What else can be said but WOW!!! Congratulations to the Pioneer Girls for winning the State Championship in Track & Field. Everyone had a role to play in this victory and everyone came through like the true champions that you are! Britten Bowen defended her title with a most impressive victory, breaking the all time state record in the 100 m hurdles and, of course, the school record (13.40). Anne Forsyth followed with a new school record to win in the 1600m run (4:43.84). Other individuals scoring included Britten Bowen in the 100m (6 – 12.36), Hailey Mayes in the 400m (4 – 56.75), Alice Hill in the 800m (3 – 2:11.85), Jacalyn Overdier in the 1600m (7 – 4:55.71) and 3200m (7 – 10:41.38), and Anne Forsyth in the 3200m (2 – 10:27.70). Only one of the 4 relays stayed intact from the Regional meet and that relay had a last minute substitution at the Regional. The 4x800m relay (Ane Forsyth, Libby Kos, Sydney Dawes, Jacalyn Overdier) started the day off with a win, defending the title they won last year (9:06.13). The 4x100m relay (Cori Griffin, Janea Pryor, Shelby Hall, Britten Bowen) ran the 3rd fasted time in PHS history to grab 3rd place (47.75). The 4x200m relay (Triniah Johnson, Shelby Hall, Cori Griffin, Hailey Mayes) ran its 2nd fastest time of the year to garner 6th place (1:42.45). Finally, the 4x400m relay (Stella Weinberg, Alexa Easter, Triniah Johnson, Hailey Mayes) ran its fastest time of the year to get 5th place and seal the team victory (3:56.96). The battle between 3-time defending champion Oak Park and Pioneer was epic. The teams traded the lead all day and it came down to the last event of the day. Right before the 4×400 relay, it was announced that Pioneer had a 10 point lead. Thus, all the girls had to do was place in the top 8 to seal the victory. What a fantastic day. I am sure Coach Westfield was watching all day and was so proud of these young women!