Westfield High School Track & Field(Girls V/JV)

Westfield Girls Track Produces 2 Regional Champions

By Tyler Nicole | May 24, 2023 7:44 AM


The Westfield girls track and field team competed Tuesday night at the IHSAA Lafayette Jefferson Regional, producing two Regional Champions and finshing 5th as a team--the Shamrocks' best performance at the Regional in years. The highlights of the meet were surely the two Regional champs. Princess Campbell broke her own school record in the 100 dash, finishing 1st and running the best Regional time in the state. She will be the #1 seed going into the state finals June 3 at IU in Bloomington. Her 11.89 is the fastest time run in the state this year. The other champion was Lucy Hauser in the 100 hurdles, As she has all year, Lucy raced her best when the competition was the strongest, coming from behind to pass the leader on the last hurdle. The junior will be the #5 seed going into the state finals, on track to medal after an injury-plagued sophomore season. Not to be outdone, Liz Smith engaged in a fantastic battle in the 3200, finishing as the runner up in the event with a late charge that left her just short of the championship. Liz will also be among the top ranked racers going to state. She'll be seeded 9th. Those were not all the qualifiers for state, however. Tobi Fapetu received the call back in the 200 dash. The event was so strong Tuesday night, that despite finishing 6th in Lafayette, she'll still be the 9th seed going to the state meet. Additionally, the 4x100 relay of Fapetu, Hauser, Abbi Van Bibber, and Campbell got the call back to the state meet in that event, which again was super competitive. The relay finished 5th in the meet Tuesday, but will still be the 12 seed in the state meet. Many other performers also had great performances, scoring points and helping the team to that 5th place finish. The 4x400 of Brittany Brown, Clara Campbell, Jordyn Landrum, and Van Bibber was especially strong, finishing 6th in the meet with a 6 second drop from the Sectional and giving themselves a chance to advance. While they won't quite make it, the relay put in four exceptional performances to make it interesting. Also scoring in the meet were Ashlyn Bauer and Paige Lemieux in the pole vault and Julia Syljebeck in the high jump. Julia and Paige are underclassmen and have a great future ahead of them.