Track & Field
The girls had 7 qualify for the West Michigan Invitational, All Star Meet. It is a fun and exciting meet with strong competition. The top 6 in each event medal.
The following girls qualified:
Alyssa Gustman (Jr) high jump
Kylee McDonald (Sr) long jump
Kennedy Christoffersen (Fr) long jump and 100 hurdles
Kendra Fowler (Sr) pole vault, 800, 3200 and 4x800
Katie Nicholas (Sr) 400 and 4x800
Leah Converse (So) 1600, 3200 and 4x800
Hannah Hamilton (Sr) 1600, 3200 and 4x800
The following earned medals:
Kendra ran an awesome 800 finishing 1st with a time of 2:20.77.
4x800 team of Nicholas, Fowler, Converse and Hamilton finished 2nd with a time of 10:01.25.
Hannah finished 5th in the 1600 running 5:21.97 and 3rd in the 3200 with a time of 11:38.24.
Kennedy took 5th in the 100 hurdles.
Kendra, Kennedy and Hannah will be competing on June 1 in Zeeland in the state meet.
We had another round of good performances at the West Michigan Invitational (All-Star Meet).
As the last meet of the season for most of these athletes is was nice to see them go out with a bang.
Adam Ward (So) set a massive PR in the 800 dropping his time by a little over 5 seconds to run 2:03.44 and place 7th. Coming into the race he was seeded last out of 16 entries so this was huge race for him. He got right into the mix from the start and had a strong finish to top things off.
Nathan Walker (So) was a double event winner leading wire to wire in both the 1600 (4:21.63) and 3200 (9:31.19).
Conor Somers (Fr) ran a PR in the 3200 (9:56.99) to break the 10 minute barrier and place 5th.
The 4x100 relay team of Carter Dunbar (Jr), Jared Luchies (Jr), Caleb Geeting (So), and Corbin Wolfsen (Sr) had great hand-offs to run another season record in 46.32.
Dylan Essebaggers (Sr) threw 116-7 to record a PR in the Discus.
In the High Jump Wes Ekkel (So) tied his PR of 6-0 to place 4th.
Full Results can be found here - https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/MeetResults.aspx?Meet=356233&show=all
Holton 19 Hesperia 9
Hesperia 17-15 Lakeview 5-0
Hesperia 13-15 Shelby 3-0
The Panthers have had a busy week beginning Monday in a previously suspended game against Holton. The Red Devil put their potent offense on display in the scoring 11 times in the 7th to take the win
Tuesday the Panthers shook off the loss and swept Lakeview with Ellie Palmer and Allison Homfeld taking the victories from the slab. Mackenna Swisher drove home 3 in the opener and 3 more in game 2 while Lynnsey Tinkham plated three teammates in the nightcap and Becci Castillo knocked in a pair.
Wednesday Hesperia racked up another 2 wins taking Shelby in a pair of mercy rule shortened contests. Emily Bayle and Daelyn McKinnon each collected 3 RBIs in game one and McKinnon drove home 3 more in game 2 with Caragan Frees adding 2 more.
Holton 5 Hesperia 2
In a make up game from earlier rainout Holton broke open a 2-2 tie with a 3 run 7th and held off the Panthers to take the victory.
Cody Wright earned the mound win for the Red Devils backed by some timely hitting by Nathan Slowik who singled twice doubled and drove home a pair of teammates. Kaleb Kitchka single twice, walked and scored a run and the defense did their part turning a trio of twin killings in the game.
Johnny Segura doubled and picked up an RBI for Hesperia
Fremont 8-6 Reed City 5-3
The Packers got two hits apiece from Calvin Miller, Trent Maka, Zayne Stroven, Austin Kukal and Logan Nelson in the opener. Miller took the mound win.
In the ‘cap Miller and Jake DeLong rapped out a trio of hits and Maka picked up hs 7th win of the year against no losses.
The Packers are now 23-8 overall with an 8-2 mark in the Gold.