GOSHEN – The final step before each team jumps into the second season had NorthWood and Wawasee both fare well at the Goshen Relays girls track event Saturday afternoon.
NorthWood had three event champions and placed second overall in Class B while Wawasee had three runner-up showings and placed fourth in Class A.
South Bend Adams won the Class A title with 104 points, topping Penn and Goshen both with 74 points and Wawasee with 55 points. Fairfield won the Class B title with 88 points, edging NorthWood’s 82 points at the top of the standings.
NorthWood started strong with wins in the distance medley, the 4×100 relay and 4×400 relay. Erica Stutsman, Lexi Parisi, Whitney Wolfe and Kate Jarvis took the medley at 13:17.62, Stutsman, Parisi, Kali Parisi and Kenzie Moren claiming the 1,600 at 4:11.98 and Moren, Lexi Bare, Reagan Hartman and Karli McBrier taking the 400 at 54.83.
The 4×100 shuttle hurdle placed second at 1:13.89, run by Cierra Thomas, Jazmin Cornejo, Kali Parisi and Neely Trenshaw.
For Wawasee, its distance medley was second at 13:35.03 run by Kenzie Smith, Caitlin Wortinger, Hannah-Marie Lamle and Elizabeth Zorn. Lamle would finish second in the long jump at 16-3.5 and Jada Parzygnot tied for second in pole vault at 9-0.
“It was a solid meet for use,” said Wawasee head coach Scott Lancaster. “We finally got a 4×100 relay together and they ran very well. We approached this meet to polish some things up for Tuesday’s conference meet, especially in the field events. I think we did that. On the track we did not have any champions, but we did have some seconds and thirds and a variety of girls competed well.”
Both NorthWood and Wawasee will compete Tuesday at the Northern Lakes Conference Championships at Warsaw.