By Seth Vanderwest

GRAND RAPIDS–Ludington’s girls track team had a solid day at the Division 2 state finals with an eighth-place finish and 20 points.

The meet was hosted by Forest Hills Eastern.

Scoring for Ludington was senior RyAnn Rohrer. Rohrer took home two state titles in winning the shot put and discus. She threw the shot 41-11 and a personal-best 135-7 in the discus. Rohrer is committed to Calvin University for track and basketball.

Several other Muskegon-area athletes also competed.

Whitehall thrower Mailie Hope earned two all-state medals, also in the shot put and discus. She placed eighth in discus with a throw of 120-7 inches and third in the shot put at 39-4. Hurdler Charley Klint, also from Whitehall placed 11th and 16th in the 100-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles, respectively. Cami Kraai placed 11th in the 800-meter with a 2:23.51 (personal best)

Spring Lake also was represented at the meet.

The Spring Lake 4×800-meter relay team of Kyla Meyers, Jennifer Judge, Bea Reeser, and Lily Parker earned all-state honors with an eighth-place finish of 9:52. Parker also placed 15th in the 3200-meter run with a personal-best of 11:38. Meyers ran the 800-meter and clocked in at 2:27.06, which was good for 19th.

Spring Lake’s 4×400-meter team placed 17th with a time of 4:14.

Spring Lake hurdler Lizzy Koratich placed 10th in the highly-competive 100-meter hurdles with a time of 16.46.

Overall, Muskegon-area female athletes took home eight all-state medals, including two state championships.

Full results from the Division 2 state track and field finals can be found here.