Cedarville girls win track regional
PICKFORD -- The Cedarville girls track team pulled off a win by the narrowest of margins in the Class D regional meet on Friday afternoon, breaking the stranglehold that the Panther girls have recently held.
The Trojans scored 57.5 points, just nipping Pickford which finished second with 57. Engadine scored 32 points to finish third, and the Brimley Bays were right behind with 31. Mackinac Island took fifth with five points, and DeTour was sixth with 4.5.
Caroline Cochran won two events for the Trojans. She took the 100 hurdles (17.20), and the 300 hurdles (50.56). The Trojans also got wins from Kara Griffin in the 3200 (13:20.10), and Liz Reno in the discus (104:00.00). Cedarville picked up relay wins in the 400 (56.47), and the 3200 (11:08.95).
Caitlin Mortinsen put on a strong showing for the Panthers, winning three events. Mortinsen took the 100 (13.32), the 200 (27.82), and the 400 (1:04.23). Jessica Ledy got the only other individual win for the Panthers, taking the pole vault (8-6). Pickford had one relay win, taking the 800 (1:56.10).
For Engadine, Elicia Derusha won a pair of events. She took the 800 (2:39.88), and the 1600 (6:04.10). Amanda Mast also earned a win for the Eagles in the long jump (18-9).
For the Brimley Bays, Emily Gillies won the shot put (33-10.25), while Molly McIntyre finished first in the high jump (4-10). The Bays also won the 1600 relay (4:32.90).
Athletes finishing in any of the top four spots qualify for the Upper Peninsula Finals in Kingsford on June 5.
Also qualifying for the Finals for the Cedarville Trojans was Kristin Duman, Marcelle Reno, the 800 relay team, Kara Griffin, Lauren Izzard, the 1600 relay team, Shayna Rohrer, Marci Mason, Jennifer Sheckler, Rebecca Bickam, and Donielle Landreville.
For the Pickford Panthers, the 3200 relay team, Lindsey Harrison, Kaylynn Portice, the 400 relay team, Veronica Gough, Cortnie Brown, Shannon Lewis, the 1600 relay team, and Renae Reich.
In addition to Derusha and Mast, Engadine will send the 3200 relay team, the 400 relay team, Lindsey Wegar, the 1600 relay team, and Christine Ocko to the Finals.
For Brimley, the 800 relay team, Stephanie Freedman, Katey Kingsbury, and Dana Case all qualified.
DeTour had qualifying performances from the 3200 relay team, the 800 relay team, the 400 relay team, and Liz Lehman.
In the boy's meet, Pickford ran away with the regional title with 79 points. The Cedarville Trojans were second with 52, while Brimley was third with 27. Engadine took fourth with 21, and DeTour was fifth with eight. Mackinac Island did not score.
Josh Schwab picked up a pair of wins for the Pickford Panthers, beating the competition in the 110 hurdles (16.05), and the high jump (6-0). Chris Thompson won the 400 (35.99), while Carl Morrison took the 800 (2:10.70). Jesse Bishop finished first in the discus (131-0), and Derick Campbell won the shot put (42-7). The Panthers also won the 400 relay (48.14), and the 1600 relay (3:49.95).
Jason Sweeney and David Sanderson each won two events for the Trojans. Sweeney finished first in the 1600 (4:55.25), and the 3200 (10:31.04), while Sanderson took the 300 hurdles and the pole vault (10-6). The Trojans also got a win in the 3200 relay (8:53.19).
Brimley got an individual win from Kyle Dillon in the long jump (17-9), and the 800 relay team earned a win (1:41.12) as well.
Mike Houghton won the 100 (11.67), and the 200 (23.98) for the Engadine Eagles.
Pickford also had a number of athletes qualify for the U.P. Finals, including the 3200 relay team, Johnathan Morrison, the 800 relay team, Brian Libby, Tony King, Curtis Bew, Eddie Arbic, Kip Cline, Kurt Hanna, Andrew Barry, Toby Kibble, Tony King, and Davis Rye.
For Cedarville, Chad Schlosser, Justin Fountain, Jordan Sweeney, the 1600 relay team, Alex Altmaier, Justin Baker, and Travis Sigman all qualified for the Finals.
In addition to Dillon, the Bays will send the 400 relay team, Albert Bertram, the 1600 relay team, Josh Winkler, the 3200 relay team, and Darrick Bowen to Kingsford.
The Engadine Eagles got Finals qualifying performances from Stefan Albright, the 3200 relay team, Grayson Hood, the 800 relay team, the 400 relay team, Derick Weichlein, and Scott Butkovich.
DeTour will send its 800 relay team, the 400 relay team, Jeremy Burton, the 1600 relay team, and Dan Newell to the Finals.