Qualifiers for track and field state finals


Photo taken by Kyle Barnes

Kaia Denhof

Track and Field State Finals on June 5 at East Kentwood

Individual Qualifiers

Jr. Natalie Blake: Pole Vault

Ranked third with a height of 12’3”

Sr. Jasmine Correa: Shot Put, Discus

Shot Put ranked ninth with a throw of 41’6.5”

Discus ranked seventh with a throw of 129’5”

Jr. Kaia Denhof: 800 Meter Run 

Ranked 19th with a time of 2:18.57 

Jr. Kayla Hintz: Pole Vault

Ranked fourth with a height of 12’0”

Soph. Arianne Olson: 1600 meter run, 3200 meter run

1600 ranked eighth with a time of 4:57.84

3200 ranked third with a time of 10:28.02

Jr. Jackson Kuyers: Discus

Ranked 17th with a throw of 146’3”


Relay Qualifiers

4×100: Allinna Teav, Allinna Teav, Ja’Mariah Frazier, Elizabeth Hopkins, Lauren Coppersmith

Ranked 14th with a time of 50.29

4×800: Kaia Denhof, Arianne Olson, Abby Bonnema, Sophie Bonnema

 Ranked sixth with a time of 9:33.09


Athlete Comments: 

   Natalie Blake: “I’m optimistic for the team going into the State Meet with the broad range of qualifiers we have, it’s exciting to have representation across the board at the State Finals.” 

   Arianne Olson: “I’m stoked to go out and have some fun competing at the state meet. It will be super fun to have the largest representation of Panthers at the state meet that we’ve had in a while.” 

   Kayla Hintz: “I’m excited to see so many of my teammates qualify for state and I can’t wait to compete well.” 

   Sophie Bonnema: “I’m so excited for the state meet because it will be a great opportunity to run fast and have fun. I’m so happy for everyone who qualified.” 

  Abby Bonnema: “I’m really excited for everyone who qualified this year because we’ve all put a lot into this season and deserve it so much. I’m also looking forward to a final shot at the 4×800 and to hopefully break the school record.”