For the MICDS Girls Track and Field team, it was the team’s success that defined the season, as the squad celebrated the greatest season in school history. The ladies were MSHSAA Class 4 State Champions, the second State title for the girls in three seasons. They also managed to set a record for most points scored at the State Championship for Class 4, racking up 88 points.
The Rams had many individual champions, including Cara Johnson ’18 in the 100 meters, Jhordin Galmore ’19 in both the 200 and 400 meters and Zionn Pearson ’18 in the Long Jump. Johnson broke her own 100 meter school record this season with a 11.96 second time, the second time she had won the state title. Pearson’s win was also her second in that event. The Rams were outstanding in the relays at the Championship taking All-State honors in each event. In the 4 x 100 meter relay, the team of Krystin Holmes ‘19, Galmore, Pearson and Johnson set a Class 4 all-time record of 47.20, broke their own school record for the fifth time this season and were State Champions. In the 4 x 200 relay, the team of Holmes, Galmore, Johnson and Zuri Thomas ‘18 won the State Championship while also setting a school record of 1:40.62. The 4×800 meter relay team of Palmer Mihalevich ‘20, Athena Tharenos ‘20, Addison Thomas ‘18 and Jacqueline Zoeller ‘18 earned All-State honors and finished in seventh place overall. The 4 x 400 meter relay team made it an All-State clean sweep for the relays by finishing in third place. Mihalevich, Tharenos, Zuri Thomas and Zoeller ran 4:00.27 to close out the Championship for the team. Several other MICDS athletes were able to pick up All-State Honors during the weekend.
Other State Championship highlights included Mihalevich finishing 6th in the 800 meters (2:20.01), Johnson finishing 2nd in the 200 meters (24.71) and Pearson finishing 3rd in the 100 meters (12.43) and 4th in the Triple Jump (36-6). Pearson broke both the Long Jump (19-4-3/4) and Triple Jump (38-11-1/4) school records this season. Alexis Bellamy ’21 (100m hurdles and 300m hurdles) and Amirah Al-Sagr ’18 (pole vault) were also State Qualifiers for the Rams. En route to the State Championship, the MICDS Girls won their 12th consecutive District Championship and were Metro League Champions.