Anderson first Orion girl to win WCC track title

Mindy Carls
Ashley Anderson runs in the 3200 relay during the West Central Conference meet on Friday, May 6, at Rockridge.

Ashley Anderson has become the first Orion girl to win a West Central Conference championship in track and field.

She clocked 2 minutes, 24.40 seconds, in the 800-meter run on Friday evening, May 6, at


Madi Schulenberg claimed second in the high jump. She cleared 5 feet, 2 inches.

Megan Miller was third in the 3200 run at 12:38.00 and fourth in the 1600 at 5:55.00.

The 3200 relay of Anderson, Miller, Sophie Maciolek and Cara Christal came in fourth at 10:35.30.

Scoring sixth-place points were Maciolek, Katie DeBaillie, Kiah Kostka and Anderson, who clocked 4:31.45 in the 1600 relay.

Also finishing sixth were Sara Marshall, 31-2 in the triple jump, and Brooke Dunn, 29-4 1/2 in the shot put.

Chargers competing in sprints were Lindsey Bohl, 14.20, and Dunn, 14.45, in the 100; Bohl, 29.25, and Jenny Fowler, 33.10, in the 200; and Maciolek, 1:04.34, and Alli Nordstrom, 1:17.86, in the 400.

Christal clocked 2:53.90 in the 800 and Kiersten Wallarab, 6:38.00 in the 1600, and 14:15.00 in the 3200.

Representing Orion in the 300 hurdles, Lexi Mays was timed at 1:11.13.

The 400 relay of DeBaillie, Sara Marshall, Kostka and Schulenberg was timed at 55.88.

Orion jumpers in field events were Dunn, 12-7 1/4, and Wallarab, 11-3 1/2, in the long jump.

Throwers were Paige Diamond, 23-2 in the shot put, and Lindsey Pettifer, 60-6 1/2, and Fowler, 57-6, in the discus.