Allegan’s Schuehle sets school high jump record

Walt Kaechele

The Allegan track teams had a problem matching up with Vicksburg on Tuesday, April 28, but Allegan’s multi-talented Makenzie Schuehle gave a record setting performance in the high jump.
Schuehle bettered the former school mark of 5’4.25” set by Holly Beckers in 2001 by a half inch. The new school record is now 5’ 4.75”.
All last year Schuehle was closing in on the record but never quite made the leap to capture it. This year things were different, and it has paid off already.
Allegan coach Michael Chalupa said, “Makenzie is focusing better than she did last year and is being more aggressive—especially in her approach. Now she is running very fast and keeping her speed up but staying under control through the curve, which is so important.
“She spent the winter in the weight room as well and the added strength is, without a doubt, paying dividends.
“Overall, I just think she is feeling more confident. She is hurdling great right now and I sense her success in one area is giving a boost to her performances across the board.”
As good as Schuehle’s performance in the high jump was, it wasn’t enough to catch the Vicksburg teams as they rolled to a pair of easy wins.
The Allegan girls’ team lost 109-27 and the boys’ team lost 103-34.

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