Girls Varsity Track · Girls Varsity Track finishes 2nd place at Women’s District Track and Field


  Place Points
De Soto High School 2nd 118

What a crazy, intense, and fun day! Weather was ridiculous all day, but the girls proved how tough they are and focused they were on their goals. They just competed like champions all day. I couldn’t be prouder of their efforts. We outscored projections by 22 points today.

We finished 2nd behind a Cape Notre Dame team that is full of talent and well coached kids. This is our 3rd year in a row taking 2nd place. Our 3rd plaque in a row and 4th as a girls program.

Despite falling just 14 points short of a district title. I am smiling ear to ear as our kids rocked this meet from start to finish.

We had 13 event qualifiers and 5 district champion events on the girls side. This is the most since I have been a coach at De Soto.
Qualifiers are:
4x800m relay of Kayla Vogelsang, Taylor Jones, Jewell Kohler, Lillie Kaempfe 4th place
100m Hurdles Kaitlyn McGinnitey 1st place District Champion
4x200m relay Shelby White, Erika Mellor, Emma Portell, Kaitlyn McGinnitey 2nd
400m Dash Erika Mellor 1st place District Champion
300m Hurdles Kaitlyn McGinnitey 1st place District Champion
800m Run Erika Mellor 1st place District Champion
3200m Run Kayla Vogelsang 4th
4x400m Relay Erika Mellor, Kaytlynn Joyce, Taylor Jones, Kaitlyn McGinnitey 1st place District Champions
Long Jump Emma Portell 3rd place
Triple Jump Emma Portell 4th place
Discus Trista Grobe 4th
Javelin Trista Grobe 2nd
Javelin Jill Heath 4th

Other placers
Stephany Latham 5th in Long jump with big PR 15-3
Lillie Kaempfe 5th 3200m with a huge PR as well 11:59.92
Riley Petsch 6th in 1600m
Jill Heath 7th in 100H with PR 17.02
Kaytlynn Joyce 6th in 400m with big PR 66.42
Stephany Latham 8th in Triple jump
Shelby White 6th in 100m dash
4x100m relay (White, Portell, Johnson, Joyce) 8th place

Another big PR was Abby Portell in the pole vault 8-0

Great team effort as we qualified athletes from every event group.