By Kennedy Werner
Determined to stand on the first place podium, the WLC Women’s Track and Field team’s juniors Jasmine Brown and Kayla Womack along with seniors Chantel Edwards, Gabby Edwards, Josephine “Indi” Jackson and Sydney Tucker, have succeeded as city champs, regional champs, and are ready to take on the competition at the State Track and Field Championships this Saturday, June 1 at East Kentwood High School in Grand Rapids.
“[Our competition] is pretty competitive, but we are one of the higher ranking teams,” said Womack, who will be running the 200 M dash, 4X100M relay, and the 4X200M relay, “It feels unreal sometimes, but I am just grateful to have the opportunity and ability to compete at a state level.” Working alongside Womack will be G. Edwards, running the same events.
Also competing will be Brown at the 300M hurdles, C. Edwards running the 100M dash, 4x100M relay, and 4X200M relay, Jackson, University of Notre Dame commit, throwing discus and shot put, and Tucker at the 100M hurdles, 4X100M relay, and the 4X200M relay.
Head coach of the ladies, Andrew Teberian, is nothing but proud of the team, “Please congratulate the student-athletes that have qualified,” he said in an email.
As the girls make their way to Grand Rapids, they know the venue at Kentwood High is one of the best in Michigan for Track and Field.
With nine full lanes, two circles for shot put and discus, and plenty of bleacher seating, there’s lots of room to come on out and support WLC Women’s Track!