Lady Eagles Track And Field Team Wins 2016 MRVC-East Championship
On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, the Lady Eagles track and field team won the MRVC-East Meet championship held at Richmond High School.
According to Holden track and field head coach Spencer Gudde, the 2016 team championship marks the first title for Holden since the 2008 season.
In individual events, sophomore Alice Evans earned two individual champion titles. Her first-place time in the 3200m run set a new MRVC-East Meet record time at 12:07.52. Evans also placed first in the 1600m run.
Junior Grace Fitzgerel took the conference title in the discus with a first-place finish.
The 2016 MRVC-East meet championship would be the first of four consecutive conference championships won by the Lady Eagles as Holden took the conference crown in 2017, 2018, and 2019.
On the boys side, Isaac Hill placed first in both the discus and the shot put to earn conference champion recognition in those events.
Lady Eagles Repeat As MRVC-East Track And Field Champs
On Tuesday, May 2, 2017, the Lady Eagles track and field team won the MRVC-East Meet to repeat as conference champions.
“The girls are conference champs again, so this is amazing,” said Holden head track and field coach Spencer Gudde.
Lady Eagle athletes recorded three first-place finishes.
Two of Holden’s conference champion finishes came from freshman Lilly Spring who placed first in both the 100m hurdles, and the 300m hurdles.
Spring’s time of 49.42 seconds in the 300m hurdles race set a new MRVC-East Meet record.
Junior Alice Evans was crowned conference champion in the 3200m run with a first-place finish.
All of Holden’s girls relay teams placed second at the conference meet.
The Lady Eagles 4x100m and 4x200m relay teams, both composed of Kelsie Oswald, Mary-Kate Stehwien, Spring, and Peyton Corrigan had times of 52.96 seconds, and 1:52.77, respectively.
Krista Bruns, Lucee Keller, Valorie Slack, and Kinadie Jones carried the baton in the 4x400m relay for Holden.
Camille Gudde, Jones, Slack, and Bruns ran for Holden in the 4x800m relay.
Slack placed second in the 800m run.
Gudde placed second in both the 1600m run, and the 3200m run.
On the boys side, Holden senior Isaac Hill recorded first-place conference champion finishes in the shot put, and the discus. Hill’s distance of 50’-09” in the shot set a new MRVC-East Meet record.
Hill also took a conference champion first-place finish in the discus.
Senior Griffin Keller collected a first-place medal in the high jump to claim conference champion honors in the event.
The Holden boys team placed fourth at the 2017 MRVC-East Meet.
Lady Eagles Display Record Team Points Total On Home Turf In MRVC-East Three-peat Track And Field Championship Performance
On Tuesday, May 1, 2018, the Lady Eagles track and field team earned the MRVC-East Meet title for the third year in a row.
The win came at the Lady Eagles home venue as Holden hosted the meet, and displayed a record-setting team points output.
“We beat the old record of 190 points set by Higginsville. We scored 196,” said Holden track and field head coach Spencer Gudde.
In the 800m run, Valorie Slack and Kinadie Jones placed one-two in a micro-thin finish. The result sheet showed a time of 2:34.30 for each with Slack in first place and Jones in second place.
Alice Evans placed first in the 1600m run, and first in the 3200m run.
Camille Gudde followed Evans with silver medal finishes in both the 1600m run, and the 3200m run.
Evans, Gudde, Jones, and Slack ran on Holden’s first-place 4x800m relay team.
Lady Eagle Olivia Stout took first place in the shot put.
Mary-Kate Stehwien took the title of conference champion in the pole vault with a first-place height of 8’-06”
Stehwien, Lilly Spring, Abby Roach, and Peyton Corrigan composed Holden’s first-place 4x100m relay team.
Maggie Klover earned individual conference crowns in the 200m dash, and the long jump.
Spring took second-place finishes in both the 100m hurdles, and the 300m hurdles.
On the boys’ side, the Eagles placed third as a team.
Nick Jones placed first to earn the conference pole vault title with a height of 11’-06”.
Ben VanMeter earned conference champion recognition in the long jump with a first-place distance of 19’-06.5”.
*Lilly Spring, Valorie Slack, and Camille Gudde are seniors on this year’s Lady Eagles track and field team.
Ben VanMeter is a senior on this year’s Eagle boys track and field team.