Wednesday saw some of the final regular season league meets for area track and field programs. In the Southwest 10 Conference, Mendon placed host to a quad with White Pigeon, Comstock, and Bangor. The Chiefs went 3-0 on the boys side, defeating the Hornets 68-56, the Colts 71-47, and the Vikings 71-52. Mendon beat Comstock 78-42 but lost to the Bangor boys 71-58. The Vikings topped the Colts 77-45.
On the girls side, White Pigeon defeated Mendon 65-57 and Comstock 78-43, but lost a tight 62-61 result to Bangor. The Hornets bested the Colts 55-37 but dropped a 63-50 final to the Vikings. Bangor topped Comstock’s girls 69-37.
WP’s boys cleaned up in the relay events. The 4×100 had Braxton Neeley, Dylan Carper, Todd Hollingsworth, and Caleb Lane. The 4×200 saw Neeley, John Bontrager, Josh Davidson, and Mekhi Singleton win and the 4×00 was Trent Beeson, Bontrager, Lane, and Elijah Qualls. For the Hornet boys, Jack McCaw won the 100m and 200m. Notably for Mendon’s girls, Keyara Szymanski claimed both the shot put and discus.
Elsewhere in the Southwest 10, Centreville and Marcellus traveled to Cassopolis for a tri. The Bulldogs went 2-0 for boys and girls on the day with Centreville’s girls winning 89-32 over the Rangers and 84-53 against the Wildcats. The Bulldog boys won 100-36 against Cassopolis and 104.5-32.5 over Marcellus. The Wildcats defeated the Rangers 94-43 for girls but Cassopolis bested them 73-50 for boys.
Izzabella Kessler won four events for the Bulldog girls, taking the 100m, 200m, 4×100 relay, and 4×200 relay. Jade Kuhbander was on both of those plus the top 4×400 relay while grabbing the 400m. Notably for Centreville’s boys, Dylan Coney won the 100m, 200m, and was on the top 4×200 relay. Tyler Swanwick joined him on that relay and the 4×400 winning relay while individually winning the high jump. Both Joshua and Jacob Falkenstein took part in the winning relays with Joshua also taking the fastest 400m time.
In the SAC, Constantine hosted Delton Kellogg in a league duel. The Falcons won the boys match 77-60 and tied the Panthers 67-67 in the girls contest. Notably, Dean Topolski had the top time in the 100m, 200m, and 400m, while setting PR’s in the first two. Ethan Glick won both distance races for the Falcon boys. For the girls, Caterina Thelen won both the shot put and discus. Irene Lopez-Gasco topped the 100m and 200m.
Lastly Wednesday, Colon competed at Climax-Scotts in the SCAA West Divisional meet. The Magi placed second as a team on both sides, scoring 115 for the boys behind only Tekonsha’s 132.5. Colon’s girls scored 81, behind powerhouse Athens’ 292.
Alexander Stoll won three events for the Magi boys, taking both hurdles events and the 100m. Colon’s Simon Vinson was on the top 4×200 relay, was second in the long jump and 4×100 relay, and third in the 100m. Noemi Caster won the 3200m and was second in the 1600m for the Magi girls.
Back on Monday, Mendon and Cassopolis went to Hartford for a triple duel. The Hornets defeated the Rangers 70-61 for boy and 65-31 for girls. Mendon fell 78-55 for boys and 72-53 for girls to Hartford with the hosts beating Cassopolis 73-55 for boys and 79-38 for girls.