Warrior senior reflects on high jumping success

REMUS — Senior Gabi Purdy’s performance for Chippewa Hills in the Division 2 regional last month is one she and her Warrior track and field teammates will remember for a long time.

Purdy scored valuable points for the Warriors who narrowly edged Cadillac for first place at the regional meet. She had a season-record of 5 feet, 0 inches in the high jump for second place. She qualified for the state finals but did not place. She also had 5-0 in a CSAA meet last season.

Purdy, a senior, was also in the 100 hurdles and had a personal record of 18.03 seconds.

After her regional high jump effort, Purdy admitted she wanted to have a performance like that, but didn’t necessarily expect it.

“I just put my mind to it,” she said.

Purdy has been a high jumper since sixth grade.

“This has been my most consistent year,” she said, but noted this was her best regional effort in the high jump. “I was ranked tied for fifth coming in.”

Purdy has been a part of league and regional championships at Chip Hills.

“You have to support everybody,” she said “Everybody needs your support.”


Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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