• State track meet June 1st. Good luck to all our athletes.
  • District baseball and softball games at CHS on 5/31.
  • Food trucks coming out on May 30th for the Maymester.
  • Exams are on June 3rd through the 6th.
  • June 6th, the last day of school, is a 1/2 day.
  • Are you signed up for summer school?
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The boys team with there 1st place Regional’s trophy! (Photo courtesy of Jaime Stevens).

The season is ending, and everyone is bringing their A-game, but the Yellowjackets fought through and proved they were the best teams, with very impressive results the boys’ track team finished in 1st place and the girls placed 2nd. 

For the boys’ team, there was no disappointment and an overall solid day, starting with the 4×800 meter relay, the team of Hutchinson, Stevens, Herendeen, and Rundle placed 3rd for the Yellowjackets. In the 4×200, the team of Allen, Brown, Frazer, and Wingfield had a PR time of 1:34, finishing 2nd out of the 10 teams. Tyreke Brown finished 2nd with a time of 23.14 in the 200-meter dash, in the 400-meter dash. Ashton Easterwood had a very solid day in the hurdles. Easterwood set a PR in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.94 and also in the 300-meter hurdles. He finished in 2nd also setting a PR of a time of 43.90. In the 4×100 meter relay, the team of Wingfield, Dean, Allen, and Brown finished in 2nd with a time of 44.54, setting a P.R. for their squad. Lastly, the 4×400 with the team of Allen, Frazer, Stevens, and Wingfield finished 2nd with a time of 3:34. 

Mekhi Wingfield won the long jump the other night. He talks about what he expects at the state meet. Wingfield shares, “I’m feeling really confident about it. I’m ready to run, but I’m really just ready to see where our teams at and see if we can go out on top.”

For the girls, there were many personal records being broken, and overall great running for them as well starting with the 100 meters. Bradie Lehman took 2nd with a time of 12.98. In the 400-meter run, Cece Barrett took 2nd as well with a time of 1:03.   In the 800-meter run, Haley Stimer finished 4th with a time of 2:41. In the 1-mile run, Haley Stimer had an excellent finish, finishing in 1st place with the time of 6:00.32, battling the 2nd place runner to the end with her time being 6:00.84. In the 4×100 meter relay, the team of Ryan, Lehman, Barrett, and Weeks finished in 2nd running a time of 54.08 which is a PR for them. In the 4×200 meter relay the team of Ryan, Lehman, Barrett, and Weeks finished in 2nd running a 1:52. In the 4×800 the team of Ryan, Vandenburg, Adams, and Sinden finished in 3rd place running a time of 12:36 seconds. And then the 4×400 team which consisted of Lehman, Ryan, Barrett, and Stimer finished a hard-fought race in 2nd place, with a time of 4:24. 

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Bradie Lehman, a freshman who qualified for states in all four of her events, talks about her expectations for the next two track meets. She says, “ I’m excited about the state meet. I’m looking forward to the state meet and can’t wait to see what we can do as a team there.”

For the field events, the Lady Jackets had some impressive stats.  In the discus, McCabe finished in 4th with a throw of 98’2. In the high jump, Iyla Weeks led the Yellowjackets finishing in 3rd place with a jump of 4’10.

Hannah Ryan was a part of many relay teams that qualified for states. When asked about what she’s most excited about, she shared, “I’m excited about competing and most of all running.”

For the boys, the field events were spectacular starting with Mekhi Wingfield winning the long jump with a jump of 21’ 3.25.  In shotput Austin Bradley led the Yellowjackets with a throw of 36’2. In the discus, Bradley also led the yellowjackets with a throw of 121’1. 

The conference meet was held at Maple Valley. The results were skyrocketing with both boys and girls teams finishing in 2nd place at the end of the season, an overall great finish.

For the boys, in the long jump, Mekhi Wingfield finished in 2nd with a Jump of 20’4.5. In the 200-meter dash, Tyreke Brown won and was also named league champ in the 200. In the 4×100 relay, the team of Wingfield, Brown, Allen, and Dean won with a time of 44.65. Also in the 4×200, the team of Brown, Wingfield, Frazer, and Allen won with a time of 1:32. In high jump, Mekhi Wingfield finished in 2nd with a jump of 6’2.

For the girls, in the 100-meter dash, Bradie Lehman won with a time of 13.08, and in the 200-meter dash, Lehman also won with a time of 26.92. In the 400 meter dash, Cece Barrett won with a time of 1:03. Haley Stimer finished 3rd in the 800 meter with a time of 2:40, Stimer also won the mile with a time of 5:45. In the 4×200, the team consisted of Barrett, Lehman, Turner, and Newton finished in 2nd with the time of 1:55. And in the 4×400, the team of Lehman, Ryan, Barrett, and Stimer won at a time of 4:21.

Ashton Easterwood also qualified for states and was a crucial part of the regional win, he shares his thoughts for the state meet, he shares, “I feel really good, and confident in my hurdle form. I feel like there’s a little bit more I have to work on but overall I feel really good.”

As the season is coming to an end, many track runner have improved incredibly, and we thank them for the time they put into the sport and for representing our school. We wish the runners that are in the Selby meet which is on Tuesday, May 28th at Jackson High School, and the state meet on Saturday, June 1st, at Hudsonville Athletic Complex. We wish them the best of luck in the remaining part of the season!

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Connor Stevens, Staff Writer
Connor Stevens is a substantial sophomore here at Concord High school. He plays two sports, basketball and track. He is best known for his outgoing personality. However, most people at CHS would describe him as a friend to all. Connor's favorite class is American History with Mr. Simmons, and he is grateful for his family and friends!

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