Gasmund, Site lead Guilford to best NIC-10 finish this millennium

Two sophomores powered Guilford to third place in this weekend’s NIC-10 girls track meet, the best finish by any Rockford Public Schools team in more than 20 years.

Michelle Gasmund won two events and took third in two others, and Jolena Site brought home a first, a second and then powered two relay teams to first place.

Gasmund captured the 800- and 1,600-meter championships and finished third in the high jump. She also teamed up with Anastasia Bruce, A’Yana Gray and Mikayla Durkin to take third in the 4×800-meter relay.

Site won the 200 meters by nearly a full second over Sophia Hedges of Hononegah and came in second in the 100 meters to Hannah Bilodeau of Harlem.

Jolena then teamed up with Carreanna Curtis, Riyyah Chatman and Gray to win the 4×100-meter relay and joined Chatman, Bruce and Gray to win the 4×200-meter relay.

The Vikings also got top three performances out of Kaili Thompson, third in the 100-meter hurdles, and Lillian Jarrett, second in the triple jump.

The last time Guilford or any RPS girls track team finished as high as third was Guilford back in 1998.

Posted on 05.31.21