Despite Tuesday’s rainy conditions, the Wolverine Conference completed two different five-team league jamborees. Sturgis hosted Edwardsburg, Allegan, Niles, and Otsego. Plainwell welcomed Three Rivers, Paw Paw, Vicksburg, and Dowagiac.
Both the Wildcat boys and girls went 2-2 on the day. TR’s boys defeated Paw Paw 69-67 and Dowagiac 98-39, but lost 104.5-32.5 to Vicksburg and 91.5-45.5 against Plainwell. On the girls side, the Wildcats topped Dowagiac 111-25 and Paw Paw 81-55, but fell to Vicksburg 80-56 and Plainwell 94.5-42.5.
“The track teams were again asked to compete in cold wet conditions,” noted TR head coach James Phillips. “We were able to, as a group, continue to show growth with many PR’s on the track and in field events. Our guys and girls continue to show up and put in the hard work as they continue to work towards the conference championship meet next week. Tonight’s meet was a mini Jamboree style meet where we scored against the last four teams on our conference schedule.”
Kylin Griffin was the top scorer for Three Rivers, winning the 100m, 200m, and 400m events, including personal records in the latter two. Paige McDonald won the 300m hurdles and Anezka Pradna the 3200m. Taking gold for the Wildcat boys was Connor Waggoner in long jump.
Over at Sturgis, the Trojans went 3-1 for both girls and boys team scores. The ladies earned wins 81-40 against Allegan, 71-57 versus Edwardsburg, and 75-53 over Niles. The boys defeated the Vikings 78.5-49.5, the Eddies 65-63, and the Tigers 71-57. Otsego played spoiler as the Bulldogs defeated the Sturgis girls 89-39 and the boys 84-44.
For the Trojan boys, they won both the 4×100 and 4×200 relays. Rasean O’Tey, Thaison Washington, and Brenden Myers were on both squads with Jamiel Brown on the 4×100 and Brock Fergison on the 4×200. Brown also had the top honors in the long jump.
For the Sturgis girls, Korin Whitcomb was first in each of her events. Individually, she claimed the high jump and both hurdle events. Whitcomb also joined Kimberly Duran, Kylie Brooks, and Riley Eicher on the quickest 4×400 relay. Duran and Eicher joined Keyanna O’Tey and Yuridiana Villafuerte for the best 4×200 relay mark and O’Tey, Villafuerte, Tenley Banaszak, and Hannah Garbine made up the fastest 4z100 relay.
The Southwest 10 Conference had tri-meets Wednesday, one of which saw Centreville hosting Mendon and Bloomingdale. The Bulldogs led the way on their home turf, winning the girls matches 86-45 over the Hornets and 105-24 against the Cardinals; while taking a 112-24 win over Mendon and 95-39 victory over Bloomingdale. The Hornet girls topped the Cardinals 68-58, but the Bloomingdale boys took 68-59 result.
Dylan Coney had the top mark in four events for Centreville; the 100m, 200m, 4×200 relay, and long jump. Joshua Falkenstein had the top 400m time and was on the quickest 4×200 and 4×400 boys relays. Tyler Swanwick joined him on those relays and won the high jump. For the Bulldog girls, Gabrielle Bowen won both hurdle events, was on the top 4×100 relay, and was second in the 100m.
For Mendon, Presley Allen took the 1600m and 3200m and was on the top 4×400 relay. Keyara Szymanski claimed the shot put and discus for the Hornet girls.
Photos by Chris Carpenter
Elsewhere in the Southwest 10, White Pigeon hosted Cassopolis and Decatur. Team scores were not available. The Chiefs had strong showings in the relay events, winning all three for boys and two of three for girls. Notably for girls, Caylie Stuck had top marks in the 200m and high jump and was on the 4×100 relay.
In the SAC, Constantine traveled to Parchment for a SAC quad along with Kalamazoo Christian and Hackett Catholic. The Falcons had the top boys team score at 108, followed by the Panthers (70), Comets (47), and Irish (31), For girls, K-Christian was first at 106.5, followed by Parchment (55), Hackett (51), and Constantine (34.5).
For the Falcon boys, Michael Featherstone won the pole vault, 110m hurdles, and was second in 300m hurdles and the 4×100 relay. Julian Hawthorne was on the top 4×800 relay and claimed the long jump.
The SCAA also had its third league meet Wednesday over at Athens. Colon had the second place team score for the boys at 113.5, just behind Teknosha’s 120. For girls, Colon was second at 99 behind a dominant Athens at 261.
Notable Magi included Alexander Stoll with top marks in the 100m and both hurdle events. Kodey Dovey was quickest in the 400m, 800m, and 1600m.