

High Hump
1. Katie Byrne 4’10”

3200 Meter Relay
2. Abbi Kline, Hailey Shank, Falyn Mansfield, Alexis Passino 10:12.71

100 Meter dash
8. Chloe Smeltzer

800 Meter Relay
3. Chloe Smeltzer, Katie Byrne, Daisha Lubbers, Precious Delos Santos 1:54.94

1600 Meter Run
2. Hailey Shank 5:34.26

400 Meter Relay
5. Chloe Smeltzer, Katie Byrne, Daisha Lubbers, Precious Delos Santos 54.98

400 Meter Dash
6. Alexis Passino 1:05.34

300 Meter Hurdles
4. Daisha Lubbers 56.84

800 Meter Run
2. Hailey Shank 2:32
8. Falyn Mansfield 2:44

200 Meter Dash
6. Chloe Smeltzer 29.14

3200 Meter Run
5. Abbi Kline 13:36
7. Lauren Vizina 14:31

1600 Meter Relay
4. Katie Byrne, Falyn Mansfield, Lexi Passino, Hailey Shank 4:30

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About Hailey Shank 114 Articles
I’m a junior, and I write articles for il360. Out of all the sports, track is my favorite. If you ever need to find me, look for the tall, skinny brown-haired girl walking around with a huge camera .

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