Claiming first place in nine events Thursday, the Sturgis boys track and field team defeated visiting Marshall 85.5-77.5 in the first meet of the season.
Sophomore Martin Calvillo was first in the 400 meters with a time of 54.68 — just over a second ahead of his Marshall competitor. Junior Clinton Andrews followed with first-place tie in the 300 hurdles (43.21) and sophomore Daniel Steele placed first in the 800 (2:07.04) by less than a second.
Junior Terry Stahl turned in a 10:51.57 in his 3200 victory, senior Luke Summey’s toss of 117-feet, 7-inches easily won the discus event and junior Justin Bowdish cleared 11-3 for the top spot in pole vault.
The Trojans claimed a seven-second victory in the 3200 relay (9:03.29) and topped the Redhawks by less than two seconds in the 800 relay (1:34.11). Sturgis also crossed the line ahead of Marshall in the 400 relay (46.15)
Stahl was second in the mile at 4:49.37, senior Max Maher was second in the 200 (23.35), losing by three one-hundredths of a second and Shawn Bell was second in the 3200.
Junior Morgan Sahli finished runner-up in the discus (102-11) and junior Jalen Chartrand registered 9-0 for second place in the pole vault. Senior Matt Phillips’ heave of 39-4.5 in the shot put was also good for second.
Marshall 102, Sturgis 55
Senior Peyton Boughton turned in a 6:07.40 in the mile for the win before finishing first in the 3200 with a time of 12:55.36.
Sophomore Alaina Cholometes just edged Marshall’s Cassandra Barlow at the line in 1:10.10 in the 400 and Nicolette Nelson won both the discus (104-5) and shot put (29-9).
Kylie Trail, a freshman, placed second in the 300 hurdles (57.93) and junior Maria Stoddard was also second in the 200 (30.99). Stoddard also was second in the pole vault (7-6). Savannah Wirth, a senior, was runner-up in long jump (14-1), finishing just two inches behind Marshall’s Kitana Espinoza.