The Southwest 10 Conference track and field championships were held Tuesday at Bangor. Centreville claimed the team championship for both boys and girls with a 149.5 boys score and 147.75 girls tally.
For the girls, Marcellus was second at 109, followed by Menon at 90.5 White Pigeon was seventh at 43.75. For boys, Bloomingdale took second at 115 and Hartford third at 73. WP and Mendon tied for fifth with 53 each.
Centreville’s boys won the 4×100, 4×200, and 4×800 relays. Joshua Falkenstein earned three gold medals, two via relay plus a first in the 400m dash. Tyler Swanwick also had three gold, two on relays and in the high jump. Gavin Bunning took gold in pole vault and had a relay gold. Jacob Falkenstein, and Dylan Coney both had two relay golds and getting one relay gold was Cody Marshal, Matt Truckenmiller, and Dominic Smith.
Gabrielle Bowen had two golds for the Bulldog girls with the 100m hurdles and on the 4×200 relay. Isabella Kangas claimed the high jump mark. Zoe Miller, Jade Kuhbander, and Ellie Miller joined Bowen on the 4×200 relay and getting gold for the 4×400 was Kuhbander, Miller, Autumn Major, and Izzabella Kessler.
Mendon’s Presley Allen won three conference crowns with gold in 800m, 1600m, and 3200m. Keyara Szymanski claimed the shot put and discus. Alivia Stuart won the pole vault. White Pigeon had one boys gold medal in Seth Miller, who claimed the shot put.
Constantine hosted the SAC championships on Tuesday and took second in boys and girls. The Falcon boys finished with 86, only behind Saugatuck’s 103. The Constantine girls scored 82, just two points behind Schoolcraft’s 84.
The lone gold for the Falcon boys came with the 4×400 relay of Julian Hawthorne, Charles Morris, Collin Featherstone, and Dean Topolski. Topolski also picked up silver in the 400m and on the 4×200 relay. McMillin also added a silver in the high jump.
Constantine’s girls also were 4×400 relay champs with the team of Abigail Flores, Cami McMillin, Natalie Whitaker, and Riley Smith. The latter three, plus Kylie Ross, took second in the 4×800.
The SCAA also had their league meet Tuesday over at Hillsdale College with Hillsdale Academy claiming the team championship for boys and girls. Colon’s boys took third with a score of 78 and the Magi girls were fifth at 51.
Colon’s Alexander Stoll earned league champ in three events; the 100m, 110m hurdles, and 300m hurdles; and took second in the 200m. Kodey Dovey picked up a gold in the 800m and Simon Vinson secured first in the long jump. Noemi Cester won gold for the Magi girls on the 3200m.
Sturgis and Three Rivers were both also in action Tuesday as part of the massive Michiana Timing Metro Health Scholarship meet at Comstock Park. The TR girls tied for second with 43 points, finishing only behind Kenowa Hills at 65. The Wildcat boys scored nine points with the Trojans getting seven.
Kylin Griffin had another big showing for Three Rivers, taking first in the 400m and second in the 100m and 200m. Paige McDonald placed second in the 300m hurdles and Noah Humbert was third in boys pole vault.
Sturgis’ highest finish was a fourth from the 4×200 relay of Rasean O’Tey, Brock Fergison, Thaison Washington, and Brenden Myers.