Grant Boys go undefeated in conference; CH, CM dominate Girls meet
Photos by Alicia Jaimes
The Grant Tigers hosted the CSAA Championship meet, and came away the victors to cap off an undefeated conference season. Chase Konicki was the conference champion in the Shot Put. Finishing runner-up in their events were Spencer Cole in the 1600 meter run, Colten Covington in the 3200 meter run, Benny Gonzales in the 110 meter High Hurdles, TJ Railling in the Shot Put, and the 3200 meter relay of David Jaimes, Colten Covington, Eli Bradley, and Spencer Cole. Jared Evans picked up third place points in both the 100 and 200 meter dash, and he was part of third place relay teams in the 400 and 1600 meter.
Fremont distance ace Nathan Walker took top honors in both the 1600m and the 3200m. The 4x800 relay team of Ben Schmidt, Colton Best, Adam Ward and Nathan Walker placed 3rd for the Packers while Wesley Ekkel leapt to a 3rd place finish in the High Jump and Corbin Wolfsen grabbed 3rd in the 110 Hurdles.
Tri County’ s Nick Poprawski took 2nd in the High Jump and finished third in the 400m while teammate Cayden Luchies placed 3rd in both the 400m and the 1600m.
The Newaygo relay team of Jarrod Wismar, David Gonzalez, Anthony Hudson and Zachary Rodriguez ran to a third place finish in the 4x200. Dalton Jones (2nd) and Anthony Hudson (3rd) set personal records in placing at the pole vault event and David Gonzales came within an inch of the top spot in the long jump finishing 2nd.
The Girls competition was dominated by Chippewa Hills and Central Montcalm who finished 1-2.
Hannah Hamilton of Fremont won the 1600m and placed 2nd in the 3200m while fellow Packers Katie Nicholas (400m), Kendra Fowler (800m) and Leah Converse (3200m) each ran to a third place finish. The 4x400 team of Nicholas, Fowler, Hamilton and Riley Sweet came in 2nd then repeated their performance for the runner up spot in the 4x800.
Tri County got a pair of 3rd place finishes from their relay teams with Madison Thun, Makaila Hojnacki, Taylor Longstreet and Summer Longstreet passing the baton in the 4x200 and Taylor Longstreet, Emily Walkowski, Makaila Hojnacki and Summer Longstreet doing the same in the 4x400.
Hojnacki also took home a 3rd place medal for the High Jump.