A collection of phenomenal performances at their respective division’s state track championships netted competitors from St. Joseph County four all-state finishes.
Mendon’s Mary Leighton, a repeat Division 4 champion in the 100-meter hurdles, Centreville’s Samara Schlabach, White Pigeon’s Claycee West, Three Rivers’ Arionne Fowlkes and Constantine’s Cassie McNamara, share the final Safety Glasses USA Girls Track Athletes of the Week honor in 2017 as a result.
The top eight placers in each event made the all-state team.
Leighton won in record-setting time. She clocked in at 14.89 seconds for the win and paired that with a runner-up finish in the 300 hurdles with a time of 47.52.
The Chiefs’ West registered a personal-record time of 1:00.89 in the 400 for a seventh-place finish.
Centreville’s Samara Schlabach made the all-state squad after tying for third in the high jump with a leap of 4 feet, 10 inches.
Three Rivers’ Arionne Fowlkes also made all-state, finishing seventh in the 100-meter final with a time of 12.7 at the Division 2 state championship at Zeeland.
McNamara placed 11th overall in the 100 hurdles (17.06) and she made the all-state team with a seventh-place performance in the 300 hurdles with a personal-record time of 47.13 at the Division 3 meet at Comstock Park.