Track and Field breaks school record at the OK White Conference Meet


On Friday, May 10, the FHC track and field team headed to compete in the last meet of the regular season. To start off the day, junior Patrick Ho placed second in the 200-meter and ran a new PR with a time of 23.05. In the 400-meter, senior Geoffrey Batterbee placed second, followed by Patrick in third, and senior Kai Hagadorn in fourth. In the 800-meter, Geoffrey placed first followed by senior Jacob Ball in third.

For the distance races, Gabe Carlson was the only FHC runner to place in the top five, taking second in the 3200-meter. Senior Noah Stout represented the Rangers in the 300-meter. The 4 x 200 relay off Kai, Noah, Patrick, and sophomore David Whittaker placed first. In the shot put and long jump, senior Ryan Talbot placed fifth, the only Ranger to place in the top five of these events.

On the girls side, senior Claire Baguley placed second in the 200-meter. Claire then placed first in the 400-meter. Three FHC runners placed in the top five for the 800-meter: senior Courtney McAlindon in second, junior Nicole Marco in third, and junior Chloe Zeien in fifth. In the 100-meter hurdles, junior Megan Raisch placed fourth. The 4 x 400 relay of Courtney, Nicole, Claire, and senior Madisyn Bunke not only placed first, but they also broke a 38-year-old record at FHC, running in record time at 4:08.18. The 4 x 800 relay also placed first. This team consisted of Nicole, Courtney, senior Susannah Bennett, and freshman Rachel Marco. In the pole vault, senior Kelsey Becker placed second to represent FHC. To end the day, Madisyn placed third in the long jump for the Rangers.

The next meet that the Rangers will compete in is Regional, which takes place on Friday, May 17, in East Lansing.