In a damp, but not drenched evening, the CSAA track teams came together at Newaygo High School to run in the league championship meet, which counts for 50% of the team title. The other 50% is earned in head to head competitions throughout the season.
The boys Big Rapids team took first overall, but the CSAA team champion will have to wait to be decided until one more meet is held this Wednesday.
For the girls, it was Chippewa Hills who took home the trophy, having won the championship meet and also the head to head competitions throughout the season.
Fremont and Newaygo individual results are listed below. Results for all events of last night’s competition can be found here:
The boys place 3rd at the championship meet scoring 116 points. This is our best finish in many years at the championships. I was really proud of the boys effort and response to a little adversity when we lost one of our top sprinter in the prelims and had to shuffle around our relays. Athletes placing in the top 8 scored points in the meet. Listed below are our point scorers. You can find the times on the results page.
100 dash – Brayden Muir 8th
200 dash – Carter Dunbar 4th
400 dash – Colton Best 3rd, Case Dekryger 4th
800 run – Nathan Walker 2nd
1600 run – Nathan Walker 1st, Conor Somers 7th
3200 run – Nathan Walker 1st, Conor Somers 2nd, Ben Paige 4th
110 Hurdles – Corbin Wolfsen 1st
300 Hurdles – Corbin Wolfsen 1st
4x100 Relay – 4th Carter Dunbar, Brayden Muir, Corbin Wolfsen, Caleb Geeting
4x200 Relay – 4th Carter Dunbar, Brayden Muir, Corbin Wolfsen, Caleb Geeting
4x400 Relay – 6th Colton Best, Case DeKryger, Gavin Orcutt, Blake Voshel
4x800 Relay – 2nd Colton Best, Adam Ward, Conor Somers, Nathan Walker
Shot Put – Dennis Zacharias 7th
High Jump – Wes Ekkel 2nd
Long Jump – Carter Dunbar 5th
1st team All-Conference is still being determined. The league championship is waiting on a make up meet that we will be participating in on Wednesday.
The girls finished 4th at the Conference Championship meet today in Newaygo. They continue to work hard and beat their personal records.
The following girls finished in the top 8:
Kennedy Christoffersen (Fr) Conference Champion in the 100 hurdles running 17.08
4x800 team took first place running their PR of 10:12 (Katie Nicholas (Sr), Kendra Fowler (Sr), Leah Converse (So), and Hannah Hamilton (Sr)
Hannah Hamilton Conference Champion in the 1600 and running a new PR of 5:19
Kendra Fowler Conference Champion in the 800 at 2:25 and 6th in pole vault 7’
Leah Converse 4th in the 3200 running 12:17 and 7th in the 1600 setting a new PR of 5:45
Kylee McDonald 6th in long jump, 14’4”
Isabella Coelho (Sr) 6th in discus and a huge new PR of 85’3”
Katie Nicholas 8th in the 400 1:05
Leading the Newaygo boys tonight was David Gonzalez (2nd place in long jump with a jump of 20' 2" and a 2nd place the 100 meter dash)
Personal Records for the Boys that were broken tonight included:
David Gonzalez (100m Dash)
Mallaci Mayle (400m Dash)
Brayden Mumper (400m Dash)
Ty Miedema (400m Dash)
Ryan Anderson (800m)
Own Warner (1600m)
Elvis Smith (Pole Vault)
4x100m Relay (David Gonzalez, Mallaci Mayle, Jasper Sanderson, Caleb Stevenson)
Leading the Newaygo girls in points tonight was Kendall Mathis (3rd place Long Jump and 4th place in High Jump). Makenna Young took home 3rd place in the Pole Vault.
Setting some Personal Records (PR's) for the girls:
Kendall Mathis (Long Jump)
Hannah Postma (200m Dash)
Audree Adams (400m Dash)
Emily Oldham (800m)
Casey Deater (3200m)
Jennafer Lavatte (100m Hurdles)
Kaylyn Mcdaniel (100m, 300m Hurdles)
Kyla Rounds (Shot Put and Discus)
Allie Powell (Shot Put)
All four relays teams also PR'd.
"Even though we didn't end up team wise where we wanted in points tonight, I thought the girls ran well. We had a lot of good runs and jumps tonight. Hopefully we'll continue to peak as Regionals approach next week."