Goshen News, Goshen, IN


May 5, 2012

GOSHEN GIRLS RELAYS: Falcons make it a four-peat

GOSHEN — Becca Kropf and her fellow seniors on the Fairfield High School girls track and field team have never experienced any other feeling than winning at the Goshen Girls Relays.

Kropf captured the high-point trophy for the second straight year as the Falcons took the team title for a fourth consecutive year at the 23rd annual running of the event Saturday at Foreman Field.

Fairfield finished first in six events, amassing 131 points. Bremen was second at 84, followed by Plymouth 74, Goshen 68, NorthWood 60, Whitko 53, Culver Academy 50, New Prairie 39, Wawasee 39, Jimtown 37, Mishawaka Marian 37 and South Bend Washington 32.

“We were on the waiting list to awhile to get into the Relays. Now it’s nice to have a seat at the table,” Fairfield coach Darin Holsopple said. “The reason for wanting to get into the meet was to see how our girls could compete against the bigger schools.

“We have been talking to the girls about finishing. No matter what they are doing whether it’s eating lunch, doing their homework or running a race.”

Kropf was a perfect example of what the coach was talking about. In the finals of the 100-meter dash, she was in third place with about five meters to go but ended up winning the race (12.89) by out leaning Allison Garner of South Bend Washington (12.91).

“She broke our school record by .01 with that lean,” Holsopple said. “She leaned so much she lost her balance. Usually you see a runner fall in the hurdles not in the 100.

“She turned around and anchored the 4 x 400 relay (next event) by running a .59 split.”

Kropf scored 26 1/2 points for her team. In addition to winning the 100 and anchoring the first-place 4 x 400 she was second in the 100 hurdles (15.63) and third in long jump (15-8 1/2).

“It feels awesome to repeat as the high-point winner,” Kropf said. “I wasn’t sure how I would do this year since the 300 hurdles, my best event, are no longer a part of the Relays.

“No matter how I did the main goal was for the team to win a fourth title. We have T-shirts that say ‘Falcon Pride’ and we believe it. People are starting to think of Fairfield as more than a little farming school. It’s fun to whip on some of the bigger schools. Doing that makes winning here that much sweeter.”

About her win in the 100.

“Coach has been talking to us about finishing,” she said. “That was the only thing on my mind in the 100. I was slow coming out of the blocks and knew I had to make it up somewhere. I pushed so hard at the end I fell across the finish line.”

Next up for the Falcons is the NECC meet Friday at Churubusco before the sectional on Tuesday, May 15 at Warsaw.

“I think we are going to surprise some people,” Kropf said. “We are confident and have a lot of girls that are dropping times. We should get quite a few girls to regional.”

The Falcons set the only record on the day in the new event (4 x 200 relay) that replaced the 300 hurdles. Sophie Brown, Alyssa Faldoe, Danae Miller and Nakia Harrer were clocked in 1:50.94.

Goshen had two firsts as Lauren Stutzman won long jump (16-7 1/2) and Liana Yoder the 100 hurdles (15.28).

“We had some great individual efforts,” Goshen coach Dallan Troyer said. “Leah Kissinger got hurt in the 4 x 800 relay so we had to shuffle our lineup and girls stepped up. Tricia Place filled in for her in the distance medley and did a great job. Janeth Vela filled in the 4 x 400 as well. It was the first time Vela had run a 400 this season. That is the kind of effort we have been talking about. Yoder anchored the 4 x 400 since there were no 300 hurdles, because we felt a 400 would help her in the 300s.”

But one of the best examples was by Adrienne Henke.

“She ran the 1,600 in the distance medley,  ran the open 1,600 and then ran a leg on the 4 x 400,” Troyer said. “That’s a hard 2 1/4 miles in the span of about 45 minutes. That is pretty tough.”

Stutzman was third in the high-point standings with 19 1/2. She also placed third in the 100 (13.01), was on a second-place 4 x 200 and a third-place 4 x 400.

NorthWood won a 4 x 100 relay as Shae Nisly, Angelica Ramon, Jessica Borkholder and Lindsay Ziegler finished in 52.93.

“We finished in the team standings about where I expected,” NorthWood coach Adam Yoder said. “We had a very young team today. Some of our top runners were not here today. You never know what to expect here. Some much of how well you do depends on how teams are matched up in the relays. Fairfield is very good and we were fortunate not to be in the same heat with them too many times.”

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