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Lowell girls 4th in conference meet

Track’s regular season in the O-K White came to a close in Greenville as East Grand Rapids’ girls scored a conference championship.

The Pioneers finished with 187.50 points, distancing themselves from the field.

Greenville was second with 157 followed by Grand Rapids Christian, 154; Lowell, 61; Northview, 50.5; and Creston, 41.

Red Arrow freshman Rachel Walters continued her strong running in the 400-meter run as she finished second with a time of 1:00.01.

“If she is running this fast as a freshman, I suspect she will beat the school record held by Natalie Kent since 2003. The record is 58.29,” said Lowell girls’ track coach Robin Briggs.

Lowell’s Mattie Newman was beaten out of conference honors by Greenville’s Leah Somerfield on the Yellowjackets final shot put throw (35-4 1/4).

Newman’s best throw of the day was 34-7 1/2.

All Conference honors were bestowed upon Red Arrows Walters, Newman and Kallie Holzhueter.

Lowell’s 1600-meter relay team of Holzhueter, Rebekah Betts, Kendal Hewitt and Walters finished second to EGR with a time of 4:18.09.

Walters, Holzhueter, Hewitt and Jessica Graves came home in third in the 3200-meter relay, posting a time of 10:15.70