Tuesday saw the annual St. Joseph County UAW All-Star Track and Field meet at Three Rivers. It was both a chance for local supremacy and one last competition before Saturday’s state championships.
Constantine earned boys team champion honors with a score of 184. Second was Centreville at 126, followed by Sturgis (98), Three Rivers (66), Colon (63), White Pigeon (50), and Mendon (32).
The hosting Wildcats were girls champion at 154. Second was Sturgis at 140.5, then Centreville (123), Constantine (97), Colon (58.5), Mendon (49), and White Pigeon (24).
Four athletes finished the day with three gold medals. Sturgis’ Rasean O’Tey claimed the boys 100m and 200m and was on the top 4×100 relay with Jamiel Brown, Thaison Washington, and Brenden Myers. O’Tey added a silver on the 4×200 relay.
TR’s Kylin Griffin individually took the girls 100m and 200m and winning the 4×200 relay with Kennady Cottingham, Paige McDonald, and Gisell Macdeo. Griffin also added silver as part of the 4×100 relay.
From Sturgis, Korin Whitcomb had three golds from the girls long jump, high jump, and 100m hurdles, plus a third in the 300m hurdles.
For the Falcons, Ethan Glick led the 1600m and 3200m runs and was on the top 4×800 relay with Julian Hawthorne, Collin Featherstone, and Isaac Moore.
Other county champions for Sturgis were Jamiel Brown in the boys long jump, Kimberly Duran in the pole vault, and the 4×100 girls relay of Yuridiana Villafuerte, Tenley Banaszak, Hannah Garbine, and Keyanna O’Tey.
For the Wildcats, Paige McDonald won the 300m hurdles. TR also claimed the 4×800 with Jazmyne Carson-Moore, Jennifer Hernandez, Lauren Willis, and Anezka Pradna. For the Three Rivers boys, Noah Humbert won the pole vault.
Additional Constantine golds came from Dean Topolski in the 400m, the 4×400 relay of Topolski, Hawthorne, Featherstone, and Charles Morris; Bennett VandenBerg in the discus, and Lilly Stears in the discus. The 4×400 relay time of 3:27.70 broke both the county meet record set by Three Rivers in 2003 and the Falcon school record from 2005.
For Centreville, Tyler Swanwick won the high jump and was on the top 4×200 relay with Jacob Falkenstein, Joshua Falkenstein, and Dylan Coney. The Bulldog girls had Autumn Major win the 800m, Jade Kuhbander take the 400m, and the 4×400 relay with those two, Zoe Miller, and Izzabella Kessler.
Colon’s Alexander Stoll had two golds with the 110m and 300m hurdles. In the 800m, Kodey Dovey earned county champ. In the girls 3200m, Noemi Cester was the winner.
Golds for Mendon came from Presley Allen in the 1600m and Keyara Szymanski in the shot put. White Pigeon’s lone county champ with Seth Miller in the shot put.