WMD Track Jamboree: Onekama guys and girls bring home a team win

 

CUSTER — Onekama took home first-place with the boys and girls competition Wednesday at the West Michigan D-League Jamboree in Custer.

In the boys event they took first with 145 points, followed by Big Rapids Crossroads at 138 and Brethren at 104.

For Onekama Jacob Mauntler finished 2nd in the high jump, Caleb Wisniski won the shot put event, Randy Pienta was 2nd in the discus and first in the pole vault, Dyllon McLouth was 2nd in the pole vault, Gary McBride was first in the mile at 5:04 and in the 3200 meter at 11:18, Gabe Sidor took 2nd in the 400 meter at 57.52 and Lane Lee took 2nd in the 800 meter at 2:21.

The 800 meter relay team took first at 8:53 with Jordan Anderson, McBride, Lee and Jeremiah Torrey. They took first in the 100 meter relay at 47.2 with Blake Soper, Trent Johnson, Torrey and Joeb Reed. They took 2nd in the 400 meter relay at 3:52 with Reed, Johnson, Lee and Sidor.

The Brethren boys also had a strong showing on the day in 3rd.

The 800 meter relay team finished 3rd, the 100 meter relay was 2nd, the 200 meter relay was 1st and.,  The 400 meter relay team was 3rd with Jared Carrier, Kameren Danks, John Schaefer and Devyn Holbrook.

The 3200 meter relay team was made up of a combination of Noah Kemler, Judah Rhodes, C.J. Wayward and Nick Goble.

Holbrook won the long jump, Josh Riggs took first in the high jump and he also took 2nd in the shot put, Nick Kemler tied for 3rd in the high jump and he also took 5th in the mile at 5:18 and in the 800 meter with a 2:31, Danks took 3rd in shot put, Carrier took 4th place in the long jump, Joe Tighe and Schaefer finished 1st and 2nd in the 100 meter hurdles.

MCC had 20 points.

Coach Kevin Skipski is pleased with how his team  that is made up of a lot of first-year runners is improving so far in the season. He was especially impressed with the 400 meter relay team of Blake and Chad Robke, Justin Feliczak and Michael Deising. Only Deising has run track before.

“Those guys are really working hard together. It’s kind of neat to see them come together,” Skipski said. “They kind of came in and really starting working together.”

In the girls event the Portagers ran away with the event.

Onekama finished with 235 points. The Bobcats were 2nd with 67 points.

The 800 meter relay team finished first at 12:31 with Ashley Elo, Maggie Domres, Faith Corey and Svenja Busken. The 200 meter relay team of Yuki Babinec, Grace Hughes, Kassidy Ward and Emilee MacPherson finished in first at 1:58. The 100 meter relay team finished in first Hughes, Ward, MacPherson, and Emily Belinsky at 54.97. The 400 meter relay team finished in first with Devon Edmondson, Babinec, Elizabeth Belinsky and Ashley Elo.

Hughes won the 300 meter hurdles at 55.15 and the 100 meter hurdles at 17.18, MacPherson won the 100 neter dash at 13.18 and Quinn LaMont won the pole vault.

Emma Putney finished in 2nd in the discus, Carlee Pepera finished 2nd in the pole vault, Ward was 2nd in the 100 hurdles at 17.23, in the 1600 meter Elizabeth Belinsky finished in 2nd at 6:35 and 2nd in the 300 hurdles at 58.75, in the 400 meter Edmondson was 2nd at 1:10, Babinec was 2nd in the 800 meter, MacPherson was 2nd in the 200 at 29.22 and in the 3200 meter Kelly Hall was 2nd at 16:09.

Brethren also had a strong showing with a slightly smaller roster.

Whitney Dean took 2nd in the high jump, while her teammate Naomi Mason won the event. Mason also won the long jump. Kiowa Luzier won the discuss event.

The 200 meter relay team took 2nd place at 2:04 with Dean, Shvon Gillum, Aspen Robak and Megan Wayward. The 100 meter relay team took 3rd place at 1:00 with Wayward, Mason, Gillum and Dean.

MCC did not place in any girls events.

 

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Posted by Brian Fogg

Brian is the sports writer for the Manistee News Advocate. You can reach him at (231) 398-3110 or bfogg@pioneergroup.com.

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