Many St. Joseph County track and field teams made the trip to Centreville Saturday as the Bulldogs hosted the 10-team Centreville Invitational. Constantine came away the boys team champion while Marcellus took home the girls title.
The Falcon boys finished with a score of 1145, followed by Centreville at 1028 and Mendon at 708.5. White Pigeon placed fourth at 600 with Gobles fifth at 567. Colon was ninth at 342.
Marcellus led the girls at 1000, followed by the Bulldogs at 947 and Falcons at 900. Gobles took fourth at 857, followed by the Chiefs at 636 and Magi at 4211. The Hornets grabbed ninth at 327.
Constantine’s top boys’ scorer was Dean Topolski with the top time in the 200m and 400m while part of the second place 4×200 and 4×400 relays. Julian Hawthorne won the 800m and was on the 4×400, while also helping the 4×800 relay to first place along with Ethan Glick, Isaac Moore, and Colin Featherstone. Glick claimed first individually in the 1600m and 3200m. Bennett VandenBerg claimed the discus and Brayden Clark topped the 100m.
Centreville’s boys won each relay with the 4×100 team of Cody Marshall, Carter Cartier, Matt Truckenmiller, and Gavin Bunning. The 4×200 was Tyler Swanwick, Dylan Coney, Joshua Falkenstein, and Jacob Falkenstein and the 4×400 was the same except with Ethan Miller in place of Coney. Individually, Bunning was the pole vault winner.
Colon’s Alexander Stoll won two events, the 110m and 300m hurdles, and took second in the 100m. White Pigeon’s Seth Miller was second in the shot put. Mendon’s Jack McCaw was second in the long jump and fourth in the 100m.
Switching to girls, Centreville’s Izzabella Kessler had the top 200m time and joined Isabella Kangas, Zoe Miller, and Jade Kuhbander in the winning 4×200 relay. Kessler was also on the second place 4×100 and was third in the 100m. Kuhbander claimed the 400m and Gabrielle Bowen won the 300m hurdles.
Constantine’s lone girls event win came in the 4×00 relay with Abigail Flores, Natalie Whitaker, Cami McMillin, and Riley Smith. Caterina Thelen took second in the shot put and pole vault while placing third in the discus.
Mendon had two girls event winners with Presley Allen taking the 1600m and Keyara Szymanski grabbing the shot put. Szymanski also secured second in the discus.
Colon’s Noemi Cester won the 3200m and was on the second place 4×400 relay with Megann Mullins, Sydney Taylor, and Macey Burgess. Mullins also took second in the 400m.
White Pigeon’s top place was Ellie McBride’s fourth in the shot put and a fourth place from the 4×400 relay team of Amyia Wright, Jameielynn Delarye, Shelby McDaniel, and Hayley Strawser.
Back on Friday, the Sturgis boys competed in the Quincy Invitational and placed fifth with a score of 66. Brandin Kelley placed second in the 200m and third in the 100m. Ruben Medina was second in the 3200m and third in the 800m. Brock Fergison was second in the 300m hurdles.