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Lake Orion athletes compete in state track meet

July 27, 2011

A roster of 26 Lake Orion elementary and middle schools students competed in the State Hershey Track and Field meet on July 8 in Holt. Students who won events at the local Dragon GAP Hershey Meet on June 10 automatically qualified to participate at the State meet.

Madison Eaton, a 5th grader at Carpenter Elementary School, led the way for Lake Orion athletes taking 1st place in 9-10 year old 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, and standing long jump.

Eaton was also selected to compete in the Hershey Track & Field North American Finals in Hershey Pa., August 3 - 5. Eaton will receive a free all expense trip to tour the Hershey Chocolate Factory, Hershey Amusement Park. They will meet Olympic Gold Medalist Carl Lewis and other celebrities on her trip.

Rounding out the state champions was Oakview Middle School 8th grader Hannah Cady who captured the girls 13-14year old 200 meter dash title and finished 3rd in the 100 meter dash.

Other State Meet place winners from Lake Orion included:

2nd Place

Boys 11-12 year old 4 x 100 Meter Relay team of Matthew Walters, Sam Gayford, Gavin Sutton, and Jim Scibor

3rd Place

Serene Abu-Hamden, Girls 11-12 Standing Long Jump

Summer Abu Hamden, Girls 9-10 50 Meter Dash

Grant Hindman, Boys 9-10 Standing Long Jump

Chris Kade, Boys 11-12 Softball Throw

Girls 9-10 4 x 100 Meter Relay team of Summer Abu-Hamden, Brooke Cesarek, Victoria McVety, and Alayna Zalac

4th Place

Andrea McCallum, Girls 9-10 Softball Throw

5th Place

Matthew Baran, Boys 13-14 100 Meter Dash and 200 Meter Dash

Maggie McBride, Girls 11-12 400 Meter Dash

Chase McBride, Boys 11-12 400 Meter Dash

6th Place

Fee Christoph, Girls 13-14 Standing Long Jump

Sarah Siekkenen, Girls 11-12 800 Meter Run

7th Place

Matthew Freeman, Boys 11-12 Softball Throw

Grant Hindman, Boys 9-10 100 Meter Dash and 200 Meter Dash

Lauren Danielson, Girls 13-14 Softball Throw

Maximo Jones, Boys 13-14 1600