For the 3rd consecutive year, the Lakota West Girls Track and Field team scored points at the OHSAA State Track and Field Championships. The 4 X 200 team of Sophomore Anna Szolwinski, Sophomore Danielle Turner, Senior Maya Andrews and Senior Simone Henderson finished 7th at state (# 8 seed) and established a new Lakota West and Lakota District record with a time of 1:41.32. The previous record of 1:41.60 was set in 2015 by Anna Szolwinski, Sydney Hill, Maya Andrews and Simone Henderson at the SW Ohio Regional Meet.
The 4 X 100 team of Henderson, Szolwinski, Andrews and Turner finished 15th with a time of 50.00 seconds despite coming into the meet seeded 16th. Sophomore Anna Szolwinski improved upon last year’s state finish of 15th and moved up to 12th place (12.39) in the 100 meter dash. As a team, the Firebirds finished tied for 56th place out of the 107 schools competing.
107 Schools Competing
1. Withrow 64
2. Gahanna Lincoln 53
3. Dublin Coffman 32
T56. West 2
West Placers (Top 8 Finishers):
7th… Anna Szolwinski, Danielle Turner, Maya Andrews, Simone Henderson, 800 relay (1:41.32)… New Lakota West and Lakota school district record.
Other West Finishes:
12th… Anna Szolwinski, 100 dash (12.39)
15th… Simone Henderson, Ann Szolwinski, Maya Andrews, Danielle Turner, 400 relay (50.00)