Our Tyler Roth/WKVI Athlete of the Week for this Week is Marissa Hamilton, a member of the Girls Track Team at West Central High School.
Marissa led her team to the Bi-County Championship with four first-place finishes and two records. She broke the high jump record with a jump of 5-5, surpassing the record of 5-4 which she had tied in last year’s meet. She also won the 100 meter hurdle event with a time of 15.44 which broke her own West Central school record and was just 4/100ths of a second off of the Bi-County record.
Marissa also won the 200 meter dash and was a member of the victorious 4X100 relay team.
Her 30 total points gave her the MVP award as the leading scorer in the Bi-County meet.
It’s been a spectacular Senior year for Marissa, as she has tied her school record in the high jump at 5-6 and won all 4 events at the North Miami Relays. In addition, she will be looking for her fourth consecutive Sectional championship in the high jump.
A 3-sport athlete, Marissa also starred for the Trojans volleyball team and led her basketball team in scoring the past two years as she led them to back-to-back Sectional championships. She has also been named to the Academic All-State Basketball First Team and
Marissa is the daughter of Machelle and Mark Hamilton and will be featured on “Sports Talk with Nathan Welter” Thursday night on WKVI with a featured picture and story on wkvi.com.
Congratulations to Marissa Hamilton of West Central High School, our “Tyler Roth/WKVI Athlete of the Week”
The West Central Lady Trojans have won their 2nd consecutive sectional title! The Trojans had very little trouble collecting their championship in the all Midwest Conference sectional at North White. In their first game, West Central outscored Pioneer 26-6 in the first half on their way to a 43-22 win, behind Marissa Hamilton’s game-high 15 points. The Trojans came back in their second game to defeat Tri-County 54-39 and put themselves in the championship game. The duo of Hamilton and Justine Kruger combined for 37 of the team’s 54 points. In the championship game, West Central’s smothering defense was too much for Caston as the Trojans defeated the Lady Comets 43-18. Again, it was the combination of Hamilton and Kruger who lead the offensive charge, this time scoring 34 of the team’s 43 points. This sectional championship is the fourth in the six year coaching career of Gina Hierlmeier, proving that tradition never graduates!
West Central (18-5) will be taking on Fort Wayne Canterbury (21-2) in the first round of the Caston Regional. Congratulations to the West Central Lady Trojans on their 2nd consecutive sectional championship!
The Bi-County Track Meet took place Friday, April 29th at North Judson-San Pierre High School. Winamac took 1st place as a team for both the boys and the girls, Knox placed 2nd in the boys competition, North Judson came in 3rd, West Central was 4th and Oregon-Davis came in 5th. For the girls, North Judson placed 2nd, Oregon-Davis was 3rd, West Central came in 4th, and Knox finished in 5th. Congratulations to all of the athletes and coaches of these five schools on a very exciting evening!
Here you can see Marissa clearing 5 feet 4 inches to tie the Bi-County high jump record. Listen closely at the end you can hear Marissa asking what she did wrong, she wasn’t aware that she did not knock the bar off until her next attempt.
Our Tyler Roth/WKVI Athlete of the Week for this week is Marissa Hamilton, a member of the Girls Track Team at West Central High School.
Marissa had a career night in a Triangular meet at Frontier with Clinton Prairie when she won 4 events and smashed her own school record in the high jump. The 5-7 Junior soared 5 feet 6 inches, easily surpassing her own record of 5 feet 3 inches.
In addition to her record-setting performance in the high jump, Marissa won First Place in the 100 meter hurdles, the 200 meter dash and was a member of the first-place 4-by-100 relay team.
A 3-sport athlete, Marissa was the leading scorer on the Sectional Championship basketball team and is a 2-year letter winner in Volleyball.
Marissa is the daughter of Mark and Machelle Hamilton and will be featured on “Sports Talk with Nathan Welter” Thursday night on WKVI.
Congratulations to Marissa Hamilton of West Central High School, our Tyler Roth/WKVI Athlete of the Week.
The West Central Lady Trojans won their 4th sectional championship in the last 6 years by defeating DeMotte Covenant Christian, Pioneer, and Tri-County at the West Central Sectional. The Trojans’ season came to an end in the first round of the Caston Regional when they lost to Bowman Academy 49-41. Their 18-5 final record as well as the Sectional Championship quieted West Central’s critiques who were anticipating a down year. Congratulations to the Sectional Champion West Central Lady Trojans on an outstanding season!