With three individual victories Tuesday night at the St. Joseph County U.A.W. All-Star Track & Field Meet in Centreville, Mendon junior Sam Cleveland was named Outstanding Male Athlete of the Meet.
Cleveland earned wins in the 100 meters (11.35), the 200 (23.39) and the long jump (20 feet, 0.75 inches).
Three Rivers senior Carissa Kelley was voted Outstanding Female Athlete of the Meet for the second consecutive year. Kelley won the 1600 (5:38.83) and was on the Wildcats’ first-place 3200 relay (10:44.98) with Kaitlin Ritchie, Hadley Miller and Stephanie McLochlin.
In total, Three Rivers’ girls team captured seven victories. Ritchie, Shelby Krawczak, Miller and McLochlin also cruised to a win in the mile relay (4:18.92), Izzy Taylor swept the throws with a first-place toss of 38-1.75 in the shot put and a mark of 108-1 in the discus. Miller claimed a high jump title at 5-2, and Krawczak won the long jump with a distance of 16-4.75.
“This has always been a great meet for our athletes at the end of the season,” Three Rivers girls coach James Phillips said. “The ladies on the team worked hard and were prepared to come out and compete at a high level. It was night to get this one last meet as a team before we head to Zeeland on Saturday for the Individual State Finals competition. As I have said all season this group has been a lot of fun to coach and watch improve daily.”
Other champions included Meah Yunker (Sturgis) in the 800 (2:33.33), Kalee Schrock (Centreville) in the 100 (13.74), Claycee West (White Pigeon) in the 200 (27.60) and 400 (1:01.51), Abigail Schlabach (Centreville) in the 3200 (12:49.50), Cassie McNamara (Constantine) in the 100 hurdles (16.83) and the 300 hurdles (51.88), Lea Dumm (Constantine) in the pole vault (8-6), the Centreville 400 relay team of Brittany Morrix, Schrock, Carly Todd and Kayla Jepsen (53.09) and the Constantine 800 relay team of Alexus Dull, Mackenzi Dobosiewicz, Hannah Outlaw and Cassie McNamara (1:52.01).
In boys competition, Centreville’s Ross Hunter turned in the fastest time in the 400 (53.24), Constantine’s Hunter Bacheller won the 800 (2:08.20) and Centreville’s Justus Chupp clocked a 4:46.51 in the 1600 for a victory. Constantine’s Quinten Prieur was first in the 3200 (10:45.16), Mendon’s Arjun Vorster won the 110 hurdles (17.63) and teammate Connor Henckel was the quickest in the 300 hurdles (42.31).
The Sturgis 400 relay team of Tre Fuller, Christian Rooyakkers, Logan Cleveland and Keegan Smith won with a time of 45.66, relying on the instant replay video to determine the Trojans barely edged Three Rivers at the line. Cleveland, Nick Stanke, Rooyakkers and Fuller teamed up for a win in the 800 relay (1:36.39) as well.
Constantine’s Dawson Kiess, Guy Topolski, Bacheller and Brendon Schragg crossed the line first in the mile relay (3:38.99), and the Falcons’ 3200 relay team of Kiess, Prieur, Topolski and Bacheller secured first place with a time of 8:57.24. Tirrell Hausmanis won the shot put for Three Rivers with a throw of 44-6, Sturgis’ Jose Manuel Munoz had the top discus effort at 141-8, Colon’s Clayton Wolf won the high jump (5-9), and Constantine’s Wyatt Alwine was the county champ in the pole vault (11-6).
Video by Coletin Gascho