Track and Field Series: St. Francis wins Mancelona Invitational;  Cadillac girls dominate in home meet to win;  Elk Rapids leaves Charlevoix with two names |  Sports

Track and Field Series: St. Francis wins Mancelona Invitational; Cadillac girls dominate in home meet to win; Elk Rapids leaves Charlevoix with two names | Sports

MANCELONA — Unseasonably cold temperatures and a few snowfalls couldn’t calm Traverse City St. Francis.

The Gladiators ran on fire at the Mancelona Invitational on Friday, capturing team titles in both the boys and girls division while taking first place in multiple events.

Cam Sellers’ strong junior season for The Glads continued as he set a personal record and won the 100 meters in 10.94 seconds. He did the same in the 200 meters, setting another PR and winning in 22.38 seconds.

Tucker Krumm won the 400 meters for St. Francis at 52.63. Fellow Gladiator Joseph Carlson won the 1600m with a PR run of 4:44.8.

The Gladiators’ relay team of Robby Myler, Carlson, Riley Pattinson and Krumm won the 4x800m by nearly 30 seconds, finishing in 8:43.95. Carlson, Myler, Lewis Walter and Krumm also won the 4×400-meter relay in 3:41.21.

The Glads put together a winning performance in the girls category as well.

Sophomore Sophia Tucker won the 200m with a season-best 27.36 and the long jump with a PR jump of 15 feet, 5.75 inches. Mary Masserant also took gold, winning the 800m in 2:39.55.

The team of St. The Francis relay of Maya Padisak, Helen Biggar, Addie Lesinksi and Tucker won the 4x200m in 1:52.26. Kate Classens won the shot put with a throw of 32 feet, 7 inches.

Other area winners in the boys division include Grand Traverse Academy’s Nate Dix in the 110-meter hurdles (16.3); Blake Fox of Johannesburg-Lewiston in the 800m race (2:04.77) and Malaki Gascho in the 3200m race (10:13.66); and Frankfort’s Adam Townsend on the pole vault (11-6).

Other area winners in the girls category were GT Academy’s Alleah Dix in the 100m hurdles (17.42) and 300m hurdles (51.6); Frankort’s Gwyneth Dunaway in the 100m (13.02), Addison Jarosz in the 400m (1:03.52), Payton Miller in the discus (79-8.5), Kate May in the pole vault (8-0), and the Panthersâ. €™ the relay team of Eliza Frary, Sofia Alaimo Schindler, Jarosz and Dunaway in the 4x100m race (52.28); Petoskey St. Michael’s Jane Manthei in 1600m (5:17.18) and 3200m (11:29.16); and Joburg’s relay team of Madalyn Agren, Danielle Agren, Harlie Fox and Allie Nowak in the 4x800m (10:39.64).


Cadillac girls win big at Rathbun Invite

CADILLAC — Cadillac enjoyed some home cooking on a chilly Friday, capturing the title in the girls division at the Rathbun Invitational for the Vikings.

Winners for the Vikings were Hanah Johnson in the 100m (13.11) and 200m (27.39), Madisyn Lundquist in the 400m (1:02.17) and the relay (10-0), the teams of Avery Meyer, Charlie Bennett , Lundquist. and Johnson in the 4x200m (1:49.35), Ella McInerney, Marisa Mazza, Sofia Assalone and Brooklynn Brown in the 4x800m (11:02.08) and McInerney, Bennett, Zoe Barnes and Lundquist in the 4x400m (4:2199), Makenzies John. in the shot put (25-10.75) and discus (120-8), and Reina McMahon in the high jump (5-0).

Other girls winners were Buckley’s Aiden Harrand in the 800m (2:21.6) and 1600m (5:11.87); Gaylord’s Katie Berkshire in the 3200m (11:04.96); Lake City’s Sadie Larson in the 100-meter dash (17.53); and Petoskey’s Alexandra Petok in the 300m (51.45), and the relay team of Lucy Tarachas, Emma Mitas, Petok and Nevaeh Leonard in the 4x100m (51.27).

Area winners in the boys division were Petoskey’s Sam Mitas in the 100m, the relay teams of Mitch Eberhart, Seth Marek, Mason Fralick and Mitas in the 4x100m and Fralick, Marek, Brady Odenbach and Mitas in the 4x400m; Gaylord’s Cirio Espositos in the 200m; Lake City’s Darin Kunkel in the 400m; Cadillac’s relay team of Reed King, Porter Westdorp, Gabe Cochrane and Connor Vermeulen in the 4x200m; and Kingsley’s Chase Bott in the notebook.

Elks take boys, girls names at Charlevoix Invite

CHARLEVOIX — Elk Rapids won both the boys and girls division at Friday’s Charlevoix Invitational.

Max Ward captured victories for the Elks in the boys 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles in 15.87 seconds and 41.26 seconds, respectively. Koa West won the pole vault, setting a personal record with a height of 10-6.

The Elks’ relay teams of Zeke Keaton, Briggs Leahy, Mason Cannon and Cooper Moore won the 4x200m in 1:38.65, and Seth Brown, Ward, Keaton and Keegan Kiel won the 4×400 in 3:43.91.

Elk Rapids girls winners were Paige Fosdick in the 100m (13.7) and 200m (28.81), Leighton Smith in the 400m (1:03.62), Brynne Schulte in the 1600m (5:37.05), alternating Fosdick sticks, and alternating teams. Ella Peck, Joelle Swanson and Anna Pray in the 4x400m (4:34.66), and Eva Pray, Schulte, Swanson and Anna Pray in the 4x800m (10:47.1).

Other area winners in the boys division were East Jordan’s William Webb in the 100 and 200 meters, Isaac Black in the 400 meters, Wesley Pennington in the shot put, and Logan Shooks in the high jump; Gavin Guggemos of Kalkaska in the 800 and 1600 meters; Grayling’s Drew Moore in the 3200m; Charlevoix’s Camden Carey in the shot put; and Gaylord St. Mary’s Robbie Armstrong in the long run.

Boys relay winners were East Jordan’s Coen Burks, Black, Logan Shooks and Webb in the 4x100m, and Kalkaska’s Camden Moore, Kayden Dueweke-Gonzales, Adam Williams and Guggemos in the 4×800.

Other area winners in the girls division were Leland’s Ella Knudsen in the 800 and 3200 meters; East Jordan’s Madelyn Hardy in the 100-meter dash, 300-meter hurdles and long jump; Grayling’s Rylan Finstrom in the shot put and discus; Kalkaska’s Myah Little in the high jump; and Charlevoix’s Kate Wood in the pole vault.

Girls relay winners were Kalkaska’s Alorrah Doty, Kylie Robinson, Xiana Buyze-Prieto and Ava Ivkovich in the 4x100m, and Charlevoix’s Tayrn Carey, Dana Brown, Kristie Cordova and Agnes Edgren in the 4×200.

Mesick’s Putney, Brethren’s Kissling, Biller

to gain victory in Hesperia

HESPERIA – Wyatt Putney added another double win to his 2024 resume at Friday’s Panther Small School Invitational in Hesperia.

Putney, a junior, won the 100m in 11.68 seconds and took first in the 200m in 24.5.

Brethren’s Abby Kissling, following a four-game winning streak, earned a double as she took first in the 300 meters in 52.14 with a jump of 15 feet, 3.25 inches.

Fellow Bobcat Maddy Biller captured first place in both the shot put with a 34-4.5 and the shot put with a 92-8.5.